Sara Duterte com­ing to Masskara on Oct. 27

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DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-car­pio will be one of the high- pro­file per­son­al­i­ties at­tend­ing the high­lights of the 39th Masskara Fes­ti­val.

This was con­firmed by her Chief of Staff Jayr Nadela to Ba­colod Mayor Eve­lio Leonar­dia.

“This will make the fes­ti­val more ex­cit­ing and more star-stud­ded. Be­ing the bright­est po­lit­i­cal star to­day af­ter her fa­ther, the an­tic­i­pa­tion of her visit alone makes this year’s cel­e­bra­tion in­ter­est­ing and col­or­ful,” Leonar­dia ex­claimed.

“Mayor Sara though is not a first-timer in Masskara be­cause I re­mem­ber many years ago I was sur­prised to see her among the crowd as she came incog­nito, say­ing she wanted ‘to ob­serve and learn from how we run Masskara.’ It was a hum­ble ges­ture which got our ad­mi­ra­tion and re­spect,” the mayor added.

Leonar­dia and Sara Duterte were both of­fi­cers of the League of Cities of the Philip­pines (LCP) Na­tional Board when they were both may­ors in 2010-2013.

Leonar­dia said the pres­i­den­tial daugh­ter will grace the street dance com­pe­ti­tion schools cat­e­gory at the Ba­colod Pub­lic Plaza.

In the evening, she will at­tend the sec­ond night of the Elec­tric Masskara at the Tourism Strip along Lacson Street.

The sec­ond night of Elec­tric Masskara will fea­ture the Per­form­ing Floats Com­pe­ti­tion, the Elec­tric Zumba sa Masskara, and the “Sadya ang Masskara with Mayor Bing: Na­tional Fire­works Dis­play Com­pe­ti­tion.”

Af­ter that, she will pro­ceed to the Ba­colod City Gov­ern­ment Cen­ter where there will be a K-pop con­cert fea­tur­ing Rion Five.

The con­cert is part of the pro­gram called “South Korea Joins Masskara” as part of the In­ter­na­tional Mask Arts and Cul­ture Or­ga­ni­za­tion In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence 2019 Com­mem­o­ra­tive Cul­tural Events. Ba­colod City will host the IMACO In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence nexy year.

Aside from the Rion Five, the show will also fea­ture the Bukcheong Lion Dance of South Korea, and Sichuan Opera Troupe of China./pr


DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-car­pio

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