Camiguin taps TikTok, vlogging in staging virtual Lanzones Festival

Published October 16, 2020, 1:44 PM

by Philippine News Agency

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PNA) – The province of Camiguin will be using online platforms, such as TikTok and video weblogging (vlogging), to mark the celebration of its 41st Lanzones Festival that aims to promote local tourism.

In an interview Friday, Governor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo said the public is invited to participate in the festival’s online launch on October 18.
Among the four-day festival’s major online activities is the Handurawan Online Photo Contest, which is open to both amateur hobbyists and professional photographers.
“These activities are lined up starting Sunday, October 18, then these (will) continue every day. We have the mechanics that can be viewed at,”  Romualdo said.

TikTokers may also show their talents through the Buwahan Tiktok Challenge, which has the solo, duo, and family categories.

Challengers must create content that is aligned with the theme “Celebrating Lanzones Festival at Home”.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three winners of each category.
Designers and individuals with a keen eye for the arts can also join the” Aggama Ki Ta Paksoy” Design Competition.

Interested participants may submit their apparel creation, which can be used in a casual lunch or dinner in a corporate or business setting, to [email protected].
The provincial government also urged students to join the Digital Cover Poster Design Contest, anchored on the theme “Camiguin: Embracing the New Normal”.

The artwork may be a digital illustration/painting, a single photo, a photo collage, or mixed, so long as it is original.
For modern video enthusiasts, the Camiguin Vlogging Contest is also open to all residents of the province, whether currently residing in the island-province or not.

One video entry is allowed per content creator and must focus on the theme “Camiguin: Discover More”.

Towns in the province have also been urged to join the “Ag Adorno Ki”, a municipal hall dress-up contest.

With the theme “New Normal. New Moments. New Memories”, the contest aims to highlight the lanzones fruit, local produce, or legends of Camiguin’s towns.
Romualdo said the province’s products, crafts, and delicacies could be availed of during the festivity through the site Ugmad Online 2020.

Camiguinons could also view the culinary heritage of the province online through the Camiguin Foodscapes, which will be streamed on the Lanzones Festival Facebook Page.
“These activities are all done virtually and there are no gatherings except for TikTok. But for TikTok, this is done in the house with the family. This is unique but this has to be done in this time of health crisis,” he said.
As for this year’s lanzones harvest, Romualdo said they are expecting a yield of more than 100,000 boxes at 20 kg. per box.

Compared to last year’s 250,000 to 300,000 boxes of lanzones, this year’s harvest will be a bit lower due to the weather condition, he said.
Camiguin’s lanzones is sold at P15 per kg. straight from the farmers, and PHP30 per kg. if it includes packaging and transportation to other markets.