This year’s Negros Oriental Buglasan Festival of Festivals will have three venues for the 87 events calendared on a two-week celebration in October.
Negros Oriental Tourism Council (NOTC) Chair Nick Elman said the main events will be spread out at Freedom Park, Sidlakang Negros Village and Rizal Boulevard to decongest the huge crowd.
For now, organizers are busy preparing for the biggest event, the Buglasan Festival, one of the Philippines most colorful festivals, which will commence on October 12 with daily activities and programs until October 21.
Festival of festivals showdown, street dance, and king and queen on October 19, Friday serve as the festival highlights.
Local government units’ booths at the Freedom Park and Sidlakan Negros Village will be set up as a part of the venues celebration along with the corporate booths and an array of mini restaurants for food.
Showdown and street dancing represents local fiestas in municipalities and affords an opportunity for the public to witness the colorful activities in one place at one time, which will be routed along Dumaguete’s main thoroughfares and presentation per contingent at the Lamberto Macial Sports and Cultural Center.
Elman said portalets will be placed in major sites of the festival to keep the areas clean and sanitation, including the implementation of anti-plastic and no smoking ordinances during the Buglasan period.
This year’s Buglasan Festival annual celebration banners the theme “Negros Oriental: Gearing Towards Sustainable Growth,” which the organizer is working doubly hard to make the province competitive and push the local tourism industry. (mbcn/JCT/PIA-Negros Oriental)