All set for 16th "Panaad sa Negros" Festival
Bacolod City (5 February) -- The 16th year of Panaad sa Negros Festival will be celebrated April 18 to 25, at the Panaad park and Stadium in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
Neg. Occ. Gov. Isidro Zayco, festival executive committee chairman, said this year's celebration is even more significant after Panaad sa Negros Festival was adjudged as the country's "Best Tourism Event-Provincial Festival Category" by the Department of Tourism and the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines during its annual national convention in Iloilo City on October 4, 2004.
Dubbed the "Festival of Festivals", Panaad brings together the 13 cities and 19 towns of the province of Negros Occidental into one colorful and jubilant presentation of individual festivals and in an array of theme pavilions that showcase their history, arts and culture, tourism, commerce, trade and industry.
Panaad is Hiligaynon for a vow and its fulfillment. It is a thanksgiving celebration for the blessings received from God Almighty as well as a showcase of the best of Negros Occidental. (PIA/cad) [top]