Kalilangan 2015 gear new lead organizer

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (14 January 2015) – After being recently crowned as “Hall of Famer” in the Best Festival, Culture and Arts Category of the Department of Tourism, the local government of General Santos City is getting ready for Kalilangan 2015.

One of the major changes that Kalilangan will undergo this year is the transition of the festivity’s organizers—from Mindanao State University – General Santos City (MSU-GSC) to Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges (RMMC).

MSU-GSC, which has held Kalilangan for four straight years, has waived its role as one of the lead organizers of the event, citing the institution’s academic pursuits as the main reason.

The management of RMMC, headed by France Chris Millado, bared on Monday (January 12) during the flag ceremony at City Hall that they are happy for the opportunity of hosting Kalilangan 2015.

“We in the RMMC are in gratitude to Mayor Ronnel C. Rivera as well as to the tourism personnel of the city like Councilor Shandee Llido-PestaƱo for trusting us Kalilangan this year,” Millado said.

A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) will be signed this January to formalize the partnership of RMMC and LGU-GSC.

“Kultura Ko, Identity Ko” is the theme of Kalilangan 2015 as divulged by the RMMC.

This theme will highlight once again the very inception of the culture of the city and its significance to the current generation.

“We will add new flavors to Kalilangan 2015 while following the regular course of activities,” Martin Millado, one of the organizers, said.

RMMC also promised that they will tap other key institutions in running the festivity “to maximize the potentials of the Generals.”

Academes like the Holy Trinity College and Notre Dame of Dadiangas University are among the institutions.

Kalilangan 2015 will be celebrated for one week starting February 23 up to February 27.
The soft launching is tentatively scheduled on February 9 while the Flea Market will open as early February 2.

Kalilangan 2015 also marks the 76th Foundation Anniversary of General Santos City. (Gensan CPIO/ Ian John M. Lagare)


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