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Closing Ceremony of Budayaw Festival held at Pagana Night 

The National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCAA) along with implementing agencies: MSU-GSC, Mindanao Development Authority (MInDA), LGU-General Santos, LGU Sarangani, Department of Tourism XII and Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), celebrated the success of the five (5) days festival of cultures of BIMP-EAGA region.
The closing ceremony of Budayaw Festival was celebrated through a cultural banquet known as Pagana Night, hosted by the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on September 24, 2017, 7pm, at KCC Convention Hall, this City.
The banquet was a thanksgiving, as well as to honor royalties and their special guests during the important occasion.
“Our strength lies in our abilities to celebrate these diversities and identify common grounds, to foster harmony and cooperation,” said Ms. NorkhalilaMambuayCampong, Cabinet Secretary, Office of the Regional Governor-ARMM on her message on behalf of Regional Governor- ARMM Hon. Mujiv S. Hataman, Al Haj.
Engr. Marites K. Maguindra, Executive Director, Bureau on Cultural Heritage-ARMM on her closing remarks acknowledged and gave recognition to the BIMP-EAGA delegates and partners especially in Socio-Cultural Working Group headed by Ms. Adelina M. Suemith.
“Our food, our tapestry, our music and dances truly speaks that we are bond as one nation, one people and have one shared culture,” Engr. Maguindra said.
Ms. Adelina M. Suemith, Head, BIMP-EAGA Socio-Cultural Working Group-SCE Pillar, National Commission for Culture and the Arts gave congratulatory addressed to all who participated in the first Budayaw Festival.
Engr. Riza Marie T. Paches, Acting Department Head of the City Economic Management and Cooperative Development Office (CEMCDO), on behalf of the City Mayor Ronnel C. Rivera, received the plaque of appreciation for being one of the implementing agencies and hosts of the first Budayaw Festival. (CPIO/Pido/datb)

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