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La Trinidad fetes strawberry growers with Strawberry Festival

/ 08:26 AM March 16, 2018

BAGUIO CITY—Residents of La Trinidad, the municipal capital of Benguet, on Friday, March 16, took part in this year’s Strawberry Festival which has been declared a special non-working holiday through Presidential Proclamation No. 374 issued by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Benguet Governor Crescencio Pacalso and La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda led a government and civic parade at 7:00 a.m. before holding a program feting the town’s strawberry growers.

Each year, La Trinidad harvests some 1.7 million kilograms of strawberries which thrive in cool climate.

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Salda said La Trinidad has 79.9 hectares of strawberry farms, with an average production of 22 tons per hectare.

A multi-cultural celebration will follow at 1:00 p.m. that will begin with the “Owik tan Tayao,” a traditional dance gathering that involves the ritual sacrifice and sharing of pigs. Kimberlie Quitasol

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