Tagum’s Christmas tree

25xmastree11 Thousands of residents and tourists have been flocking to the Freedom Park in Tagum City since November 16 to take photos of or selfies with the 105-ft. Giant Holiday Tree, lit up by 1,450 sets of rice bulbs and 3,786 sets of LED flexy lights. Mayor Allan Rellon describes it as the city’s “symbol of hope and unity.” MindaNews photo courtesy of SES DESESTO / MinDA