Land Offerings Bountiful Opportunities.
These words were written on the upper part of the tarpaulin which served as backdrop for the exhibit which displayed the Photo Contest entries this year.
We never thought there are still a lot more to discover in the town of Lobo. Shown in the tarpaulin were some of the treasures of Lobo – the terraced rice fields in Jaybanga, mangrove swamp in Lagadlarin, the inuway (native rice) which only grows in this town.
Last year, the team was able to reach two of Lobo’s pride destinations.
The Photo Contest this year was themed according to the launching of Agro-Ecotourism Industry of Lobo. The photo entries depict the components of this industry — biodiversity in Lobo, agriculture, and natural resources which also stand as tourist destinations in the municipality.
The contest was again headed by the College Dean of Batangas State University – Lobo Campus, Mr. Anacleto “Sir Clet” Caringal. Sir Clet served as ‘the discoverer’ of Lobo’s hidden treasures. His researches on Lobo’s biodiversity reached international audience and had been helpful to the local government of Lobo in pushing for the preservation of these natural resources.
So here are the results of the Agro-Ecotourism Industry of Lobo Photo Contest:
1st Place – “Ang Uhay at Kumpay ng Buhay” by Christian Mark G. Gadia
2nd Place – “Lawa sa Olo-Olo” by Iris T. Asturias
3rd Place – “Dugo’t Pawis sa Bawat Butil” by Joel Delgado
Meanwhile, Mars G. Panganiban won the Logo and Tagline Making Contest.
These contests do not only show how talented Loboans are. Such contests raise awareness, stir local pride, and bring forth the greatness of a town which can be considered as the ‘Last Frontier of South Luzon’.
Other stories from the 140th Foundation Anniversary of Lobo, Batangas:
(1) Search for Ms. Alay Lakad 2011 and Kasalang Bayan
(2) Lobo Got Talent
(3) Launching of Agro-Ecotourism Industry and Declaration of Lobo as Atis Capital of the Philippines