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Davao city shells out P42m for December activities

DAVAO City — The city government has earmarked P42 million budget for the month-long celebration of Pasko Fiesta this December.

The Christmas celebration here will formally open on Nov. 23 at the Rizal Park with the ceremonial lighting of Christmas lights in the city hall building.

City Tourism Officer Generose Tecson bared the activities prepared by the LGU for this year’s Pasko Fiesta celebration

Tecson said the theme for the celebration is “Winter Wonderland” with decorations on blue and white color.

The month-long activities include Pasko Fiesta Concert with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Pasko Fiesta Carnival, Parol sa mga Barangay, Pasko Pahalipay sa Barangay, Belen Exhibit sa Museo, Pahalipay ni Santa, Kahayag sa Pasko, Pasko Kasadya, Pasko Kumbira sa City Hall, Koro Pasko, Siyam ka Kadlawon, Panayegon sa Davao, Banda Dasig, Pasko Daba-Daba, Koro Pasko. Misa Dabawenyo

Pasko Hulagway photo contest will start on Nov. 23.

The city has also organized new activities like the Pasko fiesta Salu-Salo, Sayaw sa Pasko Fiesta dance competition, and Lamdag Parada (Lighted Vehicle Parade)

On Dec. 18, there will be a year-end Christmas party for the LGBT community.

Pasko Fiesta para sa mga Lumad that will run from Dec. 1 to 16, will still be held in the lumad communities in Davao. (


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