Christ the King College reaps several awards in the 35th Kaliga Festival during the 54th Charter day Celebration of Gingoog City that took place at the People’s Grandstand last July 23, 2014 with the theme, “Gingoog: Looking forward to a bright, colorful and enigmatic festival.”
The 2nd runner-up in over-all performance including the Street Dance Competition and Ritual presentation, Best Binakwang Float which has been beautified by the trainer, Mr. Allan Perez and the faculty, best Binakwang characters, best frog act by Cyvince Hurtado and best shrimp performed by Ma. Leslie Albaracin. All of the awards were given to the only RVM School in the city, Christ the King College.
Six schools joined the festival. The following are the names and respected gathered awards; Gingoog City Colleges; Anakan National High School won as the 1st runner-up in the competition, Liveliest Group, Best Binakwang Butterfly and 2nd Best Float; Gingoog Christian College; Gingoog City Comprehensive National High School as the 3rd Best float; Kalipay National High School was hailed as the Champion, Best Costumes and Best Binakwang Monkey; and Christ the King College.
The celebration opened at the People’s Grandstand at exactly one o’clock in the afternoon through the Street Dancing contest, then they passed toward the National Highway and all of the contingents performed in front of the Nadal Building. Then, marched their way to the Rizal’s Street, turned to Veterans, straight to Cabilto extension and Doña Graciana Street, pivot to the Bus Terminal and to the Don Restituto Baol Street and returned to the people’s Grandstand.
The Hon. City Mayor Marie L. Guingona, Hon. Vice Mayor Eric G. Cañosa, the city councilors, the tourism head, Mr. Audie Cornelio S. Ocampo, attended the event. Together with the leader of the Nasud Higaonon National Council Association Inc. of Northern Mindanao and Southern Mindanao, Hon. Allan M. Mandokita with the 18 Higaonon Datus within Northern Mindanao.
According to Hon. Allan M. Mandokita, Kaliga means an expression of gratefulness to the Almighty’s undying love for the Higaonons, it is show though rituals and street dancing.
The School President, S. Ma. Nora R. Joson, RVM, with the RVM sisters and the administrators was very thankful with the result and express their deepest congratulations to all who worked for the title.