Bataan town holds ‘alimango, sugpo’ festival

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  • Perla E.
  • 10 years ago

ORANI, Bataan- ThIs town in Bataan known for its fishponds on Friday held its “alimango at sugpo” festival with street dancing as part of the celebration of its  117th founding day.

Mayor Benjamin Serrano, Jr. opened the festival attended by a big crowd composed of local and foreign tourists at the town plaza fronting the Virgen Sto. Rosario Church.

The town for the past years held the festival in thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest of crabs and prawns that contributes largely to its coffers and income of many residents.

In the morning and afternoon daily, the Orani fishport is teeming with traders from many parts of Bataan and central Luzon haggling for the two marine products either for local sales or for export.

The street dancers wore alimango and sugpo-inspired costumes and presented different means of catching crabs and fish like the use of “salakab” and small fishing nets.

They also showed “kalya” for placing prawns and shrimps and “buslo” for the crabs.

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