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PIA Press Release
2010/11/20

Tagum lights up 107 feet Christmas tree

By Jean Duron-Abangan

Tagum City (20 November) -- Heralded by Christmas songs and jingles of children's choir and brass quintet, the 106.63 feet Holiday Tree of Tagum City was lighted up on November 16, one month before the Misa de Gallo.

Together with other local government officials, Tagum City Mayor Rey T. Uy turned on Tuesday the series of Christmas lights wrapping the hexagonal shape giant Christmas tree made of thin steel and wires, hoisted at the foreground of the Freedom Park located at the back of the city hall.

Upon lighting, the Holiday Tree burst into brightness amidst 100 angel-costumed children carrying lighted candles which event organizers called as symbol of enlightenment among the tri-people living in harmony with each other, in the city.

The tree gets its brightness from the 253,440 total number of rice bulbs in red, green and blue colors, and from the 2,000 meters of flexy lights of red, green and yellow color combination.

Among the cheering crowd of people from all walks of life was the delegation from the Chinese Embassy headed by Wu Chian Hua, secretary of the Consul General of the Embassy of People's Republic of China.

Hua graced the opening of a photo exhibition marking the 35th Bilateral Agreement Anniversary between the Republic of the Philippines and the People's Republic of China.

Among the local visitors during the Holiday Tree light up ceremony was Provincial Governor Rodolfo P. del Rosario.

In his speech delivered during the lighting up ceremony program, Tagum City Councilor Oyo Uy said the Holiday Tree symbolizes the spirit of thanksgiving and as such, he hoped this year's Christmas be celebrated with a heart of gratitude. (PIA-XI) [top]

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