Kadaugan sa Mactan 2012

Apr 27, 2012 No Comments

ON THE shores of Mactan yesterday morning, natives were doing a ritual dance and a ritual offering to their anito when foreign invaders emerged from the mangrove trees. Armed with spears, kampilan and kalasag, the natives attacked the invaders. The battle ended when Datu Lapu-Lapu killed Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. (read more)

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Siquijor hosts ‘Healing Festival’

Apr 09, 2012 No Comments

FOLK healers gathered once again in this year’s celebration of the “Healing Festival,” which showcases traditional healing products and methods indigenous to the mystical island of Siquijor. The festival, held at Bandilaan Mountain View Park last week, started two years ago and is a project of Siquijor Governor Orlando Fua. It aims to boost the […]

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Moises Padilla town to hold ‘Litson Festival’

Mar 26, 2012 No Comments

MOISES Padilla town in Negros Occidental is set to hold Litson Festival on March 27 in line with its “Magayon Hinuptanan Festival”. Mayor Francisco Nazareno said this year’s festival theme is “Magpakabakod kag magtrabaho, mga katawhan, siling sang Dios, kay ako kaupod ninyo.” (read more)

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5th Natonin Sas-Alliwa Festival set

Mar 22, 2012 No Comments

GOING home to Natonin, Mt. Province for its annual Sas-alliwa (which literally means ‘homecoming’) Festival happening April 21 to 25 is something the municipality’s sons and daughters are looking forward to. “The Sas-alliwa was launched to encourage all those who were born and raised in Natonin but now living elsewhere to go back and experience […]

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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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