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Catigbian celebrates 2nd Katigbawan Festival

Catigbian turns 57 this June 17 and a celebration called Katigbawan Festival 2006 commemorates its founding. Katigbawan Festival a tourism showcase brain-child of the Municipal Tourism Council aims to promote commerce, trade and local industry here. The first Festival last year was a stunning success, with the legislative Body strongly supporting its institutionalization September 27, 2005 .

Katigbawan is a feast for human and spiritual satisfaction from the visayan word, “katagbawan” and a combination of the works “Katigbi”, a kind of grass where Catigbian got its name, “Tigbaw”, visayan word of cave, and “kabawan”, that makes Catigbian different from other towns in Bohol , being the home of the largest livestock auction market in the region. For this year's celebration, various activities that promote agri-industrial products, cultural revival, local talents and beauties and livestock awareness are lined-up from June 14 until June 17.

A thanksgiving mass opens the festival followed by a parade and the opening of the Agri-fair. In the afternoon of June 14, a comparza contest, talent competition of the candidates for Ms. Katigbawan Festival 2006 and singing contest will take place. Blood-letting in cooperation with Gallares Blood Center , Motocross and Disco Party are the highlights on June 15. Livestock Day is on June 16 wherein carabao racing, hog catching and karambola will be conducted. The Office of the Municipal Agriculture and Provincial Veterinary administer free livestock vaccination and consultation.

The Search for Miss Katigbawan Festival 2006 with 14 lovely candidates vying for the title takes the center stage on the night of June 16. On the last day of the festival the newly completed PNP Office, Day care and health centers in Haguilanan and Rizal and the municipal hall extension office will be blessed and turned-over to the local government unit by the funding agencies in the morning of June 17. Street Dancing, Awarding of Festival and TOBOY Winners and Display of Fireworks culminate the 2006 Katigbawan Festival.



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