TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte – The City Government of Tagum values ??the farmers for the good harvest in the city through celebration of the 3rd UGMAD Festival 2015 at Rotary Park, Tagum City.
“This is a way in which we honor our farmers and a way of giving importance to the different agricultural products of our city,” Mayor Allan Rellon said during the festival’s opening ceremony last September 4, 2015 at the Rotary Park.
Highlighting the festival opening was the Carroza y Pintados de Carabao, where different painted Carabaos and their Carroza full of fruits and other farm products were paraded in the city’s major thoroughfares.
22 painted Carabaos paraded in this year’s competition, where Barangay Pagsabangan was awarded as the best Carroza while Mr. Robert Rasos got awarded as 1st placer in the Pintados competition.
Also dotting the three-week festival is the Agri-Trade fair at the Rotary Park which features Durian Trade Fair, Livestock and Poultry Expo, Farmers Forum, First pointed beta show, Scrap Art Exhibit, Kublai Art Exhibit, UGMAD Quiz Bee and Poster Slogan Contest, Dog Fashion Show, Agriculture trade fair, Photography Competition, Sikad sa Kadalanan and the search for the best native lechon competition.
During the opening program, the city government turned-over 3 Knapsack Sprayer and other seedlings in three different barangays, which includes Brgy. Pagsabangan Vegetables Farmers Association, Brgy. Madaum Sweetcorn Vegetables Growers Association, and Brgy. Nueva Fuerza Vegetables Growers Association.
The banner theme for this year is “Mag-uuma: Produktibo… Pang-Internasyonal.” Throughout the festival, farmers will be capacitated with the latest trends in farming and agriculture through the conduct of a Farmers’ forum designed in an attempt to further improve their productivity.
Nightly entertainment will also be staged in the Rotary Park where affordable durians await patrons of what can be considered the King of the Philippine fruits. Gleiza Delgado/CIO Tagum