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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
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. usa
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
’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. Tacurong City
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.