NEGROS ORIENTAL, Oct. 16 (PIA) –  Some eight cities and municipalities’ festivals are expected to compete in a showdown for best Negros Oriental’s Buglasan Festival winner on October 24 at Lamberto Macias Sports Center, Capitol Area, Dumaguete City.


The grand slam winner, Pakol Festival of Sta. Catalina will also present as guest presentor during the showdown exhibition.

The organizers now prepare for the biggest event, the Buglasan Festival   2014, one of the Philippines most colorful festivals which will commence on October 17 with daily activities and programs until October 26.

Festival of festivals showdown, street dance, and king and queen will be held on October 24 serve as the festival highlights.

Local government units’ (LGUs) booths at the Capitol Area will be set-up as a part of the venue celebration along with the   corporate booths and with an array of mini restaurants for food. 

The Buglasan festivals bring together the best contingents of the province’s more than 20 established festivals for a unified celebration and present its distinctive indigenous elements and legendary stories. 

Showdown and street dancing represents the local fiestas in the 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. 

Expected influx of local, national as well as foreign tourists will bring in cash flow and economic surge during the Buglasan period.

This year’s Buglasan Festival annual celebration banners the theme, “Community Development thru Tourism” which the organizer is working doubly hard to make Negros Oriental competitive in doing business and sustain the confidence of the business community.

Negros Oriental Tourism Council (NOTC) chair Nick Elman said the activities of the two-week celebration will be spread out at Freedom Park, Sidlakang Negros Village and Rizal Boulevard to decongest the huge crowd.

LGUs’ 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. 

Each LGU is expected to display different sights of arts and culture, kinds of local foods and an array of fruits and vegetables as they aspire to grab big prizes for the best booth and best booth activity awards. (mbcn/JCT/PIA7-Negros Oriental)