Thursday, 27 January 2022 20:34

Marinated Bangsi-Maitum’s One Town One Product

MAITUM, Sarangani (January 27, 2022)- A local from Maitum executes the process of cleaning and splitting bangsi (flying fish) into halves also known as “pakas” during the Pakas Bangsi competition on January 26 at Barangay Kiambing. Pakas bangsi is one of the livelihood of the women and the wives of the fishermen of Barangay Old Poblacion where Maitum’s One Town One Product (OTOP) is being produced popularly known as the marinated bangsi. Pakas bangsi is one of the highlight activities during the opening ceremony of the 15th Bangsi Festival along with the lumba bugsay competition, bancarera contest, tura-tura boat contest, and the opening of the Wow Maitum photography contest. The festivity is a tribute to the fisherfolk and celebrates the town’s prosperous fishing industry. The 15th Bangsi Festival runs on January 24-28. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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