Lamitan celebrates "simple" Lami-Lamihan PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 01 July 2017 15:18

Lamitan city celebrated a more subdued Lami-Lamihan festival in sympathy to victims of the ongoing armed conflict in Marawi city.

Lamitan city Mayor Rose Furigay said that she cancelled the parade and all indoor programs in support and sympathy to  Marawi city victims.

The simple celebration also proved an advantage to authorities who are presently implementing stringent security measures in the city.

Furigay said that residents have instead celebrated on their own inside their respective households with relatives, friends and other visitors.

This is the first time that the grand celebration was cancelled for the Lami-Lamihan festival.

Tourists who have prior bookings in hostels in Lamitan city reportedly cancelled their visit after the local government decided on a more subdued celebration.  (Allen Abastillas)