The “Mother of All Festivals’ in Negros Occidental started its 9-day celebration Saturday morning, with the opening of two permanent structures for farmers and livestock raisers to sell their crops and animals year-round at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
Panaad sa Negros Festival, on its 25 th year, highlighted the “fulfilled promise” to diversify the mono-crop sugar economy of the province, as it opened various festival sites that present different industries in Negros.
Day 1 of festival records P2M in sales
The Panaad sa Negros Festival hit P2 million in sales on Day 1 of the celebration, which is 12 percent higher compared to last year, the Panaad Marketing Committee records showed yesterday.
This year, the total sales on the first day of the festival Saturday was P2,188,170,25 from its six festival sites, which is P227,343.2 higher than that of 2017, at P1,960,827.05.
The sales came from the LGU pavilions, eco-garden show, organic market, livestock/dairy fair, concessionaires, and food park.