Inclined with the celebration of the Buglasan Festival 2017, Festival of Festivals, President Rodrigo Duterte has officially declared October 20, 2017, as a special non-working holiday for all people in Negros Oriental. Through the Presidential Proclamation 234 and signed by the Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, all Negrense can now enjoy the festivity of the events.
Negros Oriental Holiday for Buglasan Festival 2017
The annual celebration of the Buglasan Festival marks another year of camaraderie and joyful gathering in the capital city of Negros Oriental, Dumaguete City. It is considered as the grandest festival in the region, with over 100 different events celebrated from October 13-22, 2017. One of the highlight events includes the Buglasan Festival Showdown and Street Dancing Parade, which will be held the whole day of October 20, 2017.
Other highlight events include the search for the Miss Negros Oriental 2017 (October 15, 2017, 8 pm at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Complex), and the Fireworks Competition (October 21-22, 2017 7:30 pm at the Rizal Boulevard).Check out the full schedule here.
Festival of Festival Competition
According to Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo in a press conference, there are already nine competing festivals confirmed for the said showdown and street dancing competition. These include the municipalities and cities of Bais City (Hudyaka Festival), Bindoy (Libod Sayaw Festival), Dauin (Kinaiyahan Festival), Dumaguete City (Sandurot Festival), Mabinay (Langub Festival), Manjuyod (Mantuod Festival), Pamplona (Yamog Festival), Sta. Catalina (Pakol Festival) & Tanjay City (Sinulog de Tanjay Festival).
Seven Million pesos (PHP 7,000,000.00) was allotted by the Provincial Government of Negros Oriental for the different events of the Buglasan Festival. There will be three main venues for the said celebration: Freedom Park, Rizal Boulevard and of course the Sidlakan Negros Village.