BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Feb. 28 (PIA) - - -Focal persons for the various shows, programs and activities of the upcoming Grand Ammungan Festival (GAF) are now in the process to realize 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 21-25 this year.
"Our 15 municipalities have already signified their intention to participate in the 4 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 LGU-participants in the major events will be receiving P300,000 each as a subsidy from the provincial government.
"The LGU-winner of being 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 serve as a venue to showcase the eco-tourism potentials of the province's municipalities.
The GAF Director-General also bared that 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 for the welfare of school teachers in Nueva Vizcaya.(MDCT/BME/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya)