Every first week of May the Municipality of Maitum in Sarangani Province celebrates the Binuyugan Festival in commemoration of the town's founding anniversary.
I was able to attend this year's Binuyugan Festival particularly the street dancing competition last May 8 and I was amazed with the performances of the contingents in colorful traditional attires of the tri-people- the lumads, Christians and Maguindanaoans.
Each contingents showcased in their performances the rich culture, traditions and history of Maitum. Check out the following photos.
Binuyugan Festival is a thanksgiving celebration for all the blessings God has bestowed to the people of Maitum. It comes from the Ilocano term “buyog” meaning “accompanied by or coupled with.”