BicolToday.com Reportorial Staff
SORSOGON CITY (BicolToday.com/17-Dec-2012) – The spirit of oneness was not dampen by the heavy rain for the mood at the festival center are but festive merriment.
This was evident from day one of Sosogon Festival. Proof are the sea of people who troop to the city hall ground, venue of the festival which were treated with extravaganza from GMA Artist Center mainstays. The boyish looking mayor was beaming with pride because of the outpouring of support from various sectors who made the success of the activities.
The success did not escape the attention of the Department of Tourism, Director Maria Ravanilla who extended kudos to city government officials, particularly to Mayor Dioneda saying that leadership make a big difference. She added that the festival can be a tourism come-on for the city, if it can be continued with the same enthusiasm and choice activities, domestic tourism will boom in Sorsogon City and it will be easy that the city will be in the tourism map.
Attraction after attraction, events unseen before flavored the activities, local talents showcasing their abilities, photography, wishing lanterns, fireworks display and the much awaited, joining your boob tube idols on stage draws the most crowds.
The activities of the festival revealed the creativeness of the festival committees, they were able to sustain momentum after momentum by grouping events as if tailored to an age group. These draws all social classes in a days event.
The elegance of float parade was highly anticipated, young and old alike lined the parade route, seeing them prompted Mayor Dioneda to say, this time we make them belong to us, that should always be our attitude, to embrace our city residents”.
“I was so impressed with the outcome of the festival, the number of people who trooped the festival center to witness the activities inspite of the inclement weather is heartening, that is why I told the organizers to make it the best for I want it to be remembered as festival within a festival”.
He likewise extended his gratitude to city hall employees who extended their time, talent and the little things that they have shared to make Sosogon Festival a rousing success. [BicolToday.com]
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