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Tagum's best lechon announced

TAGUM, Davao del Norte — Despite the cloudy weather, expectators patiently waited around the roasting area, hoping to take pictures and to root for their favorite lechon houses. The Pigrolac Pigdiriwang Lechon Competition is part of the UGMAD Festival which is a month-long celebration in honor of farmers and livestock providers organized by the City Government of Tagum.
Now on its 5th year, the competition has grown bigger with 13 participants for the professional level and one representative each barangay for the barangay level.
Bonnin's Lechon, located at Prk. 2 Apokon, bagged the title of serving the best lechon and the cash prize worth P6,000.00. It was followed by Jun's Delicious Lechon which won P4,000 and Emma's Lechon who went home with P3,000. Both are located at Bonifacio St., Tagum City.
The competition was held at the Rotary Park of Tagum, where different stalls lined up to sell or display their plants, livestock products, paintings, and other products. The competition was judged by Mr. Eric Balgona, the resident chef of Punong Restaurant 1 and 2, Ms. Amparo Lacandula, PhD, director of Quality Assurance and Development based in USEP, and Ms. Rhea Ann Tio-Gallemit, Meat Inspector of NMIS, Davao City.
Dr. Jesus Edullantes, the City Veterinarian pointed out the importance of the said competition, as a way to differentiate Tagum's lechon from the neighboring cities. The competition also served as an essential tool in acknowledging the talents of the Tagumenyo lechoners.
The said competition was open for professional lechoners while the barangay based lechoners competition will be on September 16, 2017.
Mr. Eddie Buemil, the president of the Lechon Organization in Tagum is hoping for more success on the competition to come in the future. The increase in the number of participants this 2017 is a testament that the tradition of roasting lechon in Tagum City is definitely alive. (PIA)
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Last Modified: 2017-Sep-19 23.31.24 UTC+0800