THERE is much more to Dagupan than just the tastiest bangus.
As the city celebrated its 65th Agew na Dagupan, the spotlight was turned to other products such as pastillas, pastry, bibingka, organic egg, “dirty” ice cream, ham, lechon, malunggay muffin, cassava cake, soya milk and the first-in-the-world sunflower seeds brittle.
Barangay Products and Livelihood Program chairman Beep-Beep M. Tan said the promotional campaign is a component of the Proudly Dagupan’s Best Project of Mayor Benjamin S. Lim.
Among those who participated in the three-day exhibit at the lobby of the city museum were Arellano-Bani resident Abe C. Yu , who produces the sunflower seed brittle; Estrella Andaya of Tapuac, who bakes the popular butterfly pastry; Bonuan Gueset’s Jumar Calma , who prepares his most sought after bibingka every night in front of the post office; Barangay I resident Ana R. Ferrer, who is among the top producers of delicious bangus tinapa in the city; and Esper Quidado of Bacayao Sur, who has been growing guapples for 22 years.
The students in free enterprise products of the University of Luzon also provided ideas on how to help other barangays start with their own livelihood program, which got the nod of Lim for support.
The students’ adviser is Dagupan City seal designer first prize winner Carmelo Vidal. (CIO)