Gotad ad Ifugao diverse events slated June 14-18

>> Thursday, June 8, 2017

LAGAWE, Ifugao -- The provincial local government is set for the 51st  founding anniversary of the province dubbed as 2017 “Gotad ad Ifugao“on June 14-18.
“Gotad ad Ifugao” is a celebration primary for Ifugao gaining its independence as a province and an opportunity to showcase Ifugao culture, customs, traditions and practices as an indigenous people.
Themed “Ipaptok tau’y Ifugao” which means “Let us nurture Ifugao”  activities for the 2017 Grand Gotad Ad Ifugao will start June 14 with province-wide public lunch. 
Activities on June 14 include civic parade, opening of agro-industrial trade fair, indigenous culinary arts competition, photo exhibits, ball games and  OFW Balikbayan Program.
On June 15 will be  marathon in G-strings, ethnic skills competition, demonstration in bamboo woodcarving and Bugan and Wigan fashion show displaying Ifugao-inspired creations.
Featured on June 16 are float parade contest, cultural sports competition, job fair, PRC licensing, skills fair, free klegal services, demonstration in “Uggub” and musical variety show in the evening.
The trek-a-thon, mountain bike challenge, performing arts competition and exhibition games will be held June 17.
On June18 will be grand cultural parade, grand Gotad program, amateur boxing and martial arts showdown and closing program highlighted by a public lunch for all.
Gov. Pedro Mayam-o has issued an executive order organizing and designating the event coordinators, chairpersons and co-chairperson as well as some members of the different working committees of the 2017 Gotad ad Ifugao.

Ifugao was formerly a part of the old Mountain Province. On June 18, 1966, Ifugao finally gained status as a province with the signing into law of House Bill No. 1526 otherwise known as Republic Act No. 4695 or the Division Law of Mountain Province. -- PIA Ifugao


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