General Santos Celebrates Tri-People Culture

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General Santos Celebrates Tri-People Culture


The country's tuna capital, Gen. Santos City, unveiled its artistic side as it celebrated the multi-awarded Kalilangan Festival as part of its 74th founding day.

It culminated with the Kadsagayan or street dance parade and showdown which displayed the dances of the city's tri-people.

The month-long festivity coincided with the National Arts Month. Major events included the Sayaw ng Lahi and the Salubungan Parada ng Lahi which reenacted the arrival of Gen. Paulino Santos in 1939 to organize the coastal town of Dadiangas.

Gen. Santos City Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio, said that this year's theme "Tri-People in Unity, Excellence in Harmony" brought to the fore again the convergence of the lowland Christian population, the Muslim tribes and the indigenous peoples who have made Gen. Santos their home.

"The cultural extravaganza is a pageantry of unique and colorful ethnic rites, rituals and traditions like marriage celebrations, religious ceremonies, anniversaries, royal enthronements, and other social activities," she said.

The fest, derived from the word "Kalilang" which means celebration in the Maguindanaoan dialect, is a social gathering marked by the exchange of amenities among ethnic leaders, elders, and townsfolk.

Custodio added that Kalilangan Festival focuses on the cultural diversity that will enable its people and visitors to revisit and appreciate the city's richness of our native songs, dances, sports, games, as well as its local agro-industrial produce. …

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