Barangay Captains, Sangguniang Bayan members, and representatives from the Department of Education Compostela Valley, Sangguniang Panglungsod and PNP convened last January 19, 2017 at the Junora Inland Resort for the Simballay Festival 2016 evaluation and assessment. The major suggestions raised are the need for budget augmentation and relocation of venue of activities in a wider area. During the 22nd Simballay Festival opening program, Mayor Chelita Amatong said that she is aiming to augment the budget for prizes of the Simballay Festival this year as she acknowledged the efforts of her constituents in showcasing grandiose performances.