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MUNATO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2016

Sarangani celebrates its founding Anniversary with Music, Arts, History, and loads of fun!  Here are the activities for those who want to join!

MunaTo Cultural Village presents the “Thread of Life” interactive show. It is a one hour show that will narrate the music and movement of the Sarangani Indigenous People as they celebrate different phases of  life.  This is a first of its kind in this region.  After the show, those who are interested to try the authentic Indigenous dishes, it will be served for as much as P100.  The show has 4 schedules a day (9 AM, 11 AM, 2 PM and 4PM).  You must book ahead of time because the show can only accommodate 80 people at a time!

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MunaTo will once again have different live museums – This includes the Looms and Beads Exhibit at the Kasfala Hall.  Take a view at live weaving, live embroidery, and also an exhibit of the works of our Indigenous Artists in Sarangani.

Another Museum worth seeing is the Wildlife Museum found at the  Environmental and Conservation Center.  See the underwater and upland exhibits and see the species found in Sarangani Bay and on the uplands of Sarangani Province.  This is a very interesting exhibit that is very educational. A must see!

There will also be the Sarangani Street Arts where 3D effects are great for photos.  There are several displays worthy for your social media uploads.

Fabli Guni is going to be a display of arts, crafts, and other agri products for sale!  You will enjoy shopping locally produced items here.  MunaTo Arcade is the area for commercial food and other booths . It is also a good place to cool off and eat!

Several Activities you need to witness are the following:

  1. Pearl of Sarangani (Nov 24)
  2. The Platform with Raffy Alunan, Gina Lopez, and Gen. Bato Dela Rosa (Nov 25)munato-2016-the-platform-poster-001
  3. Indonesian Performing Group (Nov 25)
  4. Sarangani Youth Night with Aiza Seguerra (Nov 25)

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6.Heritage and Craft Conferences (Nov 25 and Nov 26)

7.Street Dance Performance of JLC Trades School (Nov 25 & Nov 26)

8.Folk Dance Competition – National and IP Traditional (Nov 26)

9. IP Sports Tournaments (Nov 25 & Nov 26)

10.Grand Concert with Callalily

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Enjoy the 14th MunaTo festival and the 24th founding anniversary of Sarangani Province. Check here their schedule of activities for more information!

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NATIONAL PARAGLIDING FUN FLY

“SOX” or Soccsksargen is lucky to have 300 days a year for Paragliding flying making this the Paragliding Capital of the Philippines.  Maasim, Sarangani has hosted 2 International Paragliding Accuracy Competition and the Paragliding World Cup in 2014 and 2015.  This 2016, a new concept is brewing… Costume Fun Fly and it is going to gather all the paragliding pilots from all over the Philippines to create an Air Festival out of our  Sarangani skies.  This October 29-31, expect to see colorful costumes jump off the cliff of Safi Ranch. This is also an opportunity for you to try a paragliding tandem fly at a discount!

(Contact Go Sarangani Travel for details…)

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This National Paragliding Fun Fly will also have side events such as  Kiting clinics and also a Trick or Treat Fun!  It will be an awesome event to spectate and the best part is that it is absolutely free to watch.  So take your friends and your family!  Enjoy this super fun festival in the sky this October 29-31, 2016 in Sarangani.

 

 

7 days to the World Cup

Have you seen a sky filled with colorful chutes and pilots gliding on it? If not, this will be your chance! The Paragliding Accuracy World Cup is coming to the Philippines and it will be held at the Safi Ranch, Maasim, Sarangani Province. Yes, you can enjoy watching this international sports event and meet international paragliding pilots competing in this Paragliding Accuracy Competition.



Several side events are also for the public to enjoy — kite making and kite flying, mountaineering 101, photo competition and trade and travel fair. It’s going to be fun! 

As of recent over 65 pilots are confirmed to compete. This is the first of this kind in the country. The Paragliding Accuracy World Cup is also part of the Visit Philippines 2015 program of the Department of Tourism. 

We encourage you to watch and see the spectacular event in Sarangani this March 27-29.

SARBAY 2015 GOES VIRAL ONLINE!

The Sarangani Bay Festival (also known as Sarbay Fest) has become a Summer Brand that attracts beach goers and athletes from all over the Philippines.  Sarbay Fest started in 2006 will now be celebrating its 10th year this May 2015.  Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon promises this 2015 “to be bigger and better than the last Sarbay”.  This Festival was awarded the Pearl Award Grand Winner for Best Tourism Event in Sports, Adventure, and Wellness by the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) and Department of Tourism (DOT).

In 2014, Sarbay Fest was able to attract:

120,000+ tourists

830 Athletes competing in 9 Sports Events

With over Php 700,000 worth of Cash Prizes

More than 1,000 pitched Tent Accommodation

And Tourist Spending Receipts of over Php34 Million Pesos

The Online Launch presents the premier teaser of Sarbay Fest 2015 with this video:

In a matter of 24 hours, the news was well received and has gone viral with over 170 shares on facebook and more than 2,500 views! It will be no wonder that this year’s Sarbay Fest will be bigger than last years. As early as January, the province of Sarangani has began their preparations for Sarbay Fest’s 10th year.

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Take note also of the date and start planning your way to Sarbay 2015!

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MunaTo Festival presents the MunaTo Yesterland Themepark!

Sarangani Province for the first time is turning its Capitol Grounds into an Educational Themepark.  On November 27-29, 2014 Sarangani is going to bring forth 12 Attractions that will make learning about history, social science, arts and culture in a more interactive and fun way!

MunaTo means “First People” in the Blaan Language.  Although Sarangani is a young province, having been crafted out of South Cotabato in 1992, it has a long history.  The anthropomorphic jars found in Maitum takes our Philippine history all the way back to the Metal age.  According to the carbon dating of the pottery found, it is possible that civilization existed as early as 500 BC in Maitum.  Many scholars are now looking into the possibility that this group of people are much earlier than the Malay race influence on the Philippines.  Because of these archeological finds, Sarangani claims that the First People are found in this area.

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It was in 2002 that the Sarangani Tourism Council and the Provincial Government decided to celebrate their first MunaTo Festival.  The Festival featured the diversity of Sarangani’s people, culture, and treasures.  This 2014, the 12th MunaTo Festival and the 22nd Founding Anniversary of Sarangani is taking a new twist on featuring the rich diversity and heritage of this People.

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MunaTo Yesterland Themepark 12 Attractions

  1. Cave of the Ancient – This is a light and sound show regarding the anthropomorphic jars found in the caves of Maitum, Sarangani.
  2. Tribal Village – This will showcase the Tboli, Blaan, and Tagakaolo tribes. There will be a show every hour about their music, dances, chants and stories. Also found here are products for sale made by the Indigenous peoples of Sarangani.
  3. Sarangani Wildlife Museum – This is found at the ECPC. The museum features the different animals and species found in Sarangani that are preserved for study.  Also at the 2nd floor auditorium will play Sarangani- made films from last year’s Salamindanaw’s entry.
  4. Looms & Beads – Located at the Kasfala Hall, the Looms and Beads is an extensive, elaborate, and detailed exhibit featuring traditional arts and crafts in Mabal Tabih, Saul (bead works), and other artifacts. This is an exhibit of Heirloom designs and fabrics from our Indigenous Tribes in Sarangani.
  5. MunaTo Fotoloco – This is the sculpture of Kublai found at the Sarangani Capitol depicting the first people. Here people can take their wacky and fun photos. A photobooth will be available to take photos for a fee!
  6. Sarangani Street Arts – On the back street of the Capitol, several Sarangani artists will create a 3D street art of the different Sarangani tourist destination for those with tickets to take their chance for photo ops.
  7. Glan 100 – Since Glan, Sarangani is celebrating their 100th year this 2014, MunaTo Festival is giving a tribute the first settlers of Glan. We invite you to also try to be one of the Colonos!
  8. Sarangani Historical Lane – Sarangani gives tribute to all the leaders that have served Sarangani Province since its creation since 1992.
  9. Moro Cottages – The different tribes and Moro themed cottages will be on display with hourly cultural dance show. Here you will learn about the traditional practices for marriage, for childbirth, and the others. The Moro themed cottages will be a people’s choice competition. People gets to post a sticker vote for their favorite cottage!
  10. Fabli Guni & Farmers Market – This will be the biggest gathering of Sarangani Produce and Products. Included here will be Organic Vegetables, Fruits, Sarangani Upland Rice varieties including ornamental plants, and potteries. Also for sale, will be Sarangani’s processed foods, Aquaculture harvests, handicraft and furniture, fashion, and even Halal foods. This is one full market where you can buy and even deal with suppliers!
  11. MunaTo Arcade – This is the section for food and novelty items. Here traders sell snacks, meals, drinks, and other goods.
  12. MunaTo Center Stage – Found at the center grounds of Sarangani Capitol. Here free shows and activities that will be viewed by all Themepark goers. This includes the daily parade and mascot appearances, the tribal sports and boxing competitions, magic shows, concerts and Pearl of Sarangani.

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Also the other highlight feature that the kids will surely love will be the mascots Sara, the Blaan Princess and Gani, the Muslim Warrior.  These two mascots will have appearances around the park throughout the 3-day event. The Munato Yesterland themepark aims to bring studying of history, social studies, science and culture and arts in a very fun and interactive way!

Themepark Rates

To enter the MunaTo Yesterland Themepark is free.  However to enter each attraction a rate of P10.00 will be charged per person.  Better yet people are encouraged to avail of the One-Day Unlimited Pass at Php50.00 to enter ALL attractions. If you are a Senior Citizen,  Sarangani resident, Sarangani student, or Sarangani employee, you can avail of the discounted One Day Unlimited pass at Php30.00. Present your ID at the Ticket booth.

This has been the most exciting twist just yet!  So book and buy your tickets right away.  Call STIPC at (083)5085230 or GO SARANGANI TRAVEL at (083) 5528015 for more information!