“This year, we tried something new. Nagbuhat ta og City Hall Christmas light and music show and naa syay 3D mapping component dinha (This year, we tried something new. We made a City Hall Christmas light and music show with 3D mapping component),” Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio told reporters last Friday.
“Kung mapansin ninyo ang atong City Hall wala syay décor kay mainly 3D mapping ang makita diha (If you notice, we do not have decorations in the City Hall because we wanted to mainly show the 3D mapping),” she added.
Duterte-Carpio also said that the 3D mapping was also made to be the tourist destination for this year’s Pasko Fiesta since during the Kadayawan Festival, the city highlighted the Kadayawan Village at Magsaysay Park.
During the opening, Dabawenyos gathered around the giant Christmas tree at Rizal Park which was lighted to mark the opening of the celebration.
“Sayo ta nag-open but everything else will start on December 1. Nasayo lang ta kay because of my schedule (We opened earlier because of my schedule but everything else will start on December 1),” Duterte-Carpio said, adding that she needed to attend the World Garden Expo in China.
Meanwhile, City Tourism Operations Office (CTOO) head Generose Tecson said that they have been receiving good feedback from spectators.
“Marami pa namang activities, this coming weekend, November 30, we are going to light up the Christmas light tunnel at Sta. Ana Wharf at may kasama yung Pasko Salu-Salo every weekend,” she said.https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1775678/Davao/Local-News/Colorful-opening-at-Davao-City-Hall