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Take Part in These Events for Panaad sa Negros Festival 2019

Panaad sa Negros is one of the liveliest festivals in Visayas, so don't miss it!

By: Angelika Caballero | April 03, 2019
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Don’t miss out on the festivities that Panaad sa Negros organizers prepared this year.

Image: 26th Panaad sa Negros Festival

Dubbed as the “Mother of all Festivals,” Panaad sa Negros Festival is an annual event held every April at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City, the capital of Negros Occidental, to showcase Negrense culture and ingenuity. “Panaad” is a Hiligaynon term which means “promise” or “vow,” and the festival is both thanksgiving to the Divine Providence and a commemoration of a vow in exchange for a good life.

This year’s festival is scheduled from April 8 to 14 with the theme: “Beyond a Promise…A legacy.” It celebrates 26 remarkable years of the festivity, which originated at the Provincial owned-Capitol Lagoon back in 1993. If you don’t want to miss out on the fun, check out this guide to the events and activities during Panaad sa Negros Festival 2019, all of which will be set within the Panaad Park.

1. Panaad Opening Ceremony and GMA Kapuso Fiesta

When: April 8, 2019 (Panaad Opening Ceremony – 4 PM; GMA Kapuso Fiesta – 8 PM)
Where: Panaad Stadium
Ticket Price: Free

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City of Sagay pavilion

Image: Panaad sa Negros Festival

On April 8, witness the opening of the 26th year of Panaad sa Negros Festival, where the different cities and municipalities in Negros will showcase their history, culture, and products. Some will even sell fresh seafood and appetizers! Visit the pavilions and get to experience what it’s like in their city. Afterwards, GMA artists will also take part in the festivities for the Kapuso Fiesta.

Tip: Make sure to charge your cameras and mobile phone beforehand so you can capture the best moments of the festivities.

2. Panaad DJ Battle

When: April 9, 2019; 9 PM
Where: Panaad Park Stage
Ticket Price: Free

Panaad Stadium

The controller DJ battle is on its second year

Although elimination rounds have already been conducted before the Panaad, the finals of the DJ Battle event will happen on April 9, 9:00 PM at Panaad Park Stage. Admission is free, so don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the different mixes of DJs who are competing to be Bacolod’s best disk jockey.

Tip: Since the place might be crowded, make sure to keep an eye on your belongings at all times.

3. Buglas Taliambong: Part 1: Sine Negrense; Part 2- Cultural Performances

When: April 11, 2019; 6:00 PM
Where: Panaad Park Stage
Ticket Price: Free


Buglas Taliambong on Panaad sa Negros

Image: Panaad sa Negros Festival

Don’t miss the chance to see the collection of local celebrated fashion designer Edwin Benitez on April 11, 2019, 6:00 PM at Panaad Park. One of the segments of Buglas Talimbong Cultural Night is “Paseo” which will feature the terno and barong Tagalog collection of Benitez. The program also includes different cultural performances from the different cities of Negros.

Tip: Try to get there early to secure better seats.

4. Lin-ay sang Negros Pageant

When: April 12, 2019, 7:00 PM
Where: Panaad Stadium
Ticket Price: Tickets will be provided to corporate festival sponsors and VIP only

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Beautiful candidates of Lin-ay sang Negros 2018

Image: Lin-ay sang Negros

On its 25th year, Lin-ay sang Negros will showcase beautiful candidates all over Negros. A total of 26 contestants will compete to be crowned as the next Queen of Negros. Last year’s winner was from the City of Ilog. Who do you think will be crowned as the queen? Everyone will know on April 12!

Tip: Don’t forget to bring bottled water and a fan as the event will be jam-packed.

5. Sinadya sa Panaad: Love Radio and Easy Rock Night

When: April 13, 2019, 7:00 PM
Where: Panaad Park Stage
Ticket Price: Free

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Be entertained by the DJs of the two radio stations.

Love Radio together with Easy Rock Night will entertain you this April 13, 2019, 7:00 PM at Panaad Park stage. Don’t miss the chance the see your favorite DJs on stage for free. Formerly known as DZMB, Love Radio is a broadcast radio network with different stations all over the Philippines, one of which is 91.9 Love Radio of Bacolod. On the other hand, Easy Rock was previously known as DWRK and was rebranded to what it is today. With the slogan “less talk, more music,” it showcases a soothing mix of songs from the ’70s and ’80s in its station.

Tip: Wear comfortable clothing to move around easily.

6. Panaad Drumbeating Competition/ Fireworks Display

When: April 14, 2019, 8:00 PM
Where: Panaad Stadium
Ticket Price: Free

Panaad Stadium

Marvelous sights and sounds are in store for you on this night!

Image: 26th Panaad sa Negros Festival

Get ready for the lively performances of various groups in the Drum Beating Competition. Last year’s winner was the Pasalamat drum beaters from city of La Carlota, who are famous for their unique rendition of the Sambita composed by their former mayor. After the competition for drum beating is the awarding and presentation of the winners. This will be followed by a fireworks display to end the celebration.

Tip: To minimize your expenses, bring your own snacks and drinks so you won’t have to go out and buy. Make sure to dispose of your trash properly!

7. 303rd Brigade, Philippine Army Band Concert

When: April 14, 2019, 8:00 PM
Where: Panaad Park Stage
Ticket Price: Free

Also happening on the same night as the Drum Beating Competition is the 303rd Brigade Philippine Army Band. The 303rd Infantry Brigade is known as the home of the brown eagles. They will not only ensure the peace and protection of the celebration, but will also serenade the crowd with their beautiful voices to cap the event.

Tip: Double check your things before you go home to make sure you don’t leave anything behind.

How to get to the Panaad Park:

Since all events are happening in the stadium, it’s important to know how to get there. From downtown Bacolod, take the jeepney with the “Alijis RPHS– Central Market” route. Ask the driver to drop you off at Panaad Park.

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About Angelika Caballero
Angelika is a graduate of Business Administration major in Marketing. She loves to take pictures and discover new places to go to. She also enjoys eating and discovering new places to eat. She is a fan of the books of Sidney Sheldon and loves the comics of Manix Abrera.
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