Kaamulan fest opens on February 18

MALAYBALAY CITY – This year’s Kaamulan Festival starts on February 18 with the opening of garden shows, food fests, bazaars, agricultural fair and livestock shows, according to information from the Provincial Tourism Office. 

Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, Jr. will formally open the annual fest at a gathering at the Capitol grounds, May Flor Intong of the PTO told Newswatch this week.

The Ethnic Street Dancing competition is still among the highlights of the fest with 10 participating groups.

The participants will include the local governments of the cities of Malaybalay and Valencia, the towns of Don Carlos, Lantapan, Maramag, Sumilao, Libona, Baungon and Manolo Fortich; and Bukidnon State University.

The Search for Laga ta Bukidnon beauty pageant will be revived in this year’s festival.

Exhibits, sports competitions, concerts, parades, ethnic-inspired events and others were for the 22-day festival.

Organizers have not finalized the list of officials and other guests expected during the celebration but young celebrities Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson and John Pratts were named.  

The annual fest ends on March 10, the 91st anniversary of the founding of Bukidnon as a province. 

A PTO brochure of the festival’s schedule of activities described the Kaamulan as “an ethnic festival featuring Bukidnon’s seven hill tribes (Bukidnons, Manobo, Matigsalug, Tala-andig, Higa0onon, Umayamnon and Tiguahanon)

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6 responses to “Kaamulan fest opens on February 18”

  1. mark says :

    i am inviting everyone to witness the colorful and remarkable KAAMULAN FESTIVAL 2008… join the astonishing Kaamulan street dancing, join the beat, have fun with the concerts & events, enjoy the lush green pine trees and of different flora and fauna, savor the fresh air of Bukidnon and make this year as your most unforgettable moment.. visit us …😉

  2. Waltzib says :

    wow ….mark that was great.
    Thanks for the post.

  3. manuel says :

    It would be an unforgettable experience to join and witness the colorful festival in Bukidnon, the kaamulan.
    try to visit here, you won’t regret with your time and money be spent with a fabulous environment, programs and of course with the people of bukidnon

  4. LAURENCE REY L. GUMBAN says :

    MAAYAD HA PAG UMA TA KAAMULAN 2008!
    IN BEHALF OF THE THYRREX COMPANY, & THE IMAGE DANCERS PHILIPPINES-USA, I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE EVERY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD OF ANY RACES TO WITNESS ONE OF THE WORLD’S BESTS-KAAMULAN FESTIVAL. YOU CAN SEE THE SEVEN HILL TRIBES OF THE PROVINCE OF BUKIDNON ,DANCING IN THE STREETS TO THE TUNES OF INDIGENOUS MUSICS OF GONGS AND DRUMS,WEARING AUTHENTIC COSTUMES, & DESIGNED WITH BEADED AND COLORFUL ACCESSORIES. YOU WILL ALSO WITNESS DIFFERENT FLOATS, BAZAARS, GARDEN SHOWS, FOOD FESTIVALS, GAMES, AND A LOT MORE!ENJOY THE COOL ENVIRONMENT WITH THE PINES AND FLOWERS. MEET DIFFERENT PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT STYLES AND FASHIONS. EAT THE FOODS YOU WANT AND DRINK THE UNIQUE BLEND AND MIXES OF BEERS AND WINES.

    REGARDS TO ALL THE GOOD PEOPLE OF BUKIDNON MY HOME, WHERE LOVE AND JOY NEVER DIE!

    REGARDS TO MY LOVING PEOPLE OF KALILANGAN.
    REGARDS TO THE IMAGE DANCERS & THYRREX FAMILY

    I MISS YOU ALL,mwaaaaahhhhhh3x

    kuya laurence
    imagedancers philippines-USA
    Los Angeles, California

  5. cecile says :

    OMG ! i miss malaybalay

  6. cecile says :

    Hello to all my kababayans especially sa malaybalay , Barangay 3 , hello mwahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i miss you all gana kau mouli para manan aw sa kaamulan pero dili pa pwede…. hello kapitan mike daniot you really made a good job saludo ko sa imo .

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