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Tour of the Fireflies kicks off tomorrow

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BACOLOD CITY – The historic Fifth Tour of the Fireflies kicks off tomorrow from the zero kilometer mark here and ends 78 kilometers later at the southern city of Himamaylan.

Himamaylan Mayor Raymund I. Tongson, here addressing his audience during Nutrition Month, agrees that his city host the historic 5th Tour of the Fireflies . | Photo taken from the mayor's Facebook page
Himamaylan Mayor Raymund I. Tongson, here addressing his audience during Nutrition Month, agrees that his city host the historic 5th Tour of the Fireflies . | Photo taken from the mayor’s Facebook page

The critical mass ride for clean air, road sharing and road safety will take around 4,000 bikers through six towns and three cities — the longest route so far in the local history of the Tour.

Olive Seruello, information officer of the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) told DNX the Tour started five years ago as an event of an environmental NGO.

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The provincial government adopted it, however and for this year, has become part of the PEMO’s activities for Wildlife Month.

The four previous Tours were:

1st: Bacolod to Manapla, 44 kilometers, 800 bikers
2nd: Bacolod to Cadiz, 60 kilometers, 2,000 bikers
3rd: Bacolod to Hinigaran, 53 kilometers, 3,000 bikers
4th: Bacolod to Bago, 32 kilometers, 3,500 bikers

Seruello said Himamaylan Mayor Raymund Tongson has prepared some surprises for the participants this year.

An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.

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Julius D. Mariveles
Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.

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