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TESDA-Caraga supports Balangay Festival 2018

posted May 16, 2018, 12:13 AM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated May 22, 2018, 7:05 PM ]

BUTUAN CITY, May 16, 2018 – In line with the Local Government Unit of Butuan City’s thrust to promote solidarity and partnership among Regional Line Agencies (RLAs), TESDA Caraga will support the 30th Madyaw Balangay Festival from May 16-19, 2018. The activity will kick off with the Balangay Festival 2018 Motorcade today here.


This year’s festival theme, “Reclaiming Butuan’s Cultural Legacy”, is set to highlight and showcase the rich culture and tradition of Butuan City and of how it remained buoyant amidst the challenges of advancements.


One of the awaited parts of the four-day activity is the Balangay Festival Illuminated Float Competition to be conducted on May 19, 2018 and to be participated in by stakeholders and various RLAs, Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs), college and universities and private institutions, for which TESDA Caraga, through the coordination of the Construction Sector program experts of the Northern Mindanao School of Fisheries (NMSF) and the Provincial Training Center of Agusan del Norte, will also be supporting by showcasing its designed float.


This activity will offer an opportunity to showcase the agency’s creativity while promoting programs and services to the community- anchored on the two-pronged strategy of TESDA in expanding access to high quality and relevant TVET opportunities, addressing the disparities and increasing active linkages and mechanization of various sectors so that every Filipino can enjoy a better and dignified quality of life.


The Balangay Festival 2018 Motorcade will start at 3:30 pm today to be followed by the Grand Opening at the Festival Center, Butuan City Sports Complex, Libertad City at 5:45 pm, it was learned. (LME, TESDA-Caraga)