City stages 20th 'Tigtigan Terakan King Dalan'-A A +A
Saturday, October 27, 2012
ANGELES CITY -- The City Government is staging the “Tigtigan Terakan King Dalan” (TTKD) Friday and today, Saturday, along the stretch of the McArthur Highway at the Balibago business district.
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said: “More than a night of food, dance, and music, TTKD is a celebration that takes pride to the indomitable spirit of each Angeleños to rise from the destruction wrought by Mount Pinatubo.”
The TTKD committee expects more than 100,000 people in the festivity.
“Last year was a breakthrough because we have recorded almost 60,000 and we are expecting more this year,” Pamintuan said.
Zones are being set for major sponsors like San Miguel Brewery and Ginebra San Miguel for their night entertainment line-ups, as well as Globe Telecoms, Smart Communications, Sun Cellular.
Celebrities, comedians, local bands like Gary and the Saint St., Rocksteddy, General Luna Band, Itchyworms and other surprise appearances are also expected on the two-day anniversary celebration.
Tickets for the TTKD cost P100 and are available at the booths situated at the gates near Puregold, Marlim Mansions and Sumpan.
The city will also implement a traffic re-routing scheme (posted on TTKD’s Facebook Page for reference) to make way for the festival.
McArthur Highway, including the Mon Tang Avenue (Service Road), from Flores St. to Rivera Lim St., will be closed to all vehicles at 10 a.m. on Friday and will be opened on Sunday, October 28, at 6 a.m.
“Expect nights of fun and amusement,” Pamintuan said as he invites the nation to visit the Tigtigan Terakan King Dalan 2012. (Reynaldo G. Navales)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on October 27, 2012.