tinagba green-bannerLast February 22, 2014 Iriga City marked another Tinagba Festival. Tinagba is the celebration of a bountiful harvest and offering this to God. It is a yearly activity that unites an entire populace to come forward and extend their share in the commemoration.

Tinagba also coincides with the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. This year’s festivity was officially opened by the new mayor of the city Ronald Felix Alfelor, the younger brother of former Mayor Madelaine Alfelor Gazmen.

This year’s food and agricultural fair emphasized on organic farming. “We are gearing our programs towards improving our agriculture. We are training our farmers on sustainable farming,” said Mayor Ronald. “We are an agricultural country and we are focusing on agriculture.”