Aklan Pina, Fiber Fest Marks its 16th year
by RECTO I. VIDAL
The Aklan Pina and Fiber Festival has become one of the major events that will highlight the series of activities celebrating the Aklan Day Anniversary.
On its 16th year, the five (5) day Festival was conducted on April 22-26, 2015 at the Trade Hall, Capitol Grounds in Kalibo, Aklan. The event mainly featured Aklan’s best products made of pina, abaca and raffia loom woven fabrics, fashion accessories and souvenir items, health and wellness products.
The public was also expected a treat of sorts from the best-tasting processed meat, bakery, confectionery and pasalubong products to ornamental plants and garden products.
Other exhibits included a garden wedding setting by local artist/ designer Nina Candelario and company; a mini-fashion show presented various ensembles of wearing apparel made from indigenous materials and fashion accessories; an agro-industrial exhibit of the 17 towns of Aklan that featured their One-Town-One-Product (OTOP).
A nightly dinner event with native, exotic and gastronomic treat cuisine was also offered for guests at the Tsibigan sa Kapitolyo. Visitors, as well as families, enjoyed the jovial mood with live band music plus cultural entertainment.
The Fiber Fest also displayed of Public and Private Partnership (PPP) led by the Provincial Government of Aklan, Department of Trade and Industry, PhilFIDA, the Hugod Aklanon Producers Association, Inc. and the Aklan Pina and Indigenous Fibers Manufacturers and Traders Association, Inc. /MP