TALAKAG - the etymology of which came from the Bisayan dialect LAKAG meaning "to go after” or
“follow in pursuit” and the prefix TA denoting “fondness in doing such”.
In other words, Talakag means “fondness in giving pursuit”.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Kaamulan 2012 - Grand Opening

Kaamulan Festival is the annual gathering of the Seven (7) Hill Tribes of Bukidnon
(the Bukidnon, Manobo, Matigsalug, Talaandig,
Higaonon, Umayamnon, and Tiguahanon)
in the capital Malaybalay City.
The Kaamulan 2012 held  its Grand Opening Ceremony today.  Check out the Schedule below to see which activities will interest you.  I've been to see the Ethnic Street Dancing in 2009 and 2010 so this time, for a change, I would like to watch the Rodeo.  See you there!

Talakag has a Booth at the Agri-Fair. If you get the chance, please drop in for some refreshing Carrot Juice.

KAAMULAN 2012 SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

February 24 (Friday) GRAND OPENING
Opening Ritual (Kaamulan ha Pangampu)
Kaamulan Grounds @ 6:00 a.m.
Motorcade(Sponsors)
School Band Parade
HTB Mountain Bike Parade
Garden Show, Food Fest, Agri-Fair,
Kaamulan Bazaar, Livestock & Poultry Show
Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Photo Exhibit/Contest Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Ribbon Cutting / ROTARY PARK Capitol Stage @ 10:00 a.m.
School Band Competition Capitol Stage @ 10:30 a.m.
Off Road Registration Impasug-ong @ 9:00 a.m.
Kaamulan Jam Capitol Stage @ 7:00 p.m. 

February 25 (Saturday)
Garden Show, Food Fest, Agri-Fair,
Kaamulan Bazaar, Livestock & Poultry Show
Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Bukidnon Seven Ethnic Groups convention
(Bunsuda daw Bigula hu kag Dapita)
Tulugan, Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Photo Exhibit/Contest Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
HTB Mountain Bike Competition Malaybalay City @ 8:00 a.m.
Opening 2nd Gov. Alex P. Calingasan Moto Trail Challenge
Kaamulan Ground @ 8:00 a.m.
Off Road Challenge Impasug-ong @ 9:00 a.m.
Kaamulan Jam Capitol Stage @ 7:00 p.m.

February 26 (Sunday)
2nd Kaamulan Kitanglad International Rugged Mountain Race
Mt. Kitanglad Natural Park @ 6:00 a.m.
Bukidnon Seven Ethnic Groups convention
(Bunsuda daw Bigula hu kag Dapita)
Tulugan, Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Garden Show, Food Fest, Agri-Fair,
Kaamulan Bazaar, Livestock & Poultry Show
Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Photo Exhibit/Contest Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
HTB Mountain Bike Competition Malaybalay City @ 8:00 a.m.
Off Road Challenge Impasug-ong @ 8:00 a.m.
Kaamulan Jam Capitol Stage @ 7:00 p.m.

February 27 (Monday)
Garden Show, Food Fest, Agri-Fair,
Kaamulan Bazaar, Livestock & Poultry Show
Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Photo Exhibit/Contest Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Flowerhorn Fish Show Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m
Provincial Indigenous Peoples Thanksgiving Day
Kaamulan Open Theater @ 8:00 a.m.
HTB Mountain Bike Competition Kaamulan Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Kaamulan Jam (San Miguel Beer) Capitol Stage @ 7:00 p.m.

February 28 (Tuesday)
Garden Show, Food Fest, Agri-Fair,
Kaamulan Bazaar, Livestock & Poultry Show
Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Photo Exhibit/Contest Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Flowerhorn Fish Show Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m
Tribal Wedding Tulugan, Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
HTB Mountain Bike Competition Kaamulan Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Kaamulan Jam (San Miguel Beer) Capitol Stage @ 7:00 p.m.

February 29 (Wednesday)
Garden Show, Food Fest, Agri-Fair,
Kaamulan Bazaar, Livestock & Poultry Show
Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Photo Exhibit/Contest Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Flowerhorn Fish Show Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m
Tribal Olympics of the Seven Ethnic Groups
Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m
2nd Gov. Alex P. Calingasan Moto Trail Challenge
Kaamulan Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
A Night of Bukidnon Music with Bukidnon Artist
Capitol Stage @ 6:00 p.m.

March 1 (Thursday)
Tree Planting & Climb (BUMOC, Inc.)
Mt. Ki-amo, Brgy. Kibalabag, @ 6:00 a.m.
Bukidnon Native Cooking Contest
Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Garden Show, Food Fest, Agri-Fair,
Kaamulan Bazaar, Livestock & Poultry Show
Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Photo Exhibit/Contest Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Flowerhorn Fish Show Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m
Tribal Olympics of the Seven Ethnic Groups
Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m
2nd Gov. Alex P. Calingasan Moto Trail Challenge
Kaamulan Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.

March 2 (Friday)
Tree Planting & Climb (BUMOC, Inc.)
Mt. Ki-amo, Brgy. Kibalabag, @ 6:00 a.m.
Garden Show, Food Fest, Agri-Fair,
Kaamulan Bazaar, Livestock & Poultry Show
Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Photo Exhibit/Contest Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Flowerhorn Fish Show Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m
Tribal Olympics of the Seven Ethnic Groups
Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m
2nd Gov. Alex P. Calingasan Moto Trail Challenge
Kaamulan Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Piniliyapan hu Bukidnon Kaamulan Open Theater @7:00 pm

March 3 (Saturday) ETHNIC STREET DANCING
Pamuhat Capitol Grounds &  Pinehills Hotel@4:00 a.m.
Ethnic Street Dancing Fortich St. to Capitol Grounds @7:00 a.m
Garden Show, Food Fest, Agri-Fair,
Kaamulan Bazaar, Livestock & Poultry Show
Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Photo Exhibit/Contest Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Flowerhorn Fish Show Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m
Opening Kaamulan Rodeo Grand Stand @ 8:00 a.m.
Manila Band / Artist Capitol Stage @ 7:00 p.m
FIREWORKS Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 p.m.

March 4 (Sunday)
4th Kaamulan Adventure Race Kaamulan Grounds @ 6:00 a.m
Garden Show, Food Fest, Agri-Fair,
Kaamulan Bazaar, Livestock & Poultry Show
Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Photo Exhibit/Contest Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Kaamulan Rodeo Grand Stand @ 8:00 a.m
Rodeo Night Grand Stand @ 7:00 p.m.
Sponsors Night Capitol Stage @ 7:00 p.m.

March 5 (Monday)
Garden Show, Food Fest, Agri-Fair,
Kaamulan Bazaar, Livestock & Poultry Show
Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Photo Exhibit/Contest Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
1st Gov. Alex P. Calingasan Chess Tournament
Bukidnon State University 8:00 a.m.
Sponsors Night Capitol Stage @ 7:00 p.m.

March 6 (Tuesday)
Garden Show, Food Fest, Agri-Fair,
Kaamulan Bazaar, Livestock & Poultry Show
Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Photo Exhibit/Contest Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
1st Gov. Alex P. Calingasan Chess Tournament
Bukidnon State University 8:00 a.m.
Opening Motocross Grandstand @ 8:00 a.m.
Binibining Bukidnon 2012 (Talent Night)
Kaamulan Open Theater @7:00 pm

March 7 (Wednesday) 
Garden Show, Food Fest, Agri-Fair,
Kaamulan Bazaar, Livestock & Poultry Show
Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Photo Exhibit/Contest Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
1st Gov. Alex P. Calingasan Chess Tournament
Bukidnon State University @ 8:00 a.m.
Motocross Championship Grandstand @ 8:00 a.m.
RC Off Road Show Kaamulan Grounds @ 8:00 a.m

March 8 (Thursday)
Womens Day Kaamulan Open Theater @ 6:00 a.m.
Garden Show, Food Fest, Agri-Fair,
Kaamulan Bazaar, Livestock & Poultry Show
Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Photo Exhibit/Contest Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
1st Gov. Alex P. Calingasan Chess Tournament
Bukidnon State University @ 8:00 a.m.
RC OffRoad Show Kaamulan Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Binibining Bukidnon 2012 (Coronation Night)
Kaamulan Open Theater @7:00 pm

March 9 (Friday)
Garden Show, Food Fest, Agri-Fair,
Kaamulan Bazaar, Livestock & Poultry Show
Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Photo Exhibit/Contest Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
1st Gov. Alex P. Calingasan Chess Tournament
Bukidnon State University @ 8:00 a.m.
1st Gov. Alex P. Calingasan Kaamulan Fun Run
Kaamulan Grounds@5:00 a.m.
SPONSORS NIGHT (San Miguel Beer) Capitol Stage @ 7:00 p.m.

March 10 (Saturday) 95th FOUNDATION DAY
Garden Show, Food Fest, Agri-Fair,
Kaamulan Bazaar, Livestock & Poultry Show
Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
Photo Exhibit/Contest Capitol Grounds @ 8:00 a.m.
1st Gov. Alex P. Calingasan Chess Tournament
Bukidnon State University @ 8:00 a.m.
95th Foundation Day (Parade/Program)
Capitol Grounds @ 7:00 a.m.
SPONSORS NIGHT (SMART) Capitol Stage @ 7:00 p.m.

(Source: Bukidnon News courtesy of the Provincial Tourism Office)

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Cops Hunt Bigcas After Alleged Slay Try

I just saw this news on TV a couple of hours ago.  You can read about it from ABS-CBN News.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Road Concreting Project: Market Road to Kabalangasan Bridge


Last September, work started on concreting the road from the top of the Market towards the Kabalangasan Bridge.  This project has been financed by Congressman Jess Paras.  I’m pleased to report that this is now finished.

Hmmmmm not quite but almost anyway!  Please see photo below and you’ll see what I mean.
A bridge too far - The concrete road ends right here!
The road on the left goes towards the bridge (where the jeepney is) 
and on the right is the back road to the market.

Like me you’re bound to ask, ”What happened?  Did they run out of money?”  Well, it’s not quite like that.  My source told me that Congressman Paras gave a set amount for this project and said, “Here, see how far it goes.”  At least he’s realistic – it’s better than nothing.  Anyway, I still consider it progress and we should be grateful for small mercies.

The people who live nearby and those who travel between the Poblacion and San Antonio may be relieved that the disruption caused by the roadwork is now over but I bet they’re hoping that Congressman Paras will pass this way often enough to notice the (still bumpy) shortfall and, perhaps, finish what he started.