The Lanao del Norte booth showcases the rich cultural heritage of the royal Maranao tribe. Lanao del Norte is one of the participating LGUs in “Pasundayag sa Northern Mindanao 2016” held at SM City – Baguio.

Tubod, lanao del Norte – The province of Lanao del Norte joins the “Pasundayag sa Northern Mindanao 2016” held at SM City – Baguio from May 26 to June 1, 2016.

The provincial government through its Provincial Tourism Office is showcasing the rich cultural heritage and tradition of the royal Maranao tribe of the Lanao provinces.

The Lanao del Norte group is composed of Tubod Tourism Officer Marlon Palomares, Information Head Lyndon Calica, personnel from the Provincial Tourism Office (PTO), Provincial Information Office, and PGLDN dancers.  The contingent is lead by Tourism Officer Minda Regis.

“We will be highlighting the colorful tradition and music of the proud Maranao people. Visitors will witness the ornately decorated Torogan house which is the official residence of the ruling Sultans and Datus. They will also hear their lively Kalilang music (maranao term for celebration) played through indigenous musical instruments like the kulintang, debaken and gong”, said Regis.

The Pasundayag event is an annual event organized by the Department of Tourism (DOT) – Region 10 and shown in different mega cities of Luzon.

“The Pasundayag sa Northern Mindanao is an iconic promotional activity of DOT-10 which showcases the culture, adventure and natural wonders of the 9 cities and 5 provinces in our region”, explained Supervising Tourism Officer Decius Esmedalla.

Among the LGUs represented include the provinces of Camiguin, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, and the cities of Iligan, Ozamiz, El Salvador, Cagayan de Oro, and Tangub.

Lanao del Norte will team up with Iligan City government on May 29 for their joint cultural presentation and audience participation activities.

On this day, visitors to the Lanao del Norte booth can taste delectable Maranao delicacies and the famous mudcrabs of Lala town during the food sampling.  Guests can also win prizes and in the trivia portion.

The highlight its primary product the coastal town of Lala celebrates the “Alimango Festival” every 22nd day of March. The mudcrab or “Alimango” was provided by Mayor Allan Lim and will be the main ingredient of top regional Chef Soy Sollero Fiel III as he creates mouth-watering dishes in the food tasting portion of the program.

The food tasting activity will also be the official launching of Lanao del Norte’s provincial dish dubbed as “Seafoods with gata and palapa” initiated by Lanao del Norte Hotel and Restaurant Association (LANORA) organized by the Provincial Tourism Official.

1st District Representative Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo will be the Guest of Honor during the Lanao del Norte-Iligan City Day.

DOT-10 is planning to take the Pasundayag roadshow in the Visayas come next year. VNL/PIO-LDN