Municipality of New Lucena
Every 3rd week of January
The event feature products and information displays from its 21 barangays. The festivity is one way of celebrating the gains and significant strides made in the agriculture sector and reinvigorating the sector through program advocacies. It is also a way of thanking their Patron Saint, Nuestra Señora de la Paz Y Buenviaje for all the blessings and miracles she provided the town.
Jimanban was the original name of New Lucena, a small community organized sometime in 1800. It used to be an arrabal of the municipality of Cabatuan. Jimanban was derived from the word “nagapanghimanban” or to clear the place of banban grass in preparation for planting palay. In the year 1866, the boundary line separating the jurisdiction of Sta. Barbara and Cabatuan was defined. Jimanban was made part of Sta. Barbara.
For more information, please contact Henry Barcimo – Municipal Tourism Officer at (033)
3962373 or email at [email protected].
ILOILO PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE
2/F, Casa Real Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City
Telefax No: (+63 33) 3384910
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM REGION VI
Capitol Grounds, Bonifacio Drive, lloilo City
Tel. Nos: (0063) (033) 3375411/5093550
Telefax: (0063) (033) 3350245
Email: [email protected]
Websites: http://www.westernvisayastourism.com.ph or http://www.visitmyphilippines.com