New year signals the commencement of the annual Kuyamis Festival. Now celebrating its 7th year, the province of Misamis Oriental has never failed to amaze its people by the dozens of exciting activities lined up for January 6-11, 2020.

The celebration also highlights the founding anniversary of the province.

The program opened with a heartfelt message from the Department of Tourism Region 10 Director Marie Elaine Unchuan saying that “the Duterte administration believes that tourism is an important driver of the economy.”

From the colorful and well-made costumes of the dancers, to the beautiful dances and to the music brought by the drums, trumpets, and the native gongs, the annual street dancing draws more attention. Not only that, the booth competition also never ceases to amaze locals and tourists.

Also among the highlights in this year’s festival are the first-ever Gov. Bambi Emano Autocross and Car Show and Explore MisOr Mindanao Overland Expedition, and of course, the staging of the prestigious Miss Kuyamis.

Another huge coincidental highlight is the ATOM Festival Night and the crowning of Lars Pacheco who represented the municipality of Jasaan very well in the Queen of Misamis Oriental 2020. Lars is not new to the pageant scene, but she surmises that Queen of MisOr has exceeded her expectations. She’s in awe of MisOr’s beauty as well as the good governance that highlights the promotion of tourism.

Truly, all these boundless efforts of Governor Bambi in championing sustainable tourism have led Misamis Oriental’s beckoning to get explored, and would irrefutably make people come back bringing its handful of reasons. Watch the highlight video below!