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Baggak Festival Opening Salvo

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December 16, 2015, marked the beginning salvo of the celebration of Baggak Festival 2016 and the 430th Bauang Foundation Anniversary. The theme for this year is “Explore, Experience and Love Bauang”.

It began with a holy mass officiated by Rev. Fr. Ronald Raymund Chan, parish priest of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish with Bauang Local Government Unit headed by Hon. Eulogio Clarence Martin P. De Guzman III as the sponsor.

The Baggak Food Fair, Garden Show and Car Show were opened by the mayor.

Madame Emmy Aguirre, a native of San Fernando City, represented Doña Nenita Floirendo, the wife of the late Don Antonio Floirendo, a banana magnate, a Bauangeño who is the owner of Tagum Development Corporation (TAGUCO) in Davao City.

Madame Aguirre was the guest of honor and speaker during the blessing and inauguration of Don Antonio O. Floreindo Sr. Skills Training and Multi- Purpose Center. It houses the Barangay Hall of Central West and the Alternative Learning System Office with 60 computers donated by Taiwan.

In the Garden Show Competition, here is the result: First Place, Lomboy Farms with Php 50,000 owned by Dr. Menchie L. De Guzman; Second Place, Mikaella’s Garden, Php 40,000 owned by Mr. Michael Caluza; Third Place, D’ Twins Garden with Php 30,000 , owner Ms. Rachel Anamarie G. Perez. Consolation prizes of Php 20,000 each were given to other participants; Juffalyn’s Garden owned by Mr. Marlon Allan G. Amio, Perfect Hand Garden, owner Ms. Luisa Compay and JR Paradise Garden.

A fashion show among does and bucks was held with the following contest result: Pinaka Doe- First Place, Ms. Milagros Gomez; Second Place, Mr. Franco Costigo; Third Place, Ms. Marilou Rimpillo and consolation for Mr. Villamor Calica. Pinaka Buck- First Place, Mr. Artemio Calica; Second Place, Ms. Jessica Jularbal and Third Place, Mr. Ruben Tejano.


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