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Lubi-Lubi Festival


Every October, Glan showcases the Lubi-Lubi Festival. There is more to the costumes, choreography, and musicality in this yearly competition. The colors and faces of Lubi-Lubi Festival every 8th of October reflect Glan's industry and tradition altogether.

by Jhaypee Guia on July 16, 2012
Lubi-Lubi Festival

Overview

Every October, Glan showcases the Lubi-Lubi Festival. There is more to the costumes, choreography, and musicality in this yearly competition. The colors and faces of Lubi-Lubi Festival every 8th of October reflect Glan's industry and tradition altogether. Almost 90 percent of the town's total land area is planted with coconuts; town folks have both the old and new ways to make a living out of it, from the tree's roots to its leaves; beverages to handicrafts to manufactured products. Street-dancing groups compete in musicality, choreography, and costume using indigenous materials from the coconut.

Lubi-Lubi Festival reflects an old tradition of Glan, the province's oldest town. Each competing group showcases a particularly old religious belief of the people about the coconut tree; animistic beliefs are brought to life in choreography by rituals of reverence to the tree as a source of blessings such as wind, water and rain, fire, good health, and even life.

Glan, also known as the "Coco Queen of the South" and the oldest town in Southern and Central Mindanao, is Sarangani's top producer of coconut.

Accommodations

  • East Asia Royale Hotel 

Location: National Highway, Lagao, General Santos, Sarangani

  • Dolores Farm Resort 

Location: Polomolok, City Heights, General Santos, Sarangani

  • Family Country Hotel and Convention Centre

Location: Mateo Road , Lagao, General Santos, Sarangani

  • M-Loft Hotel 

Location: Salvani Street, Block 8, City Heights, City Heights, General Santos, Sarangani

  • Tierra Montana Hotel 

Location: National Highway, City Heights, General Santos, Sarangani

  • Jul's Pension House 

Location: 4th Floor SCZ Building Hadano Street cor Makar Road, Labangal, General Santos. Sarangani

  • Sydney Hotel 

Location: Pendatun Avenue corner Pioneer Avenue, Dadiangas, General Santos, Sarangani

  • Dolores Hotel 

Location: Santiago Boulevard, Dadiangas, General Santos, Sarangani

  • Sarangani Highlands Hotel 

Location: Purok Wal, Tambler, Tambler, General Santos, Sarangani

Accessibility

Sarangani is accessible by plane via Manila-General Santos City or Cebu-Gensan. A 20-minute drive from the airport will bring you to Alabel, the capital town of the province. If embarking from Davao City, there are air conditioned buses as well as public utility vehicles which will take travelers to General Santos City within 3 hours. It will then be a 10-minute ride from the city center of General Santos to reach Sarangani Capitol.

Glan is a 45 min trip via air-conditioned public utility vehicles from Gen. Santos City along a well-paved highway. However, for those who would like to experience rural Philippines , there are jeepneys that ply the same route.

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