San Vicente adds a new festival on their list, it’s the Ayeg Festival celebrated last January 9 to 12 held only in Brgy. New Agutaya. It’s a harvest tribute event that gives back to nature and honoring the first group of people that resides in the northwestern municipality of Palawan, the Agutaynens

“Itong event na to ay pinagtibay ng isang barangay resolution so matatawag natin tong legal o may legality na pinag daanan, natulungan kami ng business sectors through solicitation pero hindi naman kami pinabayaan ng LGU at ng Provincial Government.” Alex Baaco, Ayeg Festival chairman said.

Among the highlights of Ayeg are the street dancing competition participated by the different Sitios of Brgy. New Agutaya, the Solteras Tang Ayeg pageant that won by Riza Mae Decena of Purok Makabayan, and inter-agency medical mission.

But the most important event is the awarding of successful Agutaynen that excel in their own chosen fields mostly professionals or successful business owners here and abroad, here is the complete list of all the awardees.

Bernie Bacosa, Rex Liedo, Gloria Salcedo, Godofrefo Zabanal, Nerma Nobleza, Jane Francisco, Jonah Grace Bacuel, John Vincent Abela, Irish Joe Abela, Jocelyn Abela, Sonny Abela, Mr. and Mrs. Erma Casencia, Nila Factor, Nerly Favillaran, Ibrahim Latube, Natividad Paala, Amparo Paala, Relieta Bautista, Maricel Tolentino, Jeany Pearl Pablico, Pamela Joy Pablico, Pia Jersey Pablico, PMSG Philip Pablico, Mary Rose Pablico, Merly Tabang, MSSG Marlon Pablico, Rufo Adier, Dina Yayen, Xaris Gay Engcong, Rona Adion.

Rose Ann Cabiros, Maru Catherinr Moral, Josephine Yala, Melanie Yambao, Jernie Adier, Ana Marie Adier, Marjorie Sy, Sherwin Adier, Noemie Edep, Melody Grace Vergara, Jingle Bernardo, Aires Fulgarinas, Dolores Adier, Evern Tabique, Peregrina Dano, Jahzeel Famini, John Lester Famini, Jacqueline Libarra, Marife Lasaca, Rose Vie Navarro, Abegail Velasco, Carmi Quinay, Perlito Pablico, Kurt Anthony Varquez, Eunice Josol, Dolores Nangit, Lorlyn Abordo, Carla Jean Dacillo, Erika Zabanal, Norlyn Baybay, Marissa Espinosa.

Loida Laurente, Lilbeth Laurente, Liezel Laurente, Virginia Gepega, Elizabeth Pablico, Joven Bigoy, Mylen Fabregas, Eleanor Nangit, Alvin Joy Cabiros, Nikko Oab Adion, Nikki Francis Oab Adion, Merrylen Oab Adier, Jayzel Salcedo, Melchor Nangit, Efreda Lagrada, Lucita Camera, Mark Anthony Adier, Arlyn Apolinario, Ruby Libutan, Walmark Salcedo, Rowell Adion, Esther Carias, Mary Ana Lapore, Menilo Adier, Chita Adier, Michael Adier, Melvin Adier, Maria Tesa Zabalo, Jasmine Sevilleno, Leah ay Abela, Jenny Rose Recana, Medjie Zabalo, Kimberly Leido, Mrna Parangue, Brenda Adier, Linda Nangit, Raffy Nangit, Jesus Nangit, Sammy Sanchez Jr, Leonard Labatete, Jasper Jason Famini, Jeuvak Famini, Ranier Sulit, Ryan Sulit, Mary Rose Sulit Soriano, Richard Sulit, Raymund Sulit, Jr, Vivian Garcia, Jerseta De Mesa and Juliethel Labrador.

“Ayeg is a from local word of Agutaynen means harvest or ani, na binase namin ang festival sa source of living ng New Agutaya na farming at fishing, kung makikita nyo mayron tayong malawak na lupain at may maganda tayong karagatan at long beach, in return pagbibigay pasasalamat natin sa whole year round na ani, sa palay, sa mga yamang dagat.” Baaco said.

The Agutaynens are now preparing for another celebration this coming summer, Baaco said it will be a beach fun-filled gathering this time, happening only in San Vicente.