Legarda Partners with DOT to Bring PHL Harvest to Antique

December 12, 2018

In a bid to further promote tourism and the products of Antique, Senator Loren Legarda has partnered with the Department of Tourism (DOT) to bring the Philippine Harvest to the province.

Dubbed as Antique Harvest, it is the first in Western Visayas and aims to promote culinary heritage and tourist destinations in the 18 towns of Antique. It will be held on December 14-16, 2018 at the Expansion Area of Robinsons Place Antique.

“The DOT’s Philippine Harvest promotes the culinary heritage of different regions in the country. I wanted them to do the same for Antique so we can showcase the local food and tourist destinations of all the municipalities. It is a way to boost the promotion of Antique destinations, cultures, and values through food and other Philippine Tourism products,” said Legarda.

The Antique Harvest will have twenty-two (22) exhibitors featuring farm tourism sites, destinations, local food and travel agencies that promote sustainable travel.

There will be a Central Setting where weaving demonstrations will be conducted featuring artisans from weaving centers in Tibiao, Bugasong and Pandan, all of which have been receiving support from Senator Legarda.

“I want to boost tourism and trade in Antique through the Antique Harvest, which will coincide with the inaugural flight of Philippine Airlines to San Jose on December 16. These are efforts to promote our local products and tourist sites. Once there is greater demand for these products and sites, there will be more livelihood opportunities for Antiqueños,” said Legarda.

“This is only the beginning of many more initiatives for our province. We have many other collaborations with national government agencies and even the private sector to bring their programs to Antique,” Legarda concluded.