Lights fest awes Zamboangueños PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 June 2011 14:48

Thousands of people Sunday night expressed awe and admiration to the first ever lights exhibition dubbed Lights festival held at the Fort Pilar façade.
Sure Audio Professionals, a local lights and sound provider bested three other contestants in the competition and went home with the grand prize of P20,000. Wildblues landed second place with P15,000.00 cash prize; Jets Mobile was adjudged third place with P10,000.00 while audiotech took the fourth spot with P5,000.00 cash prize.

Mayor Celso Lobregat who spearheaded the conduct of the first of its kind event in the city expressed appreciation to the participants as well as the hundreds of people who flocked to witness the spectacular lights exhibition.

“This is the first time that we are having this kind of competition here in our City. I am grateful for the participation of the four lights providers who supported us to make this an exciting affair,” the mayor said before officially signaling the start of the competition.
Each participant were given 10 minutes to show off their lighting effects in the first round followed by a simultaneous lighting that covered almost half of the wall of the more than three centuries fort.

The simultaneous lighting turned the competition into an extravaganza of spectacular sight that drove spectators in a frenzy of clicking spree with their digital cameras.
The Lights Festival came after the successful collaboration of the City Government of Zamboanga, San Miguel Brewery, Incorporated and Villa Italiana Charity Center to stage the Italian Food Festival-another first-ever activity in Asia’s Latin City which was held in Plaza del Pilar from June 3 to 4.

Said festival catered authentic Italian foods prepared by real Italian men led by Brother Mario Lizio and his family at very reasonable prices.
Lizio who is married to a Zamboangueña was an Italian missionary who together with Mayor Lobregat conceived the idea of staging the mentioned festival wherein part of the proceeds will benefit the indigent children in Zamboanga.

The two-night affair was crowded by craved customers who were entertained later on by live jazz, Bossonova and acoustic music played by the New Soul Band, La Votche Rytmus and Project 20 band. — Richard Aliangan/City Hall PIO