Davao City— Municipal local government units from different sectors of the province compete at the 12th Bulawan Festival for LGU Night: Las Fiestas de Oro on March 3, 2019. In light of the event, spectators are able to see the different performances as they learn more about the history and traditions through the representation of the festivals they hold in their respective area.
They were able to showcase their presentations at the said event and many were able to see their spectacular talents and precisions in their performances. The formal event started off with a message from the LMP President Hon. Roberto M. Yugo Sr. followed by the presentation of the board of judges, Mr. Richard Dian Vilar, Ms. Ma. Cynthia P. Aranas, and Ms. Dolores G. Curay.
The contenders from Maco, who represented their municipality’s “KaimonanFestival” were hailed the winners for the Las Fiestas de Oro, followed by the participants from Maragusan, who represented the “Pyagsawitan Festival”, and Montevista, representing the “Diwanag Festival”, winning 1st and 2nd runner up, respectively.
Other festivals represented during the night were from other areas within Comval Province: Pantukan and the “Pasaka Festival”, Mawab and the “Pasandugan Festival”, Compostela and the “Buganihan Festival”, Mabini and the “Dapungan Festival”, Laak and the “Imunan Cum-Fruit Festival”, New Bataan and the “Sal’Lupongan Festival”, and Nabunturan with the “Simballay Festival”.
Provincial governor Hon. Jayvee Tyron L. Uy was also able to give his message as he showed appreciation for the representation of the different areas within the province and how it important it is to preserve their area’s culture and history.
Guests included for the night were Senator Jinggoy Estrada, who gave out an enriching message for those in attendance during the event, and Filipino celebrity Bella Padilla, who also entertained everyone with a special performance number.
The event is part of the weeklong celebration of the 12th Bulawan Festival and 21st Founding Anniversary of Compostela Valley that runs from March 3 to 8, 2019.