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World class folklore festival unfolds in Koronadal City

TOURISM • 19:38 PM Tue Aug 11, 2015
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Edwin Fernandez with reports from DXOM-AM Koronadal
Delegates from Slovenia sing and dance during the International Folklore Festival in Koronadal Cityi on Aug. 10, 2015 (Photo by Radyo Bida Koronadal)

KORONADAL CITY - Residents here and in South Cotabato have been feted with world class cultural presentation as the Council of International Organization forFolklore and Folkarts (CIOFF)-Koronadal International Folklore Festival 2015 started Monday.A street dancing parade signaled the start of the international event featuring local and international cultural groups.Participants fromJapan, Sri Lanka, Poland, Turkey, Slovenia, Russia, Chinese Taipei and Indonesia, in their traditional and cultural dress wowed the crowd as they marched along major city streets.Several groups from Philippines also amazed the audiencewho lined up the street with cameras and mobile phones flashing. These included contingent ofHinugyaw Dance Troupe of Koronadal City, University of the Philippines Filipiniana Dance Group, Bukidnon State University Dance Troupe, Philippine Barangay Folk Dance Troupe, ECD Dance Company and Zamboanga del Sur National High SchoolDance TroupEarning the most applause was the delegate from Mexico. Mayor Peter Miguel said the event, also dubbed as Pyesta Kolondatal will not only take place in Koronadal City but inTacurong
City and Isulan in Sultan Kudarat, Gen. Santos City andAlabel inSarangani
Province.

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