The Tinalak Festival 2011 is just a month away and one of the many events which caught our eye is the Dayon sa South Cotabato – A Balikbayan Evening with the Governor.

Here is the poster below.

According to the poster, this is gonna be “A Dinner and Fashion Gala featuring the Province’s Rising & Recognized Fashion Designers in One Glamorous Evening with the Special Participation of the South Cotabato Performing Arts Ensemble”.

This by-invitation only extravaganza is scheduled on July 17, 2011 at 7:00pm at the South Cotabato Gymnasium and Cultural Center.  Guests are required to be dressed in Smart Casual.

We have to commend whoever thought of this since it is a good project to entice South Cotabatenos who are residing abroad or elsewhere in the country to come home and rediscover their home province and marvel at the progress it has undergone.  And as the event name suggests, they could personally meet South Cotabato Governor Dodo Pingoy himself!

How’s that as an incentive to coming home and celebrate Tinalak Festival 2011?

To register your balikbayan families and friends to this and other events of the Tinalak Festival 2011, please contact the Arts, Culture, Tourism, and Sports Promotion Unit at (63) 83-2283447 or email them at