December 6, 2010 marks the start of Pasko sa Gensan 2010.
This year’s theme is “Ani Mi sa Gensan, Anime ang Paskuhan”.
At 4:00 pm, the Christmas Drum & Lyre Competition,
under the auspices of Mr. Elmer Cequiña
of Youth Affairs and Development Office (YADO),
started at Pioneer Avenue towards the Oval Plaza.
My good friend, Allan Loi Villanueva, hosted the competition.
While the Drum & Lyre Competition is going on,
my co-host, the Assistant City Administrator Glenn Gonzalez,
and I decided to don the colored wigs to help us feel like animated characters.
With the go-signal of Egai Cadiente, the creative mind behind the concept,
we started our spiel with gusto!
The Gensan Pop Idol Winners (all students of Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges)
presented Hymns of Christmas in Animated Sound Showdown.
There was Anime Rap Pop by Anadon the Rapper and Hip Hop Dance Specialists.
Anime Power X to the X Level was presented by the Power X Kids.
Ms. Tourism, Ms. Gensan and their respective courts,
together with Mr. Gensan 1st Runner-up and Lakan ng Kalilangan
were the Anime Beauties in a Hero dance number.
was followed by the lighting of the Giant Christmas Tree
and simultaneous lighting of the Oval Plaza.
The Animated Fire in the Sky was the longest fireworks display I have witnessed.
It was spectacular!
It was breathtaking!
Indeed, there is a child in every General!
Watch out for more stories about Pasko sa Gensan 2010!