The Negros Oriental Tourism Council has stepped up its preparations for the nightly cultural shows in line with the Palarong Pambansa on April 21-27 in Dumaguete City, a government press release said.
NOTC events coordinator Nick Elman said 10 nights of shows, titled “April Lights and Sounds”, will be staged at the Freedom Park in Dumaguete to entertain around 12,000 athlete-delegates from 17 regions in the Philippines and local and foreign visitors.
Activities include cultural presentations, dances, symphony orchestra, songs with top performing groups in the province, and carnival rides, the press release also said.
The Dumaguete City Tourism Council will also conduct a trade fair at the Quezon Park two days before the opening of the national sports events, and the ‘Kumbera food fest’ at the boulevard.
The Sidlakang Negros Village booths featuring the products of the towns and cities of Negros Oriental will also be opened for visitors.
The Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office, meanwhile, will tighten security inside and around the 34 playing venues and 17 billeting quarters in Dumaguete. NOPPO deputy police director Alet Virtucio said two police personnel will complement the civilian patrol in each of these areas.
Tourist police will also be deployed at the boulevard, and motorcycle cabs will go around the playing and billeting areas to monitor and ensure the safety of Palaro delegates, he added.*
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