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27 LGUs to Compete at 2014 Panaad Folk Dance Competition

Panaad Festival Folk Dance Competition

Dance Group representing Sagay City is last year’s champion of the Panaad Folk Dance Competition (Maria Clara Category). /Capitol photo

Twenty seven LGUs have confirmed their participation in this year’s Folk Dance Competition set tomorrow (April 2), 7 p.m. at the Panaad Stadium, as part of the Panaad sa Negros Festival 2014 celebration.

This year’s contest will focus on the Philippine Folk Dances provided by the event committee, that is divided into two categories – Rural and Maria Clara.

It aims to develop and enhance the awareness and interest of Negrenses on Philippine Folk Dances, as well as rekindle its appreciation of the unique Philippine culture.

The contest is open to all age levels with a minimum of four pairs and maximum of six.

Criteria of the competition include Mastery of Dance and Interpretation of Literature – 35 percent, Performance – 30 percent, Costume and Props – 20 percent, and Staging – 15 percent.

For the Rural Category, first placer will receive P25,000, second placer will receive P20,000, third placer will receive P15,000, and five consolation prizes of P5,000 will be given.

For the Maria Clara category, first placer will receive P30,000, second placer will receive P25,000, third placer will receive P20,000, and five consolation prizes of P5,000 each for five more entries.

Special awards in both categories include Best in Costume, Best Staging, and Best Trainer which will have a P5,000 prize each.

For the Maria Clara category, participating LGUs include Sagay City, Himamaylan City, Isabela, Cadiz City, Binalbagan, Escalante City, Kabankalan City, Calatrava, La Carlota City and Bago City.

LGUs joining in the Rural Category are Talisay City, Pulupandan, Hinigaran, Victorias City, Hinoba-an, Pontevedra, San Carlos City, Cauayan, Manapla, Toboso, Valladolid, Don Salvador Benedicto, Murcia, La Castellana, San Enrique, Bacolod City and Sipalay City. */CAPITOL NEWS

Grand Opening of 21st Panaad sa Negros Festival 2014

Grand Opening of 21st Panaad sa Negros Festival 2014

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. and Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson (4th and 5th from right) lead the ceremonial ringing of bell at the Panaad Stadium, that marked the opening of the weeklong 2014 Panaad sa Negros Festival, yesterday, as other provincial officials look on. /Capitol photo

Grand Opening of 21st Panaad sa Negros Festival 2014

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. inspects the organic vegetables sold at the Panaad Organic Village, that officially opened yesterday. /Capitol photo

Grand Opening of 21st Panaad sa Negros Festival 2014

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (2nd from left) checks on the some organic products sold at the Organic Village at Panaad, together with Panaad Festival Director Ma. Lina P. Sanogal and Ramon Uy Jr., president of Organik na Negros! Organic Producers and Retailers Association (ONOPRA). /Capitol photo

Grand Opening of 21st Panaad sa Negros Festival 2014

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. and Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson (center) at the ceremonial slicing of organic lechon during the opening of Livestock and Dairy Festival at the Panaad Park, yesterday. /Capitol photo

21st Panaad Festival Kicks Off Today

21st Panaad sa Negros Festival 2014

The 21st Panaad sa Negros Festival kicks off today at the Panaad Park and Stadium, Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City.

With the theme Organik na Negros: Rising to the Challenge of Globalization in 2015, the week-long celebration will start with a thanksgiving mass at 8am to be followed by the ribbon cutting ceremonies for the Panaad Tourism, Agri-Trade Fair and Exhibits; Daily Organik na Negros Agri Fest; DA-RFO6-Regional Agri Food Fair; Eco-Garden Show; and Solid Waste Management Advocacy.

Five regions will participate in the Regional Agriculture and Food Fair which will showcase agri-fishery commodities, vegetable and other food products.

Participating LGUs include Iloilo, Capiz, Guimaras, Antique, Aklan and Negros Occidental of Region 6, San Fernando and La Union of Region 1, Cebu of Region 7, MIMAROPA of Region 4B and Davao of Region 11.

A parade of seventy six lechon will also highlight today’s celebration.

The motorcade and floats parade will start at 2pm from the Provincial Capitol grounds to the Panaad Park.

Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. will lead the opening ceremonies with Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members.

Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo, Guimaras Governor Samuel Gumarin and Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Emano together with Negros Oriental Vice Governor Edward Mark Macias and Provincial Board Members will grace the opening ceremonies.

Best of Festival Dances Competition, GMA Kapuso Night, RMN’s Panaad Hip Hop Challenge 2014 and Panaad Fireworks Display will follow after the opening ceremonies. */CAPITOL NEWS

Panaad sa Negros Festival – Official Facebook Page

Schedule of Activities – Final (as of March 20, 2014)
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21st Panaad sa Negros Festival 2014 Schedule of Activities

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