Two major activities for Kuyamis Festival 2018—Farmer’s Market every Friday and Search for Miss Gay 2018 were added as highlights to the celebration other than the usual search for Miss Kuyamis, and Booth Making Contest at the Capitol grounds.
Governor Bambi Emano announced this during the opening program. He said that the opening of the annual Kuyamis Festival 2018 in Misamis Oriental is a success even as he commended the formerly Provincial Tourism Office, now a the Provincial Tourism Department of the Capitol for a job very well done.
The governor extended gratitude to the people who spent time and effort in coming to Misamis Oriental to join the biggest celebration as the highlight of the commemoration of the 88th Year Founding Anniversary of the province.
Further, he is grateful to the people of Misamis Oriental for welcoming with open hands the development programs this present administration has been introducing for the betterment of the province. As the province celebrates it’s 88th year founding anniversary, he is expecting further support from the people to push forward Misamis Oriental.
He said that it has been the dream of this present administration to eliminate poverty through his flagship program, tourism development to boost economic advancement, peace, unity and progress.
Meanwhile, he said local and foreign tourists alike can visit and enjoy the display of local produce of 23 towns and two cities in Misamis Oriental at its strenuously crafted booths at the Capitol grounds which will be judged according to creativity and design.
Governor Emano also awarded during the opening the winners of the Kuyamis Festival 2018 Street Dancing competition. The winners are: Municipality of Initao (Champion, 90.6 percent) receiving P50,000 cash and trophy; Municipality of Tagoloan (2nd Placer, 89.4 percent), P40,000 cash and trophy; Municipality of Jasaan (3rd Placer, 87.2 percent), P30,000 cash and trophy.
Special awards that include Best in Choreography is bagged by the municipality of Tagoloan and Best in Costume by the municipality of Initao.
Other contenders include the municipalities of Manticao, Libertad and Lagonglong.
“I congratulate the winner of this year’s street dancing competition. You are all wonderful. For me, you are all winners because somehow you have been a part of our efforts to promote our province by showcasing your talents not only to the country but to whole world as well. It really made me glad to see people working hard and participate in this annual celebration. Thank you for taking part in this year’s Kuyamis Festival 2018 celebration,” governor Emano said. (PIO)