Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Súgat-Tagbô sa Danaw, a successful Road Show in Lake Mainit FOCAS

The Lake Mainit Focal Community Assistance Scheme (FOCAS) Cluster successfully conducted the Súgat-Tagbô sa Danaw, the Lake Mainit FOCAS Road Show activity which commemorates the 20th Year Anniversary Celebration of the Philippines-Australia Community Assistance Program (PACAP). The activity was held at Mainit, Surigao del Norte last December 13, 2006 with the theme “Panag-uban para sa Kalambuan sa Danaw” (Partnership for the Development of the Lake). The activity aims to encourage the active participation of different stakeholders especially partner Local Government Units, Non-Government Organizations, Peoples Organizations, Business Society, Academic Institutions and PACAP in supporting PACAP project implementation and in promoting and protecting the Lake Mainit ecosystem.

Series of art, literature and indigenous sport contests highlighted the event which was facilitated by Mulanay and FMC Secretariat. There were booth contest; poster making contest; LMDA hymn composition & singing contest; Awit sa PACAP; daygon (Christmas Carol Singing) contest and a snail meat pricking (ige tuhil) contest – an indigenous sport. All participants from eight municipalities together with partner NGOs, POs and Academe took active participation with the different categories of these competitions and enjoy with the festivity brought by the celebration. g Johny S. Natad

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