All set for MassKara Festival 2023

By Dolly Yasa

Bacolod City – All is set for the holding of the MassKara Festival 2023.

This, as the Sangguniang Panlungsod approved and ratified the memorandum of agreement between Bacolod City, represented by Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, and 10 barangays joining the MassKara Streetdance and Arena Dance Competition in October.

The MOA is for the financial assistance from the city government amounting to P700,000 per barangay.

The SP also ratified the MOA between the city government and 11 barangays participating in the Electric MassKara Dance Competition for financial assistance amounting to P300,000 per village.

City Budget Officer Maria Imelda Willams has certified that there are available funds for the subsidies amounting to P10,300,000 under the MOOE-Donations account of the City Mayor’s Office for 2023.

Part of the agreement stipulated in the MOA is that the barangays are required to submit liquidation and fund utilization reports of the fund not later than 30 days after receipt of the amount.

The 10 barangays participating in the MassKara Streetdance and Arena Dance Competition are 21, 34, 40, Granada, Sum-ag, Tangub, Vista Alegre, Mansilingan, Handumanan, and Cabug.

Electric MassKara Dance Competition participants are Barangays 5, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 32, Bata, and Singcang-Araneta.

The street dancing competition and the Electric MassKara dance competition are the highlights of the MassKara festival.

This year’s MassKara celebration on October 1-22, 2023 is again handled by the Bacolod Yuhum Foundation Inc.


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