Koronadal City—The Tnalak Festival is now 95 percent ready to welcome guests and tourists in preparation for its grand opening on July 13, 2022, the festival committee secretariat announced.
Argie Ryan Asaria, Tnalak Festival Head of the Secretariat, said all the activities are prepared and ready to be conducted on specific dates during the festival.
South Cotabatenos have shown enough courage during the pandemic and could now open the borders to build back the economy, he said.
The festival brings in a tourism and trade expo to ignite the interests of both local and foreign travelers to explore the South Cotabato arts and culture.
In the last two years, the province had to focus on the virtual Tnalak Festival experience because of the threat of the virus.
The festival this year injects dance, music, and local artisans to present the South Cotabato vibe.
He said, stalls are put-up where people could buy various souvenir items such as handwoven fabric or tnalak, t-shirts, shoes, bags, furniture, and food.
“Dali dun kita!” Asaria added.