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Inug-og Festival

Like most other nations, cultural diversity plagues among the "old totalitarian" Western culture. The world is now becoming a melting pot of diverse ethnic backgrounds. For most original settlers in certain countries, such as America (the United States), the influx of immigrants posed threats to their livelihood. Some may feel threatened that immigrants may take away their jobs or for some reason, they are simply afraid of the foreigners' ability to adapt to their new homelife.

Inug-og Festival - Oroquieta Fiesta 2003

In the Philippines, cultural diversity has been a fact of life. Most Filipinos never look at you as to where you come from or what bloodline do you come from. If you are born and raised in the Philippines, you are a "Pinoy" just like us whose attributes, such as a kind and caring attitude, and hospitality towards visitors and strangers are what makes a true Filipino "tick."

Inug-og Festival - Oroquieta Fiesta 2003

The island of Mindanao is a melting pot of diverse culture. Muslims have congregated predominantly in Southern Mindanao, while the Suban-on natives have colonized in the Northern region, such as in the mountains around the Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental and Zamboanga provinces. In Oroquieta City, the Suban-on natives are pretty much a part of the Oroquietanian culture. For this reason, Oroquieta City pays tribute to this cultural group, by celebrating their existence through "life re-enactment" during special occasions, such as fiesta celebration.

Inug-og Festival - Oroquieta Fiesta 2003

Inug-og is an ethnic festival of the Suban-on culture that is celebrated on the 14th of October, in conjunction with the weeklong Fiesta celebration. This festival showcases tribal performance of street dancing in tribute to Oroquieta City’s patron saint, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. Performers are dressed up in ethnic costumes while performing rituals in the street and dancing to the rhythm of the parade.

During each year's Fiesta celebration, the City of Oroquieta works endlessly and tirelessly to ensure that its citizens and friends around the globe witness (whether in person or through this innovative technology) the dedicated stamina towards our undying culture. The administration of Mayor Nancy Bandala continues to work with everyone in the community in making the 2002 Fiesta celebration a success.


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Inug-og Expo Fiesta 2002
Inug-og Men Expo Fiesta 2002
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Inug-og Men Expo Fiesta 2001
Inug-og Men Expo Fiesta 2001
Inug-og Dance Expo Fiesta 2001
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