December 4, 2022

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – This province will host various cultural and tourism activities during the ‘ber’ months highlighted with festivities showcasing Kalinga’s hospitality trademark.
This is the province’s support to the celebration World Tourism Day spearheaded by the Department of Tourism, Cooperative Month, and National Indigenous Peoples Month in collaboration with the business and private sector.
In line with the celebration on Sept. 27, the Magangab and Maanus caves at Sitio Bagwang, Tawang, Balbalan opened. The two caves are among the five caves at Tawang classified as Class II by the Regional Cave Committee on May 19, 2018.
The Art in the Park, a collaborative tourism event that gathered local visual artists to promote the Cordillera culture through arts and creativity was also held.
The event aims to create works of art that will show the solidarity of the region in making tourism as a main catalyst for recovery and transformation while also highlighting the unique Cordillera culture and identity as our contribution towards the development of the Filipino brand. Artworks will be exhibited in Baguio City in November.
The Arat Na! Intaku caravan, a business tour of about 50-70 multi-national and international companies engaged in food, fashion, cars, motors, bike, among others, will converge in Tabuk City on Oct. 20 to Dec. 20 to assess Kalinga’s business environment for future investments.
A benefit show on the life of Whang-od produced by Zebel TV in celebration of Indigenous Peoples Month will be held on Oct. 22 at the Kalong Sports Center.
The movie is for free as part of the corporate social responsibility of Zebel Entertainment, Inc. The funds to be raised from sponsors will be given to Buscalan.
In celebration of the Cooperative Month, there will be four tour packages on Oct. 25 to 28, in support to micro, small, and medium enterprises with 500 expected participants to experience the Chico River white water rafting, The Ranch ATV Adventures Kalinga, Awichon Heritage Village, and Buscalan Tattoo Village.
The Zebel Got Talent in Kalinga is on Oct. 25 to 28. Registration and audition was set Oct. 1 at the Provincial Tourism Office for singers, dancers, artists.
Kalinga will host the Miss Earth 2022 on Nov. 18 and 19 to promote a sustained tourism industry, women empowerment, environment conservation, and the promotion of Kalinga textile.
There will be a tree planting, motorcade, meet and greet dinner.
The year 2023 will be ushered in with the Artifact Exhibition in support to the opening of the Kalinga Cultural Center and Museum (KCCM).
The law that created KCCM authored by Rep. Allen Jesse Mangaoang aims to make it the institutional arm of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in Northern Luzon. – Peter Balocnit