The final two days will feature themuch-anticipated MassKara Street and Arena Dance competitions./PN “This security measures will beimplemented in the entire city, not just in the festival sites,” saidLieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico, BCPO spokesperson. MassKara Festival 2019 opened on Oct.7 and will run until Oct. 27. BACOLOD City – City officials herereminded residents and visitors to dispose garbage properly and avoidlittering in the run-up to the 40th MassKara Festival. Leornardia noted that beverage andfood kiosk owners immediately clean up their waste once the festival period isover. Proper garbage disposal is not onlythe responsibility of the government but of everyone, she stressed. Citing past editions of MassKara,Mayor Evelio Leonardia said the volume of garbage increases during festivities. The mayor enjoined concernedgovernment offices to speed up their cleaning efforts once the MassKara ends. This year, the main festival sitesstill include the Bacolod Public Plaza, Bacolod Government Center, and theTourism Strip on Lacson Street. Meanwhile, on Tuesday the Bacolod CityPolice Office (BCPO) suspended permits to carry firearms outside of residence. The festival highlights will start onOct. 24 and 25, showcasing the Electric MassKara parade. For her part, Councilor Cindy Rojassaid the policy “Clean as You Go” or CLAYGO should be followed.