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Food producers and processors enrich Samar Day celebration

By NINFA B. QUIRANTE
August 6, 2010

CATBALOGAN CITY  –  Food producers from Calbayog to Marabut and the island towns of Zumarraga and Daram have enriched the opening ceremony of Samar Day on Wednesday at the Samar Capitol Grounds, Catbalogan City.

At least 60% of the Samar Day crowd entered the Bahandi han Samar booths fronting the Philippine National Bank.

Fresh fruits like lanzones were hauled from Matuguinao town while fresh vegetables came from Paranas, Daram, Sto. Niño, Zumarraga and Calbayog.

San Sebastian Mayor Arnold Abalos brought some crab meat, fresh shrimps of varying sizes and live crabs. He also brought with him crab and prawn crackers from San Sebastian.

From San Jorge town, live African hito were harvested from the San Jorge Fishery Hatchery along with some fresh vegetables grown in this agriculture-rich town.

Samples of wooden furniture from Marabut and the highest grossing banig products of Basey occupied another corner of the booth dressed and designed by the Department of Trade and Industry with the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist.

Pinabacdao, meanwhile brought pulverized ginger which is ready to drink, according to the person manning the booth, he also had banana chips, organic-grown rice and other processed food items.

Agriculture Regional Director Leo Cañeda and Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Director Paulino Cabahit graced the opening of the agro-trade fair and even bought some products.