Tacurongnons once again celebrated their unity or inugyunay through the successful run of the Inugyunay Festival 2016, which was held from December 8 to December 23.

The lights-on program for the annual Light-a-Tree Contest on December 8 served as the official opening of the festival. Businesses and individuals in the city adopted and decorated a tree with festive lights, which brightened up the city hall grounds at night. The winning entry of the Becodo Family won first prize taking with them Php100,000 in cash prize.

The Nightly Christmas Presentation Competition, which ran from December 10 to December 21, was a musical variety show participated by educational institutions and people’s organizations in the city. The Sultan Kudarat State University was declared champion and bagged Php25,000 in cash.

A nightly free movie-viewing at the city hall open grounds dubbed Pasine sa Paskwa ran from December 9 to December 22 and showed family-friendly movies on a big screen.

On finale night on December 23, the City Government and Good Shepherd Review Center brought the Hyperland Invasion Music Fest. Top local acts from the city and the region gave live performances to a jam-packed open grounds. A rave and foam party energized the crowd thereafter.

The annual grand fireworks display, which was the highlight of the festival on the finale night, drew in thousands of Tacurongnons who gathered within and without the city hall grounds awaiting for the spectacle. At 10pm, the crowd weren’t disappointed with the 15-minute fireworks exhibition. (YMR, LGU-Tacurong Information)