One of the products that made the Bicol Region famous during the Spanish period is the abaca. The product made a number of traders, particularly Spaniards, rich.
Abaca production, however, shrank because of plant diseases and the climate change. Hence, from occupying the whole region, farms devoted to abaca became smaller and most have been confined to Catanduanes.
This May 22-27, Catanduanes, the Abaca Capital of the Philippines, will be holding the 7th Abaca Festival. The Festival aims to showcase abaca-based products, and will treat guests and locals alike with vibrant performances, educational conferences, and immersive activities that highlight the versatility and sustainability of our province’s renowned agricultural product. Witness firsthand the passion and hard work of our abacaleros, who have made the abaca industry of our province alive.
So, mark your calendars and spread the word! 𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒂 𝒏𝒂 𝒔𝒂 7𝒕𝒉 𝑨𝒃𝒂𝒄𝒂 𝑭𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒂𝒍!