Thursday, August 28, 2014

First Papaya Festival 2014

By Alon Calinao Dy: This is the first Papaya Festival in the town of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija, Philippines, a two-day program from Aug. 29 to 30, hosted by Toni Pet of GMA Network's Unang Hirit, which usually starts from 5am to 8am on weekdays.

In this fair, the municipality is said to be one of the country's top producers of papaya products. One of the most common and popular desserts is Atsara (also called achara), which is a pickled appetizer in the Philippines made from green papaya. 

There was a papaya street dancing in the gymnasium, but due to a bad weather condition such as heavy rain, some participants went home early.

 Hon. Vice Mayor Ferdinand P. Bote

Hon. Mayor Virgilio A. Bote

There will be a Fun Run Program Tomorrow, which starts at exactly 5am in front of municipal hall in Brgy. Poblacion Central. After that, Papaya Cooking Contest is held as part of the festival. Also, If there is an America's Got Talent, then there is also a Papaya's Got Talent that starts at 7:30pm in the municipal hall.