Laguna is showcasing its bountiful harvest, rich culture, and its people’s talents and skills with the Anilag Festival, dubbed as the “mother of harvest festivals.”

Laguna Governor Ramil Hernandez led the opening rites with Senator Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food Security, at the sprawling festival site that was spruced up with artistic booths, and agricultural products and livelihood showcases of the six component cities and 24 towns of the province.

Hernandez told Lagunenses and visitors to the province to enjoy the week-long festival with the theme, “Sama-sama ang Pamilya sa Masayang Laguna (united as a family in a joyful Laguna)”.

“The local government should support the agriculture sector to ensure their development and sustainability.” 

Villar hailed the provincial government and festival organizers for focusing on the agricultural harvest of the province.

The seasoned legislator said the festival brings about “consciousness and inspiration” to the farmers, fisherfolk and agricultural workers in their contribution to sustain food sufficiency and food security not only for Laguna but also the entire country.

The veteran lawmaker urged the local government to support the agriculture sector to ensure their development and sustainability and increase food productivity and sufficiency.

Aside from the booth competition, 12 local government units (LGUs) also joined the float competition, while 10 street dance groups slugged it out in the streetdance showdown during the afternoon parade. Prizes included P1 million cash and trophies for the grand prize winners, P500,000 and P300,000 for the second and third place winners, respectively, in three categories.

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