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PIA Press Release
2009/03/31

Davao City-based Caracoles Festival expects more participants

by RG Alama

Davao City (31 March) -- Organizers of the 2009 Caracoles Festival is expecting more participants as the festival will now be held in Davao City.

According toe Department of Tourism-XI Regional Director Sonia Garcia, the Caracoles will be grander this year as it also coincides with the World's Ocean Year celebration in May. Speaking before the members of the media at the Kapihan sa Dabaw held at Café Rhysus (SM City Davao) last March 30, Garcia said that the Festival culminates the week-long Dive Davao Festival in April.

The past Caracoles Festival was held in Penaplata, a district in the Island Garden City of Samal, as in the past, the festival is held in venues located near and along coastline.

According to Araceli Ayuste, executive chair of the Festival, the reason for holding the Caracoles in Davao was that the scope of the Festival's advocacy widened in view of celebrating the World's Ocean's Year. "Caracoles will involve the region and not just IGACOS," Ayuste said.

And with its holding in a major urban center, Ayuste said that they expect more people to come and join the festival. Caracoles is being billed as a Sundown to Sunrise party complete with highlights that include Estralla del Mar (costume party) Gloria Maris (fashion show), Artes Cuerpo (body art showcase), Isla Ritmica (island music concert), Baile del Ano (Dance party) Jugar Fuego (opening ceremonies) and Musicaracoles (main party)

Ayuste also hopes that the Davao-bound passenger fastcraft which is currently en route to the country from its shipyard in Japan will mark its maiden voyage. The fastcraft aims to service the Santa Ana wharf (Davao City) to Lupon Port (Davao Oriental) route. (PIA XI) [top]

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