Being in the business of housing development, Landmark Communities, Inc. (LCI) thru its projects SUMMER HILLS and ROSEWOODII, has been in the forefront of providing affordable and innovative housing solutions in Lipa City, Batangas. First launched in 2006, SUMMER HILLS has made it is tradition to celebrate its yearly anniversary via a FIESTA which is highlighted by the LOMI FESTIVAL.
This year’s celebration started with a thanks giving mass officiated by Rev. Fr. Pedro Katigbak of Divino Amor Parish, (Redemptorist) Lipa City. “With all these packs and gifts around, we can truly say that Summer Hills people are generous and kind,” Fr. Pedro said during his homily.
Games like pabitin and pokpok palayok, for both the kids and adult participants, followed. There were also raffles every thirty minutes and treats like pancit, kakanin, drinks, halo-halo and bbq for everyone. It was truly a Fiesta.
The highlight of the event was of course the lomi cooking competition. The contest was divided into two categories, the professional and amateur. The following are the winners:
3rd – Aurora Labrador
2nd – Marites Baliguer of Kainan sa Bugtong
1st – Rony Saligumba of Elena’s Eatery
3rd -Jing Ferrer
Consolation prize -Mila Pan
The winners received cash prizes, (microwave oven for champions only) and gift packs from Silver Swan, the event sponsor.
According to Dan Iglesia, “First time kong sumali sa ganitong contest. First time ko rin magluto ng lomi. Ako naman kasi ay nagseserve sa isang lomi house dito sa Lipa.”
It was begginer’s luck also for Rony Saligumba, he said, “Galing kasi akong abroad at hindi rin ako talaga ang main cook sa aming lomian. Si Elena, [his wife] sya ang namamahala noon [lomi house].”
After the competition, everyone had their bowl of lomi from their favorite cook. The program concluded after the exciting Bingo game.
Ms. Lolli Domingo, AVP-Sales and Marketing (LCI), thanked everyone for making the 5th Lomi Festival a success.
More photos to be posted in a while.