Items filtered by date: November 2016
Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:00

Munato crowd bonds with Callalily

ALABEL, Sarangani (December 1, 2016) - Lead singer of the band Callalily, Kean Cipriano, engages with the crowd during the Munato Festival held at Capitol grounds on November 26. The band performed its famous hits like Pansamantala, Magbalik and Stars. (John James I. Doctor for SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:00

Munato Festival 2016 ends

ALABEL, Sarangani (December 1, 2016) – It’s the final night of 14th Munato Festival and 24th Foundation Anniversary at the Capitol grounds Saturday, November 26, with thousands of spectators. (Jake Narte /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:00

Munato holds cultural exchange with Indonesia

ALABEL, Sarangani (December 1, 2016) – This is the Munato Festival cultural exchange with an Indonesian performer during the craft conference at the Kasfala Hall. He taught the basics of Anglung to the Filipino audience. Anglung is a musical instrument made out of two bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame. The tubes are curved so that they have a resonant pitch when struck. Anglung is a popular throughout Asia, but originated in Indonesia (also used and played by Sudanese since the ancient times). (Ener T. Toguin for SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Saturday, 26 November 2016 00:00

Alabel wins folk dance contest

ALABEL, Sarangani (November 26, 2016) - Contestants from Municipality of Alabel show their winning form in the Folk Dance Competition during the Munato Festival at Capitol grounds on November 25. The event was participated in by three other entries from the municipalities of Maitum, Maasim and Malapatan. (John James I. Doctor for SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Saturday, 26 November 2016 00:00

Ethnic dance prize goes to Maitum

ALABEL, Sarangani (November 26, 2016) - Participants from Municipality of Maitum take home the first prize for Ethnic Dance Competition during the Munato Festival 2016 held at Capitol grounds on November 25. The dancers are composed of students from Edenton Mission College Incorporated. (John James I. Doctor for SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Saturday, 26 November 2016 00:00

Tribal wrestling at Munato 2016

ALABEL, Sarangani (November 26, 2016) - Renante Mamalumpong (left) from Alabel and Alan Caña (right) of Malungon duel in tribal wrestling or "Sagpo" during Munato 2016 held at Capitol grounds on November 25. A "sagpo" is traditional game for younger Blaan men which is one of their favorite leisure sport. (John James I. Doctor for SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Saturday, 26 November 2016 00:00

Indonesia joins Munato Festival

ALABEL, Sarangani (November 26, 2016 – Indonesian ConsuL Berlian Napitupulu (left) and his wife (2nd from right) join the celebration of Munato Festival on November 25. "We are not different because even our dialects are almost the same and similar," the consul said. (Ener T. Toguin for SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Saturday, 26 November 2016 00:00

Indonesian consul leads cultural exchange

ALABEL, Sarangani (November 26, 2016) - Consul Berlian Napitupulu of Indonesia joins the cultural exchange by playing basic Angklung, the original instrument of the Indonesian people, during the craft conference at the Kasfala Hall Friday, November 25, as part of the Munato Festival. The consul described Sarangans as fast learners because they easily learned to play it. (Ener T. Toguin for SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Saturday, 26 November 2016 00:00

Sarangani rediscovering heritage

ALABEL, Sarangani (November 26, 2016) – Region 12 Tourism Council president Michelle Lopez Solon links the three-day Munato Yesterland Theme Park that opened on November 24 to “rediscovering (the) roots” of Sarangani.

Solon said as a promising young province filled with rich heritage of Indigenous Peoples, its cultural festival dubbed as Munato should stand out from the rest of the festivals in the country by retracing heritage and “recreating a new concept” for the people to best understand its culture.

“We want a culture to be relatable and easily understood by the young. We want you not to just read the books. We want you to see it, to experience and to enjoy it,” by joining Munato, said Solon.

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Friday, 25 November 2016 00:00

Alabel beauty wins Pearl of Sarangani title

ALABEL, Sarangani (November 25, 2016) - Among the 14 beauties vying for the crown of the annually-anticipated Pearl of Sarangani 2016 on Thursday, November 24, 17 year-old Carmela Villaruel from Alabel town wins the Pearl of Sarangani 2016 title. With her are, 2nd runner up Kaysid Rose Gascon of Glan (extreme left), 1st runner up Arly Jean Gombao of Malungon (extreme right), Pearl of Sarangani Munato Johanna Rose Dejarme of Maitum (2nd from left), and Pearl of Sarangani Tourism Steffany Bazar of Alabel (2nd from right). (SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE /Jake T. Narte)

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