Gameng Festival

SOLSONA, Ilocos Norte, Jan. 22–This eastern town of Ilocos Norte celebrated its annual Gameng Festival with an array of delicious exotic foods which were served to numerous guests and visitors. Most of the recipes were cooked with native ingredients such as deer meat, frog, honey bee eggs (abu-os) and fresh vegetables, all gathered from the virgin forest, river and farm. Mayor Jonathan de la Lara said the Iluko word Gameng means treasure in English. Hence, Solsona town is abound with many treasures like its unspoiled natural resources, rich culture and tradition, among others, an spokesman said.