Thousands of visitors have joined the on-going festivities at the “2019 Anilag” in the town of Sta. Cruz, Laguna’s provincial capital.
More people are attending this year as more fun activities were added to the weeklong “Anilag” which means Laguna’s Harvest (Ani ng Laguna), an annual thanksgiving celebration of the abundance of the province’s natural and human resources, agricultural produce, booming trade and commerce, manufacturing, real estate development and tourism industry.
The family-oriented program titled “Masayang Pamilya, Masayang Laguna,” opened last Saturday with the Heritage Fluvial Parade on Sta. Cruz River, parade of contingents participating in the street dance and float competitions, and contestants for the Ginoo & Binibining Laguna, and fireworks display.
Also slated are the following competitions: Laguna Gay Queen & Lesbian King, body-building, culinary, fishery, painting, Anilag Singing Idol, car show, dog show, photo & short film, pyro-musical, mural art, fashion design, mural art and wedding cake contests.
DOT Region 4A OIC-Director Marites Castro joined Laguna Gov. Ramil Hernandez and other local officials from Laguna’s six cities and 24 municipalities, which all put up their respective exhibit of their agri-industrial products and handcrafts. Tourism stakeholders, including travel and tour, hotel and resort, farm and food establishments also have their respective booth and kiosks.
“The fiesta motif of the Anilag Festival showcases Laguna Province’s most diverse attractions that draw thousands of tourists from all over the country and abroad, as it is known not only as the home province of our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal but also the location of natural wonders, such as the Pagsanjan Falls, Mount Makiling, hot springs, farm resort destinations. Best of all, it is home to the most hospitable people with best food there is,” Dir. Castro said.
Director Castro also cited the Laguna LGU’s all-out support for the Administration’s sustainable tourism development efforts, including the rehabilitation of Manila Bay, Laguna de Bay and Pasig River.
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