Bacolod-Silay Airport expansion eyed
The expansion of the Bacolod Silay Airport terminal and runway is eyed by top officials of Negros Occidental. The officials said locally-initiated public private partnership (PPP) is encourage for the expansion. According to Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, they are opting for a PPP since the funding from the national government did not materialize . This is great news for tourists who will be flying in and out of the island since there are a lot of complaint reports in the airport regarding with the lack of facilities. An expansion also means that more domestic and international flights will be catered.
Construction of the PHP800-million Bacolod Masskara Coliseum
The city government of Bacolod is eyeing to build a coliseum and a museum for the culture and the arts within the same location. To be named as the Bacolod Masskara Coliseum, this proposed infrastructure is one of the four big projects that will be funded by the PhP1.7billion loan of the city government. Based on the initial proposal, the first two floors of the building will house the Masskara museum, while the top floor will house an amphitheater . This can be a great avenue for tourists who will be visiting Bacolod to experience Masskara even if it’s not October.
2018 Masskara logo theme out
Bacolod City unveils this year’s logo with the theme “Happy Birthday, Bacolod” in celebration of 80 years of festivity and resilience of Bacoleños and their festival. The theme’s text is bigger than the Masskara Festival itself because it means this birthday milestone is bigger than the festival itself. The masked dancer peeking in the first letter “O” in Bacolod has eight colorful feathers that symbolize the eight colorful decades of the festival, logo designer Mark Lester Jarmin explained . Excited to experience MassKara? Check out the This Week’s Section
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MassKara Festival tips
Check out the schedules of the most anticipated events in Masskara Festival through this article: Big Events and Shows to Catch during Masskara Festival
. Mark the event you want to attend, and put it in the calendar. If you are having a difficulty to find an accommodation, you can head out to the listing section of the Yoorekka
site and find various hotels that you might like.