Applications for the operation of MassKara Festival kiosks at the Bacolod Public Plaza will be accepted by the MassKara office starting 9 a.m. Monday, festival site manager Ma. Carmen Arrieta announced in a press release.
There are 125 kiosks on the three sides of the plaza that are up for rent, Arrieta said. Awarding of selling rights will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Kiosk rental on the San Juan side is P10,500, Gonzaga side – P10,000, and Gatuslao side – P9,500, she added.
City taxes are included in the rental fee. Applicants must bring community tax certificate (cedula), Araneta said.
Operation of festival kiosks will run from October 1 to 19, she added.
Those interested in the guidelines for the operation of kiosks should come to the MassKara office, as no phone inquiries will be entertained.
Meanwhile, the first of a series of workshops for the live music instrumentation for the streetdance barangay category will be held today from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the BAYS Center, streetdance committee chairman Rudy Reveche said.
Gerry Grey, music committee chairman, will conduct the workshop that will guide choreographers and musicians of the participating 15 barangays to come up with a “uniquely MassKara beat” from drums and percussion instruments.
The use of live music in the streetdance competition this year is a first in the 32-year history of the festival, Reveche said.*