The City government of Puerto Princesa formally opened on Friday the “Pistahan sa Puerto 2017 Feast of the Immaculate Conception” at the City Baywalk ushered by its traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
Thousands of spectators and residents of Puerto Princesa coming from different local government-affiliated agencies, private and public schools and sponsors of this year’s celebration attended the launching in preparation of the City’s Immaculate Conception patron day on December 8.
Mayor Lucilo Bayron in a message said that the opening day and light-a-tree celebration depicts the unity of the residents of Puerto Princesa.
“Ang pagdiriwang na ito ay simbolo ng pagkakabuklod-buklod ng bawat mamamayan ng Puerto Princesa sa kabila ng mga pagsubok na dumating sa ating buhay,” Bayron said.
The opening ceremony featured various choral groups from public and private schools in the city including Mateo Jagmis Memorial Elementary Children’s Choir, San Jose Parish Youth Ministry, Palawan National School Chorals, Imacculate Conception Church Parish Youth Ministry and chorale representatives from Palawan State University, Holy Trinity University and Senior Citizen’s choir.
This year’s calendar of events include:
December 2 – Street Life (Car Show, Motor Show, Music Festival)
December 3 – Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP)
December 4 – STI College of Puerto Princesa Night
December 5 – Palawan State University Night
December 6 – Palawan Pawnshop Night
December 7 – Trinisian Night
December 8 – Bandera News Philippines Bangkarera/Western Command Night
December 9 – 2017 R4-B Taekwondo Championship at Mendoza Park
December 10 – Puerto Princesa Half Marathon/Batang Puerto Princesa
December 12 – International Day against Trafficking Celebration 8 –day Campaign to end VAW Culmination at Mendoza Park
December 13 – Western Philippines University Night
December 14 – KWLC presents Magical Christmas Concert
December 15 – Palawan Dance Community Night
December 16 – Apuradong Kabataan ng Puerto Princesa
December 19 – Puerto Princesa Queen of Queens Talent Competition
December 20 – Puerto Princesa Queen of Queens Coronation Night
December 22 – Mic Check Music Festival by Little Hideout Production
December 31 – New Year Countdown
The traditional lighting of this year’s “Community Tree” was followed by a fireworks display which brightened the whole baywalk after the light-a-tree ceremony.