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Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2012 kicks off at Puerto Galera

The Philippine Department of Tourism and the local government units of Puerto Galera and Oriental Mindoro extend support to the organizers of the 2nd Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival. Led by Mr. Hubert d’ Aboville, President of the Chamber of Commerce in European Union, this years celebration is expected to out-stage its initial run that lured in more than 1,500 tourists in 2011.

Malasimbo 2012 Bands
Malasimbo 2012 Bands

Taking place at the foot of Mount Malasimbo in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, the festival promises to be more fun as thousands of foreign and local tourists flock to the island for the annual music festival this March 2 – 3, 2012. Continue Reading

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National Geographic and a French TV crew to cover Sinulog festival 2011

Sinulog will gain more international exposure this year, with a French TV news team and a National Geographic writer documenting the grand parade and other religious activities.

Photographers from Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and other countries also have joined some 1,800 participants of the Sinulog photo contest.

Sinulog Festival 2011
Sinulog Festival 2011

For the first time, the National Geographic will feature the Sinulog in its magazine, which is distributed worldwide.

Writer Paul Christy from the National Geographic office in New York was only supposed to document the grand parade on Sunday, Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI) Executive Director Ricky Ballesteros said. Continue Reading

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Kalibo now ready for Ati-atihan Festival 2011

Kalibo’s Ati-atihan Festival, observed in the third week of January every year, is considered as the mother of all Philippine festivals and fiestas.

Its 2011 edition is all set to present a weeklong spectacular show next week until its culmination on January 16.

Ati-atihan Festival 2011
Ati-atihan Festival 2011

Kalibo Mayor William S. Lachica has announced that preparations are all set for the spectacular Kalibo Ati-atihan 2011. Continue Reading

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Mandaya Songs Festival 2010 features rich culture and heritage of Davao Oriental

Proud of their rich culture and heritage, the Mandaya people coming from different parts of the Davao Region hummingly trooped to this beautiful coastal town of Davao Oriental to celebrate their uniquely colorful and soulful songs and music which they aim to popularize in mainstream media in a bid to strengthen their sense of identity in this culturally-diverse society.

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Mandaya Songs Festival

The Mandaya Songs Festival staged recently in this town was the first of its kind in the country.

Popular and budding Mandayan artists and singers throughout the country graced the momentous event that enriched their unique culture that emanated from the province of Davao Oriental. Continue Reading

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Guimaras Manggahan Festival 2010 showcases local celebrations

The provincial government of Guimaras here showcases the various municipal and barangay celebrations during its Manggahan Festival that kicked off April 5.


Manggahan Festival 2010

The island-province boasts of at least 21 annual local celebrations ranging from municipal level fair of ‘Asinan Festival’ to the more prominent ‘Ang Pagtaltal Sa Balaan Bukid.’

Guimaras, aside from its main mango produce, also celebrates 10 barangay-level festivals. These are the Banigan Festival, Bayuhan Festival, Kadagatan Festival, Karosahan Festival, Layagan Festival, Rosas Sa Baybayon Festival, Sarangola Festival, Sibiran Festival, Pangasi Festival, and Niyogyogan Festival. Continue Reading

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Can Lupon Empanada Festival place Davao Oriental in the country’s tourism map?

Good food has always been one of the factors that make people want to visit a certain area. This is exactly what the organizers of the Empanada Festival are rooting for when they started planning for the festival which was held on March 25 this year in Lupon, Davao Oriental.


Empanada of Batac Ilocos

“Lupon lacks activities that will bring in people from other places so we thought of something that will increase the number of visitors in the area,” Ramil Corbeta said. Continue Reading

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3rd Bagasbas Summer Surf Festival on April 9 to 11

The Department of Tourism’s Office of Product Research and Development (DOT-OPRD) with the provincial government of Camarines Norte, Power Play Events Management, MOJO Slippers and sandals are spearheading the holding of the 3rd Bagasbas Summer Surf Festival on April 9 to 11.


Bagasbas Summer Surfing Festival

The surfing event will be held at the Bagasbas Beach in Daet where students and yuppies as well as college kids on summer break are expected to gather and learn about the sport in the pristine, two-kilometer, peeble-free beach. Continue Reading

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‘Treasures of the North’ to spice up Dagupan Bangus Festival

A new and exciting event will spice up this year’s Dagupan Bangus Festival 2010 slated on April 16 to May 1.

Bangus Festival 2010

This is the “Yaman ng Norte” (Treasures of the North) Agri-Trade that will showcase the ‘One Town, One Product” (OTOP) program of every city and municipality in Northern Luzon to be held at the air-conditioned CSI Stadia from April 27 to 30.

The festival’s organizing committee headed by Vice Mayor Belen Fernandez gave the nod for the holding of “Yaman ng Norte” that will feature different products, delicacies, culture and events of various Northern Luzon towns and cities. Continue Reading

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2010 Baguio Panagbenga flower festival most successful

A ranking official of the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation (BFFF) on Thursday confirmed that the on-going 15th edition of the event called “Panagbenga” is among the most successful within a period of more than a decade.

Everyone is excited for the Panagbenga Festival 2011

Anthony de Leon, also a local tourism council officer said that “It is not self-serving for us to say that the visitors last weekend almost doubled the usual crowd during street dancing and floral parade.” Continue Reading

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Cebu, Mindanao and Ilocos products available in Panagbenga Festival 2010 Trade Fair

Guitars from Cebu

Native products from Cebu, Mindanao and Ilocos region are among the items with the highest sales in various trade fairs in the on-going Baguio Flower Festival 2010 according to The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Art Tibaldo, DTI information officer, said this was determined since last year and “it remains the same in the Market Encounter of the Panagbenga Festival 2010.” Among the saleable products of Cebu are preserved mango and other tropical fruits; while the fresh and processed durian like candies from Mindanao area take a big percentage in daily sales. Continue Reading

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