Lubi-lubi Festival oldest town in Southern and Central Mindanao the Coco Queen of the South

Glan boasts of pristine shorelines dotted with strips of powdery white-sand beach resorts facing the Celebes Sea which, hands down, is among the Philippines’ best beaches. Among the earliest Christian towns in Mindanao, Glan has heaps to offer both for tourists and investors. Colonial-era structures make Glan even more alluring to visitors. Glan showcases the Lubi-Lubi Festival. There is more to the costumes, choreography, and musicality in this yearly competition. The colors and faces of Lubi-Lubi Festival every 8th of October reflect Glan’s industry and tradition altogether. Almost 90 percent of the town’s total land area is planted with coconuts; town folks have both the old and new ways to make a living out of it, from the tree’s roots to its leaves; beverages to handicrafts to manufactured products. Street-dancing groups compete in musicality, choreography, and costume using indigenous materials from the coconut.



Lubi-Lubi Festival reflects an old tradition of Glan, the province’s oldest town. Each competing group showcases a particularly old religious belief of the people about the coconut tree; animistic beliefs are brought to life in choreography by rituals of reverence to the tree as a source of blessings such as wind, water and rain, fire, good health, and even life. Glan, also known as the “Coco Queen of the South” and the oldest town in Southern and Central Mindanao, is Sarangani’s top producer of coconut. How to get there? Sarangani is accessible by plane via Manila-General Santos City or Cebu-Gensan. A 20-minute drive from the airport will bring you to Alabel, the capital town of the province. If embarking from Davao City, there are air conditioned buses as well as public utility vehicles which will take travelers to General Santos City within 3 hours. It will then be a 10-minute ride from the city center of General Santos to reach Sarangani Capitol. Glan is a 45 min trip via air-conditioned public utility vehicles from Gen. Santos City along a well-paved highway. However, for those who would like to experience rural Philippines , there are jeepneys that ply the same route.

Glan grandstands the Lubi-Lubi Festival. There is a whole other world to the outfits, movement, and musicality in this yearly rivalry. The hues and faces of Lubi-Lubi Festival hung on each October mirror Glan’s industry and custom inside and out. Very nearly 90 percent of the town’s aggregate land territory is planted with coconuts; town people have both the old and better approaches to bring home the bacon out of it, from the tree’s underlying foundations to its leaves; drinks to handiworks to made items. Lubi-Lubi entertainers wearing ensembles that made of coconut materials move in the lanes where Hispanic houses still stand today. Road moving gatherings contend in musicality, movement, and outfit utilizing indigenous materials from the coconut. The celebration is featured by a social introduction, wherein inhabitants move and depict the significance of coconut trees to them. Lubi-Lubi coconut move is an indigenous fun move road parade using the city’s bottomless coco plants and materials. The Festival mirrors an old custom of Glan, the territory’s most seasoned town. Each contending bunch exhibits an especially old religious conviction of the general population about the coconut tree; animistic convictions are enlivened in movement by ceremonies of adoration to the tree as a wellspring of endowments, for example, wind, water and rain, fire, great wellbeing, and even life.

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