BACOLOD City – Thousands gathered for the opening of 26th Panaad sa Negros Festival at the Panaad Park and Stadium on Monday.
The 26th edition of the province’s “Festival of All Festivals” continues to showcase the “Best of Negros,” said festival executive director and action officer Ma. Lina Sanogal.
“We can see all what we can offer to the Negrenses and the visitors,” she added.
The Panaad Festival’s major feature is the showcase of 32 themed pavilions of each city and municipality of the province designed as replicas of their own municipal or city hall, or the famous product they are known for.
The local government units have made improvements in their pavilions to show the cultural and tourism activities as well as investment opportunities in their respective localities this year.
Hundreds of government security forces were also deployed to secure the week-long 26th Panaad sa Negros Festival with a theme “Beyond a Promise…A Legacy.”
The Panaad sa Negros Festival is a Hall of Fame awardee of the Pearl Awards after being named the national winner in the Best Tourism Event-Provincial Festival Category for three consecutive years; 2015, 2016 and 2017. The recognition was given by the Department of Tourism and the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines. (With a report from PNA/PN)