The “Paskong Pinoy” by the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) launched successfully in Rizal Park after 3 million people visited the celebration of Christmas and welcoming the year 2013.
National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) Executive Director Juliet Villegas said that the visit and continued patronage of millions of Filipinos in the Philippines famed park sets to history record this month of December in particular day of December 24, 25, and 31, 2012 until January 1, 2013. It only shows that Rizal Park or former Luneta is reviving its beauty and energy.
Villegas added that the celebration of Christmas and New Year under the theme “Paskong Pinoy 2012” was successful due to the effort of NPDC with Department of Toursim, City of Manila, and corporate sponsors such as Asia Brewery Inc., Uni-Silver TIME and Mario de Boro, as well as the support of media such as TV, radio and print.
Meanwhile, except for a few incidents of lost children they were immediately turned back to their parents or companions. The celebration was peaceful despite the large amount of people in the park.