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2013 T'nalak Festival Schedule finally released!

The wait for the T'nalak Festival 2013 schedule came to a close as the provincial government of South Cotabato through it's tourism arm Arts, Culture, Tourism and Sports (ACTS) Promotions Unit finally released the T'nalak Festival 2013 Schedule of Events yesterday, June 16, 2013.

All events of the T'nalak Festival this year will be held in the City of Koronadal, the capital of South Cotabato. On July 11, an Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration at the South Cotabato Gymnasium and Cultural Center will kick off the week-long T'nalak Festival 2013. It will then be followed by the ceremonial opening of the Agri-Fair and Bahay Kubo Showcase, Torch Parade and Switching On of Lights on Trees at Alunan Avenue and  in front of the provincial capitol. The Thematic Parade and Cosplay Parade and Competition is one event to look forward to, it will be happening morning of the following day July 12 to be followed by the T'nalak Festival 2013 Opening Ceremony at the South Cotabato Sports Complex and the South Cotabato Regional Industrial, Technology and Trade Expo opening ceremony at Gaisano Grand Mall of Koronadal. 

On July 13 the third day of T'nalak Festival 2013, there will be a fun run in the morning, a motorcross competition, Cheerdance Competition and the National Dog Show Elimination. The South Cotabato Pop Music Solo Voice Competition will take place on July 15 and South Cotabateña beauties from all over the province will compete for the coveted Mutya ng South Cotabato 2013 crown in the evening of July 16. The next day July 17, the final judging of the Bahay Kubo Showcase which will be displayed along Alunan Avenue will take place and the Hip Hop and Team Ballroom competition to be held at the South Cotabato Gymnasium.

On July 18, the T'nalak Festival Parade and street dancing will start at 6:00 AM and the Anniversary Program and the main highlight of T'nalak Festival 2013 - the Street dancing Showdownt will follow at the South Cotabato Sports Complex. A street party, Disco sa Kalye and a fireworks display will cap the T'nalak Festival 2013 celebration in the evening. 

From the schedule we noticed that one of the highlights of the past T'nalak Festival celebrations the Balik South Cotabato Night or Balikbayan Night which is a welcome home party for the global South Cotabateños and honors the contributions of the "balikbayans" was not included in this year's celebration. Also to be missed this year is the "one-night-only" concert of invited celebrities and artists as it was also not included in the schedule of events. 

T'nalak Festival 2013 Schedule of Events

July 11 | Thursday
  4:30 PM  |  Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration
                    South Cotabato Gymnasium & Cultural Center
  6:00 PM  |  Opening of Band Beerfest
                    Infront of South Cotabato Sports Complex
  6:00 PM  |  Ceremonial Opening of the Agri Fair and Bahay Kubo Showcase
                    Alunan Avenue & Judge Alba Street
  6:00 PM  |  Torch Parade & Switching ON of Lights on Trees
                    Infront of Provincial Capitol

July 12 | Friday
  4:30 AM |  Pamukaw sa Kaagahan "Bugtaw Na! Piyesta Na!"
                    Main streets of Koronadal City
  7:00 AM |  Thematic Parade, Motorcade of Regional Trade Expo, Motorcross Participants 
                    and Dress Your Tricycle Competition
                    Main streets of Koronadal City
  8:30 AM |  Opening Ceremonies
                    South Cotabato Sports Complex
  3:30 PM |  Opening of South Cotabato Regional, Industrial and Trade Expo
                   Gaisano Grand Mall of Koronadal

July 13 | Saturday
  4:30 AM |  Fun Run
                    City of Koronadal
  8:30 AM |  Motorcross (Day 1)
                    Ladera Farms, Brgy. Concepcion, City of Koronadal
  1:00 PM |  Cheerdance Competition
                    South Cotabato Gymnasium & Cultural Center
  3:00 PM |  National Dog Show Eliminations
                    South Cotabato Sports Complex

July 14 | Sunday
  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM |  Motorcross (Day 1)
                                     Ladera Farms, Brgy. Concepcion, City of Koronadal
  8:00 AM - 9:00 PM |  National Dog Show
                                     South Cotabato Sports Complex
July 15 | Monday
  8:00 PM |  South Cotabato pop Music Solo Competition
                   South Cotabato Gymnasium & Cultural Center

July 16 | Tuesday
  7:00 PM |  Mutya ng South Cotabato 2013 
                   South Cotabato Gymnasium & Cultural Center

July 17 | Wednesday
  9:00 AM |  Bahay Kubo Showcase Final Judging
                   Alunan Avenue, City of Koronadal
  7:00 PM |  Hip Hop and Team Ballroom Competition
                   South Cotabato Gymnasium & Cultural Center

July 18 | Thursday
  6:00 AM - 11:00 AM |  T'nalak Festival Parade and Anniversary Program
                                       Main streets of Koronadal to South Cotabato Sports Complex
  12:00 NN |  Street Dancing Showdown
                      - Madal Be' lan
                      - Kadsagayan A Lalan
                      - Kasadyahan sa Kapatagan
                     South Cotabato Sports Complex
                    Anniversary Luncheon with "String Instrument Concert" 
                     South Cotabato Gymnasium & Cultural Center
                     Lechonan sa Bahay Kubo
                     Alunan Avenue, City of Koronadal
  7:00 PM |  Disco sa Kalye
                   Alunan Avenue, City of Koronadal
10:00 PM |  Fireworks Display
                   Alunan Avenue, City of Koronadal


Other Events/ Continuing Events
July 6 -27
Agri Fair and Plant Exhibit
Judge Alba Street, City of Koronadal

July 8-18
Live Band @ ProTech (Acoustic & Folk Song)
Protech Center, City of Koronadal

July 10-11
Technology Training on Essential Oil Extraction
Gaisano Grand Mall of Koronadal

July 10-18
Bahay Kubo and Product Display Competition
Alunan Avenue, City of Koronadal

July 10-16
Grand T'nalak Exhibit and Haute Couture Display
KCC Mall of Marbel

July 11-18
Live Band Entertainment (Beerfest)
Infront of South Cotabato Sports Complex

July 12-17
Technology & Industry Forum
Gaisano Grand Mall of Koronadal

July 12-18

South Cotabato Regional, Industrial and Trade Expo
Gaisano Grand Mall of Koronadal

July 12-18
Product Demo on Pottery, T'nalak Weaving and other crafts
Gaisano Grand Mall of Koronadal

July 11-18
World War 11 Veterans Memorabilia Exhibit
Gaisano Grand Mall of Koronadal

July 13-14
10 Balls Tournament
Biyaran Sang Syudad, City of Koronadal


July 13-14
Practical Shooting Competition
MPSA Shooting Range, City of Koronadal


July 14
Bombo Radyo Bombo Medico
Koronadal Central 1 Elementary School

July 15-16
Trade & Industrial skills Competition
Gaisano Grand Mall of Koronadal

July 17
Search for Uniquely South Cotabato Cuisine & Delicacies
Gaisano Grand Mall of Koronadal

July 18
MEGA Job Fair
Gaisano Grand Mall of Koronadal

July 2013
T'nalak Golf Tournament
Paraiso Golf Course, City of Koronadal


T'nalak Festival is the biggest and most colorful annual event in the Province of South Cotabato highlighting the T'nalak fabric woven by the T'boli women in the province. T'nalak Festival is now on its 14th year and coincides with the 47th Foundation Anniversary of South Cotabato. This year's theme is "T'nalak Festival, Uniquely South Cotabato". 

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