Panaad Sa Negros Festival Wins Hall of Fame Award

Negros Occidental’s Panaad sa Negros Festival was named Grand Winner and Hall of Fame Awardee for the Best Tourism Event (Festival Category) during the Department of Tourism - Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (DOT-ATOP) Pearl Awards held at Iloilo Convention Center in Iloilo City, Friday.

The award was received by Negros Occ. Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator and Panaad Festival Executive Director, Dr. Ma. Lina Sanogal, together with other delegation from the province.

Sanogal said that the award is significant as Panaad Festival is celebrating its 25th year in 2018.

Other winners from Negros Occidental were Sipalay Kite Festival, grand winner for Best Tourism Event (Sports Category); Sagay City, grand winner for Best Tourism Month Celebration (City Category); Suyac Island Journey: Coastal Communities Resources Advocacies to Boost Sustainability, grand winner for Best Practices on Community-based Responsible Tourism; Sipalay City, first runner-up for Best Tourism Month Celebration (City Category); Victorias Agri-Ecotourism Enhancement Program, second runner-up for Best Practices on Community-based Responsible Tourism; Silay Heritage Program, second runner-up for Best Community-based Heritage Conservation Project - City Category; and Cadiz City, second runner-up for Best Tourism-Oriented LGU (City Category), among others.


NEGROS OCC. Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator and Panaad Festival Executive Director, Dr. Ma. Lina Sanogal, together with other delegation from the province, led in receiving the Grand Winner and Hall of Fame Awardee for the Best Tourism Event (Festival Category) for the Panaad sa Negros Festival.*(Richard Malihan/Capitol photo)

Panaad is dubbed as the festival of all festivals. It is held annually during the month of April in Bacolod City, the capital of Negros Occidental. Panaad Festival is a thanksgiving to Divine Providence and commemoration of a vow in exchange for a good life. The celebration is held at the Panaad Park and Stadium, which is participated in by the 13 cities and 19 towns of the province.

In 2008, the Panaad Festival was adjudged by the ATOP as its Best Tourism Event in the Provincial Festival Category nationwide. It also won the same award during the ATOP Convention in 2016. The 2018 Panaad sa Negros Festival will be held on April 14 – 22, 2018.*(Capitol News)

 

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