Tayabas City holds first-ever Yemayohan sa Tayabas

Thousands of people partook of a delicacy called yema cake during the first Yemayohan sa Tayabas held as part of the Mayohan Festival in Tayabas City, Quezon on Wednesday, May 15.

A yema cake two by 175 meters long was offered to the people on the main road.


PEOPLE partake of a 175-meter long yema cake during the first Yemayohan sa Tayabas on May 15 in Tayabas City, Quezon. (Photo via Danny Estacio)

Tayabas Mayor Lovely Reynoso-Pontioso said this event was sponsored by Rodillas Yema Cake, the original maker of the rectangular-shape cake that originated in this city.

A total of 11,000 suman or native rice cakes prepared and presented by the local government in the spirit of the festival patron San Isidro Labrador were distributed to spectators.

These were prepared and cooked by volunteers from five barangays.

"We share to the people what is abundant in our city, like rice which is main ingredients of suman, and other agricultural and economic yields of Tayabas.”