With the theme Panaghiusa, Panagtambayayong Alang sa Malamboong Nabunturan, the Local Government Unit of Nabunturan celebrates its 62nd Araw ng Nabunturan on July 21-23, 2019.

Kick-starting the celebration is a line-up of jam-packed sports event during the Pre-festival activity on July 20, 2019. A Responsible Pet Ownership forum was also conducted for pet owners in the Municipal Gymnasium.

To officially open the most-awaited Araw ng Nabunturan, a fun run and Zumba activity, with the theme “Run for a Smoke-free Nabunturan” was participated by various public and private institutions, civil service organizations, national agencies, and LGU officials and employees before the ceremonial opening in the Public Market Gymnasium.

On the second day, astounding talent and skills was showcased by our youth in the Blame it on the Youth- The Batan-ong Nabunturanon Youth Day Celebration.

Two of the highlights of Youth Day are the Nabunturan’s First-ever LGBT Pride March participated by over hundreds of youth and LGBT communities in Mindanao, and the First Nabunturan Open Dance Battle.

The founding day of the three-day fete was equally successful in its goal of Panaghiusa ug Panagtambayayong with the number of Nabunturanons who came to participate the ceremonial Founding Day Parade with Resource speaker Mr. Victor Secuya.

            Simultaneous to the event is the jobs fair, passporting, PRC renewal, PSA services, Anti-Rabies Dog vaccination, and beauty and health care services which was partaken by Nabunturanons.

Highlights in Sports

It is no doubt that Nabunturanons are born for the thrill and adventure brought by sports. Thus, in the celebration of the 62nd Araw ng Nabunturan, a line–up of sports activities are organized to share the essence of Panaghiusa, Panagtambayayong Alang sa Malamboong Nabunturan. 

For the pre-araw activity on the 20th of July, many came to witness the Mayor’s Cup Football Festival organized by the Nabunturan Yoyo Club held at the NCES grounds. The said football festival gathered over 30 teams from as far as Koronadal City.

            Simultaneous to the event is the Sepak Takraw dubbed as the 3rd Inter-Municipality Sports Competition, where players from seven (7) municipalities in Compostela Valley showed their prowess in the 17 under (boys and girls) category and 12 under (boys and girls category).

          With agility and focus, Table Tennis players were able to showcase their skills in the Open Table Tennis Tournament held at the Assumption College Gymnasium. Championing the team event is the COR JESU RB Team; while in Singles (open) category, Jeofrey Sajol from Panabo City was hailed champion. In 17 under and 12 under boys category, Ken Luzon from Davao City and Jhiven Clamucha from Nabunturan, respectively, championed the event. Further, Joy Marianito from Butuan City (17 under girls) and Angela Marianito (12 under girls) also from Butuan, championed the competition.

                 Another exciting and jam-packed sports activity is the Inter-barangay Volleyball Tournament held at the Public Market Gymnasium championed by Barangay Ogao. The said sports event was participated by gorgeous athletic ladies from six (six) barangays of the municipality: Basak, Antequera, Cabidianan, Magsaysay, Ogao, and Bayabas.

            After the thrilling game in the morning is the Amateur boxing at 3 pm held at the Public Market Gymnasium.

 Winning the Light Weight Division were Merwen Aballe, Raymund Aba-a, Reynaldo Lumosbog. While, in Medium Weight Division were Renato Rodto, Carl John Austria, Armil Madaleo, and Lake Kyrell Dela Torre.

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