The Cagayan De Oro Hotel And Restaurant Association (COHARA) has once again mount KUMBIRA, an annual culinary competition and show last August 15, 16 & 17, 2012 at the Atrium of Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City. On its 16th year the event has taken a fresh concept promoting fun during the event and strengthening the educational aspect of the show. Kumbira 2012 adopts the theme, “Eats More Fun In Kumbira”.

Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas (front, 2nd from right), CdeO Tourism Board Chair Ms. Rhia Rita Abalos (front, 3rd from left), Councilor President Elipe (left), Councilor Nadia Emano-Elipe (2nd from left), and DOT Regional Director Catalino Chan III (right) ‘plant’ rice seedlings on the bamboo tubes before the ceremonial opening of the ‘gate’ to the Kumbira 2012 at the LKK Center Atrium, August 15, 2012. Photo also shows City Administrator Atty. Leon Du M. Gan (center, behind VM Acenas) and COHARA President Joanna Yu (in black).

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