The much anticipated MassKara Streetand Arena Dance competitions will be held on Oct. 26 and 27, the final weekendof the festival. (With a report from PNA/PN) Last year, the President, who arrivedon Oct. 27, said he came to Bacolod because he finds the MassKara beautiful andenjoyable. Last week, Leonardia met with the ChiefExecutive in Davao City during the 69th National Executive Board Meeting of theLeague of Cities of the Philippines (LCP). Leonardia, national president of LCP,said that when he asked Duterte if he can attend the festival once again, thePresident did not hesitate to say yes. In 2016, Duterte was the first-everpresident to have graced the opening of the MassKara Festival during its 37thedition on Oct. 2. The following year, Duterte attendedthe festival highlights on October 22. BACOLOD City – President Rodrigo Duterte will be the guest of honorduring the 40th MassKara Festival. The highlights will start on Oct. 24and 25, featuring the Electric MassKara parades. “Without batting an eyelash, he said:Yes, I’m going to show my support for you,” the mayor said. “This only meansthat Bacolod is very special to him.” “As our top tourism icon, this nowinternationally-acclaimed festival is a showcase of our people’s unity and asymbol of the dynamism of the city. Your presence will again be a wellspring ofinspiration for our people,” the mayor added. The Ruby MassKara celebration, themed“Bacolod, City of Smiles”, will formally open on the night of Oct. 7 at thepublic plaza. This was announced by Mayor EvelioLeonardia yesterday, saying the President is expected to arrive anytime duringthe festivity slated from Oct. 7 to 27. In his letter addressed to thePresident dated Sept. 26, Leonardia invited Duterte to be “the guest of honorat any day or time convenient to you during these 21 days of our celebration”.
Former All-Ireland winning Captain Eoin Kelly says Tipp will benefit from their recent wins.Throw-in on Sunday at O’Connor Park in Tullamore is at 3 o’clock and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with Una Powell’s Pub, Summerhill, Nenagh and Loughnane Concrete, Ardcroney, Nenagh. Offaly senior hurling manager Brian Whelehan says Tipperary have proven to be the in-form team in this season’s campaign. Tipp take on the Faithfull in the quarter-final of the National Hurling League on Sunday after the Premier County reached the summit of Division 1A following a run of four consecutive wins in the top tier. Whelehan says Tipperary have been prolific in front of goal and his team will have to rise to the challenge when they come up against last year’s All Ireland finalists.