Taguig city Celebrates Melon Fest 2023
Taguig City, led by the Taguig City Agriculture Office, joyfully celebrated Melon Fest 2023 and the Farmer's Festival alongside melon farmers at the Melon Farm in Laguna Lake Highway (C6 Road), Brgy. Wawa, on May 15.
Mayor Lani Cayetano and her administration greatly value agriculture and food security as integral parts of Taguig City's history and progress. As an urbanized city, Taguig successfully combines farming traditions with modern industries.
"It is truly a great blessing from the Lord that here in Taguig City, we have the capability to embrace change towards modernization while still celebrating our history and traditions, such as the tradition of farming deeply rooted in the history of Taguig City," Mayor Lani said in her message of greetings.
Alongside the Melon Festival, a Mass was held in honor of San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of farmers. This was followed by a feast shared among 65 melon farmers.
Furthermore, a turnover ceremony was conducted, providing 4-stroke power sprayers to the farmers. These sprayers would effectively eliminate pests and prevent insects from damaging their crops.
Councilor Gigi Valenzuela De Mesa, City Agriculture Office head Emelita Solis, City Tourism office representative Zaida Ignacio, and other city officials joined the celebration, expressing their support and solidarity with the Melon Fest. Vice Mayor Arvin Ian Alit and councilors from the first and second districts of the city also showed their support for the event.
The Melon Fest serves as a testament to Taguig City's commitment to preserving traditions and promoting the welfare of its farmers. By celebrating agricultural festivals like this, the city emphasizes the importance of agriculture and its crucial role in ensuring food security and sustaining the local economy.
Mayor Lani and her administration continue to prioritize the agricultural sector, recognizing its historical significance and the vital contributions of farmers to the city's growth and development. The Melon Fest not only brings joy and festivity to the community but also serves as a platform to provide support and resources to the farmers, empowering them to thrive in their profession.
As Taguig City moves forward, it remains dedicated to balancing progress and tradition, creating a city where the past is honored, the present is vibrant, and the future is promising. Through events like the Melon Fest, Taguig City showcases its commitment to its agricultural heritage while embracing modernization and the needs of its residents.
The successful celebration of Melon Fest 2023 is a testament to the strong partnership between the city government and its farmers. As Taguig City continues to support its agricultural community, it remains steadfast in its commitment to creating a thriving and sustainable city that values its history, traditions, and the well-being of its residents.
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