THE GREAT FIRST KORONADAL INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL!


“EVERYTIME I ATTEND PRESS CONFERENCES AT THE CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES- I CAN SAY, ARE ONE OF THE HAPPIEST MOMENTS OF MY LIFE AND MY “LOVE”. AND THE FOOD THEY OFFER TO THE PRESS ARE SIMPLY GREAT AND SO WONDERFUL EAT. KASI, TAOS SA PUSO NILA ANG MAGBIGAY.

ALAM KO YUN, WALANG KAPLASTIKAN SA MGA PUSO NG CCP P.R. AT CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES PEOPLE. KAPAG KAKAIN NA AKO DOON, GANADONG-GANADO AKO. ALAM KO KASI, MULA SA PUSO NILA ANG MAGLINGKOD AT MAGPAKAIN SA MGA TAONG ALAM NAMAN NILANG SUMUSUPORTA SA TUNAY NA KAHULUGAN NG SINING AT KULTURA. MULI ITONG NAGANAP SA NAKARAANG PRESS LAUNCH NG KORONADAL INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL. NAPAKAAYOS NG PRESENTATION NILA SA CONFERENCE, HINDI “O.A.” DAMANG-DAMA MO NA ANG LAHAT NG IYON AY PARA SA IKAKATAGUMPAY NG SINING AT KULTURA.

NAPAKABAIT AT NAPAKA-GUWAPO NG MAYOR NG KORONADAL CITY NA SI MAYOR PETER MIGUEL AT VERY SWEET SA BLOGGER NA ITO. HA-HA.
SA AUDIO VISUAL PRESENTATION NILA SA NAGANAP NA PRESS LAUNCH, NAROON NA ANG LAHAT NG DETALYE. KUMPLETO. AT PAGKATPOS NUN, NAGBIGAY NG SPEECH SI MAYOR MIGUEL. THEN AT THE LATTER PART, NAGPALABAS SILA NG “AUTHENTIC” SONG AND DANCE NUMBERS NA PAWANG CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC, PERFORMED BY AUTHENTIC AND GENUINE TRIBAL PEOPLE IN KORONADAL. TRULY ENGROSSING.
THIS IS THE REASON WHY WE TRULY SUPPORT ALL THE UNDERTAKINGS OF CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES. IT’S THE TRUE EDUCATIONAL FORM AND ESSENCE OF THE ARTS. HINDI “FAKE”.
PARA SA CCP AT KAY MAYOR FERRER, MABUHAY KAYO SA INYONG ADVOCACIES AT DEDIKASYON SA TEAM-UP NINYO SA KORONADAL INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORIC FESTIVAL BUWAN NG AGOSTO AND WILL BE PARTICIPATED BY OTHER COUNTRIES. TEN MILLION PESOS ANG INILAAN NG CITY OF KORONADAL PARA SA INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL NA ITO. HANEP! ISANG MAGANDANG ADHIKAIN PARA SA IKAUUNLAD NG BANSANG PILIPINAS AT MAGANDANG IMPRESYON NA IDUDULOT SA IBANG MGA BANSA. GINAWA NILA ITO MASKI WALANG SUPORTA SA GOBYERNO. MA-GUILTY SANA SILA. HEHEHE. DI BA, MAYOR FERRER? LAB YOU.”

— (Robert Manuguid Silverio, blogger sssip*)

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(WORDS AND PHOTOS AT THE PRESS LAUNCH BY ROBERT MANUGUID SILVERIO)

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THE GREAT CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES
THIS BLOGGER WITH MAYOR FERRER AND THE GEUNUINE TRIBAL AND CULTURAL PERFORMERS OF KORONADAL CITY AT THE PRESS LAUNCH OF THE EVENT
THIS BLOGGER WITH MAYOR FERRER AND THE GENUINE TRIBAL AND CULTURAL PERFORMERS OF KORONADAL CITY AT THE PRESS LAUNCH OF THE EVENT

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BELOW ARE WRITTEN DETAILS AND STORIES ON KORONADAL INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL! READ ON:

“Koronadal wants to host int’l folklore festival”
By Mindanews on November 6 2014 1:53 pm

Read more http://www.mindanews.com/top-stories/2014/11/06/koronadal-wants-to-host-intl-folklore-festival/
The city government here is targeting to host an international folklore festival by next year to highlight the area’s 75th or diamond foundation anniversary celebration.

City Mayor Peter Miguel said the International Council of Organizations for Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts (CIOFF) has initially signified support for the city’s bid to host one of its gatherings in August next year.

He said the group extended such support during the recent 44th CIOFF World Congress and General Assembly held in Bautzen, Germany.

The mayor personally attended the gathering and was recognized by CIOFF as country representative as well as the city’s Pyesta Kolon D’tal as an associate member.

“I was able to get their nod to bring an international folklore to our city. We’ll work on this and make it happen in August 2015,” he said.

Miguel said the planned festivity will highlight dances, songs, rituals and other cultural practices of tribal or indigenous people in the area and the neighboring regions.

He said CIOFF representatives are scheduled to visit the city in March next year to finalize plans for the hosting of the activity.

The mayor said bringing an international festival to the area will entail a lot of work but cited that the city government is up to the task.

He said they have allocated an initial P10 million to set off the preparations for the hosting of the activity.

The Paris-based CIOFF is an official partner of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and is accredited with its Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee.

Created in 1970, CIOFF has been spearheading efforts in “safeguarding, promotion and diffusion of traditional culture and folklore” in 110 countries.

The group promotes intangible heritage, through forms of expression such as dance, music, games, rituals, customs and other arts as well as support activities of its members and those of non-governmental organizations working in the areas of folklore and cultural heritage.

The city, which is the regional seat and center of Region 12, will celebrate its 75th foundation anniversary as a settlement on January 10, 2015.

The local government has set a series of festivities for the year-long celebration, among them national sports events and conventions.

The city earlier made a bid to host the 2015 edition of the Palarong Pambansa, which is returning anew to Mindanao after two years.

http://cioff2015.koronadal.gov.ph/about-koronadal-city/from-the-mayor/
From The Mayor

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Kanami Koronadal!

The City Government of Koronadal, Philippines most cordially invites you to join our Pyesta Kolon D’Tal, a merry-making event in celebration of the intangible cultural heritage of our indigenous people, the B’laans on the occasion of the 75th Year Diamond Jubilee of the city as a settlement district.

Pyesta Kolon D’tal is a 10-day festival, to start on August 9 and ends on August 18, 2015. Hence, we expect the arrivals of all participating groups no later than the 8th of August and departures on the 19th.

Ten (10) international folkloric groups are expected to perform either authentic, elaborated or contemporized repertoire of their countries dances and music.

Five (5) local groups from the Philippines will also join the revelry bringing their own unique tribal cultural heritage in songs and dances peculiar to their tribes.

Our very own Hinugyaw Cultural Dance Troupe will also showcase our own B’laan songs and dances performing with the authentic tribe.

Attached are pertinent guidelines for any interested groups which intend to join us in this very socially engaging and culturally enriching experience in this part of the world, Koronadal Philippines.

We shall be happy to receive your intention to join by filling up the registration form and returning the same to us no later than November 30, 2014.

Sincerely,

HON. PETER B. MIGUEL, MD, FPSO-HNS

FROM MANILA BULLETIN.COM
“Troupes from 12 countries at Koronadal folklore fest”
Read more at http://www.mb.com.ph/troupes-from-12-countries-at-koronadal-folklore-fest/#2yjIZM47osBIC0Dj.99

Koronadal City, South Cotabato — Hundreds of performers from 12 countries are coming to Koronadal City on August 9 – 18 for the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts CIOFF International Folklore Festival that will showcase arts, folklore and culture of the Philippines, Armenia, Slovenia, Russia, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Turkey, Poland, Japan, Indonesia, Chinese Taipei, India, and Thailand.

Four Filipino cultural groups: UP Filipiniana Dance Troupe, PNU Kislap Sining, Barangay Folk Dance Group and ECD Dance Company of the Philippines, along with the Koronadal Hinugyaw Cultural Dance Troupe will represent the country.

The Koronadal International Folklore Festival dubbed “Piyesta Kolon Datal” will open on August 10 at the South Cotabato Sports Complex, followed by twice-a-day 2-hour performances: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. matinee show at the South Cotabato Gymnasium and Cultural Center and 6– 9 p.m. gala show at the Rizal Park.

Several pocket performances have also been set at KCC Mall of Marbel, Gaisano Grand Mall, Ace Centerpoint and the Koronadal City Public Market.

Participants will also travel to nearby municipalities and Tacurong City to perform and conduct lecture demonstrations to orient locals on their traditional songs and dances.

Foreign visitors are also scheduled to visit popular tourist destinations during their free times.

In his message, Koronadal Mayor Peter Miguel said: “Piyesta Kolon Datal highlights the unique and distinct culture of our indigenous people, the B’laans, and we want to share this with the world.”

The B’laan culture will be showcased on April 18.

Koronadal’s hosting of an international folklore festival under the auspices of the (CIOFF) is the first in the Philippines.

This became possible after Koronadal’s Piyesta Kolon Datal gained CIOFF recognition as an associate member and country representative. (PIA)

Read more at http://www.mb.com.ph/troupes-from-12-countries-at-koronadal-folklore-fest/#2yjIZM47osBIC0Dj.99

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