Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo with guests Senator Cynthia Villar and Department of Tourism (DOT) 7 Director Shalimar Hofer Tamano leads local officials inlcuding Councilors Karissa Tolentino-Maxino, Lilani Ramon, Joe Kenneth Arbas and Michael Bandal as local talents perform to re-enact the story of Dumaguete City.

Paghimamat at Rizal Boulevard is where the community gathers, meet, watch the story of Dumaguete unfold through theater, dance and music.

Fifteen (15) contingents are currently dancing in colorful costumes and performing intricate dance steps in major city streets.

Later at 5:30PM will be the Pasigarbo or showdown, the pinnale of the festival, defined by merrymaking, fanfare and fireworks.