MassKara fever heats up as celebrities, politicians arrive

Lacson Tourism Strip is in full throttle as the Cosmic Music Festival begins with various bands and celebrities taking centerstage in its 4-nights stint that started last night.

Two barangays will have lucky winners as the team of noontime show EAT finds its way in Bacolod to join the MassKara Festival, with live segments of their popular “Sugod Bahay,” led by former Senator Tito Sotto, Wally, Jose and Allan K.

The television segment allows hosts to invade homes of a lucky resident in a chosen barangay where they will be given life-changing opportunities which will be beamed live nationwide.

In another part of the city, the MassKarade Ball will bring in more than 60 celebrities and politicians that confirmed their attendance including Senators Cynthia Villar, Lito Lapid and Francis Tolentino tonight at the Sugarland Hotel.

The ball, which is on its second year, is a fundraising event patronized by the who’s who in both the entertainment and political world. For this year, five beneficiaries from the sectoral group will be awarded P100,000 as college scholarship funds by the Bacolod Yuhum Foundation as part of their outreach program.

Also attending the ball are Representative Michael Romero and wife, Sheila, former Rep. Cristal Bagatsing, Katrina Ponce Enrile, CCP President Margie Moran, Tourism Promotion Board’s Marga Nograles, designers Paul Cabral and Ann Ong, Tim Yap, Annette Gozon, among others.

Some of the attendees will also be judging the Electric MassKara on Saturday, October 21, which has an added component this year with the presence of the Electric Divas who will have a showdown right after the float parade.

Meanwhile, preparations in the Paglaum Stadium are also underway to ensure that the Arena Street Dance Competition will have no hitches. Due to the security and safety, only 4,500 tickets were printed and distributed while the rest will have to watch the streetdance in our major routes.