Lechon Festival: Buglasan pakulo!

Dozens of lechon makers in Dumaguete and the province of Negros Oriental are expected to join the first ever Best Lechon contest as part of the activities lined up for the feast of the province Nov 25.

Department of Agriculture Sec. Manny Pinol is expected to grace the opening program of the 2016 organic farm family agri-livestock fair on Thursday with the turnover and signing of the memorandum of agreement for the two units of 4-wheel drive farm tractors worth P3 million more or less.

The Buglasan lechon competition promises to be an interesting one, says provincial agriculturist Nestor Villaflores with more than a dozen already confirming their participation.

The Kahugpungan sa mga Magba-baboy og Magma-manok sa Negros Oriental Inc. (KASAMA) headed by Pepito Vicuna is coordinating in the lechon competition.

According to Kenneth Sapan of KASAMA, the assigned coordinator said this is the time for lechon makers in the province to show to the public their best recipes and ingridients, the winner of which will receive P20,000, a very small amount compared to the cost of the lechon but the promotion it will get could be more than the expense.

Part of the mechanics is for the participants to provide for their respective lechons choppers and will have time to promote for their product in a dinner with the governor of the province where the lechons will be donated for everybody to partake.

The winner with the most crispiest and tastiest lechon will receive a certification as the Best Lechon maker in the province to be issued by Gov. Roel Degamo.

Invited to grace the opening program also include Department of Agriculture regional director Angel Enriquez and Director Joel Elumba.

Simultaneous sectoral activities are lined up during the day, to include the booth and pinaka contest, livestock symposium on swine management, 4H club RIC and FA quiz bee, RIC Kalabas-based cooking contests, 4H rice based one-dish meal, 4H sweet potato processing ang packaging, fisherfolks crab catching, 4H extemporaneous speaking, 4H club Lubok, Tahup, Aligig contest, best lechon contest, and the Miss 4H club beauty pageant.jg

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