Provincial gov’t to institutionalize “Ulibanua” tradition of Cuyunons

An annual festivity for the towns of Cuyo and Magsaysay called “Ulibanua” Festival is being proposed by Board Member Roseller Pineda to boost the tourism and the culture of the Cuyunons.


In a privilege speech of Pineda during the recent session of the Provincial Board he stressed that it is high time to institutionalize the annual tradition of the Cuyunons wherein they always make it a point to come home in Cuyo and Magsaysay few days before the Holy Week which they called “ulibanua” meaning “return to the hometown.”


He recalled that during the administration of former Governor Salvador P. Socrates, a navy boat had been used to ferry (for free) people who wanted to visit the towns or for the Cuyunons living or working in other places can go home and visit their relatives.


Having such festival will help boost the tourism of the towns of Cuyo and Magsaysay and so is the culture of the Cuyunons, according to Pineda.


This matter was referred to the Committee on Appropriation and Committee on Tourism for further study and for possible fund allotment.

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