Bacolod City will be one of 76 local government units nationwide to participate in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Landmark Lighting Ceremonies, which will take place tomorrow, August 8, at 7:00 p.m.
The event is in observance of the organization’s 50th anniversary.
The celebration will take place at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC) with the building lit up with a six-foot tall lantern featuring the ASEAN logo and colors; anahaw leaves, or palm fronds; and sampaguita flowers.
There will also be a performance by a 1,000-voice choir comprised of students from the city’s public schools, who will sing the ASEAN Anthem and ASEAN Hymn (Song of Unity); a street party; and a fireworks display.
Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia reiterated statements he made while attending the 3rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Mayors Forum in Taguig City last month.
“We must position Bacolod to prepare for ASEAN integration which means a new economic order,” he said. “Our people must be made conscious and ready for new realities.”
The mayor, alongside Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, Bacolod City District Rep. Greg Gasataya, and Department of Education-Bacolod (DepEd-Bacolod) Schools Division Superintendent Cynthia Demavivas, will lead the ceremony.
The Bacolod City ceremony will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube./WDJ