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Gingoog City celebrates Kaliga Festival

July 24, 2019

LOCAL residents including foreign and domestic tourists were treated with a fanfare as students from various schools showcased their respective talents during the July 23 streetdancing and showdown of the 2019 Kaliga Festival which highlights the 59th Charter Day celebration of Gingoog City. City information officer Nicole Managbanag said the Kaliga Festival started 40 years ago. In a phone interview, Managbanag said, "This year, the people of Gingoog is celebrating the 40th Kaliga Festival. She added that Kaliga Festival is the Festival of Good Harvest. The twin celebrations this year started last July 15 with the presentation of Bb. Gingoog Tourism 2019 during the regular Monday flag raising ceremony at the City Hall grounds, according to Managbanag. The agri fair was also opened, she said. Last July 23 and as part of the attraction of Kaliga Festival, students from Gingoog City and nearby towns of Medina and Magsaysay joined the street dancing and showdown.

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