Laoag City Government Celebrates Maria Y. Orosa Day

There is a saying that a person is being remembered because of his/her contribution to the success of an organization/entity in changing one’s life and perspective.

The Laoag City Government, thru the Rural Improvement Clubs (RICs) and the 4H clubs always celebrate Maria Y. Orosa, as both organizations remain active in the development of the Agriculture Sector. The rural homemakers continuously develop recipes (preparation of low cost but nutritious food) to improve the nutrition situation of rural areas. Added to this activity is the home management that includes beautification involving plant utilization or propagation, which initially was just a hobby, but to some homemakers it became their small business. Their cooking expertise culminated thru a cookfest during the nutrition month celebration and all other worthy activities such as skills and social development were displayed through a during the Orosa Day Celebration on the 29th day of November, the birthdate of the founder.

This year’s celebration was highlighted by the following:

1.RIC Hip Hop Dance and OPM Vocal Solo Contest;
2.4H Hip Hop Remix with Agserbi 24/7 Dance Contest;
3.BES (Barangay Entrepreneurial Services) which is the small version of the DA’s Tien-DA program but with the same principle. Our farmers and fisherfolks brought their produce and sold at lower prices. This project was conceived by the Hon. City Mayor Chevylle V. Fariñas and implemented by the AGR office which we consider successful as we incorporate this during big affairs conducted by the office.

Winners of the different categories were the following:

1. RIC OPM Vocal Solo
1st prize Maribel Cabacungan 32-A La Paz RIC
2nd prize Daisy Nicolas Lagui-Sail RIC
3rd prize Kristy Ofianza Brgy. #2 RIC

2. RIC Hip Hop Dance
1st prize Gabu Norte B RIC
2nd prize Navotas B RIC
3rd prize Cataban RIC

3. 4H Hip Hop Remix with Agserbi 24/7
1st prize Ilocos Norte Regionaal School of Fisheries (in-school) 4H Club – Metro La Paz
2nd prize Cluster of Mangato A & B, Apaya, Sta. Rosa 4H
3rd prize Cluster of Cavit and Zamboanga 4H

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