The 40th edition of the world-famous MassKara festival kicks off this week in Bacolod City.
Fireworks, light shows, and colorful dance performances directed by Amber Marie Aguilar highlight the opening ceremonies, festival director Eli Tajanlangit said.
An Electric MassKara float, a MassKara mob dance, the MassKara Queen candidates, and international solo mask performers from Cambodia and Indonesia have also been lined up (https://dailyguardian.com.ph/ruby-masskara-kicks-off-today/).
He added short performances from all 14 entries in the barangay category of the Street and Arena Dance Competition will also be featured.
The ceremonies mark the opening of festival sites at the plaza, Bacolod Government Center, and the carnival sites beside the Pope John Paul II Tower and at the football field of BGC.
Earlier Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia said President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has confirmed his coming for the festivities.
It will be the fourth time that President Duterte will come for the festivities since he was elected as President.
Meanwhile, some 700 traffic enforcers and force multipliers from the barangay will be tapped to manage the traffic all throughout the festivities.
Bacolod City policemen who will be deployed to maintain the peace and order will also be augmented by cops coming from the PRO-6; and the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office.