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Christmas shows, competitions highlight 2023 ‘Paskong Ang Galing, Sa Pusong May Ningning’ celebration at the Capitol

December 7, 2023

LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN—Christmas shows and competitions participated in by provincial government heads and employees will serve as the icing on the cake for the 2023 ‘Paskong Ang Galing, Sa Pusong May Ningning’ celebrations.

Parol-making, building decoration, and the best Christmas presentation per group are some of the events to look forward to by the public.

The parol and building decoration competition is open to provincial government offices, which were grouped by sector and assigned specific buildings as follows: the Urduja (Governance Sector); the Finance Building (Finance Sector); the Palaris Building (Social Sector); the Malong Building (Economic Sector); the Legislative Building (Infrastructure Sector); and the Back of the Capitol Building (Legislative Sector).

Based on the contest guidelines, the main icon for the competition is the parol, in which 40% of the whole decoration (the entire facade) should be made of recycled materials.

Criteria for judging include the following: creativity and originality (40%), use of recycled materials (20%), adherence to the theme (20%), overall appearance (10%), and online engagement (10%).

Online engagement, which is part of the criteria, started with the posting of photos on the official Facebook page of the province and will end at exactly 12:00 p.m. on December 15.

For the Christmas presentation competition, the schedule of performances is as follows: December 10: Economic Sector (Malong Building); December 11: Finance Sector (Finance Building); December 12: Infrastructure Sector (Legislative Building); December 13: Governance (Urduja House); December 14: Legislative Sector (Back of the Capitol Building); and December 15: Social Sector (Palaris Building).

The Capitol Yuletide celebration, which officially kicked off on December 1 with the lighting of the 50-foot Christmas tree and the Nativity Scene (Belen), has attracted hordes of visitors with the launch of several other activities, notably the opening of the Children’s Christmas Village located at the beach park area.

(Ruby R. Bernardino/Pangasinan Information and Media Relations Office)