‘Celebrating the Light of Life’ at CPU

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The “Festival of Lights” of the Central Philippine University began as a simple display in 1991. It only covered a few selected areas in the campus.

SPECTATORS have once again seen the Central Philippine University basked in vibrant holiday decorations as the school opened its “Festival of Lights” last Friday, Dec. 7.

This year, the organizers chose the theme “Celebrating the Light of Life” for one of the most sought-after Christmas events in the metro.

CPU officials, alumni and special guests including Sen. Sonny Angara led the ceremonial switching on of the lights.

Sen. Sonny Angara

“It’s a beautiful ceremony. I’m happy na nakapunta ako dito dahil meron kaming session sa Manila…I rushed here on the first flight I could get tapos napakagandang selebrasyon,” said Angara.

The senator added: “I feel happy to celebrate with the CPU community. It’s a very historic and special moment dito po sa Iloilo.”

The annual opening of lights has been drawing crowd to CPU since time immemorial. For some, it’s almost a tradition.

For some, coming to the opening of CPU’s lights is almost a tradition.

But the lights began as a simple display in 1991. In fact, it only covered a few selected areas in the campus.

Through the years, the simple display evolved into an Ilonggo holiday attraction with additional features such as fireworks display, music competitions, and bazaars.

So if you want to celebrate the “most wonderful time of the year,” take a trip around CPU. The school’s holiday display won’t surely disappoint./PN

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