Lanao holds 11th Alimango Festival

Mar 22, 2012 No Comments

ILIGAN City — Alimango Festival, a celebration that culminates during the Araw ng Lala on March 22 of every year, was held in line with the thrust of National Leadership and the vision of the Department of Tourism to promote and enhance community-based development and sustainable tourism. What is envisioned therein is a community-based and […]

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Bukidnon’s unique Kaamulan Festival

Mar 08, 2012 No Comments

NOTHING keeps me up at night than preparing for a road trip to an exotic festival in Mindanao, more so when it was a last-minute decision to pack. Dying to cover the highly regarded Kaamulan Festival in the neighboring highlands of Bukidnon, a last-minute call from a friend who asked me to join her was […]

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Strawberry festival launched

Mar 06, 2012 No Comments

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Mayor Greg Abalos launched the 12th celebration of the Strawberry Festival with hopes to continue past tradition and make new ones. Abalos said the festival’s first salvo coincides with the Philippine Military Academy graduation where President Benigno Aquino III is sure to attend, hoping the country’s chief executive will find the […]

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IT’S more Funagbenga in the Philippines!

Feb 28, 2012 No Comments

This was what festival organizers call the country’s new tourism slogan when a whopping 1.5 million tourists, according to police estimates, flocked to the Summer Capital over the weekend to witness the 17th staging of the annual spectacle of floats and street performances that officials claim have gained worldwide attention. Department of Tourism Secretary Ramon […]

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Panagbenga comes home to Camp John Hay

Feb 24, 2012 No Comments

SEVENTEEN years since it was founded, the Panagbenga Festival, previously known as the Baguio Flower Festival, is coming home to Camp John Hay. Conceptualized in the John Hay Poro Point Development Corporation (JPDC, John Hay Management Corporation today) in 1995 by laywer Damaso E. Bangaoet Jr., former JPDC vice president, the Panagbenga Festival has grown […]

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Kapampangan films take part in film festival

Feb 21, 2012 No Comments

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Kapampangan films took part in this year’s 4th Cinema Rehiyon Film Festival in Negros Oriental, joining other films by independent filmmakers from different provinces of the country. The event that ran from February 7 to 12 is an annual non-competition film festival. Cinema Rehiyon is a project of the Cinema […]

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40,000 participate in Etag Festival

Feb 21, 2012 No Comments

FORTY thousand tourists, traders, and guests participated in the five-day Etag Festival with the theme “Cultural identity, the Strength of our Community” where Sagada folks showcased their unique culture and local products. The celebration was staged February 2-6 and participated by the town’s 19 barangays. Delegates included the Baguio City National High School, the Kabayan […]

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‘Totus Tuus’ for the workers, the poor and the family

Feb 14, 2012 No Comments

WE CELEBRATE starting today until February 20 the Totus Tuus! Week to commemorate the historic visit of the late Pope John Paul II in Bacolod City last February 20, 1981. The Pope came at a time when Negros was reeling from economic hardships and military repression which fueled the communist insurgency which enjoyed the widespread […]

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2012 hot air balloon fest bigger, brighter

Feb 09, 2012 No Comments

CLARK FREEPORT — Expect a bigger and brighter celebration of the 17th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF) this coming Thursday until Sunday in this Freeport. This was the statement of Captain Joy Roa, hot air balloon fiesta organizer and PIHABF executive director, during the press launch at the SM City Clark on Sunday. […]

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Baguio’s splendor – The Flower Festival

Feb 01, 2012 No Comments

ONCE again, Baguio is in bloom! Tourists and visitors will flock to this mountain city as it ushers Panagbenga. Indeed, Baguio exults of its multifarious blooms in different colors and extraordinary hues particularly its natural environment. The City Government and a host of compliant boosters can never be wrong in keeping the tradition and the […]

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