This is for you, Misamis Oriental.
With this simple dedication, Misamis Oriental Governor Vincente B. Emano opens the week-long festivities for the 4th Kuyamis Festival and 87th Founding anniversary of the province at the provincial capitol grounds, January 9.
In his opening remarks, the governor narrated how he strived to maximize the resources of the province into undertakings that would bring development and progress to the people.
“I dream of the day when there are no more gaps between the rich and poor; when all of us eat the same food, when all our children go the same school; when all of us get treated in the same hospitals,” Governor Emano said.
This is the same reason underlying his total development plan anchored on tourism and the same reason for the holding of the yearly Kuyamis Festival.
“Think of how progress could impact on the lives of our people when what is happening now to Sagpulon Falls could be duplicated in areas where there exists spots with tourism potentials,” Gov. Emano said.
Sagpulon Falls in Jasaan town was used in his illustration due to the financial viability is has shown and how it attracts visitors even only after a short period of operation.
During the same occasion, he also lauded efforts of the province’s Sangguniang Panlalawigan, local government units and the private sector for their efforts and support in promoting the tourism development plan of the province.
The weeklong festivity highlights among others, the selection of Miss Kuyamis Festival 2017, exhibit booths, animal and livestock exhibit, food and cooking demonstration, photo and visual exhibit and a one-day job fair. (PIOMisOr/jv)