Kaamulan Festival 2012 said to be the most expensive festival in Bukidnon history

BUKIDNON NEWS | BUKIDNON ONLINE | KAAMULAN FESTIVAL 2012 – Did you know that the proposed budget for the 2012 Kaamulan Festival is Php 6.08 Million?

According to Kaamulan Field Operations Committee Chairperson Juanito Aroa, this makes the upcoming Kaamulan 2012 the most expensive in the history of Bukidnon.

The big question though is — is it all worth it? Although the proposed budget is still pending before the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, what we’re pretty curious to know is — is the Kaamulan Festival this year worthy enough to spend a staggering Php 6.08 Million on?



You see, for every expenditure, it’s also but natural to figure out if there’s a good ROI or return of investment, yes? So if the provincial government is willing to spend that much for a festival, have they also figured out if the returns are greater than the investment?

Does this mean that after the 2012 Kaamulan Festival, will there be more tourists? Will there be more investors? Will the Kaamulan Festival be more known now? How will the 2012 Kaamulan Festival draw in tourists, outsiders, revelers?

More importantly, will the 2012 Kaamulan Festival finally be what the Bukidnon tribes want and need? Will it finally provide the platform for these Bukidnon indigenous tribes to showcase their culture and tradition? Or will this year’s celebration still be the feared commercialized event?

Just check out some of the proposed events and the corresponding expenses:

A shoot fest named after incumbent Bukidnon Governor Alex Calingasan for Php 100,000.00

“Improvements” at the Capitol Grounds for Php 170,000.00

Fee for the pageant director of Laga Ta Bukidnon 2012 (Binibining Bukidnon) – Php 150,000.00 (but the winner only gets Php 25,000.00)

Just to be clear, though, about Php 1 Million will come from non-government sources (i.e. business, private sectors etc) but that still means that the Provincial Government of Bukidnon will spend Php 5 Million.

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