‘Ginanggang Festival’ held in Tubod town

  • May 19, 2017
  • Lorry V. Gabule

By Lorry V. Gabule

TUBOD, Lanao del Norte, May 19 (PIA)— For the 9th year "Ginanggang Festival" (grilled banana) was again held here in Barangay Poblacion recently.

Hundreds of people came to witness the simultaneous grilling of more than 20,000 sticks of bananas along the streets of Barangay Poblacion where everyone was free to partake of the grilled bananas. 

The Ginanggang Festival was officially accredited by the Department of Tourism (DOT) in 2011, thus including it in the festivals of Lanao del Norte.

Adding color to this year's festival were competitions in folk dance, sports, cooking, best decorated Ganggangan, best tasty Ginanggang, most organized purok and most cooperative purok and others.

A search for Miss Barangay Poblacion was also held.

Celebrated every second Sunday of May, the Ginanggang Festival was first held in 2008 during the incumbency of former barangay captain Vicmar P. Aguilar.

For his part, Punong Barangay Mark Peter P. Cabili expressed his gratitude for the all-out support of the 18 Puroks and the bayanihan spirit that made the celebration a success. (lvgabule/PIA 10-LDN)


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