DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 17 (PIA) — The preparations for the Negros Oriental’s Buglasan Festival of festivals this year, are underway with more than 50 events calendared for a two-week long celebration from October 14 to 23.


Former Provincial Board Member Mariant Escaño-Villegas, this year’s Buglasan director today briefed local tourism coordinators from different local government units (LGUs) on the upcoming event.


The Buglasan Festival will commence on October 14 with daily activities and programs until October 23.

The event will feature a “showdown of festivals,” street dance competition, and search for king and queen on October 21. The showdown of festivals will bring in the best contingents from the province’s more than 20 established festivals.


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, “Working Together to Bring Negros Oriental Tourism to Greater Heights,” which the organizer is working doubly hard to make the province competitive and push the local tourism industry. (PIA NegOr/JCT)