October Blackfeast 2016, showcasing the potential of Philippine native pigs

The October Blackfeast 2016 happened last October 14, 2016 at The Riviera Sports & Country Club Silang, Cavite. This event was organized by Philippine Native Pig Owners Network Inc. in partnership with the Local Government of Silang Cavite for farmers and organizations to promote the potentials of the Philippine Native Pigs, Agritourism, and Organic Produce of local farmers. This is an event made to connect our farmers with the government representatives to avail of programs available. This event aims also to help farmers become agripreneurs or farmtrepreneurs.

More or less 500 guests and participants from the Riviera community and nearby areas plus friends coming from the entire region joined the whole day event which started as early as 5am. Guests came from as far as Bicol in the south and from Metro Manila.

There were Farmer's Market Booth for organic display.

The highlight of the event was the lechon competition, Search for the Next Lechon Master. Winners of the said contest took home as much as Php15,000 worth of cash and gift certificates.

And the 2016 Lechon Masters were as follows:

Champion - Combination Team Don Leon Farms and Koshinero Of Dr. Noel Gutierrez and Chef OJ Gomez; received 15k worth of vash and gc's

1st Runner up - Group Hog Inc. represented by Dr. Elmer and Neo Abalos; received 10k worth of cash and gc's

2nd Runner Up - Dodong's Lechon or Sir Dodong Gordoncillio; received 5k worth of cash and gc's

Sen. Cynthia A.Villar, the guest of honor for the event was represented by her lovely daughter Camille. The town Mayor, Hon. Emilia Lourdes Poblete also graced the event.

A lot of prizes were also given to lucky participants who won the raffle, such as one of the 10 native pigs, gift certificates and gift items.

For more info about the event, please visit Philippine Native Pig Network...

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