El Salvador City in Misamis Oriental successfully held its first ever Nipa Festival, derived from Tagnipa, the old name of then El Salvador town, which was coined from the abundance of Nipa Palm in the area.

Led by Mayor Edgar S. Lignes and El Salvador City Tourism Council headed by Tourism Head Ms. Jeen Clarin Lopez, the staging of the festival brought the city to another level in the tourism industry. Already known as a faith tourism destination with Divine Mercy Shrine, El Salvador City is also an industrial economic driving force of the province with the presence of Asia Brewery Inc., Universal Robina Corp., Tanduay Distilleries, Union Plywood Corp., Zest-O Corp. and WL Foods Corp., among others.

El Salvador City Mayor Edgar Lignes

Browse over several photos below showing the colorful nipa-inspired costumes during the tableau presentation held last Saturday, August 11.

Brgy. Pedro Sa. Baculio was declared Grand Champion.

photo by 3L Photography

Brgy. Taytay was Best in Choreography and Best in Musicality.

photo by 3L Photography

Brgy. Sinalod won Best in Costume.

photo by 3L Photography

Brgy. Bolisong won as Festival Queen.

photo by 3L Photography

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