15 December 2013 – The pre-opening of the Inugyunay Festival set off through the “Christmas Mardi Gras for a Cause”initiated by the Makasining Lahi – an organization composed of the gay community in Tacurong City – in cooperation with the city government of Tacurong. Members of the Makasining Lahi strut their costumes in the torch parade followed by a programme which provided entertainment and laughter to everyone watching the show. Highlight of the event was the gift giving to children from the Federation of Persons with Disabilities in Tacurong City. Hon. Psyche M. Sucaldito, Chairperson of the Christmas Mardi Gras, commended the organization for conducting the activity for the first time and moreover, for putting up a show that helps the community. President of Makasining Lahi Anthony Elvas promised that this event will progress further in the coming years so as to lend a hand to more people. (Ariesha Faith M. Dimaano)