It’s my first time in Catanduanes, and so, my thirst for adventure seemed unquenchable. I was all smile when we landed at the Virac Airport, via Cebu Pacific Airlines.
The smiling faces of the locals welcomed us – it’s as if saying everyone’s welcome to their humble place and teasing us of the many attractions waiting to be discovered by any adventure seeker.
We went to the town of Panganiban – considered to be the Crab Capital of the province, along with the other coastal towns of Viga and Bagamanoc.
The Kinis Festival (Kinis is the local term for Crab) had the trade fair as this year’s highlight! Aside from the oh-so-yummy and meaty crab, other produce including sugarcane, root crops, and many others were also displayed during the event on July 23, 2011.
Mayor Robert Fernandez, said they are blessed with abundant crablets and fry. However, they still need to have facilities for production and harvesting.
Thus, the Kinis Festival is a great way to promote their Crabs and let the rest of the people know their culture and way of living. He guarantees that when one gets to taste their home-grown crab, surely they’ll crave for more, and I agree. Panaganiban’s crab is very delicious, it’s meat is very juicy and tender.
I enjoyed our stay there, the great food plus the great people makes it a nice place to visit, not just during the Kinis Festival but any time of the year.
Must Try: Visit the coastal barangays of Panganiban, and try to catch mud crabs, yourself!