Lang-ay Festival 2010 Schedule

>> 3/10/2010

The long awaited schedule of activities for the yearly Lang-ay Festival 2010 has already been released by the Lang-ay Development Council. Mountain Province based media man, Angel Baybay shares the following article:

Bontoc, Mountain Province – The Lang-ay Development Council, in a meeting last week, approved the schedule of activities for this year’s Lang-ay Festival on April 4-12 here at the capital town.

On April 4, Easter Sunday, shall start the three day free surgical mission with that shall be conducted by Baguio based medical doctors headed by Dr. Jimmy Cabfit. Patients to be operated on are those who have undergone the screening process from March 1 to April 2 at the Bontoc General Hospital. On the evening will be the search for the Bangan di Montanosa.

A civic parade around the Bontoc commercial area will start the activities on April 5 and ends at the provincial plaza where a mass will be held. The opening of the Agro-industrial Trade and Technology Fair completes the morning’s schedule. In the afternoon shall be the book launching of the History of Mountain Province written by a committee commissioned by the Governor Maximo Dalog; the choral and oratorical competition, and; the Lang-ay raffle draw which will benefit the PINAGPAGAN teams of the 144 barangays.

The third day will be for the elderly and the differently- abled persons. As in the past years, a meeting and cultural activities for these sectors are scheduled. They will also present a part during the Regional Development Council meeting. Candidates for the local elective positions will also sign a covenant unity in an effort to make the May elections honest, clean, and peaceful.

The street dancing and cultural presentations are calendared on April 7. Before the crowd drawing event will however start, a marathon will fire off the day’s program. People will then flock towards the chico river banks for the Lang-ay lunch. Individuals who have excelled in different fields will be given recognition in the afternoon.

Organizational meetings will be conducted on April 8. Among the groups to meet include the young professionals, Blessed Association of Retired Persons, Igorot Global Organization, Federation of Farmers’ Organization, the provincial and municipal historical groups, and the PINAGPAGAN teams.

In the morning of April 9 will be the Lang-ay quiz bee and essay writing contests while an evaluation and socialization night will be had in the evening.

The agro-industrial trade and technology fair will end on April 12.

To enliven the spirit of the festival which has adopted the theme, “Lang-ay, a Cultural Tool for Solidarity, Cooperation and Transformation”, concerts and theatrical shows are scheduled during the evenings from April 4 to 8.

Source: Mountain Province


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