KALIBO, Aklan – A new group will handle the management of the Kalibo Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan Festival.
Town mayor Emerson Lachica recently signed an executive order forming the Kalibo Sr. Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan Management Council.
Apolonio Zaraspe, president of the Energy FM Kalibo and the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas-Kalibo will reportedly head the newly formed group.
“I asked Zaraspe to look for personalities that will help him in his endeavor in promoting the festival next year,” said Lachica.
Last January, Albert Menez who heads the now defunct Kalibo Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan Festival Incorporated has officially announced his resignation as chairman.
Menez said that he had served for nine consecutive years and he also wanted others to manage the festival.
Ati-Atihan Festival is among the most sought-after festivities not only in Western Visayas but in the entire country.
The annual celebration gathers thousands of merrymakers in Aklan’s capital town of Kalibo./PN