The recently concluded 17th Seslong Festival in Tboli, South Cotabato was a remarkable success with thousands of residents and visitors enjoying various activities of the celebration which ended Monday, March 16.

Among the activities of the celebration which started last March 5 were the Horse Fight which is considered part of the Tboli culture, the Search for Mutya ng Tboli participated by a total of 11 candidates from all over the municipality, the 4x4 Off Road Challenge and the internationally- recognized 3rd DST Shooting Competition participated by professional shooters from all over the country and abroad.

The Pilgrimage to Lake Holon participated by around 300 individuals not only from the region but as well as from Luzon and Visayas was also among the highlights of this year's Seslong Festival. The event also marked the reopening of Lake Holon to visitors who wants to experience nature, adventure, and the unique culture of the Tboli tribe.

The people of Tboli, guests and tourists were also treated with activities such as the cheerleading, the drum and lyre competition, Moto X Free Style and the Seslong Festival 2015 Street Dancing Competition participated by seven (7) contingents from different elementary schools.

"We want Seslong Festival to be known not only in the region, not only in the country but also all over the world.."said Mayor Dibu S. Tuan during the culmination program on Monday. Tuan also encouraged everyone to help promote Tboli as a peaceful and beautiful town.

"Everyone is welcome in Tboli. Take a vacation here, visit Lake Holon and experience our unique culture." he added.



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