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Friday, December 12, 2014

City gov’t allots over P4M prizes for Paskuhan 2014

By Gideon C. Corgue 

PAGADIAN CITY – Mayor Romeo Pulmones on Thursday announced the prizes for this year’s Paskuhan in a press conference held at the City Mayor’s office here. 

Paskuhan is an annual Christmas activity organized by the city government participated by various business establishments and socio-civic organizations   where brightly illuminated Christmas symbols and “parols” are displayed around the public plaza. 

Pulmones said prizes for the “Paskuhan” are as follows: Light a Tree Contest  1st Prize - P100,000; 2nd – 75,000; 3rd – 50,000; and a consolation prize of P5,000 each. Prizes are given in cash for this category while for Light a Barangay Hall and Light a Parol Contest, prizes will be in the form of project for the barangay.

For Light A Barangay Hall: 1st Prize - P600,000; 2nd – P370,000;  3rd - P250,000 and a consolation prize of P20,000 each for non-winning entries.

Light A Parol Contest (Urban Barangay category): 1st Prize – P700,000; 2nd -P500,000 and 3rd – P300,000 and a consolation prize of P20,000.00 each.

For Light A Parol Contest (Rural Barangay category): 1st  Prize – P500,000, 2nd - P300,000,  3rd – P200,000 and a  consolation of P20,000 cash.

The chief executive said projects worth the prizes they won will be implemented in the 2nd quarter of 2015. “The projects will be given by the city government in the form of infrastructure so that these can be seen by the residents in their respective barangays,” he added.

The annual “Paskuhan” is the city government’s way of expressing sincere thanks to all the graces and abundant blessings received from the Almighty Father as it values the essence of giving and loving in this holiday season. 

Meanwhile, the good mayor said PNP uniformed personnel will be assigned at the vicinity of the city plaza to maintain peace and order in the area.

The 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division also assigned some military personnel in civilian attire in the premises to augment PNP forces and to ensure public safety and order.

The Paskuhan was formally opened on Friday, 6:30 pm at the Taclobo Stage, Plaza Luz with synchronized fireworks display and colorful dancing water fountains that captured and delighted audience of all ages.