KALASUNGAY, Malaybalay City – Villagers here have jointly raised funds to help build the pathway to its old cemetery, spending the Kalag-kalag (All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day vacation) with a slight twist. 

When members of the village’s Kalasungay Association of Professionals sold raffle tickets — visitors to the cemetery obliged and bought tickets as a way to help.

Richel Okit, president of KAPs, Inc. said efforts paid off to vend the tickets on Nov. 1 and 2 along the rugged pathway to the public cemetery.

Okit said he hoped that by next year when visitors again honor their dead in the village, the pathway would already be concrete.

Tickets, sold at P5 each, were offered to the visitors by volunteers of the group. At the end of the day, as winners were drawn (see results in page __), the group raised a net income of at least P33, 000.

The fund-raising activity was meant to help the Barangay Government initiate the project to address the problem of muddy pathway, Okit said.  

KAPs, Inc. formed last year, is a community-based organization of residents of Kalasungay who are working or non-working professionals.  


Maayad ha paguma! (Welcome) to the online platform of the Kalasungay Association of Professionals!

Kanoy Kalasungay is binukid for “Our Kalasungay” an expression of ownership and also loyalty.

KAPs Inc. is an organization of professionals from different fields who are living and who came from Kalasungay, a pre-Spanish settlement dominated by indigenous peoples in Malaybalay City.

This blog is a work in progress.

KAPs chair Rickel Okit has given the go-signal, after months and weeks of study, that while the public affairs and information committee of KAPs is still preparing its print newsletter this will be the official publication of the organization.

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