Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez gave a teaser of what the proposed facelift of the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC) fountain would look like through a laser light show that highlighted the Bacolod Christmas Festival of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 2.
The BCGC was lit up with Christmas decorations, which included a giant MassKara tree, a laser light show, and hundreds of lanterns held by students who paraded from STI-West Negros University to the government center.
In his speech during the ceremonial switch on, Benitez said that the light show presented Saturday night is only a teaser of what his administration aspires to do at the BCGC grounds.
Last month, the city government presented a proposed facelift of the Bacolod City Public Plaza and BCGC’s fountain area, where it featured a bigger floor area and nightly light shows.
The light show on Saturday was made by a Korean contractor led by Engr. Shawn Kim.
Simultaneous to the light show, hundreds of Christmas lights also illuminated the BCGC grounds while STI-WNU students and faculty paraded with their creative lantern props and floats.
After the lights show, an arena dance competition was also held where the Orange Erudites of the College of Engineering was declared champion.
The Blue Guardians and Yellow Tycoons were 1st and 2nd runner-ups, respectively.
In the floats competition, the Orange Erudites was also declared champion while the Pink Vikings were the 1st runner-up and Red Sentinels – 2nd runner-up.
STI-WNU Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Molina said that they are thankful to have partnered with the city and the other education stakeholders to mount the event.*