La Carlota City 1st MKNP Festival 2017 Grand Opening on Friday
The First Mt. Kanla-on Natural Park Festival 2017 Halad Kay Kang-laon opening ceremonies will be held Friday, August 11, at Sitio Guintubdan, Barangay Ara-al in La Carlota City, to be led by City Mayor Luis Jacky D. Jalandoni III.
Expected to grace the festival are Bago City Mayor Nicolas ‘Nikko’ Yulo, La Castellana Mayor Rhumyla Nicor Manguilimotan, Murcia Mayor Andrew Montelibano, San Carlos City Mayor Gerardo ‘Ginggo’ Valmayor and Canlaon City Mayor Jimmy Jayme L. Clerigo, Governor Alfredo G. Marañon Jr. of Negros Occidental and Governor Roel Degamo of Negros Oriental.
Theme is “Pag-amlig sa dunang manggad para sa kaayuhan sang katawhan.”
The activities started on August 4-6 with Tree Planting.
On August 11 - 8:00 AM - Thanksgiving Mass followed by opening ceremonies. Invocation to be officiated by Rev. Fr. Hubert M. Javellana, Director, PAX Catholic Academy; Welcome Address of La Carlota City Mayor Luis J. Jalandoni III, Opening Remarks of Dr. Concordio Remoroza, MKNP, PAsu, Messages of Forester Livino B. Duran, DENR NIR Director, Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo, Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo G. Marañon Jr. followed by presentation of the official MKNP-Jingle, Festival Dance Competition, Tinabu-ay Festival of the Municipality of Murcia and Pintaflores Festival of San Carlos City.
Special Number of the Legend of Mt. Kanla-on will rendered by Doña Hortencia Salas Benedicto National High School students.
Part II will have MKNP Cook-Off Challenge, MKNP Canvas Painting Competition, MKNP Body Painting Competition, Festival Dance Presentation of Pasayaw Festival of Canla-on City, Body Painting Presentation and Runway, Festival Dance Presentation of Bailes De Luces of the Municipality of La Castellana and Awarding of Winners and Ceremonial Turn-over to the next host LGU.
Part IV - Party at the Park, featuring La Carlota City Band & Up Stream Post Activity.
On August 12 is the “1st MKNP, RUN, Walk In the Park” to start at Buenas Aires, Bago City to Sitio Guintubdan, La Carlota City.
Mayor Jalandoni and SPMs, City and barangay officials are inviting everyone to join the 1st Mt. Kanla-on Natural Park Festival 2017 and enjoy with their family.*(Jun de los Reyes)