With a strong determination to repackage its agriculture and tourism industries, the province of Misamis Oriental launched yesterday the 1st Kuyamis Festival ??" highlighting the start of the year with a three-day festivity.
The event coincides with the province's 84th Misamis Oriental Week, which is celebrated during the first week of the year.
With the theme "Agro-Turismo sa Misamis Oriental Ipalambo," the provincial government is expected to celebrate the Kuyamis Festival annually with the aid of a legislation that the provincial board supposedly enacted yesterday through a special se ...
Kuyamis is a Subanen term of Misamis that means a kind of coconut that is sweet and once the staple food of the earliest settlers of Misamis, thus, the festival name was chosen.
The province of Misamis Oriental will open the annual 'Kuyamis' festival at the Provincial Capitol grounds on Tuesday.
The week-long celebration will highlight cultural shows, competitions among municipalities, and the grand coronation of the Miss Earth Philippines-Misamis Oriental.
During the opening, several competitions will be held including a tableau dance contest, a coconut-themed booth competition, livestock and meat show, a cat and dog show, and a cultural activity in the evening.
Around 8 municipalities are slated to participate in the booth competition where they would showc ...