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Giant replicas of cooking clay pots adorn Balanga City

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  • Perla E.
  • 7 years ago

BALANGA City – Giant replicas of cooking clay pots, locally known as balanga or palayok, became noticeable in front of big business establishments at the entrance of Balanga City from the MacArthur Highway as workers undertook finishing touches Sunday.

On top of each of the jar-looking design is also a reproduction of white migratory birds that visit the city from September to end of March every year. Thousands of different species of waterbirds escaping the cold winter months in Asia and Europe feed on dry fishponds, marshes and even ricelands not only in Balanga but in other surrounding communities.

The big pots that sit on bamboo-designed support are located near the site of the company along the national road. Aside from Balanga City, the name of the business entity is painted on each of the jar. Worker Estong Diaz who was painting said the big clay-looking pots were molded from concrete in Orion, Bataan. He said that seven jars were already installed and six more coming to be placed at the four-lane highway and near the city proper.

It is a project of the city government under Mayor Jose Enrique Garcia III in coordination with business establishments to remind visitors and residents that the city was so named after the cooking clay pots.

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