Tnalak Festival celebrates 20th year milestone

Koronadal City—The Tnalak Festival of South Cotabato is embarking on its 20 years of giving majestic cultural experiences in a weeklong series of activities from July 12-July 18.

Indira Cagaanan, Officer-In-Charge of Arts, Culture, Tourism, Museum Unit, confirmed that the Provincial Government of South Cotabato is spending P27M for this year’s Tnalak Festival.

“This is a milestone year for our Tnalak Festival that gives us pride and honor in weaving our dreams and gives us a chance to share with the world,” Cagaanan, who is also the festival secretariat,  announced during the Festival Promotions Press Conference recently.

Cagaanan shared that tourists and locals will witness a much grandeur Tri-People Street Dancing COmpetition, which has the largest cut in the budget every year.

“The street dancing competition depicts the union of South Cotabatenos who raised above odds brought about by environmental change, progress, and development,” Cagaanan stressed out.

In the last five years, South Cotabato’s Tnalak Festival draws attention not just from nearby provinces but from foreign tourists alike. The tourism expects at least 300, ooo tourists to witness the festival this July.

“As usual please cooperate with our security people so that we can have a peaceful celebration of Tnalak Festival,” Cagaanan urged the public.

Strictly no backpacks in all venues of the festival she added.