P42-M for Pasko Fi­esta

The bud­get this year is more than dou­ble than bud­get in 2017

Sun.Star Davao - - FRONT PAGE - BY LYKA AMETHYST H. CASAMAYOR / Re­porter

The city gov­ern­ment of Davao al­lot­ted P42 mil­lion bud­get for the Win­ter Won­der­land con­cept and pro­grams of the an­nual Pasko Fi­esta.

City Tourism head, Gen­erose Tec­son, said yes­ter­day dur­ing the Is­peak me­dia fo­rum that, as a whole, the city is al­ready 75 per­cent ready for the cel­e­bra­tion.

“The theme po this year is Win­ter Won­der­land. The dec­o­ra­tions would be lean­ing to­wards yung mga snow­man, snowflakes, and color pat­terns are monochro­matic from blue to white,” Tec­son said, adding that the de­sign is avail­able in the web­site of the city.

She fur­ther said the dec­o­ra­tion of the city in this year’s theme is much likely the same cost from last year but live­lier and more col­or­ful.

Tec­son showed the list of ac­tiv­i­ties of the Pasko Fi­esta with the new events such as the Pasko Fi­esta Salu-Salo on Novem­ber 30 to De­cem­ber 2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Sayaw sa Pasko Fi­esta Dance Com­pe­ti­tion on De­cem­ber 1 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

They are also bring­ing back the Toro­tot Party on De­cem­ber 31 from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the Rizal Park to wel­come 2019.

“Yung Phoenix po ang mag-spon­sor ng Toro­tot Party and it is go­ing to be a noise and merry-mak­ing to usher in the new year for every­body,” she said.

Last year, City Mayor Sara Duterte-Car­pio ap­proved the P17 mil­lion Pasko Fi­esta bud­get for the 22 ac­tiv­i­ties which in­cluded the ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren, pri­vate sec­tor, Indige­nous Peo­ple (IP), Les­bian, Gay, Bi­sex­ual and Trans­gen­der (LGBT) and for the se­nior ci­ti­zen.

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