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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Panagsogod Festival 2014

Jul 25, 2014 No Comments

Students from Mohoon National High School, dressed like bats, perform their dance routine during the 7th Panagsogod Festival in Sogod town, Cebu last July 25, 2014. The group bagged the festival’s grand prize.  (Alex Badayos photo)

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Ms. Doong 2014 in Bantayan, Cebu

May 15, 2014 No Comments

The candidates of Miss Doong 2014 in Doong, an island barangay in Bantayan, Cebu. The village is celebrating its annual fiesta on May 15 in honor of their patron saint San Isidro Labrador. (Photo by Alex Badayos of Sun.Star Cebu) More Philippine festival photos:

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2014 Panagtagbo Festival winner dons best costume

May 04, 2014 No Comments

The contingent of Barangays Tawason, Canduman, Cubacub, Casili, Pagsabungan and Tingub emerged winner in last Saturday night’s Panagtagbo Festival in Mandaue City. Besting five other contingents, Cluster 4 took home P100,000 after winning the grand showdown at the City Sports and Cultural Complex. It was also adjudged best in costume and best in choreography. The […]

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Mandaue Food Festival & Trade Fair 2014

May 02, 2014 No Comments

The annual Mandaue Trade Fair is one of the highlights of Mandaue City’s fiesta, which is held in honor of its patron saint, St. Joseph, on May 8. This year’s fiesta celebration is co-organized by the City Historical, Education, Sports and Tourism Foundation. (Photo by Allan Cuizon of Sun.Star Cebu) More photos at

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