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PIA Press Release
2008/02/19

Kalilangan opening wows "Generals"

General Santos City (19 February) -- Many "Generals" braved the not so good weather Saturday to witness the Grand Opening of Kalilangan Festival 2008.

Students, teachers, parents, visitors, and people from all walks of life were entertained by dancers in colorful costumes perform favorite folk dances.

A colorful fireworks display awed the crowd with children cheering and shouting with joy and excitement.

In his short message, GenSan City Mayor Pedro B. Acharon, Jr., said the celebration of the city's 69th Foundation Annivarsary is another milestone in the hisoty of GenSan.

He narrated how our forefathers, the pioneers, transformed this barren place into a highly urbanized city and the Tuna Capital of the Philippines after 69 years.

"This did not happen overnite but through the hardwork of our leaders and the cooperation of our peole," he said.

He also stressed that if there is peace there is development.

"Daghan and gusto madgisturbo sa atong dakbayan busa gikinahanglan kita magtinabangay sa kanunay og atong ipadayon ang kasadya," he added. (cpio/ping aponesto/PIA SarGen) [top]

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