The Summer Capital of Southern Philippines- the Municipality of Lake Sebu, frequented by both local and foreign tourists due to its panoramic view, the presence of the Indigenous Cultural Communities as dominated by the T’boli people, and offers various tourism activities that includes cultural and adventure tour, trekking, bird watching, and a lot more invites everyone to celebrate with them the 15th Helobung Festival on November 7-11, 2011.
The Helobung Festival celebrates the T’boli culture by showcasing their traditional songs, dances and crafts. Below is the list of activities for the 15th Helobung Festival.
Nov. 5 - 7 Eco Challenge Race to Seven
Nov. 7 Interfaith Crusade
Nov. 8 ABC Day and Night and 2nd Mayor Fungan Flat Track Competition
Nov. 9 DEPED Day/Civic Parade/Opening Program
Nov. 10 Dawn Parade
Traditional Sports Competition
Senior Citizen Day
Nov. 11 Cultural Day
Madal Be Lan - Street Dancing
Tilapia Grill Competition
T'boli Music and Dance Presentation
Nov. 3-11 Agri Fair/T'nalak Exhibit
Nov. 3-6 Night Live Band
The 15th Helobung Festival is also in-lined with the commemoration of the 28th Foundation Anniversary of Lake Sebu. This year’s theme is “Living our Dreams and enjoying Lemlunay (paradise) amidst the Challenges of Globalization.”