Sarangani's Bangsi Festival: The Celebration of the Flying Fish

Ida Damo
Ida Damo | Jan 20, 2016
Sarangani's Bangsi Festival: The Celebration of the Flying Fish

Sarangani is 3,600 square kilometers of varied landscapes and seascapes that are perfect for thrilling adventures such as paragliding and white water tubing.

READ: Paragliding in Sarangani: The Day I Flew and Dropped a Camera from the Sky

The province is subdivided into seven municipalities: Alabel, Malapatan, Glan, Malungon, Maasim, Kiamba and Maitum.

Maitum celebrates the Bangsi Festival in honor of its “One Town, One Product” the Bangsi or Flying Fish on January 27-29, 2016.

During the festival, Maitumians also renew their commitment to protect and conserve its seas.

There is going to be an outrigger race, bangsiyawan, and the most awaited Sugba sa Kadalanan where a ton of Bangsi are grilled on the streets to be feast on by the people. 

READ: Wet and Wild White Water Tubing 

Have your taste of Bangsi and enjoy the events:

9th Bangsi Festival Schedule of Activities
January 27, 2016 (Wednesday)
Coastal Clean Up
Opening Ceremony

*Basketball Championship Game

January 28, 2016 (Thursday) 

4:30 AM - Fun Run

6:00 AM - Zumbahanan sa Kadagatan

8:00 AM - Opening Program & Formal Declaration of Bangsi Festival 2016

11:00 AM - Sand Sculpture

*Bangkarera, Lumba Bugsay
*Women’s Dance Contest
*Photo Safari Contest
*Sugbahanay sa Dagat
2:00 PM - Opening SME’s Showcase (Trade Fair)

In front of Municipal Hall

*Cooking Contest

7:00 PM - Search for Munting Mutya ng Maitum 2016

 Municipal Gymnasium

January 29, 2016 (Friday) 

8:00 AM - Bangsi Festival Culmination Program

Municipal Gymnasium

*Parade Around the Town
*Float w/ Aquatic Dance

11:30 AM - Sugba-sugba sa Kadalanan

1:00 PM - Slowest Drag Race

7:00 PM - Live concert w/ Disco Party

January 30, 2016 (Saturday)

Motocross Competition

How to get there:
Sarangani can be reached by plane and ferry from Manila and Cebu thru the international airport and seaport of General Santos City and by land from Davao City.  Travel time from Davao City to Maitum is from: 4 to 5 hours.

Public utility air-conditioned vans from General Santos City ply daily routes to Maitum (Osmeña St. Ablog Terminal and AGP Terminal- Php120).  Travel time is 2 hours. 

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