8th Gaginaway Festival

Monday, November 24, 2014

The 8th Gaginaway Festival has recently concluded and here are a few glimpse of what had transpired. Every year I post photos of the festivities to showcase the "panagtapok" or the coming together of the 4 diverse cultures in Malita: Tagacaulo, B'laan, Manobo and Muslim. It is only here in Malita that these 4 tribes are celebrated, so imagine the people joining us and the natives from the uplands coming down to witness the festivities. To every one who celebrated with us, thank you very much. To all the committees and all the different sectors, thank you very much.

Me with my uncle, my brother and my cousins.

Aso with my other siblings (all in B'laan attire) Estefanie, Bryan and Benjamin III, my sister-in-law Tine (in blue, Muslim attire) and my cousins, Bradley and his wife Jean in Muslim attire.

Me and Jean in those rare moments when we just want to flaunt ourselves. Mind you these dresses are no easy task to wear.

Joining us is another cousin Brett in red Muslim attire and my daughter K who came late because she came from school.

This was at the culmination of the 4-days celebration. Here with us is the Mayor, Hon. Benjamin Bautista Jr., the Municipal Councilors and the Elders from the different tribes.