The Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental will hold anew’Tabo sa Umahan 2010,’ which carries this year’s theme, “Seguridad sa Pagkaon, Hiyas sa Ekonomiyang Malig-on,” on January 11 to 15, 2010 at the Provincial Capitol grounds, as it marks the 80th Founding Anniversary of the Misamis Oriental as a separate province.
As we mark the occasion with festivities, a Thanksgiving Mass will begin at 7:00 a.m. on January 11 at the kiosk of the Provincial Capitol grounds, to be followed with an opening program and will be highlighted by the unveiling of the heritage monument and the simultaneous provincial and municipal banner raising.
The weeklong event will feature the display of various agricultural products, OTOP (One Town One Product) exhibits, ornamental plants, agri-pasiklaban contests, PINAKA Contest, cooking contest, poster making contest as well as nightly shows bearing different subtitles, that depict the diversity of people, race and culture in Misamis Oriental, to be hosted primarily by the three (3) Rural-Based Organizations (RBOs),i.e., RIC for Higa-onon Night, the 4H Club for the Muslim Night and the P4MP for the Christian / Hispanic Influence Night.
The 4th Night, entitled as Misamis Oriental Today, depicts the widely accepted culture of Misamisnons at present, with the participation of the Provincial Capitol employees.
Various presentations / competitions will also be featured on separate nights such as Search for Mrs RIC, Dance Contest (Nobody, Nobody But You), Modern Dance Contest (Hugyaw Sayaw), OPM Contest, Kuracha Dance Contest (senior citizens level) and Doble-Kara Duet Competition.
The culminating program and awarding ceremony will be on January 15, at 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. with an encore of OPM and Modern Dance Winners. (Misamis Oriental Provincial Press Office)