Lantapan celebrates 42nd foundation day

(Press Release) – The Lantapan town in the province of Bukidnon will celebrate its 42nd Foundation day come June 12-18, 2010 with this year’s theme: “Maganda at Uunlad ang Bayan pag Matitino ang Nanunungkulan.”

Fitting to the theme, invited guests of honors are excitingly expected to come to include the Councilor Shalani Soledad of Valenzuela City for the June 18, 42nd Araw ng Lantapan and DILG Provincial Director of Bukidnon Ronelo P. Alvarez for the June 12, 112th Philippine Independence Day Celebration believed to be prime movers of dedicated good governance.

In a Memorandum Order No. 042, series 2010 dated June 7 of this year issued by the Mayor Godofredo I. Balansag, enjoins all national government employees, local government officials and employees, all barangay officials and concerned organizations to fully participate in the activities lined-up for the whole week’s affair.

Mayor Balansag in that memorandum said that a Wreath laying in honor of Dr. Jose P. Rizal will be done on June 12 as an opening of the 42nd Araw ng Lantapan and in observance of the 112th Philippine Independence Day Celebration after its kick-off activitiy thru a Pamuhat or ritual on June 11, to be initiated by Datu Adolino “Makapukaw” Saway, the Talaandig Tribal Chieftain at 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the Municipal Plaza and the basketball games to be participated in by inter-barangays being played every weekend and afternoon of the whole week.

Other lined up activities include: barangay exhibits, sports competition, Dance sport contest, cockfight, cheer dance competition, food handlers day, boxing at the park, NGO night, horse fight, barangay health workers day, search for Miss Little Lantapan and variety show. The whole morning of June 18 will be a culmination program of which the invited guest speaker is Councilor Soledad of Valenzuela City, with the inspirations of dynamic outgoing governor of Bukidnon Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, Jr. Meanwhile in the afternoon will be a closing program highlighting the awarding of winners for the various sports and dance competitions and will end up with a presentation from the invited artists, the Viva Hot Babes with Maui Taylor and Jessie Parker. (Lantapan Information Office)

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