September 08, 2019
Primarily highlighting its premier crop―the coconut, Quezon Province has successfully wrapped up the 7th edition of the Niyogyugan Festival which is considered the most-awaited and most spectacular event event of the province.
The residents of Quezon province led by its governor, Danny Suarez were delighted as they celebrate event from August 16 to 26. The week-long celebration highlighted different events including commemoration of birth of the late President Manuel Quezon at Perez Park, followed by the awarding of the Quezon Medalya ng Karangalan. A free concert and free screening of the historical film Quezon’s Game were also held at the Quezon Convention Center.
Bb. Niyogyugan Coronation Night was also one of the highlights of the festival. Natalya Margaret Lindsay from Atimonan bagged this year’s Bb. Niyogyugan title, while Ira Patricia Malaluan from Candelaria, First runner up; Netania Deveza from Lucban, Second runner up; Cyrhell Ann Diasanta from Alabat, Third runner up; and Marielle Montana from Pagbilao, Fourth runner up.
Niyogyugan Festival Grand Parade featured ABS-CBN artists Bella Padilla and RK Bagatsing, street dance competition, dance showdown competition, and float competition.
Also, Agriculture Trade Fair was highlighted wherein various municipalities across the province launched their booth featuring the products of the municipalities. The municipality of Real got the highest award, followed by Infanta, General Nakar, Gumaca, Candelaria, and Atimonan.
The festival was launched in 2011 to celebrate the rich culture of Quezon province and the rich culture of the province and the ecstatic energy of the locals. The term Niyogyugan was derived from the words niyog or coconut and yugyog means to dance.
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