Pasko sa Gensan 2010 Opening Salvo

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!

We had great fun with Gensan Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio on stage!

Even the Festival Director Dra. Rose Acharon wore the wig. Game na game si Madam!

The Gensan Pop Idol Winners (all students of Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges)

presented Hymns of Christmas in Animated Sound Showdown.

Pop Idols: Mariah, Mia and Michelle

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.

Anime Power by 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.

The declaration of opening of Pasko sa Gensan 2010 by the City Mayor

was followed by the lighting of the Giant Christmas Tree

and simultaneous lighting of the Oval Plaza.

With Raymond, my student assistant, and my girls: Julia, Mayang and Duday.

The Animated Fire in the Sky was the longest  fireworks display I have witnessed.

Photo by: Mosler Paul Lapore

It was spectacular!

It was breathtaking!

Indeed, there is a child in every General!

And it was just the start of a month-long celebration!

Watch out for more stories about Pasko sa Gensan 2010!


5 thoughts on “Pasko sa Gensan 2010 Opening Salvo

  1. Precious Pia says:

    Ganda talaga ng Gensan!! At ang galing ng mga Generals!! I think the fireworks displays was more or less 6 minutes!!! The longest fireworks display i have ever witnessed in my entire 19 years of existence! And of course, my Mommy Joana gave her best in hosting the event!! Love you mommy! All us in SK do!!

  2. dimple says:

    maam joana.. pa grab po ng photos.. be using some for my blog too.. big thankies in advance.. 🙂

  3. Sure, Dimple. Just properly acknowledge Mosler Paul Lapore for the pictures.

  4. miang191990 says:

    wowowowow! it is indeed a great openninfg for christmas in Gensan Ma’am… Feel na feel din namin na anime kami. hehehehehe… ^_^

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