The award-winning DSS Fireworks of Dumaguete City bagged the grand prize in the recently concluded 1st Cagayan de Oro Fireworks Competition (Pyrolympics) held at the Gran Via Lot (beside SM City CDO). DSS Fireworks, a four-time grand champion of Buglasan Festival in San Carlos, also got the top prize during the Sinulog Festival 2009 fireworks contest.
Mindanaoan was among the thousands of people who trooped to the Gran Via Lot last August 29, 2009 to witness the fireworks display. I went with my brother Bon, who fortunately brought his motorcycle. You see, that event caused very heavy traffic at the Pueblo de Oro area (and I mean really, really heavy traffic) but because we were aboard a motorcycle, we were able to avoid the traffic bottleneck/congestion.
That night was a good one although it rained a bit early in the evening. The event also got delayed for about an hour and a half since event organizers had to ask for clearance from Lumbia Airport. Accordingly, organizers had to wait for the takeoff of the last evening flight out of the CDO domestic airport.
Congratulations to DSS Fireworks! And of course, happy fiesta to all Kagay-anons!