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Antique Hosts Filipino Heritage Festival

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SAN JOSE, Antique – The province of Antique is proud to be choosen as the venue for the closing ceremonies of the 7th Filipino Heritage Festival.

The culmination activities started last Thursday with a caravan tour to the churches of Tigbauan, Iloilo to Anini-y, as well as to the Gen. Fullon Shrine and the Malandog Marker.

Yesterday, exhibits showcasing unique Antiqueño artworks were opened at Old Capitol, Antique Museums and Evelio B. Javier memorabilia hall.

A lecture about the festival was also conducted by Binirayan Executive Director Alex Delos Santos. It was followed by a press conference.

Antique’s native folk dances were also performed before several guests and key officials at Kanyogan Restaurant.

The Philippine Ballet Troupe also performed in the evening at EBJ Gymnasium depicting the internationally recognized Muslim epic “Darangen ni Bantugen”.

Today, selected individuals are expected to visit the town of Sibalom, particularly the bolo making business in Brgy. Odiong and the pot making industry in Brgy. Bari.

The old church and old municipal building in Patnongon will also be visited.

In the evening, Flores de Mayo also called as Sagala de Patadyong and a free concert feauturing original Kinaray-a music will be held at Binirayan Gymnasium.

Spearheaded by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts, the festival is an annual national celebration being held every month of May.

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