ARMM thru Department of Tourism Armm SUPPORTS THE 2017 TARUK FESTIVAL LAUNCHING
Taruk is an endemic fish in Lake Mangudadatu of Maguindanao province. It is more bigger and weighty compare to other fish. It was then initiated by the local government unit (LGU) of the Mangudadatu Municipality under the administration of its active mayor Hon. Freddie G. Magudadatu to have the Taruk Festival which was launched last January 29, 2017. Purposively, to preserve the lake as the habitat of s uch blessing as a source of living for the constituents, contributes to the economic growth and more importantly is its environmental friendly source of living.
tourism not only to the province but as well as ARMM wide. To taste the varieties of its menu, a cooking contest participated by contingents from different barangays of Mangudadatu and DOT-ARMM was one of the sponsors of cash prizes awarded. Also a very distinct showcasing of identity, all participants during the opening parade wore their colorful inaul both men and women and the top three most authentic inaul identified on the spot were also given cash prizes as a motivation to all participants.The Regional Governnor Mujiv Hataman through DOT-ARMM constantly supports such programs. Abundance and availability of possible source of income for the community could be best utilized so that more household could at provide food for their family and send their children to school as one of the main objective of the regional government which is the poverty alleviation.- SAHARA ALI