LOOK: Christmas shines in Bansud – Oriental Mindoro’s Christmas capital

Thousands of people gather daily in the town plaza of Bansud, Oriental Mindoro to see the colorful Christmas lights and carols in celebration of this year’s Yuletide season and fiesta.

Bansud is a small town of 13 barangays but it shines the brightest in the whole island. The town is dubbed as the province’s Christmas capital by its 42,000 residents.

On December 1, the  Christmas decoration was officially opened to the public. Mayor Ronaldo Morada led the ceremony and since then the plaza has been visited by throngs of people from different municipalities. Others travel from the neighboring province, Occidental Mindoro for three hours to join the celebration.

A competition for best Christmas carol had also kicked off and participated in by each barangay.

From afternoon until 10:00 pm, a street food bazaar or night market is also open to the public. One of the booths is TUK TUK Thai Street Food owned by PinoyThaiyo’s founder Jezreel Llanera, a Bansudeno OFW from Thailand. It offers a variety of original Thai sauce and milk tea imported from Thailand. 

All revelers are required to social distance and wear a mask at all times.