TACLOBAN CITY – The entry from Barangay Carolina was adjudged as the top winner of this year’s Christmas lantern festival in Can-avid town, Eastern Samar
With its winning the top prize, the village received P150,000 with another P150,000 for its chosen project in the village.

This is the first time that Carolina won the top prize after several tries though it has been gaining the top 10 winning circle.

The 1st place went to Brgy. Burak, winning P100,000 cash prize and P100, 000 worth of barangay project while at 2nd place was Brgy. Camantang winning P70,000 cash prize and same amount for its barangay project.

Cash prizes for the winners were donated by Gov. Ben Evardone, Rep. Maria Fe Abunda, 4Ps party-list Rep. Marcelino Libanan and Vice Gov. Maricar Sison-Goteesan.

The fund for the barangay project is provided by the local government unit.

Awarding of the winners lead by Mayor Vilma Germino and was held during the Christmas party of the Association of Barangay Chairman last December 30.

Can-avid’s lantern festival, dubbed as ‘Lamrag Giant Lantern Festival’, is an annual competition that brings out the talent and ingenuity of the locals by creating Christmas decors made from recyclable materials in support of the local government unit’s solid waste management program.

Twenty-eight giant Christmas lanterns each measuring 3-feet in height representing 28 villages of the municipality participated in this year’s competition.