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TAGUM’S 2016 GIANT CHRISTMAS TREE NOW TOWERS AT 172 FEET IN BID TO BECOME THE COUNTRY’S TALLEST, SET FOR NOV. 16 LIGHTING

Posted in tagum city 2016 giant christmas tree, Uncategorized on November 9, 2016 by cha monforte

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The new giant Christmas tree being yet finished at the New City Hall front grounds will tower at 172 feet, and if there is no other higher rival being constructed at the moment elsewhere, it surely will be the country’s highest.

At that height, it already surpassed the 100-footer giant Christmas tree at Araneta Cubao that was recently lighted up and well broadcast.

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“Where the seat of city government is, ideally it should be near to it,” Mayor Allan Rellon said on the transfer of the location of the city’s giant Christmas tree that has become an attraction each Yuletide Season comes since the late 90s.
 
The steel structure of the old giant Christmas in the Freedom Stage ground at the back of the old City Hall in downtown area was dismantled last August.
 
“It’s Christmas Season and part of our culture and tradition is the Christmas tree. We have been doing this and as Christian people we put up symbols for our celebration of Christmas, like the Christmas tree,” Mayor Rellon said on his aspiration to have a taller giant Christmas tree in the palm city.
 
“It has a concept of Christmas tree in the wonderland. The structure and all the lights including accessory structures on the ground will cost a total P2.4 million,” he bared.
 
“It now has ten layers to represent for the ten-point agenda of my administration,” he enthused.
 
As in the past, thousands of multi-colored small lights and beautiful lanterns strewn around the body of the city’s Holiday tree are expected to sparkle and give a good night shot.
 
As the structure is being finished by a city engineering crew as of Tuesday, the apex star on top is 8-pointed.
 
But as to how dazzling and magnificent in lighted colors and sights it would be will first be seen come its ceremonial lighting on Wednesday next week, Nov. 16. The program will start at 4 P.M.
 
Besides the traditional guests comprising of government, private, religious, business and civil society officials in the province, the ceremony will also be graced by national officers of the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) who will have their national strategic planning on Nov. 16 to 18 at Big 8 Hotel in the city, Rellon informed. He is current LCP national executive vice president.
 
The top local chief executives will also try to witness the grand coronation night of the Mutya ng Tagum on Nov. 17.
 
The height of the city’s giant Christmas tree varied in time.
 
It was former Mayor Rey T. Uy who started the tradition during his one term as mayor in 2001-2003. The Holiday tree was shorter, smaller then.
 
The tallest height that the old giant Christmas tree had reached per record was 153 feet in 2007 during the comeback administration of Uy. Prior years before 2007 its height kept on increasing.
 
But in 2008 its height was lowered to 100 feet. In 2010 Christmas Season it was increased again reaching to 106 feet. Last year it measured 105 feet.
 
In keeping with the city’s tradition, the same the city streets, Freedom Park, Rotary Park and E-Park, where there will be local boy scouts jamboree in December, will be dazzling and glowing with colorful and beautiful lights, festooned with lighted lanterns and other Christmas decors, the mayor further informed.
 
So it’s awesome, wonderful Christmas Season again to Tagum City, before its parochial fiesta (Feast of Christ the King) comes on Nov. 20, Sunday. (Rural Urban News/Cha Monforte)