LINAMON, Lanao del Norte, January 23 – Linamon in its 57th foundation day has been celebrating and paying tribute for its importance to the coconut. Every 23rd day of January, during the town’s foundation day celebration the people flaunt the various uses of the coconut with this year’s theme “Dalan sa Kahi-usahan, Kasadya ug Panag-ambahan sa tanan” through the guidance of Mayor Randy J. Macapil.
Linamon’s name origin was a story of the first Muslim natives that come from the Visayas Islands to explore and cultivate the land. Some migrant settlers were devoured by killer crocodiles when they set foot at the banks of the river now called Linamon River hence “Linamon” as related by the old folks.
The Provincial Government is very supportive of cultural festivals and activities to promote tourism and tradition. Peace and unity is essential for the province to progress and develop.
“Kung walay kahusay ug kalinaw wala gyud kitay makab-ot na kalamboan sa atong lungsod ug sa atong pinanggang probinsya sa lalawigan sa Lanao del Norte, and I would like to thank Mayor Randy once again for bringing back hudyaka sa lubi” – Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo.
Every Hudyaka festival features the Hudyaka street dancing in which the performers from each barangay wear their elaborate and ingenious costumes made up of coconut materials to surprise the crowd and judges.
Linamon maybe the smallest town in Lanao del Norte in terms of land area, yet it is rich and famous of diversified cultures of Muslims and Christians, the town boasted the world class beauty of Tinago waterfalls that has been visited by adventurers may it be local or international. The town also boasted and widely known for their coconut delicacies and products in Lanao del Norte.
The support from the local government and its heads is essential for the success of the celebration. Showing the rest of Lanao del Norte and the country that the Hudyaka street dancing is to be looked upon and awaited. PIO-LDN