This year, El Nido celebrated the annual Pista Ng Kulambo as usual but with unusual guests. They were Dr. Neric Acosta, the incoming DENR [Department of Environment and Natural Resources] Secretary and Bb. Venus Raj, 2010 Miss Universe 4th Runner Up. Dr. Neric Acosta was the guest speaker of the said event while Venus Raj taught the children about ecology.
The festivity formally started at around 2:00 PM, December 3, 2010 with a parade. Kulambo Fashion Show became the highlight of the program. Ms. Aries Joy Berueda of Buena Suerte emerged as winner together with her designer Pauline Villanueva. This time, fashion models from different barangays underwent rigorous practice under the supervision of Mr. Bong Sabenacio, the Executive Assistant to the Mayor. In the middle of the show was the lighting of the giant Christmas Tree at St. Francis of Assisi Parish grounds.
Bgy. Bucana won the Christmas Lantern Making contest while Bgy. New Ibajay topped the Jingle writing contest. Pista Ng Kulambo is an annual Celebration to educate the community on how to avoid Malaria. It started in 1999 through the initiatives of El Nido Foundation Inc. in partnership with Malampaya Foundation and the Local Government Unit. [Arvin Acosta, LGU]