TACLOBAN CITY – Naval town Mayor Gretchen Stephanie Espina announces the opening of the “Dasig Naval Paskuhan sa Munisipyo” which will be opening this December 1.

The “paskuhan” is the municipal government annual event every Christmas season to give joy to their residents and neighboring places. This was temporary stopped in 2020 due to the corona virus pandemic.

For this year’s paskuhan, the local government has prepared various competitions among barangays and best ‘parols’.

In the barangay-based or the Paskuhan sa Barangay, entry barangay must decorate their area with aesthetic lightings.

Winners will receive P 150,000 worth of barangay project for 1st prize; P100, 000 worth of project for 2nd prize; and P50, 000 worth of project for the 3rd prize.

Special prizes will also be given to barangays for their best Christmas decorations like the Best Lighted Christmas Village (P5,000), Best Belen (P5,000), Best Parol (P5,000), and Best Christmas Tree (P5, 000).

Ceremonial lighting for the Paskuhan sa Barangay is slated this December 9.
For the giant parol, entry sized must not exceed 5-feet, and must have the 5-point star shaped configuration of typical parol.

The parol may be made from recycled and indigenous materials but may also use any commercial materials but for inner frames only.

Paint may also be used for the parol and this should be lighted.

Winning entry will receive P30,000 (1st prize), P20,000 (2nd prize), and P10,000 (3rd prize). Non-winners will receive P1,000 as consolation prize.

Mayor Espina said that aside from the competition, they will also open this December 2 the Paskuhan sa Tabing Dagat wherein residents and visitors may enjoy eating at the banquetto, and barbeque stalls, visit the night market, and enjoy the pasko playground. (ROEL T. AMAZONA)