The World Pyro Olympics Executive Committee has chosen Taguig, as the host city for the upcoming World Pyro Olympics 2009 (WPO 2009).
Steered to be the Philippines’ premier city by 2020, Taguig was selected by the international committee after evaluation of other various cities.
Slated Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5 and 12, at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, WPO 2009 is the first international pyro-musical competition in the country that will feature the best pyrotechnics designers from People’s Republic of China, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Canada, Germany, the United States, and defending champion Italy.
“Winning the bid is a testimony that the City of Taguig has arrived. Taguig is now not only the best city to do business in as the World Bank proclaimed last year, we are now also an entertainment capital that offers world-class shows,” proudly announced Taguig City Mayor Freddie Tinga.
The multi-million production is predicted to be doubly exciting this year as a new format, the Pyro-Musical, will be adopted where pyrotechnics will be meticulously synchronized to music using state-of-the-art computer technology.
On Dec. 12, WPO will culminate in a “Fellowship of Fire’’ where excerpts from the best of the eight competing countries will be presented consecutively, preceding the Philippine pyrotechnics exhibition, which will be exhibited by the event organizer La Mancha Group.