PANGASINAN celebrated the month long foundation festivity with excellence and creativity. It was a festival that combined tradition and modern work of arts and culture. It depicts uniqueness in terms of how Pangasinensis preserved their cultural heritage and adopted the modern essence of development and progressiveness. Pangasinan is the third biggest province in the whole Philippine Archipelago. The rich and fine salt bed is the prime source of livelihood for the province’s coastal towns. Pangasinan which means “where salt is made” derived its name.
The MX3 and GMA Network spanned the way to celebrate with Pangasinenses their yearly festivity of the Bangus Festival and Pista’y Dayat Festival to promote the Province’s Cultural identity.
Highlights of the event are:
• The Bangus Festival celebrating the bountiful harvest of Bangus in Dagupan City. The celebration is one of the Philippines’ grandest Festivals that created a mark of culture for a global reputation of tastiest milkfish. It was culminated at the De Venecia Extension Road in Dagupan City with GMA Kapuso stars Dingdong Dantes, Jonalyn Viray and Gladys Guevara serenaded during the Kapuso Night;
• The Pistay Dayat Festival a thanksgiving celebration for an abundant fishing industry in Lingayen culminated at the Capitol Plaza where Kapuso stars Jaya and Jonalyn Viray serenaded and played with the audience.
MX3 shaped-up the affair to a level of thrill and shrill when the blasts of MX3 Hooray game and gift-giving were brought into the forefront of the crowd. Participants were cheering and tweeting with excitement. The MX3 Game big winners Cerefino Salandanan and Librada Cruz could not contain their happiness and thanksgiving upon receiving the prizes.
The success of the Festival was a sign of success of the Province’s Vision: Pangasinan is the best place to invest, work, live and raise a family. Indeed, a place worth seeing and visiting. Let us get the feel…Go Pangasinan, the Land of Salt!