BAGO City has greeted the year 2020 with much positivism as the staging of the “Lights of Bago” has entirely enthralled thousands of spectators crowding at the Manuel Y. Torres Sports Center on January 1 to enjoy the musical fireworks show.
It’s been 12 years already that the Local Government of Bago which is currently under the leadership of Mayor Nicholas Yulo and Vice Mayor Ramon Torres that the Lights of Bago is held every January 1.
This year’s exhibition was inspired by the famous band Queen and its vocalist rock legend Freddie Mercury who unfortunately succumbed to the incurable human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (Aids) after four years.
He died at 45 right at the height of his band’s popularity.
It was Mercury’s last death wish that the people should continue the fight against the terrible disease.
Mayor Yulo said that this year’s Lights of Bago was themed:” A Rhapsody of Colors & Diversity,” that aimed to blast awareness on the ills of HIV/Aids and gender equality.
Despite the rainfall, people came and never left their seats while watching the fantastic musical fireworks show.
Mayor Yulo thanked everyone who came to watch the exhibition which was meant for the people of Bago and Negrenses to enjoy along with their families and friends.