Street Dance and Field Demo Competition amaze Tacurongnons and visitors

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       (September 21, 2011) The city of goodwill froze to witness the spectacle of the annual Talakudong Street Dancing and Field Demonstration Competition held at the City Hall Grounds on September 18.
            To lift the spirit of unity of not just the participants but of the whole city, Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte gave her message as a guest of honor in this year’s Talakudong Festival.
            “Ayaw mo’g kalimot nga sa usa ka siyudad, ang iyahang bahandi, anaa sa katawhan. So importante nga kamo mga katawhan, kamong mga opisyales sa syudad, isa lang ang inyuhang direksyon. Maghugpong mo padulong sa usa ka direksyon alang-alang sa kaugmaon sa inyuhang siyudad,” Mayor Duterte said.
            Valenzuela City Mayor Sherwin Gatchalian, one of the guests of honor of the festival, also conveyed his support and admiration in the way Tacurongnons celebrate the Foundation Anniversary of the city.
            Five groups displayed Tacurong City’s rich culture as they filled the day with vibrant and lively costumes, props and astounding tune of musical instruments. The participants included the Tribu Manubiao from Central Tacurong District; Tribu Katubuhan from East-West Tacurong District and San Emmanuel High School; Tribu Kudong from North Tacurong District and VF Grino Memorial National High School; Tribu Salakot from Tacurong National High School; and Tribu Kadsaya from South Tacurong District, Apolinario S. Bernardo Memorial National High School and Rajah Muda National High School.
            Tribu Manubiao was declared Best in Street Dancing. Best in Street Showdown award was bagged by Tribu Salakot while Best in Field Demo/Headgear Exhibition was garnered by Tribu Kudong.
            The over-all result declared Tribu Salakot as the 3rd runner up who received Php 85,000; Tribu Manubiao received Php 100, 000 as the 1st runner up; and Tribu Kudong went home with Php 130, 00o for being the Champion of this year’s Talakudong Street Dancing and Field Demonstration Competition.
            The event successfully ended with Mayor Lina Montilla’s vision of a unified community not just in trying times but most of all, in festivity and celebration.
            The Talakudong Street Dancing and Field Demonstration Competition culminated the week-long celebration of the city of Tacurong’s 11th Foundation Anniversary.
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