CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga –- The 10th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition (PIPC) has wowed thousands of spectators since its first weekend show last February 23.
Touted to be the grandest and biggest international pyromusical competition, the annual event – which was moved from the SM Mall of Asia to SM City Clark – will be held until March 30.
SM Supermalls’ decision to move the competition to SM Clark is in full support of the ongoing Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
SM City Clark Mall manager Andrea Francesca Madlangbayan said the PIPC has entries from 10 countries, which take on a battle of breathtaking fireworks performances amid a symphony of sounds.
The contenders are Germany’s, Steffes-Ollig Feuerwerke; Belgium’s CBF Pyrotechnics; Portugal’s Pirotecnia Minhota; France’s Brezac Artifices; Finland’s Oy Pyroma; Viviano S.R.L. of Italy; United Kingdom’s Pyrotex Fireworx; Canada’s Fireworks Spectaculars; China’s Polaris Fireworks and Poland’s Surex Firma Rodzinna.
Last weekend, it was Canada’s turn to paint the night sky with bursting colors, with its very own “Fireworks Spectaculars”. The contender from China likewise stunned the huge crowd.
During the opening day last month, the Philippines’ very own Platinum Fireworks Inc. took the sky and opened the festival with an amazing drone exhibition show. Belgium’s CBF Pyrotechnics then presented its entry that left the spectators in awe.
On March 2, Germany’s “Steffes-Ollihmg Feuerwerke” and Portugal’s “Pirotecni Minhota” treated the crowd with their tradition and mastery of skills in the sky.
Last March 9, Clark skyline witnessed the France’s “Brezac Artifices,” followed by a burst of vibrant colors by Finland’s Oy Pyroman.
Italy’s very own Viviano S.R.L. and last year’s champion, United Kingdom’s “Pyrotez Fireworx” battled it out last March 16.
Capping off the competition and to close a decade of giving the best pyromusical exhibition in the Philippines, March 30 promises to be the most spectacular display of colors and surprises with Poland’s Surex Firma Rodzinna and the Philippines’ own Platinum Fireworks Inc. in a grand finale like no other.
“The finale will be featuring the Philippines and it will be the culmination of the biggest pyromusical in the world,” Madlangbayan said.
Aside from the pyro musical competition, the annual PIPC also highlights a photo contest, which features entries from amateur and professional photographers – wherein winners will receive special prizes from PIPC partners and sponsors. (PNA)