PIA Press Release
Saturday, January 07, 2012
‘Paskuhan’ festival not over, s to provide entertainment until Jan. 13by Gideon C. Corgue
PAGADIAN CITY, January 7 (PIA) -– Christmas season is past but the celebration is not yet over in this city.
The city government’s 8th ”Paskuhan” festival which is traditionally held every 8th of December at Plaza Luz, the Christmas village of the city, continue to provide total entertainment of the people thru the lighting of giant Christmas tree, display of lighted Christmas decors, dancing fountain, nightly variety show, and boxing at the park until the 15th day of January this year.
”Paskuhan” steering committee chairman Hon. Bienvenido Culve said the spirit of Christmas continues to shine brightly in our city with the colorful lighted Christmas decors from the 14 participants coming from govenment agencies and private offices. ”The joy of Christmas seems to last long enough as the people continue to savor the meaning of Christmas by visiting the village nightly,” Culve said.
This years’ participants composed of the following: Best Emporium, Cherry Mobile , Department of Agriculture (DA) 9, DepEd (Elementary), DepEd (Secondary), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 9, Deparment of Public Works and Highways, Gaisano Capital Mall, Globe Telecom, Land Transportation Office (LTO) 9, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) 9, Tecnical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) 9, Suncellular, and Zamboanga del Sur Electric Cooperative (ZAMSURECO-1).
Culve said even if the Christmas and New Year were successfully celebrated by the residents here but still many families from the nieghboring municipalities, cites and provinces kept on visiting the place and enjoyed watching the twinkling Christmas lights display at Plaza Luz, as one of the wonders of holidays. ”Some of them are having a family picnic while watching the different entertainment shows,” Culve added.
The people, Culve said will be fully entertained because aside from the lighted Christmas decors, variety show from the schools and colleges, and boxing at the park, they will be watching also the spectacular display of world-class dancing fountain.
The dancing fountain which used to display every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm, it started to display daily and twice a night which runs every half-hour at 6:30pm and 9:30pm, respectively, Culve explained.
Cuilve said on January 13, the third and final judging for the lighted christmas decor contest will also be held which will mark the culmination the month-long festival.
Judges of the contest, Culve said are all regional directors of the national goverment agencies. (JPA/GCC-PIA9, ZamboSur)