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TABUK CITY, Kalinga, Feb. 18 (PIA) - - The Call of a Thousand Gongs (Awong Chi Gangsa) united all iKalingas in a spectacular showdown of their cultural dance high noon of February 13 at the Kalinga Sports Complex here.
One thousand male dancers in G-strings beat the gongs in unison forming the words K-A-L-I-N-G-A S-H-I-N-E-S and an upward curved line to depict a smiling face with their 1,000 women partners clad in the native attire dance forming an outside ring.
Governor Baac considered this event a strong display of cooperation, involvement and unity of all local leaders and people of Kalinga.
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In the Memorandum issued earlier by Gov. Jocel C. Baac, all personnel of the provincial government and national line agencies are enjoined to attend and participate in the culmination of the celebration of the Indigenous Peoples Month on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the Kalinga Sports Center (Gymnasium). This is a joint activity of the provinces of Ifugao and Kalinga and NCIP of which the highlights would be basketball and volleyball games between elected officials and selected employees of both provinces.
The Ifugao contingent will arrive tomorrow and they will be welcomed through a simple cocktail party prepared by the provincial government.
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TABUK CITY, Kalinga (PIA) - The celebration of the Kalinga’s 19th founding anniversary and Ullalim Festival in February next year may be highlighted with the simultaneous playing of a thousand gongs.
Said proposal, which was adopted in a resolution by the Kapehan sa Kapitolyo body composed of the various provincial government department and national line agency heads, was presented by a civil society group headed by Dr. Amelia Miranda. It aims to put the name of the province in the world map through their unique and beautiful gong playing.