This year's Philippine University Games (Unigames) will be held in tandem with the Buglasan Festival Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental as slated on October 24-30 hosted once again by Foundation University.
Unigames President, Roger Banzuela said some 4,000 athlete-participants representing 67 schools and universities from various parts of the country are expected to compete in the 13th Unigames in Dumaguete City.
With a huge number of visitors for this activity, Banzuela said sports tourism and local livelihood are foreseen to be boosted with an expected budget of P3.2Million for this event.
The organizers are expecting the participating schools to join the 12 events and another one event added which they would like to concentrate on marathon to train and prepare for the next Olympics and achieve for gold medals.
The Buglasan Festival Dumaguete City Philippines will be held from October 16-26, 2008. The opening kick-off is on the 16th with festivities and events schedule for the following week.
The colorful spectacle of Oriental Negros' unique Buglasan festival of festivals will be held again in October with an opening of the different local government units and corporate booths along with an array of mini restaurants. The festival will also display a showdown and street dancing, lutong garbo, rand fireworks, dance and singing competition among others.
Buglasan Festival Dumaguete City 2008 Schedule of Activities:
Oct 17: Opening Buglasan Booths, Duet and Quartet Competitions Negros Oriental Performs
Oct 18: Lutong Garbo sa Sidlakang Negros, 6th Buglasan Chess Festival Bulilit Minus-One Singing, Children’s Choir, Rondalla Junior & Senior (Kumparsa) Division, Balak and Balitw Competitions
Oct 19:Chess Festival Day 2, Marching Band Competition, Marching Band Parade Minus-One Senior Division
Oct 20: Chess Festival Awards Program, Live Band Competition
Oct 21: Buglasan Rap, Pop Dance Competition
Oct 22: Global Peace Festival, International Students Night
Oct 23: Folk Dance Competition, Sponsors Night
Oct 24: Festival of Festivals Show Down, Festival of Festivals Streetdance Buglasan King and Queen Selection
Oct 25: Buglasan Bangga sa Balanan Kayaking & Canoe Competitions, Cheerdance Competitions, Pakwela Sa Air Philippines, Dancesport CompetitionsFireworks Competitions Part 1
Oct 26: Thanksgiving Mass, Outstanding Oriental Negrense Awards, Buglasan Booth Awards, Fireworks Competition Part 2, Chinese Pyrotechnics Exhibition