The month-long celebration of the Ubi Festival 2021 in the New Norm which was started last January
25, 2021 will culminate on Thursday at the Old City Airport, Tagbilaran City.
Gov. Art C. Yap in the province of Bohol will lead other provincial officials to recognize and give
awards to the winners in the different contests and to deliver messages during closing and awarding
Gov. Yap will be accompanied by Vice Gov. Rene L. Relampagos, Rep. Edgar M. Chatto, provincial
board members, Provincial Administrator Atty. Kathyrin Pioquinto, Provincial Agriculturist Liza M.
Quirog, Assistant Provincial Agriculturist Larry M. Pamugas and Josephine Cabarrus to handover the
prizes to the winners of the Bugno sa Rondalla, Ubi Balitaw, Del Horest and Sarah Geronimo voices
alike, Ubi cook-off, motorcade, pinaka, cooked Ubi eating, tabirak eating, highest volume of Ubi display,
most outstanding Ubi grower, most cooperative LGU, highest gross sales of Art Tabo sa Bohol and
highest gross sales exhibitors of Ubi Festival.
It maybe recalled that during the opening program, Yap underscored the Boholano Ubi growers of
expanding and sustaining the Ubi industry in Bohol.
Yap emphasized that the provincial government has always supporting the farmers through the
Sangguniang Panlalawigan led by Vice Gov. Relampagos by allocating appropriate funds for the
He likewise encouraged the farmers to produce more by titling more Ubi areas as he acknowledged the
good harvest and high yield this season.
Esmeraldo Maligsa, president-Bohol Ubi Growers Association (BUGA) thanked the provincial
government of Bohol for making the Ubi Festival into a month-long celebration.
Maligsa said that this is a great opportunity given to the Boholano farmers for them to have good sales
and big profit considering the longer period of selling.
He said that the Ubi growers have high yield this harvest season and this is evident of more Ubi tubers
have been displayed at the venue.
The BUGA president said that the 150 strong members of the association are united to support the
agricultural program of Gov. Art C. Yap especially in the Ubi industry.
At the Ubi Festival, not only the Ubi tubers of different varieties are being sold but also other agri-
commodities such as: cassava, gabi, banana, sweet potato, apale, vegetables, fruits, eggs, dried fish,
favourite Boholano delicacies among others.
There are also nightly activities that entertain the people while eating at the Food Fair.
The venue has been decorated with plantitos/ plantitas making the surrounding green and fresh.
The Ubi Festival 2021 in the New Norm has been participated by 18 known municipalities namely:
Baclayon, Cortes, Dauis, Panglao, Sikatuna, Tagbilaran City, Carmen, Pilar, Loon, San Miguel, Dimiao,
Jagna, San Isiddro, Balilihan, Sevilla, Loay, Anda, Valencia and two farmers associations to wit: BUGA
and Cabudlan Farmers Association in Cabudlan, Ubay.
The festival has been institutionalized through an ordinance that aims to recognize and awards the
Boholano farmers who have engaged in Ubi farming.
The operation of the Ubi Fest has been temporarily suspended since last Friday due to strong wind
brought about by tropical storm “Auring”.
Assistant Provincial Agriculturist Larry M. Pamugas said that about six tents at the venue were
destroyed due to strong wind.
Howevwer, he said that probably tomorrow the operation resumes if the weather would be good up to
Wednesday which is the culmination day.(Atoy Cosap)
UBI FESTIVAL CULMINATION. The Ubi Festival 2021 in the New Norm at the Old City
Airport, Tagbilaran City will culminate on Thursday. The month-long celebration was
started last January 25, 2021 and will culminate on February 25, 2021 showcasing not
only the different varieties of Ubi but also other agricultural products at the Old City
Airport, Tagbilaran City as the Bohol Ubi Growers Association (BUGA) through its
president Esmeraldo Maligsa (left photo) thanks the provincial government for the
constant support given to them in the quest to flourish the Ubi industry in Bohol.