Mangan Taku food fest features “watwat”

Mangan Taku food fest features “watwat”

Watwat is life in the Cordillera.

This year’s edition of the “Mangan Taku” food festival will feature the watwat – a slice/slices of boiled pork distributed or shared as the main meal of any Cordilleran feast.

Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong issued Executive order No. 46, series of 2022 declaring April 27 to 30 as the Mangan Taku 2022 celebration – watwat edition.

The Mangan Taku (Let’s Eat) food festival was institutionalized in 2019 per City Ordinance No. 81 declaring every second of April as part of the Summer Vacation activities in the Summer Capital featuring Cordilleran cuisine and delicacy.

Lead implementing agency is the Department of Tourism Cordillera in partnership with the city government of Baguio.

The activity is pursuant to Proclamation No. 469 in 2018 declaring the month of April as the “Buwan ng Kalutong Pilipino” or Filipino Food Month to promote the appreciation, preservation and promotion of Philippine culinary traditions and treasures, ensuring transfer of knowledge to future generations and to support the various industries, farmers, and agricultural communities. – JMS