PILI CAMARINES SUR – In celebration of the 200th fiesta  celebration in honor of St. Raphael de Archangel on October 24, the municipal agriculture office of Pili staged the first Tienda sa Pili and Harvest Fetival.

The agri-trade fair which features the best agricultural produce of our farmers from the different farmers’ associations and cooperatives will last for three day starting Oct. 21 until October 23.

Mayor Tomas Bongalonta led the ribbon cutting which formally opened the agri trade fair.

Pili Municipal Agriculturist Damaso Olivares announced that his office will select the top three best booth from among the 20 exhibitors. The best booth will received P10,000 cash prize, 2nd place will receive P8,000 and 3rd place will receive P6,000. Consolation prizes of P2,000 each will also be given away. The awarding will be held on October 23 during the fellowship night. Exhibitors to this year’s Tienda include: Sto. Niño Vegetable Growers Association; Pili Goat Raisers Association; Del Rosario Vegetable Growers Association; Sagrada Vegetable Growers Association; Cadlan Rural Improvement Club (RIC); Sagrada RIC; Palestina RIC;  Binanuaanan Vegetable Growers Association; Binanuaanan Farmers Community Dev’t. Assn.; Hardin ni Nanay; JPS Nursery; MLK Farm; Bagong Sirang Vegetable Growers Association; Sagurong,  Vegetable Growers Association; Curry Vegetable Growers Association; Pili Mun. Coop Dev. Council; Cam Sur MPC; Caroyroyan Vegetable Growers Assn. (Lovella P. Guarin / photos by Zandra Abogado)