Opening of Ivana Foundation Week and Wakay Festival

The DA-Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) OIC-director Joell H. Lales and DA  Cagayan Valley regional technical director for Research, Regulations, and Finance and Administrative Concerns Rose Mary G. Aquino, Ph.D., graced the opening ceremonies of the first Ivana Foundation Week on 26 April 2023 in Ivana, Batanes through the invitation of municipal mayor and former DA-Batanes Experiment Station center manager Celso B. Batallones.

In celebration of Ivana’s 238th year as a community, an agro-trade and tourism fair was also held highlighting wakay (sweet potato)--Ivana’s staple crop.