Reelected Senator Cynthia Villar led the celebration of the 6th Las Piñas Food Festival as thousands troop to the Villar SIPAG hall in Pulang Lupa Uno to join the festivities.
Villar, managing Director of the Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance, welcomed visitors and participants to the yearly event which “showcases the city’s culinary heritage and Laspiñeros’ world-class cooking skills.”
“We are very glad that this food festival has become a yearly event for the city and nearby areas not only to promote our local delicacy, but also to promote our advocacy for safe and nutritious food,” Villar said.
Villar was also joined by her daughter, Las Piñas Congresswoman-elect Camille Villar during the celebration.
As part of the food festival, a cooking competition was held participated in by the city’s 20 barangays. Each team presented 1viand/ulam and 1 dessert expressing the theme “Cook Healthy, Eat Happy.”
Winners of the Inter-Barangay Cooking Competition Champion is Barangay Pamplona Uno which won P20,000 1st runner-up went to Barangay Talon 4 which got P15,000 while second-runner up is Barangay Daniel Fajardo which took home P10,000.
A contest for urban gardening was also held with three categories. Emerging as the winner in Inter-Barangay is BF International CAA; Inter Homeowners Association is Castellan Classic Talon 2, and Inter School Champion is Las Piñas East National High School. One winner for each category got P50,000 each. Also receiving a special award was Barangay Talon 4 which won P20,000.
A food retailer’s fair was also featured during the festival where micro and small enterprises from Las Piñas and nearby areas of Cavite, Muntinlupa, Pasay and Quezon City promote their products and services.