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Kagay-an Festival 2011 events – Mindanaoan.com is an official media partner!

About a month ago, Mindanaoan.com shared with you the Kagay-an Festival 2011 core events. Today, this Mindanao blogger is so proud to share with you fabulous news — Mindanaoan.com is an official media partner of the 2011 Kagay-an Festival! Woohoo! 😀

The Kagay-an Festival is an annual event which also coincides with the Cagayan de Oro City fiesta in honor of patron Saint Augustine. This year, the 2011 Kagayan Festival is being organized by Promote CDO Foundation, Inc., the City Government of Cagayan de Oro in cooperation with the Department of Tourism Region X.

Promote CDO Foundation President Reuben Vegafria said that their group, along with partner organizations, are rallying to promote Cagayan de Oro City and the surrounding areas as investment and tourism destinations. The city government granted Promote CDO Foundation the exclusive right to manage the fiesta events starting August 2007 pursuant to City Ordinance No. 10514-2007.

Here’s the official Kagay-an Festival 2011 schedule of activities! (please feel free to share this page with everyone!) Daghang salamat!

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kagay-an festival 2011 events

KAGAY-AN FESTIVAL RUN – August 21, 2011 Sunday 5am Divisoria Kiosk

Come and be part of the GRANDEST running event in Cagayan de Oro City! Register now and get a chance to win a brand new “YAMAHA” Vega motorcycle, “myphone” cellphones & lots of other prizes! Also, try out our “RUN & RAFT” package with free LUNCH!! Celebrate Kagay-an Festival 2011! Aiming to make the City of Golden Friendship the country’s next top running destination, Kagay-an Festival Run is again set to hit on August 21, 2011 at 5 o’clock in the morning. This year would be a 2km, 5km and 10km fun run plus a new category of 21km run. It is expected to have twice the number of participants last year. Cash Prizes winners, medals and certificates shall be given to all participants. Start and Finish line will be at the Divisoria Kiosk.
Partner Organization: Circle Productions, Inc.

Categories and Registration Fees:
21 Km P1,500 (with jersey, timing chip & finisher’s medal inclusive of Whitewater Rafting and Lunch)
21 Km P600 (with jersey, timing chip & finisher’s medal)
10 Km P500 (with jersey, timing chip)
5 Km P400 (with jersey, timing chip)
2 Km Walk P300 (with jersey)
Registration centers: Max Restaurant, La Cabana Spa

Routes: Divisoria Kiosk (Start and Finish Line)
21 Km – Divisoria Kiosk -Velez St. – Marcos Bridge – Kauswagan – Bulua – Opol
10 Km – Divisoria Kiosk -Velez St. – Marcos Bridge – Kauswagan – Bulua
5 Km – Divisoria Kiosk- – Velez St. – Marcos Bridge – Kauswagan
2 Km – Divisoria Kiosk – Velez St.

Cash Prizes and Awards:
21 Km Run Male Female
Champion: P8,000 + Medal P8,000 + Medal
2nd Place: P5,000 + Medal P5,000 + Medal
3rd Place: P3,000 + Medal P3,000 + Medal

10 Km Run
Champion: P5,000 + Medal P5,000 + Medal
2nd Place: P3,000 + Medal P3,000 + Medal
3rd Place: P2,000 + Medal P2,000 + Medal

5 Km Run
Champion: P3,000 + Medal P3,000 + Medal
2nd Place: P2,000 + Medal P2,000 + Medal
3rd Place: P1,000 + Medal P1,000 + Medal

Notes: 4th to 10th placers in all run categories will receive medals. All registered finishers will receive certificates.

Date: August 22-28, 2011
Time: every 10:00 AM
Venue: Limketkai Rotunda
Opening Ceremony: August 22 at 2:00 PM

Locally-made products of the region will be displayed and sold at the Limketkai Mall Rotunda on August 22 – 28, 2011. The trade fair will be highlighted with a special setting of the One-Town, One-Product (OTOP) of the different cities, municipalities, and provinces of Region 10. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will spearhead the event together with various local producers. Partner Organization: Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

MS. KAGAY-AN 2011 (meet the candidates of Miss Kagay-an 2011!)

Date (Coronation Night): August 24, 2011 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:00 PM Venue: Limketkai Atrium (free admission)

Live coverage over Parasat Chan 29 (cable tv) GNN Chan 25 (non-cable subscribers)

Living up to its tradition of searching for the young Kagay-anon woman with beauty, wit and charm, once again the doors are now open to young women aspiring to be Cagayan de Oro’s Ambassadress of Goodwill. The traditional search for Ms. Kagay-an Coronation Night will be held on August 24, 2011 at 7 o’clock in the evening at the Atrium of Limketkai Center. The pageant will provide young Kagay-anon women an avenue to further their personal and professional goals while providing a forum in which to express their opinions, talent and intelligence. Partner Organization: Department of Tourism Region 10

Names of the Candidates: (not in particular order)


Remaining pocket events:

August 21, 2011 4:30pm
MAGS On the Catwalk fashion Show (featuring Derek Ramsay and Christine Reyes)
Atrium, LKKS (free admission)

Date: August 25, 2011 (Thursday)
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Pelaez Sports Center

A special dance showcase presentation of field demo participated in by Physical Education (PE) students from different schools of Cagayan de Oro City on August 25, 2011 at 1 o’clock in the afternoon at the Pelaez Sports Center Complex. With the active involvement and participation of the Misamis Oriental and City Schools Division together with the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education in the region, guidelines were created. Participants should be composed of at least 1,000 students per school. Special Awards were also given to deserving groups. Partner Organization: Department of Tourism Region 10

List of participating schools as of August 5, 2011:
Gusa Elementary School
Lumbia Elementary School
Bulua National High School
City National High School
Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School
Puntod National High School
Carmen National High School

Final Route: (Rodelsa Circle to Pelaez Sports Center)


“Plowtawo” and Dance Showcase
Date: August 26, 2011 (Friday)
Time: 8:00 am
Venue: Pelaez Sports Center

Grand Prize – P250,000 + Trophy
1st Runner-up – P200,000 + Trophy
2nd Runner-up- P150,000 + Trophy

P10,000 Consolation prize for all non-winning entries
Certificate will be given to all participating entries

A Kagay-anon celebration of folkloric tales, legends, epics and stories through dance with street dance parade and dance showcase components. The competition will be held on August 26, 2010 at 8 o’clock in the morning with A “Plowtawo” dance technique choreography shown along the main city streets that ends with a tableau presentation at the Pelaez Sports Center Complex. It is open to all Cities and Municipalities, Barangays, Government Agencies, Schools, Cultural Communities or any other community or Organization. Winners of this competition will receive cash prizes, trophies, and certificates of participation. This event is with special support from Mr. Hobart Savior of XU Cultural Office, Mr. Glen Reyes of MUST and Mr. Basilidas Pilapil of NCCA.

Route: Rodelsa Circle to Pelaez Sports Center

Folkloric dance competition List of contingents:
Brgy. Bugo
Brgy. Gusa
Brgy. Lapasan
Province of Zamboanga Sibugay
MOIST Balingasag
Kitaotao, Bukidnon
St. Peter College Balingasag
Gingoog City
Lanao Kauswagan

* 9 outside the city contingents, 3 within CDO contingents


Date: August 26, 2011 (Friday)
Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: SM City

The SM City Kagay-an Pyro Festival , the first ever Fireworks competition in the city, was first held last August 29, 2009 in partnership with the City Government, Promote CDO Foundation, Inc. Pueblo de Oro and ABSCBN. With 7 participants , which were Fireworks manufacturers from Dumaguete City, Cebu City, Manila, Bocaue Bulacan, Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro City this Fireworks spectacle made history after it gathered an estimated crowd of over 200,000 and thus was dubbed as the biggest crowd ever in a single event in the city.

Last year, gathering even more than 200,000 and again with 7 participating Fireworks manufacturers, this second SM City Fireworks Competition once again captured the hearts of Kagay-anons last August 29, 2010.
This year, SM City Cagayan de Oro will once again partner with the City Government , Promote CDO Foundation, Inc., Pueblo de Oro and ABSCBN for the 3rd SM City Kagay-an Pyro Festival- to mount a grander and bigger Fireworks Competition on August 26, 2011, as a prelude to the City’s fiesta celebration.

With longer preparation, bigger prizes and grander presentations, the 3rd SM City Kagay-an Pyro festival is expected to render thousands of Kagay-anons in awe for what could be the biggest Fireworks Competition ever in Cagayan de Oro City’s history. Partner Organization: SM City

Grand Prize – P80,000
1st Runner-up – P50,000
2nd Runner-up P30,000

Cagayan de Oro
Iligan City


Date: August 26, 2011 (Friday)
Time: 5:00 PM
Venue: SM City
Registration Fee: P200
Where to Register: Max Restaurant, La Cabana Spa
Forms can be secured at Promote CDO Office, Max Restaurant and La Cabana Spa

This year’s Kalo Parade Competition, the first of its kind dress up your hat contest will have two categories: the individual and the corporate category. The competition proper will happen on August 25, 2011 at 1 o’clock in the afternoon. The parade will start at the Divisoria Kiosk walking towards the Pelaez Sports Center Complex.

Partner Organization: Circle Productions, Inc.
Champion 10,000
1st Runner-up – 5,000
2nd Runner-up 3,000

Date: August 27, 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 7:00 AM
Venue: Main city streets

Grand Champion – P150,000 + Trophy
1st Runner-up – P100,000 + Trophy
2nd Runner-up – P50,000 + Trophy

Drum & Bugle Special Awards:
Best Marching Band – P5,000 + certificate
Most Disciplined – P5,000 + certificate
Best in Uniform P5,000 + certificate
Drum and Bugle participation– 21 schools

All participants of the parade will receive a certificate

Major Cities in the world have, in one form or another, a grand parade to celebrate and honor these cities heritage. The Golden Float Parade follows in the tradition of Cagayan de Oro Civic-Military Parade. This parade showcases the myriad characters of our city’s institutions, organizations, interest groups, industries, police and branches of the military – all in commemoration of their collective contribution to the socio-cultural-economic-religious development of Cagayan de Oro. What more opportune time to feature this, than the Fiesta of Cagayan de Oro’s patron, Saint Augustine.

The Golden Float Parade Competition features different float entries from participating Companies, Government, Non-Government and Private Organizations, Schools, and Agencies. This will be held in the morning of August 27, 2011 along the main city streets. Each float depicts a themed design or drama recounting Cagayan de Oro’s growth and development, history, people or cultural or event.

This year’s Golden Float Parade will primarily follow last year’s format. It will be a Civic-Military Parade with the Golden Float Parade Competition as the main feature. The route shall also begin at the Rodelsa Circle, passes through Velez St. and the National Highway, and end at the main road of the Limketkai Center. Participating bands shall be limited to 12 and the competing floats shall be towards the tail end of the parade. Partner Organization: Pueblo de Oro Development Corp.

Competing Participants:
Gaisano City
LBC Express
Department of Works and Highways
PhilHealth Region 10
Jatico Adventures
Leslie Corporation
Psalmstre Enterprises, Inc.
Paras Sea Cat
International Pharmaceutical Inc.
Del Monte Phils., Inc.
Granvia Sur
Alpha Kappa Rho
Metro Cagayan Eagles Club


Assembly Area – Rodelsa Circle, Paseo Del Rio
Culminating/End point of the parade – Limketkai

Rodelsa Circle – Velez St. – Gen. A. Luna St. – Osmena St. – LKKS

ABOVE: Golden Float Parade Route (Rodelsa Circle to LKKS)


Date: August 19-28, 2011
Time: every 4:00 PM
Venue: Rodelsa Circle, Paseo Del Rio

The Halad sa Lambagohan goes beyond the fiesta celebration in each of?our homes. Lambagohan is the original name of Cagayan de Oro,?referring to the lush lambago trees thriving in our riverbanks; they?signify our community’s stake of identity, of pride of place, of?community life. Our Halad to the Lambagohan is therefore an offering?of thanksgiving for the nurturing care the riverine spirits have?afforded to our community. And so we offer a harvest of the?expressions of the spirit and soul of Kagay-anons in our journey?towards excellence. We offer all our hopes and dreams and good wishes.?We offer our poetry, our songs, our dances, our artistic yearnings for?a better world for each and everyone of us. We offer our art and soul,?our heart and minds, our wondrous imaginings.??This harvest of voice and vision is what Halad sa Lambagohan is about:?a week-long harvest of the Kagay-anons’ preeminence in art and culture?on the world stage. Organized by Liceo de Cagayan University and the?Zealep Group of Companies, in particular the Paseo del Rio de Cagayan,?Inc., the Halad sa Lambagohan is open to the public free of charge on?August 22 to 28, 2011 at the Rodelsa Circle, the only public park in?the city that has become the happening place for art and culture?aficionados. Partner Organization (s): Liceo de Cagayan University and Paseo Del Rio

Schedule of Activities:
August 19 – Liceo Folkloric and Drum & Bugle
August 20 – Next Move of Liceo de Cagayan University
August 21- Rondalla Del Mar and Liceo Rondalla
August 22 – Ateneo de Cagayan Glee Club with music and friends
August 23 – Don Mariano Chorale Group
August 24 – XU Dance Society
August 25 – MUST Dance Troupe
August 26 – Liceo Folkloric & G Clef
August 27 – Music and Friends
August 28 – Liceo Folkloric, Drum and Bugle and Rondalla
(release of 500 sky lanterns by way of paying homage to our patron saint, St. Augustine.

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