Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya―Focal persons for the various shows, programs, and activities of the upcoming Grand Ammungan Festival are now realizing the event’s promotional component and showcase the province’s agri-ecotourism potentials.
Rhoda Moreno, provincial treasurer and GAF director general, said the festival will be held on May 21 to 25 this year.
“Our 15 municipalities have already signified their intention to participate in the four major events of our Grand Ammungan Festival,” she said during a recent GAF meeting.
Moreno was referring to the GAF’s Search for the “Saniata ti Nueva Vizcaya,” Agri-Ecotourism Fair and Booth Competition, Float Competition and “Kalsadavaganza” and the Drum and Lyre Competition.
She said local governments participating in the major events will be receiving P300,000 each as a subsidy from the provincial government.
The Best Performing MLGU will receive a cash award of P150,000 and P1 million worth of projects, Moreno added.
She said the Agri-Ecotourism fair will showcase the eco-tourism potentials of the province’s municipalities.
The GAF director-general also bared the other activities for the yearly event are the Children’s Day, Ammungan Cook Fest; Forum on Battling Depression among the Youth with celebrities Gab Valenciano and Joseph Bitangcol, NV Got Talent, The Voice, PRC Licensing, Jobs Fair, Taray Ammungan, Praise and Worship, Boodle Fight, Health Related Services, Musikahan, Endurance Challenge, and Thanksgiving Mass.
This year’s major sponsor of the GAF will be PLDT Co., which will also conduct the Gabay Guro and Gabay Kalikasan to recognize school teachers in Nueva Vizcaya.