KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/03 September) — Erstwhile sleepy towns  in North Cotabato  last week took center stage as they played host to some of the activities of the week-long Kalivungan Festival.

Aleosan Mayor Loreto Cabaya said distributing the  hosting of the events to different towns allowed residents to actively take part in the celebration. Usually, festivals are held only in the  province’s seat of government in Amas, Kidapawan City.

“The people in the sleepy towns enjoyed and (the events) made these towns alive,” said Cabaya.

In Aleosan, around a thousand people gathered to watch the championship round of the “Batang Cotabato”  boxing tournament held in front of the old town hall along the Cotabat-Davao national highway. [ Read Full Story on Mindanews]