CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Different products from the 35 villages of the City of San Fernando were showcased during Tuesday's culmination of the two-day Barangay Tourism Summit at Heroes Hall here.
Barangays featured their unique products ranging from food like espasol, to handicraft made of rattan and water lilies.
San Nicolas village councilwoman Gloria Millari said that their water hyacinth-made products are helping women on their livelihood ventures for almost four years now.
"It also helps the students on their feasibility studies as universities like Ateneo de Manila, Adamson University, University of Santo Tomas, University of the Philippines–Manila, Bulacan State University, and Angeles University Foundation immerse in the barangay's industry. These products are eco-friendly materials and environment-friendly products," Millari said.
Meanwhile, Barangay Del Pilar, the home of lantern master Rolando Quiambao, offered smoked fish and of course, the very well-known Fernandino lanterns.
Del Pilar Barangay Chairman Jerry Canlas plans to create a floating garden and make it as a tourist spot. The project started last February and is hoped to be finished by November or December.
"So ginagawa namin ngayon ito at sana maging tourist spot. Gusto naming gumawa ng floating garden.Pag may tubig na yun, magbabangka ka para makarating na dun. Tapos pagnandun ka na, pwedeka nang mag-fishing," said Councilwoman Precy Ocampo.
The officials said they are looking forward to a one-stop shop to be created by the city government.
"Maybe the PESO [Public Employment and Services Office] ay maka-create sila ng isang lugar kung saan naka-display ang mga produkto ng 35 barangays ng City of san Fernando," they said. (Ashley Dela Peña/Sunnex)