Friday, 26 November 2021 11:26

Slang Fest, a tribal practice of barter trading

MALUNGON, Sarangani (November 26, 2021) – Reynaldo “Bong” Constantino, former mayor of Malungon, thanks the people of Malungon especially the tribal community of Blaans and Tagakaolos for their contributions and “cooperation in lifting the tribes’ dignity,” during the celebration of the 14th Slang Festival at the Sunken Arena, Municipal grounds on November 18. Constantino said he was honored to have initiated the Slang festival in Malungon in 2007 during his first term as mayor of the municipality. Slang is Blaan term for “barter” and according to Constantino, the festivity is being held annually to continue the tribal practice of barter trading, socializing, and conflict resolution among different indigenous tribes in Malungon, which is the only landlocked town in Sarangani. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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