Papaya Festival was launched in August 2014 within the term of then Mayor Virgilio A. Bote (honorary chairman of the fest) and Vice Mayor Ferdinand P. Bote (chairman). Its guest of honor was Governor Aurelio M. Umali. It was a two-day affair from August 29 to August 30.
The municipality of General Tinio produces 20 tons of papaya daily according to a report in 2014. The trees are planted in 140 hectares of fertile land.
Activies included Gandang Papaya (a beauty pageant), cook fest, street dance, cultural shows, talent competitions, etc.
- General Tinio, Nueva Ecija celebrates Papaya Festival | Unang Hirit. GMA Public Affairs. August 29, 2014. Retrieved December 29, 2022
- About General Tinio. Municipal Government of Trinio. Retrieved December 29, 2022