Tubod, Lanao del Norte – After an unremarkable showing in the latest Sinulog Festival, officials of the Province of Lanao del Norte more popularly known as ‘Land of Beauty and Bounty’ in Cebu City vowed to surpass expectations by showing a bigger and more grand dance presentation in Sinulog Festival come 2016.
This was the unanimous decision of Lanao del Norte’s organizing committee after a post-Sinulog evaluation meeting.
“We have seen that we still have a lot more room for improvement. We want to present the biggest and best dance performance of Team Lanao del Norte in the Sinulog Festival next year”, declared Information Officer Lyndon Calica.
This year, the ‘Land of Beauty and Bounty’ contingent showcased the ‘Sagingan’ Festival of its capital town Tubod in the Free Interpretation category.
This was the seventh consecutive year that the province of Lanao del Norte participated in the world-renowned festival of the Queen City of the South.
The lone victory bagged by the contingent this year was in the Search for Festival Queen, where lead dancer Apple Jo Gamboa was proclaimed as Third Runner-Up.
In addition, the Province of Lanao del Norte was declared by Migo Donuts as its chosen contingent to receive 3,000 donuts.
The ‘Land of Beauty and Bounty’ contingent was choreographed by Emerito Custodio who will also be in the forefront of Lanao del Norte’s grand showdown next year.
The province of Lanao del Norte is hailed as the ‘Motocross Capital of the Philippines’ and the ‘Home of PBA in Mindanao’. VNL/PIO-LDN