P13 mil­lion set for Pasko Fiesta sa Davao

Business World - - THE NATION - Car­mencita A. Car­illo

THE CITY gov­ern­ment has ear­marked P13 mil­lion for this year’s Pasko Fiesta cel­e­bra­tion. “This year’s bud­get is around P13 mil­lion, which is a slight in­crease from last year which was P10 mil­lion,” City Ad­min­is­tra­tor Zuleika Lopez said in an in­ter­view, adding that sev­eral ac­tiv­i­ties have been ex­panded or new ones added for the 2017 cel­e­bra­tion. Among these are the Ka­hayag sa Davao, where es­tab­lish­ments are en­cour­aged to light up their fa­cade and the Parada ng mga Parol, where schools, or­ga­ni­za­tions and fam­i­lies pa­rade their lanterns with a min­i­mum size of 6x6 feet. An­other fea­ture of the Pasko Fiesta is the Banda Dasig, a drum and bu­gle corps com­pe­ti­tion and a chorale com­pe­ti­tion. Ms. Lopez said the pro­posed bud­get is still sub­ject to the fi­nal ap­proval of Mayor Sara Duterte-Car­pio, who chairs the event’s ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee. The city gov­ern­ment has started putting on the Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions for the fiesta open­ing in De­cem­ber. —

THE DAVAO CITY Hall dressed up for Christ­mas in 2016.

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