City to hold 1st Asao Lechon Festival Print
Saturday, 16 September 2017 16:05

By RG ANTONET GO

At least 11 lechoneros or those entrepreneurs engaged in roasting pigs have confirmed  to participate in the fortcoming 1st Asao Lechon Festival which will be conducted on October 5 at Paseo del Mar.

Raquel Rosaline B. Galdo, City Veterinarian Office administrative officer V, told DZT that the objective of the festival is to promote Zamboanga “asao lechon” to the local and national market.          Lechons will also be dressed up by the lechoneros in different costumes will be paraded inside the Paseo del Mar. In addition, there will also be free taste of lechon for the public who will watch the event.

There will be special awards for the competition. First is the best lechon taste and second is the best lechon presentation.

The Asao Lechon Festival will be one of the highights of the City’s celebration of the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival 2017.

Galdo emphasized that since this would be the first time for the said completion many local lechon lovers will be excited to witness the affair.

It can be noted that just last February 2015 at barangay Sta Maria, 15 roasted pigs were chopped for the lechon boodle fight. A coloful parade of lechon was also held. (R.G. A A. Go)