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Pasil celebrates growth, competitiveness on 57th anniversary


Pasil, Kalinga – Three years after the world was stunned by the dreaded coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Pasil town in Kalinga under the administration of Mayor Alfredo “Chao-ig” Malannag Jr. marched on to mark its growth and raise the level of its global competitiveness.


On their founding anniversary celebration which coincided with Salip Festival held on June 17 and 18, 2023, Mayor Malannag, Vice Mayor Venancio Magangat and the rest of the LGU family looked back into great lengths of trials and triumphs that made their 57th year a significant milestone.


Pasil, as told by Malannag, has been gaining recognition and commendation in the regional, national and international stages for being the first and only Slow Food Community in the country. Slow Food is any food carefully prepared using traditional cooking methods and organic ingredients, ensuring consumers’ access to good, clean and fair food.


The municipality also known for its clay pottery, heirloom rice varieties, coffee production, and tourist destinations, among other attractions, has been making a name on sorts of levels.


In December last year, Pasil landed 9th under the Innovation pillar of the Department of Trade and Industry’s Cities and Municipalities Competitive Index (CMCI) ranking, 17th in Government Efficiency, and 20th Most Improved Local Government Unit among all those under 5th to 6th class municipalities nationwide.


To further enhance its competitiveness, the town is developing tourism through culture and arts of excellence.

In line with such agenda, the local government carried out fun-filled contested events which include cultural presentations, vlogging, street dancing, “salidsid” or courtship dance, and indigenous games such as tug of war, arm and finger wrestling, greased bamboo pole climbing.


Youth likewise engaged in sports activities specifically volleyball and basketball games, as part of the festivity’s pre-events. Winners in all competitions were earlier announced.


Reginald Wacas representing Congressman Allen Jesse Mangaoang graced the first day of said event, underscoring the need for improvement for the realization of the town’s aspirations.

Former Mayor and now Kalinga Governor James Edduba, along with Provincial Tourism Officer Lorraine A. Ngao-i and Ferdinan Nonog celebrated with Pasilians on the second day wherein awards and recognitions were conferred to the winners and deserving individuals.


Now at 57th year, the municipality keeps on evolving as it aims to be viewed as a continuum of excellence.

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