Angeles City, Pampanga – The province of Lanao del Norte joins the nine cities and four provinces of northern Mindanao for the DOT-led ‘Pasundayag sa Clark 2015’.
The Department of Tourism event officially opened to the public on May 11 until May 18. ‘Pasundayag’ is held at the SM-Clark Activity Center with the theme ‘Networking towards a stronger tourism industry’.
“We are happy to showcase the best of Lanao del Norte here in central Luzon. We are excited to see that many Pampangeños are very interested to know more of the rich culture and traditions of our peaceful province”, expressed Provincial Tourism Head Minda Regis.
Part of the Lanao del Norte contingent are members of the Lanao del Norte Cultural Dance Troupe and Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT) Season 1 Top 5 finalist Sherwin Baguion.
One of the highlight of Lanao del Norte’s booth is a miniature ‘Torogan’ or Sultan’s palace of the royal Maranao tribe. The torogan is the center of the community’s social activities and celebrations like grand weddings, thanksgiving rites, enthronement and even vigils for the dead.
On May 14, the Lanao del Norte contingent hosted the Pasundayag event and showcased the rich culture and traditions of the Maranao tribe. The theme of ‘Lanao del Norte Day’ was ‘The best of Lanao del Norte’ and highlighted the world class talents of the province as well as its creatively crafted festival gowns made of indigenous materials.
Present during the ‘Lanao del Norte Day’ were Provincial Administrator Joselito Quibranza, Information Officer Lyndon Calica and Vice-Governor Ma. Cristina Atay. 1st District Representative Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo also visited the Lanao del Norte destination booth to help invite local and foreign tourists to visit the fast-rising province.
“Northern Mindanao is such a beautiful and peaceful region of Mindanao. I invite the people of central Luzon to explore more our country and visit northern Mindanao in their future vacations”, said DOT Region 3 Director Ronaldo Tiotuico. VNL/PIO-LDN