Panaad sa Negros Festival return to be launched Feb. 13

The Capitol Lagoon and Park all set for Valentine’s Day.*Barbara Mijares photo

The return of the Panaad sa Negros Festival in April, after a three-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, will be launched on Monday, February 13.

The tentative venue for the launching of the festival will be at the Capitol Lagoon and Park in Bacolod City, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said Tuesday, February 7.

The Panaad sa Negros Festival will be held from April 17 to 23.

The provincial government is allocating P25 million for the festival and will also provide financial assistance to local governments joining, Diaz said.

Manila and local bands will hold concerts throughout the week, he said.

There will also be a search for the Lin-ay sang Negros, festival dances and a new event called the “Best of Negros Products”, he added.

The Association of Negros Producers will be the provincial government’s partner for the festival, he added.

The festival director will be Engineer Jojo Amugod.

Meanwhile, the Capitol Lagoon and Park has been decorated for the Valentine’s month.

Diaz said from February 11 to 14 there will be serenades at the park every afternoon for the month of love.*

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