By Aida B. Cabauatan
Governor Alvaro T. Antonio awarded half a million pesos to best dressed booth of the Aggao Nac Cagayan Trade Fair during the Gawad Saka Awarding Ceremony held at Cagayan State University Amphitheater last June 28, 2012.
Various municipalities in the province staged their unique and creative booths during the weeklong celebration of Aggao. Each municipality displayed native products, souvenirs and delicacies, which the public eagerly feasted and bought. Aside from these, the municipalities also showcased their famous tourist spots of their respective towns through promotional materials.
The booth of the municipality of Abulug was adjudged as the Best Dressed Booth for this year. Governor Antonio awarded a cash prize of P500,000 to Abulug with P200,000 worth of palay shed from Department of Agriculture through Regional Executive Director Lucresio Alviar; P15,000 cash prize from the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA); and P3,000 cash from the 2nd District Representative Baby Aline V. Alfonso.
Meanwhile, the second placer was the municipality of Buguey, which was awarded with P300,000, P100,000 worth of multi-purpose drying pavement (from DA), and additional P10,000 (from OPA), and P2,000 (Cong. Alfonso).
Baggao was pronounced the third placer and was given P200,000 from Governor Alvaro T. Antonio, P100,000 worth of multi-purpose drying pavement (from DA), P5,000 from OPA, and P1,000 from Cong. Alfonso.
The municipalities of Solana and Sta. Teresita bagged the 4th prize. The two municipalities were awarded P3,000 each from OPA and five (5) bags of organic fertilizers.
The booths were adjudged based on design presentation and LGU’s best product services and overall creativity, ingenuity and look. Consolation prizes of P10,000 were given to each municipality that participated.
Buguey was awarded the Top Grosser municipality as it earned a gross income of P438,623 during the weeklong celebration. The provincial government awarded P5,000, one-unit tractor with trailer from DA through RED Alviar and P3,000 from Cong. Baby Aline V. Alfonso.
The second place was the municipality of Ballesteros with gross income of P213,019. The provincial government awarded P3,000 while P2,000 came from Cong. Vargas.
Allacapan was the third placer with P204,490 gross income. The provincial government awarded P3,000, and a P2,000 cash prize was given by Cong. Vargas.