Bagis launched as Tarlac’s official dish

Tarlac Gov. Susan Yap, Vice Governor Carlito David, Cultural Center of the Philippines President and National Commission for Culture and the Arts Chairman Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso and Provincial Tourism Point-Person Arsenio “Baby” Lugay II led the launching of Bagis, official dish of the province.

TARLAC CITY – Officials led by Gov. Susan Yap recently launched the official dish of Tarlac – Bagis.

Bagis, a dish popular among Tarlaqueños was launched as the official dish of Tarlac province during the recent celebration of the 149th founding anniversary of Tarlac.

Bagis, a dish that is considered an original Kapampangan recipe is made of ground meat [carabao, beef, pork or goat meat], calamansi juice, garlic, onion and is cooked in many different ways. It is tasty, easy to cook and budget friendly.

Yap, Vice Governor Carlito David, Cultural Center of the Philippines President and National Commission for Culture and the Arts Chairman Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso and Provincial Tourism Point-Person Arsenio “Baby” Lugay II led the launching at the Rotary Lane where cooks from
all over the province rendered their own version of the dish.

Lugay said that Bagis was chosen as the official dish because of its popularity and it is a regular dish found in almost all restaurant menus in the province.

“It is an original Kapampangan dish that was also adopted in the Ilocano-speaking towns of Tarlac. In our own study, it is the most common dish that can be found in the menus of local restaurants here in Tarlac,” Lugay said.

During the launching, Pasta Bagis, Bagis Kabagis, Pancit Bagis, Bagis Bistig, Garlic Pepper Bagis with Caramelized Onions, Ginataang Bagis, Atoy Ti Bagis and Traditional Bagis were served.

Provincial Cooperative Enterprise Development Officer Marvi dela Cruz was in-charge of the launching.

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