By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Isabela Mayor Joselito Malabor yesterday said at least seven indigenous peoples’ tribe leaders will be honored on Saturday, April 21, and serve as the highlight of the ongoing town fiesta, which kicked off last Sunday.
Marikudo leaders from town barangays Camang-camang, San Agustin, Riverside, Cabcab, Sikatuna, Banog-banog, and Makilignit will be recognized.
The mayor claimed, if the genealogy of town residents were traced, at least 30 percent would be Bukidnon.
“It could even go up to 50 percent,” Malabor added.
At least 700 Bukidnon people participated in last Sunday’s grand parade.
Meanwhile, Malabor said security is already in place for the possible arrival of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio; Ilocos Governor Imee Marcos; and former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who currently served as Pampanga second district congresswoman./DGB, WDJ