Sarangani Province in Mindanao, Philippines has always fascinated me. First, because it’s a haven of rich Filipino culture. Second, because it seems to be a great location for photography enthusiasts like myself. Third, because it has a lot of activities for tourists and fourth, because a former classmate of mine has successfully turned this Mindanao province into one of the busiest and most colorful places in the Philippines. Yup, I’m talking about incumbent Sarangani Governor Miguel Rene Dominguez.
Today, Sarangani is no longer considered just as “that area you pass through” when you traverse the General Santos City – Davao City highway. It’s now a tourism and business hub and a place that you really must visit whenever you’re in SOCCSKSARGEN. If only you need to take a quick peek at their white sand beaches!
In a few days, Sarangani will celebrate its 19th Foundation Anniversary plus the 9th Munato Festival. The 2011 Munato Festival will be held on November 24 to 27, 2011 and I look forward to joining a few activities. I will be in General Santos City on November 26, 2011 for the Philippine Blog Awards – Mindanao and the Sox Blogfest and I hope to visit Sarangani the next day, in time for the last day of the Munato Festival 2011.
If you’ll be in Sarangani on those dates, you might want to join the 9th Munato Festival as well. The schedule of activities can be found below (please click on the image to enlarge):