Tabuk City adopts BFAR Director Sarmiento
Baguio City (29 June) -- It was a touching moment to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-Cordillera Administrative Region (BFAR-CAR) led by its Regional Director Rebecca G. Dang-awan as Tabuk Vice Mayor Rainier D. Sarol read city resolution 104-2009 adopting BFAR Director Malcolm I. Sarmiento Jr. as a "son of Tabuk" during the opening rites of the 8th Matagoan Festival and 2nd City Founding Anniversary held last Wednesday, June 24 at the Tabuk City gymnasium.
Given the title Pangat with the native name Simangon, which means fortune teller, Director Sarmiento, represented by BFAR Assistant Director Gil A. Adora was adorned the traditional red and black G-string symbolizing bravery and justice by Tabuk City Mayor Camilo Lammawin Jr.
Hon. Rainier Sarol handed the shield for confidence and fearlessness while Congressman Manuel S. Agyao of the lone district of Kalinga handed him the spear for strength and leadership. Governor Floydelia Diasen capped him with the head gear symbolizing wisdom and authority.
Director Adora in his speech expressed his hopes and congratulated the city and its constituents in their commitment to make Tabuk the Regional agro-industrial center to further develop the city. He also pledged to grant the resolution requesting for windmills to support the aquaculture projects of the city and committed to give 25,000 pangasius fingerlings for distribution by the LGU to the local fish farmers.
Tabuk celebrated its 8th Matagoan Festival and 2nd City Founding Anniversary in a week-long showcase of local culture and agro-industrial products geared towards Making the North the New Economic Frontier through Eco-tourism, this year's theme of the festival. (DTI-CAR) [top]