π‚πšπ­π’π” 𝐣𝐨𝐒𝐧𝐬 πšπ›πšπœπš 𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐒𝐯𝐚π₯ 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐

Category : Extension | Sub Category : Community Posted on 2022-05-25 14:14:09


π‚πšπ­π’π” 𝐣𝐨𝐒𝐧𝐬 πšπ›πšπœπš 𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐒𝐯𝐚π₯ 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐

Showing its full support, the Catanduanes State University (CatSU) joined in the staging of this year’s 6th Abaca Festival spearheaded by the Provincial Local Government Unit of Catanduanes on May 24- 28, 2022.

Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza represented by Dr. Maria Edna R. IΓ±igo, Vice-President for Administrative and Financial Affairs, Dr. Ramon Felipe A. Sarmiento, Vice-President for Research, Extension and Production Affairs, Dr. Lily P. Custodio, Vice President for Academic Affairs  led the university contingent during the fellowship parade which started 4:00 pm from the Plaza Rizal where the CatSU participants donned their attire with a touch of abaca-related headdress to showcase our world-class products.

The university's unparalled support embarks on its research and development initiatives focusing on abaca development amongst other programs. CatSU also takes pride in contributing in the province’s abaca production initiatives through its Abaca Technology Innovation Center (ATIC) headed by its Director, Prof. Abelisa V. Evangelista. Some of the ATICS product like the Abaca wine is presented at the Capitol grounds during the event. Likewise, CatSU also presented its knowledge posters inside the Provincial Capitol which portrayed researches concerning abaca production technology.

Also in support of the event are the LGU officials, employees and stakeholders from provincial, national, and civil society organizations in the province with their own touch of abaca.

Institutionalized by virtue of Provincial Ordinance No. 21 in 2015, the Abaca festival celebrates not only the importance of the abaca industry to the local economy and what it contributes to national development, but it also represents the strength and resilence of the Catandunganon people as one community.  Throughout history, Abaca has been regarded as a cultural treasure of island province, a fiber that is both simple yet vibrant, reflecting what it is to truly be a Catandunganon. It is worth to mention that Catanduanes is also declared as the Philippines abaca capital for its biggest producer of high-quality abaca fiber.

Anchored on the theme, β€œUswag, Abaca, Dagos sa Maogmang Isla," the event highlights the province’s main produce which is abaca - a representation of the island's pride and identity as a strong and united province pushing forward for progress. #π†π™πšπŸπž