Lipa City- Music and creative lights fascinated mall goers as SM City Lipa hosted the grand finals of CALABARZON’s first ever fireworks competition last January 20 and just in time for the celebration of Lipa City’s fiesta celebration. The competition was judged by Vimee Erice, Former President of Philippine Pyrotechnic Manufacturer and Dealer Association, Inc. and owner of St. Michael Fireworks; Lea Alapide, President of Philippine Pyrotechnic Manufacturer and Dealer Association, Inc. and owner of Pyroheaven Fireworks; and Jen Lee Nuevo Vice President of Philippine Pyrotechnic Manufacturer and Dealer Association, Inc. Bocaue Chapter and owner of Golden J Fireworks.
The top three finalists were chosen from the elimination rounds held last January 10 and 16 at SM City Batangas and January 17 at SM City Lipa. Dubbed as Fireworks Fiesta, the competition aimed to give a more festive fiesta celebration to the two host cities of SM- Batangas and Lipa.
Placing third is contestant number two: D’ Extacy Fireworks, while contestant number one- DKSL Fireworks, placed second. Enchanting Sky Enterprises, the third contestant won the grand prize. The finalists got 50,000, 100,000 and 150,000 thousand pesos of cash prize respectively.
The fireworks display are judged according to choreography (20%), colors and design (20%), timing and synchrony (30%), crowd appreciation (20%) and technical (10%). Aside from the fireworks competition, the audience were also delighted by the performance of Rivermaya.
“Mala-MOA! (Mall of Asia)” was one of the audience’s comment after seeing the grand finals of the fireworks display competition at SM City Lipa. An estimated number of three thousand people watched this first ever event at the CALABARZON Region.