Events – 38th Founding Anniversary and 11th Kabuteño Festival
General Mariano Alvarez (GMA) is the youngest town in the Province of Cavite. It celebrates its 38th founding anniversary on March 14, 1981, while simultaneous to its 11th Kabuteño festival.
GMA is proud to have Cultured Oyster Mushroom as its One Town, One Product (OTOP) spearheaded by its Municipal Mayor, Hon. Walter D. Echevarria, Jr., in 2014. Then alternative to livelihood activity for low-income earner-constituents of the municipality.
Furthermore, to fully promote the OTOP, the Kabuteño Festival came to birth in 2005 and is now in its 11th year. Hon. Walter D. Echevarria, Jr. strongly believes that by conducting an annual festivity highlighting Cultured Oyster Mushroom. In this event, you can see the wonderful smile of the community as well as the colourfull festival celebration.
Certainly in this events, It has also been one of the aims if not a dream, of the municipality to emerge as the Cultured Oyster Mushroom capital of the Province of Cavite and the country in the future, given the right exposure, financial assistance as well as technical innovations on producing Cultured Oyster Mushroom. It is hoped that this dream would be realized within the time frame it has been set.