Mountain Province Celebrates its 38th Founding Anniversary and 11th Lang-ay Fest
April 4, 2015
BAUKO, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE— Mountain Province celebrates its 48th founding anniversary and 11th Lang-ay Festival that will be held on the 10th to 30th of April 2015 with the theme “One People, One Heritage, One Direction towards Cultural Integrity”.
Congressman Maximo Dalog invites everyone to the said event which is now known as the biggest tourism in the province wherein street dances, sports fest, foods, various performances, and trade fairs will be seen as the festivity goes.
“Apart from attracting tourists, we also wanted to concede our ancestors’ bravery who fought for our province. We also wanted to inculcate in the minds of our younger generations the importance of preserving our culture”, Pau Tumapang, Chairman of the Lang-ay Festival Organization Incorporated, added.
One of the highlights of the event is the launching of their 11th municipality or e-municipality wherein people from its 10 municipalities may converge especially for their folks abroad because a website or a social media page will be launched.
The province’s 10 municipalities comprise Bontoc, Besao, Bauko, Barlig, Natonin, Paracelis, Sadanga, Sagada, Tadian, and Sabangan.
Francis Degay, Sr. Provincial Tourism Office Head, also assured that hotels, hostels and transient rooms in the said municipalities can accommodate all the tourists.
Degay also said that they will provide brochures as long as the documentation of the province’s tourist spots are done.
The festivity has 2 million funds which will be provided by the local government. Additional funds will be raised with the aid of the private sectors and trough the fund raising activities that they are conducting./ Katrina Tabas and Coleen Magno