Tagum City welcomes 2017 with a bang

What is better to welcome the year 2017 than a fireworks display? A grander, more splendid pyro-musical exhibition!

Thousands of revelers gathered outside Tagum City’s iconic New City Hall to welcome the arrival of the year 2017 in the most jovial style as they witnessed the spectacular 15-minute pyro-musical exhibition sponsored by the Local Government of Tagum.

Myriad of colors painted the night sky of the city when thousands of fireworks burst above the 175-foot Giant Holiday Tree, synchronized with an animated music to match the heart-pounding experience.

“Na-amaze ko pag-ayo sa fireworks display kay aside nga mas taas pa siya sa Holiday Tree, klase-klase pod nga design akong nasaksihan,” said Ric Kevin Conde from Brgy. Visayan Village.

The city government spent 500,000 pesos for this year’s pyro-musical display, a tradition that Tagumenyos and people from nearby towns look forward every year.

Meanwhile, Mayor Allan Rellon said in an interview that the tradition of doing fireworks displays is Tagum City’s way of embracing the New Year with a colorful kick and starting the new calendar with a vibe full of optimism.

“Every hiyaw sa mga audience, maski nag-ulan kay naa sila, kay mao ang nag-measure pod sa happiness sa amoa dinhi sa City Government of Tagum,” Mayor Rellon expressed.

When asked if he is ready to embrace the possibility of President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of a nationwide banned against firecrackers and fireworks display, Mayor Rellon responded by saying “ magsulat ko personally sa iyaha, kay basi ma-excempt, because we’ve been doing this for the joy of our people.”

The pyro-musical exhibition is part of the 3-hour program slated by the local government at the Open Ground Arena. Highlights of the event include a fire dance presentation, sing and dance performances, and the much awaited countdown. Roy Banias/CIO Tagum

PHOTO RELEASE

Tagum City sustains its annual tradition of welcoming the New Year with a grand pyro-musical fireworks display, made even more beautiful this year with the Giant Holiday Tree as the foreground and sighted the numberless of colors painted the night sky of the city when thousands of fireworks burst above the 175-foot Giant Holiday Tree, synchronized with an animated music to match the heart-pounding experience. Photos by CIO Tagum

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