Thursday, 17 November 2011 11:03
Pagadian City – People will have the time to feel the spirit of Christmas as we enter the month of December by having a bonding with the whole family and watching beautiful lighted Christmas decorations.
The city government thru the city tourism will once again conduct an annual lighted Christmas decor contest to delight and fill the people with holiday spirit.
Lighted Chritmas decor contest committee chair Engr. Nellie L. Sisona said the committee in its meeting over the weekend has approved the total cash prizes for the contest which amounted to P318,000 and the additional participation from the private sector.
Sisona said the committee has decided to increase P10,000 of the five (5) major prizes and P3,000 for the consolation prizes saying that the prices of commodities nowadays have increased.
“This years’ lighted Christmas decor contest has the following prizes: P80,000, champion; first runner-up, 60,000; second runner-up, 40,000; third runner-up, 30,000; fourth runner-up, 20,000; and 8,000 each for the consolation prizes. All major winners will also received trophies,” Sisona announced.
This years’ participants, Sisona said will be more encouraged to participate because we have increased the prizes.
Sisona said the 16 participants who are coming from the government agencies (regional and local), business and private sectors will start putting up their booths on November 16 as the light up will officially start on December 8.
“We welcomed the participation of Best Emporium, Telecommunications’ office, Globe and Sun Cellular companies which have increased the total number of participants,” Sisona said.
Sisona said an added attraction in the activity will be the 45-minute water fountain display to be played twice every night to entertain people of all ages.
The lighted Christmas decor contest was realized during the first term of office of Mayor Samuel Co in June 30, 2004.
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