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Pasil to mark 57th year of existence with a blast

Pasil, Kalinga – People of Pasil, headed by Municipal Mayor Alfredo “Chao-ig” Malannag Jr., are all set to mark their 57th founding anniversary and “Salip” Festival this weekend.

Formed from the word Pasil, “Salip” is the local term and version for Kalinga’s native dance wherein females dance with the rhythm of gongs played by their male counterpart.

Anchored on the theme, “Enhancing Tourism through Culture and Arts of Excellence for Global Competitiveness,” series of activities are prepared by the local government unit to bring a festive vibe.

On June 11, officials and participating players representing their own barangays gathered at Tucol Evacuation Center after a parade for the formal opening of the sports fest. Among the games being played until Friday are volleyball and basketball.

Cultural presentations and traditional rituals of the 14 barangays will be showcased during the cultural program on Saturday, June 17 to be held at the Municipal Covered Court in Amdalao. In the afternoon of the same day will be indigenous games such as tug of war, arm wrestling, “torsi”, greased bamboo pole climbing, and “Agtu’n chi Banga” relay race.

Congressman Allen Jesse Mangaoang and Superintendent of Schools Division Office of Kalinga, Natividad P. Bayubay are expected to join the mayor and vice-mayor in gracing the cultural day.

This Sunday, June 18, will be the town’s foundation day with Governor James Edduba as guest speaker. Barangays will perform their “salidsid,” a courtship dance, to be followed by the presentation of vlogging entries, featuring 65 cultures and arts of the locality.

Giving of awards and recognition will be done in the afternoon. Certificates will be conferred to those who participated in “Awong Chi Gangsa, Agtu’n Chi Banga” (The Call of a Thousand Gongs, The Dance of a Thousand Pots) wherein the two Guinness World Records of Kalinga for the largest gong ensemble and largest banga dance were recorded.

Further, barangays with collection efficiency will be recognized, along with prizes for contested events.

The municipality invites the public to join them as they manifest their rich culture and tradition in yet another meaningful year of existence since its creation in 1966.


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