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Kalilangan is an annual celebration that honors the founding of General Santos City.

The name of the festival, Kalilangan is derived from the Maguindanaoan word kalilang, which means “festival” or “celebration.”

The celebration depicts the historical event that started from the docking of the pioneers at the shores of Sarangani Bay.  With empty hands and hopeful hearts, these pioneering migrants tilled the lands and cultivated the land that is now General Santos City.


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