SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – Highlights the opening of Agri-Tourism One Town, One Product (OTOP) trade fair exhibits is the 19 towns and 1 city’s through its biggest, longest and weighing “Pinaka-Lympics” various agricultural products showcase in front of the city hall this city on Monday afternoon (Feb. 20, 2018).

By Erwin G. Beleo

This various vegetables and fruits were locally grown from several villagers of the province La Union which they gathered to showcases entries to judges which will be among the heaviest, longest, tastiest and most presentable vegetables of the towns.

GIANT KALABASA – Provincial Agriculture staff weighing “Kalabasa” or Squash one of the biggest in Pinaka-lympics activity opening on Agri-Tourism and Trade Fair as part of 168th Foundation anniversary of the province, held in front of city hall in San Fernando City, La Union, Monday (Feb. 19, 2018). (Photo by: ERWIN BELEO)

Several products among the biggest and heaviest are the 200-kilos “ube taro”, about 100-kilos jackfruit, 18-inches eggplants, about a-meter string beans, and at least 12-inches “tilapia”.

GIANT JACKFRUIT – Farmers carried an oversize jackfruit taro as one of the biggest in Pinaka-lympics activity opening on Agri-Tourism and Trade Fair as part of 168th Foundation anniversary of the province, held in front of city hall in San Fernando City, La Union, Monday (Feb. 19, 2018). (Photo by: ERWIN BELEO)

Aside from pinaka-lympics, the annual towns and city booths designs also display their OTOP in such as “sea urchins” of Balaoan town; several fruits and vegetables like guava and string beans of Bauang; bamboo and wooden handicrafts of Pugo and Sudipen; tourist spots like ‘Baluarte’ or Spanish Watch Tower, pebble stones of Luna; ‘Tangadan Falls’ in San Gabriel; ‘Balay Anito Falls’ in Santol.

GIANT UBE TARO – A farmer was astonish when he looks on an oversize ‘ube’ taro as one of the biggest in Pinaka-lympics activity opening on Agri-Tourism and Trade Fair as part of 168th Foundation anniversary of the province, held in front of city hall in San Fernando City, La Union, Monday (Feb. 19, 2018). (Photo by: ERWIN BELEO)

Several native vegetables of San Fernando City, and mushroom products in Agoo and Aringay; tiger grass soft brooms in Bagulin, San Gabriel, and Burgos; sugarcane wine or ‘basi’ and vinegar of Naguilian; dried fish or ‘daing’ of Sto. Tomas; ‘inabel’ cloth of Bangar; and sweet honey of Bacnotan.