Negros Occidental Panaad Festival opens on March 20
Bacolod City (10 March) -- The Panaad sa Negros Festival 2010 will open on March 20 at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City, on the theme "United in One Festival, One Negros Occidental.
The festival will be participated in by the 13 cities and 19 towns showcasing the best of Negros Occidental in terms of history, arts and culture, tourism, commerce, trade and industry as well as products, sports, talents and skills.
Activities lined up for the eight-day event include the Festival Dance Competition, Pop Music Festival, Negrense/Ilonggo Folk Dance, Pop songwriting, Latin Dance Competition, Drum and Bugle Competition and Composo, among others.
About 18 local government units will compete in Festival Dance Competition that will be held on the first day of the weeklong festival.
The competition is open to the towns and cities of Negros Occidental but only one entry per town or city is allowed, as stated in the guidelines.
The first place will receive P70,000cash, second place P50,000 and third place P30,000.
A fireworks display and featuring Manila based artists will be showcased after the ceremony.
During the opening program, ribbon cutting ceremonies for Negros Best Products display, Organic na Negros Agri-fest, Livestock and Dairy Products Fair, Festival Costumes Exhibit, and Eco-garden and Wellness show that will run daily for the duration of the festival.
The search for Lin-ay sang Negros 2010 on March 26 at the Panaad Stadium will highlight the weeklong event.(PIA/cad) [top]