In line with the 43rd Foundation Anniversary of the Municipality of Tampakan, the gold-rich town celebrates Tamfaken Lum'alay Festival 2012 which formally opened yesterday June 18 and will last until June 21, 2012.
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Tampakan was once a barangay of Tupi, South Cotabato. It was a forested area opened through the administration of and facilities of National Land Settlement Administration (NLSA) in 1940. In 1964, Tampakan was created into municipality through the infamous proclamation of the administration of Philippine President Diosdado Macapagal.
Tampakan's creation into municipality was repelled and was forwarded to the Philippine Legislative branch for legislation. Awaiting the approval of the Philippine Legislative branch, Tampakan was reverted into barangay. On June 21, 1969 Republic Act No. 5661 was approved in the House of Senate and Representative creating the municipality of Tampakan.
The 3-days celebration started yesterday morning with a diana, ecumenical prayer in front of the municipal hall and the SMI-Tampakan Partnership Day. Below is the list of scheduled activities for today and until Thursday, June 21, 2012.
Tamfaken Lum'alay Festival 2012 Schedule of Activities
June 19 (Tuesday)
8:30 AM Opening program ( Tampakan Municipal Gymnasium)
10:00 AM Opening of Agro-Trade fair (Tampakan Municipal Tennis Court)
Job Fair ( Municipal lobby)
1:00 PM Basketball Championship Game
7:00 PM Kantahan sa Bayan
June 20 (Wednesday)
7:00 AM Street dancing Competition (Soccer Field)
2:00 PM Launching & Blessing of the Municipal Children's Park
8:00 PM Stand-up Comedian ( show at the Municipal Gymnasium)
June 21, 2012
6:00 AM Thanksgiving Mass (Sto. Niño Parish)
7:00 AM Float Parade and Civic Parade
9:00 AM Culmination Program & SOMA (Municipal Gymnasium)
7:00 PM Mutya ng Tampakan Pageant Night ( Tampakan Municipal Gymnasium)
Mabulawanong Tampakan! Happy 9th Tamfaken Lum'alay Festival!