El Nido’s 102nd Foundation Anniversary on March 9-16 will highlight its developing agricultural tourism through different activities, which includes a visit to Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in Barangay New Ibajay.
Mayor Nieves Rosento said on Monday that the site visit to the 8-hectare demo farm in New Ibajay will showcase the municipality’s current initiative on where local produce would come from to meet their growing demand for food.
“Own focus namin para doon sa agricultural tourism, so dito ‘yan sa may Sitio Calampinay, New Ibajay, where we have almost eight hectares na property na ito ‘yong aming parang demonstration area,” she said.
Mayor Rosento said they are expecting a number of visitors from the Department of Agriculture (DA) and other related offices, who will visit the ATI demo farm.
She said future tours to the demo farm are going to be designed to be as educational and informative as they are about fun and leisure.
Aside from this, the town fiesta will also have the Kababaihan Day that will exhibit local costumes and other clothing designs from recycled materials in relation to their campaign to regulate the use of plastics.
Some 1,400 women participants will wear the recycled dresses in a parade on March 12.
“Ipe-present namin ‘yong mga indigenous dresses and kung wala naman ay ‘yong mga damit from recycled materials,” Rosento said.
The celebration also includes a National Boxing Tournament, Open Basketball Tournament from February 26 until March 15 and a Youth Congress.
There will also be a Western Command (Wescom) night which will be extended until March 17. The said activity will sponsor the search for Binibining El Nido.
The Karaenan sa Dalan food fair, which has started in front of the municipal building, will offer local delicacies until March 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
“This is only just to showcase delicacies ng El Nido, parang food festival,” she said.