Barangay of broom-makers celebrates 5th Silhig Festival

Feb 14, 2016 No Comments

Kagapihanon bested seven other contingents in the ritual showdown in the 5th Silhig Festival in Barangay Paknaan, Mandaue City yesterday. Lumad Kagapihanon, which is composed of Zones Okra, Sikwa, Kalabasa and Patatas, won for the fourth time.

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Placer’s lead dancer is Sinulog 2016 Festival Queen

Jan 16, 2016 No Comments

It’s a back-to-back win for Placer, Masbate’s Tribu Himag-Ulaw as Cynthia Thomalla was crowned as Sinulog 2016 Festival Queen on Friday night. Thomalla is followed by 1st runner-up Marianne Hernandez of Carcar City, 2nd runner-up Ceydney Basalo of Don Sergio Memorial National High School, 3rd runner-up Hyra Desiree Betito of Asturias, Cebu, and Reignna Azucena Mondoy […]

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WATCH: Sinulog Festival 2016 Launching Parade

Jan 09, 2016 No Comments

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Lanao Norte town holds first ‘Budbud’ festival

Dec 02, 2015 No Comments

The Kapatagan town in Lanao del Norte province held a 23-kilometer first “Budbud” (elongated rice cake) festival on Wednesday. Town Mayor Benjie Y. Baguio told Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro that being the rice bowl of Lanao del Norte it is the town’s way of giving thanks for peace and abundance in 2015. Read more…

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Negros Oriental’s Buglasan Festival wraps up

Oct 26, 2015 No Comments

Held in Dumaguete City, the annual celebration of Buglasan Festival of Negros Oriental concluded last October 25 despite the cancellation of some activities. Negros Oriental Tourism Council chair and Buglasan co-director Nichol Elman said the festival was able to pull it off notwithstanding the untimely visit of Typhoon Lando in the country. Read more…

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3rd Durian Festival to run until September 21

Aug 30, 2015 No Comments

VISITORS and Dabawenyos alike can still enjoy the much-loved Davao fruit at the 3rd Durian Festival at SM Lanang Premier’s The Fountain Court until September 21. The exhibit, which opened last August 14, features different varieties of the King of Fruits, from native Filipino varieties to Thai ones. But one thing is for sure: every […]

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12th Mindanao Culinary Festival

Jun 30, 2015 No Comments

After almost four years of hiatus, this year, the Davao Tourism Association (Data) conducted the region’s biggest culinary competition event, the 3-day 12th Mindanao Culinary Festival, held last June 25-27, 2015 at SM Lanang Premier Atrium.

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Dinagat Festival 2014

Aug 12, 2014 No Comments

A contingent dance in honor of the sea during the 14th Dinagat Festival last Sunday. Formerly called the Bakasi Festival, Cordovanhons are proud of their fishing heritiage and they show it through the Dinagat Festival, held every August. The celebration is also in honor of the town’s patron Señor San Roque.  (Alan Tangcawan photo)

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‘Charming princess’ crowned Little Ms. Kagay-an 201

Aug 10, 2014 No Comments

“I AM happy when I get good grades and become an honor student, when my mommy and daddy don’t fight and when I go to the park and have fun with my friends.” With this answer, Little Miss Kagayan 2014 Kim Katryl Labor of Barangay Kauswagan outshone the other equally beautiful girls when they were […]

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Hiyas sa Kadayawan 2014 candidates

Aug 08, 2014 No Comments

Clad in their ethnic costumes, 11 contestants hand-picked by their tribes for this year’s Hiyas sa Kadayawan were presented during yesterday’s flag raising ceremony at the Davao City Hall on Monday. The candidates represent the 11 indigenous and Islamized tribes of Mindanao who have made Davao City their home: Ata, Maguindanao, Tagabawa Bagobo, Kalagan, Bagobo […]

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