The GSP thru the Josefa Llanes Escoda Memento Fund Committee held an Escoda Ilocano Food Festival and Exhibit to commemorate the 115th birth anniversary of its founder on September 20, 2013 at the GSP National Headquarters, Ermita, Manila.

A fund-raising activity, the festival was an awareness campaign on the life, traits and legacy of Josefa Llanes Escoda who was born in Dingras, Ilocos, Norte. The GSP Northern Luzon and Ilocos Norte Girl Scouts showcased the culture of Ilocos Norte by featuring Ilocano songs and dances, cooking demonstration of some Ilocano favorite dishes, and products from the province.

Proceeds of sales and donations will go to the travel grants of Girl Scouts who represent the GSP in international events.

The much-awaited corporate audio visual presentations of the GSP on how the organization was founded by JLE and how it shaped the future of girls and young women in the country was launched after the opening ceremonies.

Cadet Girl Scouts from Manila Council during the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Josefa Llanes Escoda Monument.
Josefa Llanes Escoda Monument at the GSP National Headquarters, Ermita, Manila
Representatives from GSP 5-Age Levels, GSP volunteers and executives with Maria Tere Escoda Roxas (granddaughter of Josefa Llanes Escoda) pose for a souvenir photo after the Wreath Laying Ceremony.
Salud Bagalso, M.D., GSP National President (2nd from the left) cuts the ceremonial ribbon with Maria Tere Escoda Roxas (3rd from the left) do the honor of cutting the ribbon for the opening of the Josefa Llanes Escoda Special Exhibit at the GSP Museum. Also with them are Yolanda Hernandez, Josefa Llanes Escoda Memento Fund Committee Chairperson (leftmost) and Ma. Dolores Santiago, GSP National Executive Director (rightmost).
Girl Scouts explore and take photos of Josefa Llanes Escoda at the GSP Museum.
GSP volunteers and staff gather at the Josefa Llanes Escoda Hall to honor their Founder and commemorate her 115th Birth Anniversary.
Family members of Josefa Llanes Escoda (left to right: Pichi Escoda, niece of Escoda; Maria Tere Escoda Roxas, granddaughter; and Jose Maria Escoda, nephew) join the annual celebration of Escoda Day at the GSP National Headquarters. With them are Dr. Salud Bagalso, National President and Ma. Dolores Santiago, National Executive Director.
Yolanda C. Hernandez, Josefa Llanes Escoda Memento Fund Committee Chairperson, delivers her welcome remarks.
Salud Bagalso, M.D., National President, gives her greetings for the participants of the event.
Ma. Dolores Santiago, National Executive Director, acknowledges the guests, volunteers and staff.
Dr. Cristina Lim Yuson, 1st National Vice President and Josefa Llanes Escoda Memento Fund Committee Vice Chairperson, introduces the Guest Speaker.
Dr. Anunciacion Pagdilao, GSP Ilocos Norte-Laoag Council President, reads the message of Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos.
Dr. Paz Diaz, Communications Committee Chairperson, launches the GSP Audio Visual Presentation. “Growing up with GSP” and “Are you a Girl Scout?”
Girl Scouts, volunteers, staff and guests assemble at the Escoda Hall for the viewing of the GSP Audio Video Presentations.
Laoag City Mayor Chevylle Fariñas talks about “A Glimpse of Ilocos Culture” at the Escoda Hall.
Samiweng Singers of Ilocos Norte-Laoag National High School performs “Pamulinawen” an Ilocano Folk Song.
Pinili Dance Troupe performs Ilocano Folk Dance.
Junior Girl Scouts from Kids Kollege Inc. (Laoag’s Nutrition Month Cooking Contest 1st Prize Winner) demonstrate how to cook Ilocos Empanada.
Junior Girl Scouts from Kids Kollege Inc. (Laoag’s Nutrition Month Cooking Contest 1st Prize Winner) demonstrate how to cook Ilocano version of Pinakbet.