Hapag ng Pamana in Antique

The Hapag ng Pamana in Antique opened yesterday!

Together with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Office of Congressman AA Legarda, we proudly welcome the Hapag ng Pamana Philippine Food Festival in our beloved province. This event seeks to promote regional culinary heritage and features local producers and other stakeholders in the farming industry and culinary sector.

Food is pamana. It is our rich cultural heritage. Food sustains us, identifies us, and connects us as a nation. Throughout history, food and culture have been inseparable, influencing our homes, communities, and nation.

I have filed Senate Bill 244 or the Philippine Culinary Heritage Act which seeks to promote Filipino culinary practices in the education system and preserve our native ingredients and cooking methods through food heritage mapping. I also filed the Zero Food Waste Act confronting the rising issue of food waste.

I invite all our kasimanwas to visit the Hapag ng Pamana located in the Old Capitol Building, San Jose de Buenavista, and get to know our unique Antique ingredients in the Ark of Taste. Also show your support to our very own Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) from our 18 municipalities.

The Exhibit will be open to the public from 28-30 April 2024.