Malacañang has declared August 10, 2015 a holiday in the City of Koronadal for the highly anticipated opening of Koronadal International Folklore Festival also dubbed as Pyesta Kolon Datal.
Koronadal City Hall

On Thursday, August 6, 2015 Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. signed Proclamation No. 1089 or "Declaring Monday, August 10, 2015 as a special (non-working) day in the City of Koronadal, South Cotabato".

"Whereas, the City of Koronadal, South Cotabato will be hosting the Council of International Organizations of Folklore and Folk Arts (CIOFF) 2015 International Folklore Festival . . . it is but fitting and proper that the people of the City of Koronadal be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occassion with appropriate ceremonies," Proclamation No. 1089 said.
Pyesta Kolon Datal

Participants to the first ever Koronadal International Folklore Festival also known as Pyesta Kolon Datal will be from nine (9) countries and at least seven (7) cultural groups from different parts of the Philippines. They will be showcasing their own culture through songs and dances not only in the City of Koronadal but also in its neighboring towns and cities.

Declaring August 10 as a non-working day will allow the people of the City of Koronadal to witness and enjoy the activities lined up for the opening of Piyesta Kolon Datal. These include the street dancing to be held at the main thoroughfares of the city at 3 PM and the Opening Ceremony to be held at the South Cotabato Sports Complex.


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