Colors of Glan’s Lubi-Lubi Festival
JUST BEFORE Sarangani Province celebrates the 9th MunaTo Festival. let me post some of my shots of the Lubi-Lubi Festival Street Dancing Comeptition held last October 8, 2011 at Glan Central Elementary School.
The competition was won by Glan School of Arts and Trade, taking home a whopping Php 100,000 in cash. Impressed by the performances of the participants, Mayor Victor James Yap promised to double the prize next year.
Lubi-Lubi Festival of Glan proved to be a very interesting festival in Southern Mindao and it has an identity of its own. It is celebrated in recognition of the contirbution of coconut farming the town’s economy. Aside from coconut, Glan is know to be the haven of the white sand beaches of Gumasa, which the whole Sarangani is certainly very proud of.
The festival organizers have to improve crowd control, though. The hosts spent so much time compelling people to go down from the roofs of the building and to stop closing in to the performance area. They also have to provide photographers — professional and hobbyists, alike — better vantage point of the happenings. In my case, I had to squeeze through a crowd who are all eager to watch the event just take my shots. The people kept moving around and I got pushed away and blocked several times. That was how difficult to shoot the Lubi-Lubi Festival. Here are some of the shots I managed to take.
Sarangani Province has many things to be proud of and Glan’s Lubi-Lubi Festival is one of those. On November 24-27, join us in celebrating Sarangani Province’s 19 Foundation Anniversary and 9th MunaTo Festival to see more.