History and Culture

Fly To The Land Of The Dreamweavers This July For The Tinalak Festival 2018

South Cotabato

Ida Damo
Ida Damo | Jul 04, 2018
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The Tinalak is the woven cloth of the Tboli Tribe of South Cotabato.  It is made from abaca fiber and its design come from the Gods and appears in the weaver’s dream.

READ: Lang Dulay (August 3, 1928- April 30, 2015): The Legacy of the Oldest Dreamweaver Continues 

The art of Tinalak weaving is a tradition that is handed down and taught from generation to generation.
Every July, South Cotabateños celebrate its founding anniversary in its capital, Koronadal, and give honor to one of its cultural symbols--- The Tinalak.

READ: CHOOSY KA BA: 12 Reasons to Choose SoCCSKSraGen (Lake Sebu + Baras Bird Sanctuary + Dream Weavers) 

Here are the schedules of activities for the week-long celebration.

Where to Eat:

1.    Pantatan Restaurant, Banga, South Cotabato 
2.    McCoys of Koronadal 
3.    Sa Balai Bistro: Koronadal’s Flavorful Surprise Cooked In A Giant Pugon 
4.    Cool-Off at Apareja, Koronadal Highway’s Coolest, Most refreshing Spot! 

Where to stay:

1.    The Farm at Carpenter Hill 

How to get there: 
Major airlines fly daily to General Santos City from Manila.  Flying time is an hour and 55 minutes.  From General Santos City, it is an hour road trip.
If you are flying from Manila or Cebu to Davao City, travel time to Koronadal by land is 4 hours.  

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