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SP special session requested for MassKara matters

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez requested the Sangguniang Panlungsod for a special session to be held today for the ratification of the memorandum of agreement between the city and the Bacolod Yuhum Foundation, Inc., and other matters related to the celebration of the 43rd MassKara Festival in Bacolod City.

In his letter to Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran dated September 27, Benitez requested that the special session be held at 10 a.m. today for the ratification of the MOA entered into by the City of Bacolod represented by the mayor and the BYFI represented by Pinky Mirano-Ocampo involving a grant for financial assistance of P150,000 each for the 10 barangays joining the Electric MassKara 2022 competition: Brgys. 25, 4, 39, 32, 29, 20, 17, 3, 5, and 1.

Benitez also requested for the ratification for another MOA entered into by the city with 17 barangays for the grant of financial assistance in the upcoming MassKara Streetdance 2022 competition in the amount of P200,000.

The participating barangays are Estefania, Tangub, 40, 7, 12, 14, 22, 26, 27, 31, 34, 35, Alangilan, Alijis, Granada, Singcang-Airport and Sum-ag.

Benitez also requested for authority to sign the contract of lease between the City of Bacolod and Kareila Management Corporation, and another authority to sign the MOA between the City of Bacolod and Philippine National Bank.

Also included in his request is the letter of Pinky Mirano-Ocampo, director of the MassKara Festival 2022, for road closure, barricades, warning signs and traffic assistance during the various events of the MassKara Festival celebration.

The countdown to the MassKara Festival will be held on Friday at the Bacolod City Government Center grounds starting 4 p.m.*

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