There were a bunch of good things happening for Cadiz for the month of September. It was officially announced as the tourism month, but prior to this according to sources, Cadiz was shortlisted on the Five LGU's for Literacy in the 2010 Philippine National Literacy Awards. Then the results are in and I have the honor to make a Video presentation for the City which if there was more time would have been awesome. I only had four days to build it, but the result was satisfactory. It was reused for the night of the “Body Painting” Contest which is part of this news article.
Cadiz on the Final announcement in the Teachers Camp in Baguio, placed 3rd versus Five Finalists, Davao Taking the 1st Place giving them a Grand Slam for winning the said event three times in a row. But, Cadiz being new in contention couldn't have wished a better result for the campaign. We bested so many cities in the whole Philippines and that's an achievement in it self.
(More News and Photos After the Jump)
“Dinagsa Festival”, 2nd Place in the 2010 Best Tourism Event
Another good news is that Cadiz Placed Second in the “Best Tourism Event” Nationwide contest. I have also heard of reports of Cadiz City Placing third in the Best City Tourism Office in Negros Occidental. Our Tourism Office has been really busy getting the word out about Cadiz as a Tourist Destination.
We garnered second place because of the “Lamhitanay” or “Pamulinganay” (chasing each other out smearing each others, tourists and visitors faces with face paint) during the Dinagsa Festival. This is a unique way of getting the visitors involved in the festival.
To Cap the Tourism Month, Cadiz held a “Body Painting Contest” in the City Plaza or formally known as the City Covered Court. Our Good Friend and Photographer Miss Lovebelyn Von Amolar, allowed us to post these wonderful photos she took. (Click on Photos for Larger Version)