• GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The 28th Panaad sa Negros Festival is slated April 15 to 21 this year.
Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said that preparations are ongoing for the annual festivities, with Provincial Tourism Officer Cherryl Decena heading the executive committee.
Lacson added that local government units (LGUs) joining the festival wil receive a financial assistance of P300,000 each, which is the same as last year.
“We need the cooperation of all LGUs to make the Panaad successful,” he added.
The Panaad Festival features the traditional festival dances competition and the Lin-ay Sang Negros beauty pageant as among the major activities, and this year, an event called the “Best of Negros Products” will be one of the highlights. | GB