The Opening Program Committee of the Tnalak Festival this year confirmed the attendance of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada this July 14.
Emmanuel Jumilla, Committee In-Charge, said the senator will join the official festival opening and releasing of doves with the provincial government officials at the South Cotabato Sports Complex.
“The gates will open as early as seven in the morning. The public will enter the gates near the Boy Scout Office and at the South Cotabato Gymnasium while guests and visitors will use the main gate at Alunan Avenue,” Jumilla said.
The senator champions laws on local governance. He filed several bills like the increase of benefits and salaries of barangay officials, including barangay tanods, the strengthening of their fiscal autonomy in terms of their selection of a depository bank, their IRA allocation, and the provision of support services at the barangay level.
Meanwhile, the public will witness a full-length production of the golden era of original Filipino music. I will highlight local artists in South Cotabato like Medal Kolon’Datal, Koronadal City Dance Sports, Xtreme Dancers, Ground Zero, and Unimind.
The thematic dance competition is also one of the major entertainment events during the opening program. The competitors are the towns of Norala, the City of Koronadal, and Sto. Nino, Suralah, and Tupi with at least 40 performers per group.
“The team will use one piece of music composed by a government employee of the Provincial Capitol,” Jumilla stressed.
The champion will get P100, 000 while runner-ups will receive P75, 000, P50, 000 respectively. A consolation prize of P20, 000 will be distributed to non-winning teams.