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, 25 September 2015

Talakag’s 5th Farmers Day Celebration

It’s the day when Talakag farmers come together in the Plaza, learn from seminars and exchange farming technologies/ideas with their fellow farmers.  Today, the topic was about organic farming.

Anything interesting for the public?  Oh yes, that is if you’re interested in buying fresh fruits, vegetables, garden plants and herbs at very reasonable prices.  Displays in various booths are a delightful sight, especially that there is competition for the “Best Booth”.

Unusual finds include:

Here’s what I bought:
Passion Fruit on the left will be made into juice.
A Purse made from recycled material bought from the Bighoop stall.

Notably absent from this year's show are the booths by Del Monte and Dole.  I'm very disappointed to miss their fresh vegetables (especially the red cabbages, beef tomatoes and bell peppers) and their canned pineapples, pears, peaches and fruit cocktails.  Mr Tupas and his rabbits have been missed too.  Hope to see them back at the Farmers Day next year.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Kaamulan Festival 2015 Schedule

The Kaamulan Festival celebrating the annual gathering of Bukidnon’s 7 hill tribes will be held from October 1-31 this year.  The main events are listed below:

October 1
  • Grand Opening
  • Pamuhat (Opening Ritual) followed by a parade
October 3 – Kaamulan Fun Run
October 4 – 1st Kaamulan Phil. Circuit Mountain Festival (Mt Kalatungan, Mt Kitangland, Mt Dulang)
October 9 – 1st Kaamulan Dart Tournament

October 10 – Opening of Kaamulan Horsemanship Competition

October 17 – Opening of Kaamulan Rodeo
October 18 – Rodeo Night

October 19 – National Day of IPs
October 20
  • Tribal Wedding
  • Kaamulan Ethno Cultural Festival
October 21 – Ethnic Sports

October 23
  • Tribal Convention
  • Piniliyapan Hu Bukidnon
October 24
  • Pamuhat Ritual
  • Street Dancing Competition
October 27 – Laga Ta Bukidnon Talent Night

October 29 – Laga Ta Bukidnon Coronation Night

October 30 – Opening of Kaamulan Motocross
All throughout October, there will be Food Fest, Agri Fair, Indigenous Bazaar, Garden Show, Livestock And Poultry Show.  For a complete Kaamulan Festival 2015 Schedule, please visit BukidnonOnline.

Whilst Talakag was last year’s Centennial Major Winners of the Street Dancing and Float Competitions, it will be not be competing for these categories this year.  However, watch out for our own Laga Ta Talakag, Miss Artango, who will be competing at the Kaamulan’s Laga Ta Bukidnon 2015.