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Maitum pays tribute to marinated bangsi pioneers

MAITUM, Sarangani (January 29, 2022) – The local government unit of Maitum acknowledges the pioneers of its One Town, One Product, the marinated flying fish, on January 28 at the Municipal gymnasium during the culmination ceremony of the 15th Bangsi Festival. Mayor Alexander Bryan Reganit and Vice Mayor Tito Balazon Sr., together with Senator Manny Pacquiao, led the presentation of plaques of recognition to the pioneers of the first-ever marinated flying fish, especially the local men who do the fishing, and women who do the processing of bangsi. Bangsi, Maitum’s most valued catch, has provided an opportunity for development to small and medium enterprises, and financial stability to thousands of households who depend on the fishing industry as their main source of livelihood. Now, the famous marinated bangsi has become the most sought-after pasalubong for tourists and visitors in the municipality. (Martin Fernando Bernad Jr.-Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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