Batangas Town Celebrates its 2nd Tilapia Festival Online Amidst the COVID19 Pandemic
April Rose Magpantay | June 26, 2020
Although affected by the Taal volcanic eruption, African Swine Fever, and this year's COVID-19 pandemic, the local government continued the second year of the tilapia festival while still following the quarantine protocols.
“ It is only proof that we need to thank the Creator for the grace of life that is bestowed upon us. Today's purpose of the e-Tilapia Festival is to make Laurel aware, unshaken, "said Mayor Joan Amo.
There is no roasting on the road, but there is an online demo of cooking delicious tilapia. There is a ticking challenge in exchange for street dancing in which the participants participate individually. There is a verandah of face mask design that is tilapia-inspired. There is also an online talent competition, so this year it's called the e-tilapia festival!
"Life goes on in the face of adversity so together we recognize the talent of our people. Smile and smile and let us bring the fun of technology using technology to your homes." he added.
The online program was performed on the social media page developed by the LGU where the two-night FB live was filled with fun.