Sadanga celebrates Fvegnash Festival

SADANGA, Mountain Province, June 15(PIA) – This municipality will stage its 54th Foundation Anniversary and 9th Fvegnash Festival

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 With the theme “Gawis Ay Kultura, Nabalor Ka, Unod Chi Ungung-a, Fomgewan Na Vatawa”,   people of the  eight  barangays of this town will come together to celebrate  showcasing their rich culture, traditions and arts handed down  to them by their forefathers.

On June 24, activities include indigenous games (contested games) such as shanggor, ag-agto, ammadang, ineta-an and gug-uyod; indigenous fun games like av-ava and shap-shapaak/pak-pakaong/yakyakingking; indigenous handicrafts such as ragan na saknong and tugnev na botelya.

In the afternoon will be the  cultural exposition wherein each barangay composed of 30 participants of all ages will showcase their unique best indigenous practice and system such as but not limited to dancing, chanting or playing the native instruments, and  best fayash(sugar cane  wine)  and tapey(rice wine).

There will be Eucharistic celebration at 3:00 – 4:00PM, to be followed by a senior citizens’ showdown which will be participated by 15 senior citizen participants per barangay. There will also be Igorot shown for elementary level composed of 5 – 10 participants who will perform traditional chant or song performed in the community.

In the evening of June 24 is the showcase of indigenous music that will    include kalareng which will be participated by 15 years old and above female or male; ugkayam for 13 to 18 years old male or female; tinaruyod/pinaruyod/anna-nen/sawkay to be participated by 10-12 adult men and women participants and shushu-ray of senior citizens composed of 10 participants.

Activities on June 25 start with the Road run at 6:00AM to be participated by 19 years old and above male and female representatives per barangay. A civic parade follows at 7:30AM then a short program with One Lightweight World Champion Eduard A. Folayang as the guest speaker.

The cultural presentation competition will feature participants composed of 30 – 40 of all ages who will perform a common practice in the stages of marriage (from courtship to marriage celebration). Juliet B. Saley  (JDP/JBS-PIA CAR, Mt. Province)

 

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Mt. Province Destinations

Alab Petroglyph

The Alab Petroglyph is a huge rock formation that was inscribed with bows and arrows and is believed to have contained the ancient fertility rites of natives.

Backstrap and Loom weaving Houses ( Samoki Weaving)

This is where one can see an actual weaving by the locals. Tourists can come to this place for a photo-op and a chance to try their hand at weaving. Souvenirs can also be bought at these houses.

Bay-yo Rice Terraces

Bay-yo Rice Terraces are a smallet type of terraces that is spectacular to look at for tourists.

Bomod-ok Falls

Cascading white water and with a forceful might sending sprays of water that even on a hot day gives you an idea of just how freezingly-cold the pool at the bottom of the falls is truly a majestic sight to behold.

Bontoc Village Museum

It features a range of artifacts crafted by the Igorots for domestic purposes, to be used for traditional celebrations or practices. Inside the museum, one could appreciate the distinct richness of the Igorot's way of life.

Mt. Amuyao

The 8th highest peak in the Philippines with an elevation of 2,702 meters above sea level. Its summit provides its climbers a breathtaking panoram of Mountain Province, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao and Cagayan Valley.

Mt. Clitoris (Tadian)

This is a sacred mountain regardless of its name. Standing proudly and serenely over 3 villages, this conical-shaped land mass is said to be home to some enchanted eels.

Mountain Province Trade Center

A mini-shopping center managed by the Department of Trade and Industry where skillfully crafted indigenous products are sold.

Sagada Hanging Coffins

Having their coffins hangng at the limestone sliffs is an imrtant tribal custom that thee locals have complied with through hundred of years.

Sumaguuing Caves

Two hundred fifty or so steps down a slipery trail, one can reach the Sumaguing Cave. This is one of the Philippines famous spelunking sites, it is a spectacular place to go to for the adventorous soul.