City of Batac, Ilocos Norte
September 11, 2022

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. graced the Natnateng (Vegetables) Cooking Showdown at the Ferdinand E. Marcos (FEM) Museum Complex in the City of Batac, Ilocos Norte.

The Ilocano President and his son, Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Ferdinand Alexander Marcos III, took time to appreciate the innovations in local vegetable dishes and other delicacies presented at the event.

The Chief Executive also received a flower crown from his kababayans during the Padapadakam Ritual for him — a tradition of the Ilocano culture to honor, welcome and celebrate the birthday of a person or group who is important in the community.

Natnateng Cooking Showdown, as part of the celebration during the 105th birth anniversary of the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos, was participated by home cooks from various municipalities within the Province to highlight the local cuisine that forms a large share in the Ilocano culture.

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