by: Aurell P. Arais
Malaybalay City – Seven municipalities and two cities will compete during the streetdancing as highlight of the crowd-drawing Kaamulan Festival 2008.
This was learned from Mayflor P. Intong, the Kaamulan overall in-charge during the media briefing helt at PIA office last February 11, 2008.
Intong said that the nine local government units are the municipalities of Maramag, Don Carlos, Libona, Manolo Fortich, Baungon, Lantapan and Sumilao and the two cities of Valencia and Malaybalay.
During the ethnic streetdancing competition two categories will be adjudged, namely streetdancing and float competition.
Prizes at stake for the streetdacing were: third prize P50,000.00, second prize P100,000.00 and first prize or the champion will receive P150,000.00.
Meanwhile the winners for float competition will receive P20,000.00, P 30,000.00 and P50,000.00 for the third, second and first or champion respectively.
As of presstime, the criterion for judging is not yet available.
Accordingly each participating group will have a maximum member of not more than 200 persons.
For his part, Provincial Spokesperson Cesar Apao boasted that this year’s Kaamulan has a bit of authenticity since each participating contingent are required to have a member that are really real native in Bukidnon.
Apao enjoined people in Bukidnon to enjoy during the festivities that serves as the window of the province not just in our country but in the whole world.
Kaamulan is derived from the lumad term amul-amul which means gathering of the seven tribe of Bukidnon; Umayamnon, Tigwahanon, Matigsalog, Bukidnon, Manobo, Higaonon and Talaandig.