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Written by: Danica Lolita Tigas

PAWIKAN FESTIVAL 2015 WON FIRST RUNNER-UP FOR BEST TOURISM EVENT – PROVINCIAL CATEGORY!

Last August 11, 2016, the Provincial Tourism Office nominated the Pawikan Festival 2015 for the Best Tourism Event – Provincial Category of the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) – Department of Tourism (DOT) Pearl Awards.

The festival was then part of the final nominees and Bataan was invited to a panel interview with the board of judges last September 15.

The province was represented by Board Member Aris Gaza, Mr. Rudy de Mesa and Ms. Ma. Teresa Robles as members of Bataan Peninsula Tourism Council Foundation, Inc. (BPTCI), Ms. Mariane De Leon of Morong Tourism, Ms. Sally Ona of PRRM/DOST, Mr. Allan Victorino of Petron Foundation and Ms. Danica Tigas of Provincial Tourism Office.

During the awarding ceremony held at the recently concluded 11th ATOP-DOT Pearl Awards last October 06, 2016 at Royce Hotel, Clark in Pampanga, the Pawikan Festival won First Runner-up and also received a special award from UP Diliman Preparatory School. The competitors for the said award were Pista’y Dayat of Pangasinan placed Second Runner-up and Panaad Festival of Negros Occidental bagged the Grand Winner and Hall of Famer.

Congratulations, Province of Bataan and see you on this year’s Pawikan Festival on November 27!

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