Happiness and unity for a vibrant Laguna |  Anne Ruth Dela Cruz

Happiness and unity for a vibrant Laguna | Anne Ruth Dela Cruz

After a three-year hiatus, the province of Laguna will have fun the 2023 Anilag Pageant from March 11 to 18, 2023. Thought of the mom of all festivals within the province, the week-long Anilag (derived from Ani ng Laguna that means Laguna harvest) The Pageant is a cultural celebration and harvest competition.

The competition guarantees not solely a glimpse of the wonders of Lagunas, but additionally an expertise of the distinctive mixture of cultural, historic and non secular celebrations for every of its 24 municipalities and 6 cities. It showcases a spread of actions associated to the humanities, tradition and industries that characterize Laguna and its folks. It’s each a celebration and a day of thanksgiving that highlights 26 festivals rolled into one.

Laguna Ruth Mariano Hernandez and Laguna Governor Ramil Hernandez

Laguna Governor Ramil Hernandez stated the theme of this 12 months’s Anilag Pageant is Love Laguna: Makisaya in Makiisa sa Masiglang Laguna. The Anilag Pageant organizing committee is co-chaired by Laguna consultant Ruth Mariano-Hernandez, who additionally occurs to be the primary girl of the province.

Since we’ve not celebrated the Anilag Pageant for the previous three years, we encourage our fellow Lagunenses to assist the competition. We would like them to recollect how pleasurable this competition is, Hernandez stated.

I am unable to do it alone, so I am very comfortable that our first girl and MP is a part of the organizing committee. He has been on prime of all actions since preparations started, he added.

Revitalization of tourism

HE NOTED that this could be the fitting time to advertise the Love Laguna marketing campaign as a method of revitalizing tourism within the province.

I firmly consider that enterprise and tourism go hand in hand. If we will increase our tourism, we will appeal to extra companies. And if our companies do effectively, we will appeal to extra vacationers, Hernandez famous.

In keeping with Pamela Jane P. Baun, Laguna Cultural Arts and Tourism Commerce Workplace (LTCATO), preparations for the Anilag Pageant started in November 2022.

We had a traumatic expertise when planning for Anilag Pageant 2022. We had already began preparations when quarantine restrictions needed to be re-imposed a month earlier than the competition. This 12 months, we’re assured that the Anilag 2023 celebration will lastly go forward, Baun stated.

River parade

HERNANDEZ identified that the competition will begin with the Heritage Fluvial Parade which can embody the Virgin of Turumba and can begin from the Port of Paquil and finish on the Quezon Bridge. A Marian procession will then comply with, culminating in a thanksgiving service.

Highlights of the week-long competition embody the Ginoo and Binibining Laguna honest and the commerce present and competitors that every one Laguna municipalities and cities will take part in. The commerce present will showcase something and every part you’re keen on about Laguna and its cities and cities. Different occasions embody a sizzling air balloon experience and a music competition that may showcase Lagunas expertise.

Cities and cities will compete with one another for one of the best sales space. The winner will obtain a P1 million prize which shall be used to assist tourism tasks. The truth is, the cities and cities obtained P250,000 price of economic assist from the provincial authorities to begin their kiosks, Baun defined, including that the objective right here is to advertise tourism in Laguna.

Six pillars of affection

ABOUT the Love Laguna marketing campaign, Baun stated this consists of every part there may be to know concerning the province. The marketing campaign consists of six pillars of affection, specifically, Love Journey, Nature, Folks, Buying, Tradition and Meals.

Baun defined that LTCATO wished to advertise Laguna because the Journey Capital of the South, because it has way more to supply than sizzling springs.

For those who go right down to the third and 4th arrondissements of Laguna, we’ve rafting, waterfalls, tenting and naturally the Seven Lakes of San Pablo, he stated.

In terms of nature, Laguna has Bay Metropolis, which is being promoted because the Backyard Capital as a result of abundance of crops that plantitos, plantitas and severe collectors are certain to get pleasure from. The Tradition of Love refers back to the centuries-old church buildings in Pakil, Pangil, Calamba and Sta. Rosa.

Love Meals refers to meals that Laguna is known for, similar to buko pie, espasol, and quesong puti, amongst others. In contrast to some years in the past, Laguna is now a culinary paradise for meals lovers.

Most cities and cities are beginning to pattern eating places and cafes that provide not solely scrumptious meals but additionally instagrammable interiors. These eating places are undoubtedly an enormous assist in our tourism efforts, he stated.

Malls and handicrafts

LOVE procuring refers back to the malls and handicrafts, hand-carved, slippers and pandan merchandise obtainable within the numerous cities of Laguna.

Laguna is thought for its artisans and plenty of overseas outlets have already outsourced their providers for his or her wants, he stated.

Lastly, Love Folks refers to selling the advocacy and skills of Lagunenses. The province is a haven for magnificence queens, singers and artists, amongst others.

The return of the Anilag Pageant 2023 comes at a time when Hernandez is serving his third and ultimate time period as Governor of Laguna. With simply two years left in his time period, Hernandez stated he nonetheless has a number of huge tasks lined up.

One is the development of a provincial tertiary hospital in Bay Metropolis. The plan is to improve the Bay District Hospital to a provincial hospital. Laguna Rep. Ruth Mariano-Hernandez, who additionally occurs to be the governor’s spouse, has already filed a invoice for the hospital.

Highway community

ANOTHER undertaking is the Laguna Lake Highway Community, a street community that may begin from Rizal and revolve round Laguna. In keeping with Hernandez, the provincial authorities of Laguna will finance the part that stretches from the Calamba and Cabuyao borders to Los Banos and the Bay. Development is scheduled to start earlier than the tip of the 12 months or early subsequent 12 months.

The third undertaking that Hernandez want to full earlier than stepping down is the development of a Laguna Tourism Middle, which can showcase Laguna merchandise and handicrafts amongst different issues.

As for his legacy, Hernandez needs to be referred to as the governor who allotted the most important chunk of the province’s funds to social providers. He stated that when he started his tenure as governor in 2014, he had the motto Sergisbyong Tama that might kind the spine of his management.

If you wish to know what a frontrunner’s priorities are, check out his funds. For those who have a look at my funds you will notice that the most important funds goes to social providers and medical providers are a part of that. I’ve 57 % of the funds for social providers. The standard break up is 45 to 50 %, he stated.

That is how I need to be remembered. I need everybody to know that below the management of Governor Hernandez, Lagunanes skilled servisiong tama via social providers, he stated.

One of many causes I arrange an extension workplace in Calamba is as a result of I need to attain extra folks. Residents of the first and 2nd Districts not have to go to Sta. Cruz to ask for assist, they’ll go to Calamba. These within the third and 4th Districts can proceed to go to Sta. Cruz, Hernandez added.

For his message to the Lagunenses, Hernandez ordered them to exit and benefit from the week-long celebration.

The provincial authorities of Laguna has lined up many actions for all of us. Allow us to take this chance to present thanks and luxuriate in all that we’ve sown, Hernandez stated.

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