The proceeds from the 2013 Kalibo Ati-atihan Festival will be made public sooner than agreed upon.
This was the promise of the Chairman of the Kalibo Sto. Niño Ati-atihan Foundation Incorporated (KASAFI).
According to Albert Meñez, instead of making it known to the public after six (6) months, as agreed upon with the Local Government Unit of Kalibo (LGU-Kalibo), the Financial Report of the 2013 KaliboAti-atihan Festival, will be made public within six (6) days or any day within the week.
The 2012 Ati-atihan Festival earned P3.194Million, almost seventy five percent (75%) higher than the P1.835Million the Festival earned in 2011.
The income in 2012 according to Meñez was used in organizing the 2013 Ati-atihan Festival.
Included in the expenses were the prizes for the festival and subsidies for the tribes, the beautification of the town of Kalibo, suport for the candidate of Aklan at the “Binibining Pilipinas” or “Miss Philippines” and other expenses.
This will be the final year for KASAFI to manage the festival since it only has a three (3) year contract with the LGU of Kalibo.
Nevertheless, Meñez said that if KASAFI will not be managing the 2014 Ati-atihan Festival, especially if there will be a new administration, he expressed confidence that the Festival will continue to held in an organized and joyful manner.