CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, March 20 (PIA) – Colorful parade, Kasalan Ng Bayan or mass wedding and agri aqua trade fair were just some of the activities that kicked off celebration of 69th Araw ng Lala and 17thAlimango Festival 2018 in Lala town, Lanao del Norte on 20 March 2018.
With the theme, “Pagkakaisa: Sandata tungo sa Kaunlaran ng Bayan ng Lala,” Vice Mayor Almario Guzman said that this is a yearly event of the municipality where it gathers all 27 barangays to showcase local produce ranging from fruits and vegetables, to fish, shrimps and crabs. Schools, government and private companies also participated in the parade where it showcased wonderful colors and dance performance in the municipality.
In a mass wedding held in the gymnasium of Lala, 42 couples exchanged their wedding vows after five to 10 years of living together. This time, they will be able to get their marriage certificates and blessed by the Catholic church.
Meanwhile Councilor Lyndon Abucay shared that Lala is the only 1stclass town in the province of Lanao del Norte. Further, they are developing it to be the business district center of the province with barangay Maranding as lead.
Brgy Captain Raul Mendoza of Poblacion in Lala, meanwhile, said that they are displaying the biggest fish, crab and shrimp in order to win. They have put up their booth and gathered all local produce from their barangay for the aqua and agri trade fair. Further, their aqua products come from Panguil Bay.
Among the competitions in the trade fair are the biggest agri and aqua products.
The event started on 19 to 22 March 2018. For the following days, Lala will hold teachers’ day, Persons with Disability (PWDs) health checkup, free clinic, bloodletting and medical mission. They will also have search for Ms. Lala.
For its culmination, they will hold the Alimango Festival Grand Parade, contest proper and Alimango mountain. (JMOR/PIA)