(January 15, 2012) The City Government of Tacurong proved that the holiday season indeed is a period of a myriad of celebrations as it lauded the Inugyunay Festival 2011 on December 16-23, 2011 with a series of nightly presentations at the City Hall Grounds, City of Tacurong.
Tacurongnons convened as early as 2 o’clock in the morning of December 16 to join in the festival opening where the lighting of the giant Christmas tree, belen, Philippine map, and city hall building took place. After which, the City Government Officials, together with the people of Tacurong, joined in the first Misa de Gallo in Nuestra Senora dela Candelaria Parish Church.
The nightly presentations were sponsored by the different schools and agencies who willed to dedicate their talents not just to give entertainment for their fellow Tacurongnons but also for the aim of offering their performances to God, who is the reason of the season’s celebration.
The night of Decemeber 19 was owned by the privates schools including NDTC – High School and College Departments, ND Sienna College of Tacurong, Inc., Centerpoint College of Arts and Sciences, St. John Learning Center, Inc., Sultan Kudarat Educational Institution, VMC City College, STI College, and Quezon Colleges of Southern Philippines. The Department of Education starred the night of the 20th while the 21st was the time for Non-Government Organizations namely: TAMAVA, Rotary Club of Tacurong, Transport Group, SK Chamber of Commerce, Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Trucking Group, and Hotels, Inns, and Pension Houses. The Association of Barangay Council devoured the night of the 22nd while the night of the 23rd was reserved for the Local Government Unit of Tacurong talents and for the annual grandiose fireworks display.
Inugyunay Festival is celebrated every December of each year to bring together the people of Tacurong in the holiday season. Inugyunay is a Hiligaynon word which means “to unite.” [Jessa Loreta C. Billano]