William Marquez leads Cassava Farmers’ Day in San Nicolas
San Nicolas, Batangas mayor William Marquez led earlier this month the celebration of the Cassava Farmers’ Day.
The celebration aims to highlight cassava, which is known in local parlance as kamoteng kahoy or balinghoy.
Among the highlights of the festival arenthe “pinaka” contest, where barangays competed on which cassava harvest was the heaviest.
Agricultural experts also shared their knowledge on how to peel and dry cassava properly.
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