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Buswak Festival unfolds in CamSur

  • Written by Sonny Sales
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MINALABAC, Camarines Sur -- This town kicks off today its five-day celebration of the Buswak Festival which is now on its seventh year for abundance of harvest in agricultural crops.

The festival is derived from the fruit-bearing stage of palay dubbed “buswak.”

Senior municipal administrative officer Minita Villegas Velarde said this year’s festival stresses the importance on its search to define the vague history of the town and the almost forgotten local legends and folklores.

Velarde said the festival opens today with street dancing particapated in for the first time by some 200 public school teachers clad in colorful costumes, based on the local legend “kulakog”, a legendary  giant that once roamed Minalabac, and the legend of the Quiriaon bell during the Spanish era.

Mayor Nestor A. Villegas said this year’s Buswak Festival aims to promote the traditional agricultural products of the town -- palay, abaca, coconuts and seasonal vegetables -- and showcase its pristine beaches in the villages of Bagolatao, San Antonio, Salingogon and Hamorawon.