Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano (left) shakes the hands of the Ms. Kuyamis 2019 candidates during the swimsuit competition at Lohas airport hotel in Laguindingan recently. Photo by Gerry Lee Gorit
• Various contests to highlight festival
COMPETITIONS and other fun-filled events will highlight the celebration of the 6th Kuyamis Festival as it kicks off at the Misamis Oriental Provincial Capitol grounds today Monday, January 7.
Governor Bambi Emano together with Board Member and vice guvernatorial candidate Prexy Elipe will lead the heads of 44 strong Capitol departments and employees in today’s kick off of the Kuyamis Festival 2019, January 7.
The Provincial Tourism Department, headed by Atty. Jeffrey Saclot, is organizing the weeklong festivities with several activities are lined up to make it a fun-filled and memorable experience for both local and foreign tourists.
There will be nightly cultural presentations from the 23 towns and two cities of the province; booth competition, booth display competition, Farmers’ Market, showdowns, indigenous peoples’ skills competition, cultural music concerts, culture and arts exhibits, horse show, among others highlight the festivity. But the best among the rest is the Search for Miss Kuyamis 2019 represented by 20 lovely, gorgeous and talented candidates.
The Miss Kuyamis 2019 Swimsuit Competition was being concluded, December 29, 2018, at the Lohas Airport Hotel in Laguindingan town, hailing Ms. Medina Chella Falconer as the winner.
Governor Bambi Emano is inviting everyone to witness the spectacular performances of the talented Misamisnons.
Kuyamis Festival is created by Governor Bambi Emano during his very first year of office in a bid to bring Misamis Oriental, its best practices, its hospitable inhabitants, and its very own products not only in the Philippines, but the rest of the world, in line with his flagship program, tourism development.
Since 2013, the number of tourists has ballooned to 50 million, creating job and economic opportunities to the unprivileged.
Many would say Governor Emano could not make it. But the people rejoice as tourism development efforts have hugely contributed to the decline of poverty incidence in Misamis Oriental from 1 percent in 2017 to 9 percent a year after.
“This phenomenal decrease in poverty incidence translates to less fortunate 9,000 people of nearly 900,000 total population of Misamis Oriental are now able to eat three times a day and send their children to college.
This is not because of Bambi Emano, we’ve achieve such good result because of the collaborative effort of the provincial government, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, our department heads or the MODHA (Misamis Oriental Department Heads Association), Capitol employees, the police, the army, the national government agencies, and of course our people who are very cooperative and peace-loving citizens,” Governor Emano says during his each and every engagement inside and outside Misamis Oriental. (PR)