Bago City Supports DOH ‘Iwas Paputok’ Campaign with Lights of Bago Fireworks Show on Jan. 1

The City of Bago led by Mayor Nicholas M. Yulo supports this this year’s anti-firecracker campaign of the Department of Health (DOH) which carries the theme, “Iwas Paputok, Fireworks Display ang Patok! Makiisa Sa Fireworks Display sa inyong Lugar.”

Photo by Quino Yao during the Lights of Bago 2016.

The Lights of Bago (LOB), a grand musical fireworks display, now on its 9th year is the response to the call of the DOH for a safe celebration of the holidays by mounting a community fireworks display and avoiding firecrackers in welcoming the New Year.

According to records, the incidence of firecrackers-related injuries dropped significantly in Bago City with the conduct of the Lights of Bago.

Held every January 1, this year’s LOB will paid homage to the legendary King of Pop Michael Jackson. In tribute to his contributions to the world through his music and generosity of spirit, the 2017 Lights of Bago, an annual musical fireworks show will run on “Heal the World,” theme based on a medley of songs made popular by the late King of Pop.

The theme, “Heal the World” which the world really needs today more than ever is one of the inspirational songs written by Michael and is the song he was most proud to have created.

In honor of the King of Pop, the City Government’s Lights of Bago Year 2017 has put together a medley of hits of Michael Jackson in synch with jaw dropping displays of color in another new year’s night of bringing Bagonhon community together and attracting visitors from all over Negros Island to what is annually a spectacular event.

Along with the musical symphony of fireworks, the City Government also launches the LOB Photo Contest. The organizers are calling photographers and hobbyists to join.

For this year, there are two categories, Category A for Conventional which is for DSLR camera users and Category B Mobile for smartphones and tablets.

Big prizes await the winners. Also special awards will be given. All entries will be displayed at Robinson’s Place Bacolod from January 6-15 for an exhibit and awarding.*


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