BONTOC, Mountain Province, March 2 (PIA) -- The Lang-ay cultural festival and the 47th Foundation Day of Mountain Province will be celebrated both on April 7.
Governor Leonard Mayaen said the Lang-ay or cultural festival will still be part of the program to commemorate the province’s foundation day this April.
“There will be cultural presentations and street dancing to be done by selected groups of clusters”, assured the governor correcting impression that this year’s foundation day celebration will forego with the Lang-ay.
Mayaen said there will be four cultural presentations whose participants will also be the actors in the street dancing. He said the cultural presentations will be done by selected groups with one group representing the eastern towns of Barlig, Natonin and Paracelis, one group will represent the towns of Bontoc and Sadanga and another group will come from the municipalities of Besao, Bauko, Sabangan, Sagada and Tadian. The Provincial government will provide one cultural presentation, he said.
In the previous staging of Lang-ay festival which was usually held ahead of the foundation day, all the municipalities were represented in the cultural presentations and in the street dancing, and in some instances, there were two categories of participants, the mixed or community group and the children’s category.
Now with the limited cultural presentations, the governor said the provincial government will be saving about P2 million of the allotted P4M budget for this year’s Lang-ay Festival and the Mt. Province Day celebration.
The governor earlier suggested that the expected savings of P2 Million will be used for the construction of two comfort rooms, one in front of the Sumaguing Cave in Sagada and another one within the town plaza in Natonin.
Other identified activities for the celebration are the conduct of agro-industrial fair, medical mission, Farmers Forum, Youth Summit, Provincial Tourism Summit, Search for Miss Mt. Province and some sports events.(JDP/ ABD – PIA-CAR, Mountain Province)