1st Baye-Baye Festival launched

Barangay Cabugao Sur in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo launched its first ever Baye-Baye Festival, in celebration of over half a decade legacy of making one of Ilonggos’ favorite delicacy.

Baye-Baye Festival in Cabugao Sur, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo

Known as the top Baye-Baye makers for over 50 years now, Barangay Cabugao introduced the Baye-Baye festival to guests and tourism stakeholders during its opening on March 23, 2019. The festival focuses on showcasing the new flavors of the delicacy and attracting more tourists to try other local products.

Baye-Baye is a native delicacy made from pinipig mixed with coconut and sugar. It is sold in numerous stalls lining the highway of Santa Barbara. Locals in Cabugao Sur claim that their Baye-Baye is one of a kind because of the unique flavors they add to the ordinary Baye-Baye.

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The highlight of the festival is the two-day Eat All You Can Baye-Baye, which offers different flavors for the guests and locals to try. Barangay Cabugao Sur Council headed by Mrs. Marisol J. Lacorte initiated the festival by gathering all famous Baye-Baye makers and promoting their native delicacies.

The Department of Tourism Region 6 is throwing its support the the launching of the first ever Baye-Baye Festival.

“Department of Tourism Region VI encourages the community to strengthen its local products since Cabugao Sur and the neighboring barangays have a big potential to become a one stop food destination,” DOT VI Regional Director Atty. Helen J. Catalbas said. (DOT-6)

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