Koronadal City—Aside from being the Land of the Dreamweavers, South Cotabato is celebrating its unity amidst diversity and a no-discrimination place in this part of the Philippines as it started the merrymaking of the weeklong and colorful Tnalak Festival today.
Gov. Reynaldo Tamayo, Jr. expressed his gratefulness on how South Cotabato has become because of embracing unity among all tribes towards progress and development.
“I believe the culture of unity and no-discrimination bound us to work for the betterment of our beloved province,” Tamayo said during the opening program of the 20th Tnalak Festival and 53rd Foundation Anniversary.
Meanwhile, the governor mentioned the efforts of the “forefathers of our province to unite our people” to become one of the most promising provinces in the country.
Hundreds of South Cotabatenos participated in the Tnalak Festival parade earlier this morning. The province’s Tnalak Festival marks its milestone as a cultural festival that attracts balikbayans and culture vultures across the country.
For twenty long years, Tnalak Festival is a traditional celebration in South Cotabato held every July to honor the national treasure Be lang Dulay and the cultural icon tnalak fabric.
From a three-day event in the past, Tnalak Festival becomes a week-long showcase of the vibrant culture of oneness and pride just like tnalak fabric which is weave by dreaming the designs and patterns, knitting with patience and perseverance, a true value of being the South Cotabato people.
As the festival becomes more and more famous each year, tourists would never want to miss the opportunity to watch and share it through social media.