All set for Is­abela fi­esta

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Mayor Joselito Mal­a­bor said all is set for the 2nd Ati-bukid­non Tu­man­dok Fes­ti­val slated on April 21 to 27.

But prior to the fi­esta, Mal­a­bor said a se­ries of med­i­cal mis­sions will be held at the cov­ered court. This will be on Fe­bru­ary 24, March 17, and April 9. It is seen to cater 30 barangays in the lo­cal­ity.

Mal­a­bor said this year’s fi­esta will be high­lighted with sports events like the Su­per League Table Ten­nis na­tional tour­na­ment as well as bas­ket­ball and vol­ley­ball games.

He added there will also be the street danc­ing arena com­pe­ti­tion that high­lights the in­dige­nous peo­ple’s tribal dance and prac­tices. This will be par­tic­i­pated by the six high schools in the town.

Mal­a­bor said that the fi­esta is geared to give recog­ni­tion to the in­dige­nous com­mu­ni­ties in the lo­cal­ity.

So far, there are eight in­dige­nous com­mu­ni­ties in the town and four more are be­ing or­ga­nized, he added.

Mal­a­bor said 30 per­cent of the town’s pop­u­la­tion are in­dige­nous peo­ple.

Mean­while, Mal­a­bor said that the mu­nic­i­pal gov­ern­ment is also brac­ing for the Holy Week cel­e­bra­tion next month and the Panaad Fes­ti­val in April.

He said they are ex­pect­ing more pil­grims will be go­ing to the Holy Moun­tain where the 40 feet gi­ant cross is sit­u­ated.

He added that a clean up drive will be con­ducted in the area as well as in the nat­u­ral trail./ PR

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