19th Adobo Fes­ti­val set

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IT will be a day of food, cul­ture and the arts as lo­cal and for­eign tourists gath­ered at the in Silay City for the 19th Adobo Fes­ti­val on Satur­day, Novem­ber 10.

Ac­cord­ing to Ed­sie Sa­zon-val­ladarez, su­per­vi­sor of Balay Ne­grense Mu­seum, the 19th Adobo Fes­ti­val, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m will fea­ture adobo cook­ing con­tests for stu­dents and food en­thu­si­asts, a cul­tural show, kitchen art, food booths and lec­tures, Filipino games, a fash­ion show and acoustic band.

Val­ladares said they are pro­mot­ing Adobo Fes­ti­val in or­der to let the peo­ple know that Ne­gros or Silay City is not only known for her­itage houses and eco-tourism but also for food en­thu­si­asts.

“The Adobo Fes­ti­val is be­ing con­ducted, not just to pro­vide tourism and at­trac­tion but a legacy that some­day, young gen­er­a­tion will con­sider adobo as a food for all,” she added.

The event is also held as a fundrais­ing to help main­tain Balay Ne­grense Mu­seum, which re­lies heav­ily on en­trance fees and the sup­port of spon­sors of var­i­ous pro­grams like the Adobo Fes­ti­val and Sum­mer Art Work­shops.

Dur­ing the 9 a.m. open­ing pro­gram of the Adobo Fes­ti­val, which will be held at the Don Aguinaldo S. Gam­boa Her­itage Com­pound at cor­ner Rizal and Sen. Locsin Sts., be­side St. There­sita’s Acad­emy, the dance and mu­sic ma­jors of the Doña Montser­rat Lopez Me­mo­rial High School Spe­cial Pro­gram for the Arts will per­form, while the San Diego Youth Parish Coun­cil will present the “Adobo Fi­esta” Zarzuela.

Af­ter lunch, the Betty Ban­tug-ben­itez Foun­da­tion will spon­sor and fa­cil­i­tate Filipino games for chil­dren, for­mer Silay City tourism of­fi­cer Ver Pacete will give a food lec­ture, and this will be fol­lowed by the Filip­ini­ana Trash Run­way fash­ion show fea­tur­ing the cre­ation of En­trepreneurial Eco-artists of Ne­gros Is­land.

Slated to per­form af­ter the fash­ion show are Rekin­dle, Quinta Shanel, the Mon­day Group Band and Ukelele Ne­gros.

The or­ga­niz­ers have also in­vited the win­ning per­form­ers of the Kasaysayan Dance Drama com­pe­ti­tion and the Lin-ay sang Cinco de Noviem­bre con­ducted by Barangay III in Silay City dur­ing their Novem­ber 5 fi­esta.

Val­ladares said they are sell­ing Adobo Fes­ti­val tick­ets at P150 which will en­ti­tle the bear­ers to a free tour of Balay Ne­grense Mu­seum and a meal with two vari­ants of win­ning adobo recipes of past fes­ti­vals.

Guests can just also walk in and watch and var­i­ous con­tests and can also buy a meal from var­i­ous booths fea­tur­ing some Silay restau­rants and food pro­duc­ers.*

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