In photo: Honorable Cong. Mike Tan and Mayor Rachel Ubana, together with the DTI Quezon in celebrating the Pamaypayan Festival.

LOPEZ, QUEZON — The Pamaypayan Festival in Lopez, Quezon, held on April 26, 2023, marked the 167th foundation anniversary of the town with a vibrant celebration of local culture, creativity, and entrepreneurship. This event brought together local officials, business leaders, and representatives from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Quezon, including the DTI STIDS, Ma. Cristina J. Avio, CFIDP Project Coordinator, Lawrence Joseph Velasco, and Negosyo Center Lopez-Business Counselor, Ms. Ma. Isabel C. Hirang.

The festival was a dynamic showcase of the town’s rich cultural heritage and entrepreneurial spirit. Attendees were treated to a colorful display of intricately woven handicrafts, mouth-watering local cuisine, and stylish fashion items, all crafted by local entrepreneurs. The highlight of the festival was the grand display of the town’s handwoven palm leaf fans, known locally as “pamaypay,” which came in a dazzling array of sizes, shapes, and colors.

Honorable Cong. Mike Tan and Mayor Rachel Ubana also attended the event, emphasizing the importance of promoting and celebrating local culture and products to boost the local economy and create job opportunities. The event was a great opportunity for local entrepreneurs to connect with potential customers and partners.

The festival was not only a showcase of local craftsmanship but also a celebration of the town’s resilience and creativity in the face of adversity. The DTI Quezon’s unwavering commitment to supporting and empowering local entrepreneurs played a significant role in the event’s success.

Overall, the Pamaypayan Festival was a vibrant and joyful gathering of the local community and its supporters. It was a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved in organizing the event and showcased the best of what Lopez, Quezon, has to offer. With the town’s 167th foundation anniversary marked in such a colorful and festive manner, it’s clear that the future of Lopez, Quezon, is bright and full of promise.

Date of Release: 4 May 2023