Issue of March 11, 2018

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14th Lang–ay, MP anniv calendar of events out
by Hanna C. Lacsamana

The provincial government of Mountain Province has released the calendar of activities for the celebration of the 14th Lang-ay Festival and the province’s 51st founding anniversary next month.

Events have started as early as March 10 with sports events as follows: March 10 to April 8 – volleyball, provincial plaza; April 2 to 6 – chess, Provincial Sports Development Office, table tennis at the Provincial Capitol Quadrangle; and open pencak silat forum and training at the MPSPC auditorium; March 22 to 27 – sports for autonomy relay marathon, province-wide; and April 7 to 9 – Governor’s Cup, Guina-ang Firing Range.

A whole day of activities is lined up for the “Lang-ay prelude” on April 2. These are “In memoriam,” a commemorative service, 7 a.m. at the Governors’ Memorial Monument; thanksgiving mass, 8 a.m. at the multipurpose hall outdoor stage; “Tekwab and Salibongbong, 9 a.m.; opening program, 10 a.m.; ceremonial opening of the agro-trade fair, 11 a.m.; an afternoon of Musical delight, 2 p.m.; drug-free song chorale competition, 5 p.m.; and concert, 7 p.m.

The agro-trade fair will be held from April 2 to 8 at the provincial plaza.

The Million Volunteer Run/Trek 4 will be on April 3 and 5, 7 a.m. with the Capitol grounds at as assembly area.

On April 3 and 4, the Aspire Roadshow will be held. The  agribusiness support promotion and investment on regional exposition will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ridgebrooke Hotel and Resto.

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority will have a skills demo and product marketing on April 3 and 4 from 8 to 5 p.m. at the provincial plaza.

The other events are: Red Cross Youth Hip-hop Dance Challenge – April 3, 2 p.m. at the gazebo of the provincial plaza; Search for Ms. Mountain Province pre-pageant night, April 3, 6 p.m. at the provincial plaza; The Youth as Service Provider Training (GAP coffee with NC II), April 4 and 5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Sagada; Red Cross Youth also Got Talent, April 4, 2 p.m. at the gazebo, provincial plaza.

Beverage pavilion, April 5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the provincial plaza; Igorot Showdown, April 5, 2 to 5 p.m. at the gazebo, provincial plaza; Search for Ms. Mountain Province coronation night, 6 p.m. at the multipurpose hall outdoor stage; entrepreneurial training on postharvest and value-adding of fish byproducts, April 5 at the Provincial Agriculture Office; and international forum on innovations for indigenous people’s empowerment and social transformation, April 5 to 7, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Teng-ab Formation Center.

On April 6 will be the 51st Mountain Province founding anniversary civic parade and founding day program along main streets and Eyeb open gym; Lang-ay by the Street, 2 to 5 p.m., main street; Governor’s Night, 5 to 6 p.m. at the multipurpose hall; Lang-ay Night, 5 to 10 p.m. at the main street; and Philippine Red Cross raffle bonanza, 3 to 4 p.m., main street.

The street chanting and dancing will be on April 7, 8 a.m., main street, along with the Lang-ay program at 9:30 a.m. at the Eyeb open gym, followed by cultural presentations at 10 a.m. also at the Eyeb open gym; Lang-ay by the Eyeb at noon at the Eyeb grounds; indigenous games and cultural presentations from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Eyeb open gym; and the Gangsa Night and awarding ceremonies will be held from 6 p.m. on the main street.

On April 8, the Lang-ay road to trail marathon will start at 4:30 a.m. at the provincial plaza; Kataguan drive for life 4th caravan-for-a-cause at 6 a.m. at the Eyeb grounds; and acrobatic show by Wonder Triple-K Acrobats from 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. at the Eyeb open gym.

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