BACOLOD CITY – The 26th Panaad sa Negros Festival has generated a P20.2-million total sales.
This year’s figures are lower by 22 percent compared to last year’s P25.922 million earnings.
“This can be attributed to the shortened duration of the festival,” said festival director and action officer Ma. Lina Sanogal
This year, the event, known as the “Festival of all Festivals” was held for only seven days from April 8 to 14.
Sanogal still thanked the local government units (LGUS) and exhibitors participated in the week-long festivity.
“It is because of the active participation of all LGUs that the festivity ended successfully,” she said.
Sanogal said Panaad sa Negros is leaning towards becoming a “green festival.”
“This is primarily because we live in a green province that promotes the love for environment and organic agriculture,” she added.
The Panaad Festival’s major feature is the showcase of 32 themed pavilions of each city and municipality of the province.
Sagay City was awarded the Best Destination Pavilion for the third time in the city category while the town of La Castellana was the winner in the municipality category./PN