Featuring over 20 handicraft makers, and talents in sports, singing, dancing and more, the 51st Camiguin Founding Anniversary dubbed, “Adlaw Ta Camiguin,” officially opened on January 5 at the Ugmad Site, Mambajao, here.
Citing the developments in the island as well as the efforts in keeping Camiguin on top, Mambajao Mayor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo said, “If we want to continue all these things, let’s not disintegrate.”
Just like in every household, if there is trouble, it will start to crack then it will crumble, go down and eventually all of the family members’ dreams will fail, Romualdo stressed.
Thus, in its anniversary, the Provincial Government of Camiguin in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Education (Deped), and other key national line agencies exerted effort to involve every Camiguingnon in working towards island development.
By aiding the local entrepreneurs particularly the handicraft makers through holding the First Handicraft Festival, the local government along with DTI believes that such will boost not only the usage of locally-grown materials but also the talents of handicraft makers in the island and their capability to augment family’s income.
“Malipayon kaayo mi nga nahatagon mi ug higayon nga maka-display sa among produkto aning kalihokan apil na ang proseso sa pagbuhat niini (We are very happy that we are given the chance to display our products and show how we process these products),” said Cresilito Estrella of the Camiguin Probation Pardons and Paroles Association. (PIA)
Estrella’s paperweights and ball pen holders made of Bitaog is just among the many products highlighted in the handicraft festival. (PIA)