In this year’s Panaad Festival held April 4-9 anchored on the theme “Patubas sang Negrosanon, Manggad sang Nasyon,” the winning local government units with the ‘pinaka’ (Hiligaynon prefix meaning most, greatest and) in weight, length and size of agricultural crops and fisheries products were awarded in the Pasidungog sa Mangunguma kag Mangingisda sa Panaad April 9, 2011 at the Panaad Stadium in Panaad Park, Alijis, Bacolod City.
Escalante City won for the heaviest ampalaya (0.85 kg) by Remedio Abnao and the heaviest tomato (0.15 kg) produced by Manuel Amante of Hacienda Fe.
For banana, the heaviest saba (54.9 kg) was the product of Edelido Calanza of Poblacion I,
The heaviest eggplant (0.26 kg) was the entry of Marivic Pedoy of Codcod,
The heaviest and biggest camote (4.4 kg) and ube (25.7 kg) were the entries of Winnie Sicayco of Caridad,
For fishery products, EB Magalona won for the heaviest bangus (2.1 kg and 60 cm long), a product of David Albert Lacson, Sr. of barangayAlicante. La Castellana won the heaviest freshwater tilapia (1.1 kg, 41 cm) by Erlinda Alibo of Hacienda Taborda in Robles and
In the same fair which featured agriculture, aquaculture, poultry and livestock development, in line with the Food Security Program of the province led by Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr., farmers, fisherfolk and livestock raisers were awarded for their competence and excellence in producing food for the table.