Davao City budget for pasko fiesta, the Davao City Tourism Operations Office (CTOO) will spend around P42 million for the 2023, according to head Jennifer Romero.
The budget will cover decorations at City Hall near in the San Pedro Church and along the city streets. Staff have already started installing stars. The Pasko Fiesta will open on November 28. The official logo has been released, and the calendar of activities is now available on social media.
Competitions for the Davao City Budget for Pasko Fiesta 2023
- Koro sa Pasko (Christmas Choir)
- Banda Dasig (Christmas Band)
- Rondal Sayaw (Christmas Rondalla Dance)
- Parada sa Pasko (Christmas Parade)
The mechanics and guidelines for these competitions are available on the official CTOO Facebook page.
The grand prize for Koro sa Pasko ranges from P50,000 to P100,000, depending on the category. The grand prize winners for Banda Dasig and Parada sa Pasko will receive P500,000.
Parada sa Pasko is inspired by Pamulak sa Kadayawan “The Festivals in Davao City“. The route has not yet been finalized, but it is expected to start on Roxas Avenue (Poblacion), proceed to C.M. Recto, and end on Magallanes Street.
In addition to the competitions, there will be Kasadya sa Pasko, a Christmas on Wheels event where floats will travel to different areas in the King City of the South. The floats will target areas with children, allowing them to meet Santa Claus.
The culmination of Banda Dasig and Parada sa Pasko will be on December 22, around 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. CTOO plans to invite children from vulnerable sectors as Very Important Persons (VIPs) for the event.
A new addition to this year’s Pasko Fiesta is the New Year’s Eve countdown, known as “Paghinugyaw” or “Pagsugat sa Bag-Ong Tuig,” on December 31, 2023.
Romero expressed her excitement for the festivities, emphasizing that they are not only for Dabawenyos but also for people coming from outside Davao City, Mindanao, and even the entire Philippines. Everyone is invited to enjoy the city’s events.