The screening of contestants for the group tribal dance and solo dance competitions of the 18th Mambukal Mudpack Festival will be held on June 14, Saturday, 1:30 p.m. at the Social Hall of the Provincial Capitol Building.
This will be followed by the general orientation and drawing of lots for all the festival competitions at 3:00 p.m. The deadline for submission of entries for the Mambukal Sceneries photo competition will be on June 16, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Mambukal Reservation Office in the Provincial Capitol Building.
Anchored on the theme: “Saving, Healing and Celebrating Mother Earth”, the festival will open with a “Hataw sa Mambukal” at 7:00 a.m. on June 21 at the Ishiwata bath house grounds. It will be led by Ching Temporosa-Alcala and the staff of the Ching’s Dance Fitness Studio.
A Holy Mass will be held the same venue at 9:00a.m. At 8:00 a.m., the opening of the exhibit and judging of the Mambukal Sceneries photo competition will be held at the Mambukal Convention Hall simultaneous with the start of the Poster Making for Kids and the Mixed Media Art competitions at the same hall.
The official festival opening ceremonies will be held at the Ishiwata bath house grounds at 2:00 p.m. Mudpack Festival founders Louie Dormido and Rudy Reveche will perform the opening ritual while Mambukal Resort Manager Ellen Jalandoni-Vasquez will deliver the welcome message for the festival guests and contestants and award the winners of the Poster-Making for Kids competition.
The drumbeating and group tribal dance competitions will follow. Afterwards, the awarding of prizes for the day’s competitions will be held. A concert and a dance party in the evening will be the highlight of the first day of the festival.
On the second and last day of the festival, June 22, Mambukal will be the finish line for the “Bike and Run” event organized by the Provincial Environment and Management Office in partnership with ABS-CBN, which will start at 5:00 a.m. from Lopue’s East for the bikers and at the Coca-Cola plant in Mansilingan for the runners.
GMA will hold its Barangayan at the Ishiwata bath house grounds at 10:00 a.m. to be followed by the public viewing and the judging of the Installation and Performance Art competition within the resort. At 2:00 p.m., the solo dance and clay body painting competitions and the awarding of prizes together with the opening ceremonies of the Provincial Environment Week will cap the 2014 edition of the festival.*
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