Grand fireworks display marks Tagum City’s 2020 kickoff

Tagum City – The City of Palms joined the rest of the world as Tagumenyos welcome the start of a new decade with a magnificent show of music, laughs, and lights at the New City Hall Grounds during the city’s Year Start Countdown celebration organized by the City Government of Tagum

Showcasing its moniker as the Music Capital of the South, the LGU, through the City Tourism Office, invited local bands to perform during the countdown celebration. Included in the line-up were battle of the band champions Pencil Case and Cuello Supplement Band and veteran performer Music Seven Band.

Tagumenyos were also entertained by Lyndon Almodiel aka “Petmalu” by sharing good vibes through his comedy skits.

Bracing themselves for the most anticipated event of the night, thousands of Tagumenyos and visitors grabbed their phones and/or hugged their loved ones when the real countdown started. A magnificent burst of lights soon followed and the people cheered in celebration of new beginnings.

Year 2020 is said to be the Year of the Metal Rat in the Chinese Calendar which is predicted to be a strong, prosperous, and lucky year for most people.

The year start countdown reflects the direction where the local government unit of Tagum is heading for this year – a path that would allow the LGU to create its own luck by pushing for its goals and aspirations for all Tagumenyos. Ziyarah Manalo/CIO Tagum


Tagumenyos and visitors choose to celebrate the New Year’s Eve countdown in the New City Hall Grounds where various performances are showcased to entertain the spectators. The highlight of the night is the 15-minute Grand Fireworks display amounting to P500,000 which is said to be more striking than last year’s. Leo Timogan/CIO Tagum


An onlooker is spotted taking awesome shots of the show as she welcomes the start of the new decade with fellow onlookers who choose to celebrate the New Year with the City Government of Tagum. Leo Timogan/CIO Tagum