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August

DURIAN FESTIVAL
Tagum City | August-September
It is a month long celebration showcasing the delectable fresh durian produced by the Plant Now Pay Later (PNPL) beneficiaries and other durian growers in the city. The Festival highlights also include culinary competitions that feature durians as the main component. The various events showcase the talents and creativity of the students and F&B professionals. From cakes, pastries and bread, to coffee, cocktails and mock tails.
Contact:
Geraldine Abella
Tourism Officer
370-1424/2173819

UDYAKAN SA KABANKALAN/CHARTER ANNIVERSARY
Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental | August 2
A weeklong celebration by an agro-industrial fair showcasing the indigenous products of the farmers and the cooperatives. Creative booths that display these products are constructed by the different barangays at the city plaza.
Contact:
Eddie M. Yap
City Administrator
Kabankalan City, Negros Occ.
Cell # 09195921957, Tel.# (034) 4712291/ 4712185, Fax 4712291

PADAGYAW FESTIVAL
Dumarao, Capiz | August 1-5
Being held every year mirrors the spirit of unity and cooperation of its people. One of the few is the street dancing and pista ng bayan. These are the concrete example of group effort. From one fermented idea of planners, action men, and executions, they have translated their ideas and concepts into mass action of well rehearsed and well executed play, dancers, and graceful rendition of songs and dances. A delight to the eyes of the heart.
Contact:
Mayor Leslie Warren A. Benjamin
Municipality of Dumarao, Capiz
Tel. No. (036) 537-0049
Fax No. (036) 537-3005

MERCEDES FISHTIVAL/MERCEDES KADAGATAN FESTIVAL
Mercedes, Camarines Norte | August 1-8
It is a fishermen’s celebration of thanksgiving for the blessings and bounty during the seafaring, fishing expedition and fish farming endeavors. The fishtival is also a moment of retrospect and recognition of Mother Nature for having endowed Mercedes with a gift of vast fishery resources, magnificent shorelines and other aquatic potentials and the wise utilization and preservation of ecological balance for the attainment of environmental dignity and beauty.
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
Mercedes, Cam. Norte
Tel. No. (054) 440-1231

PANGAPOG FESTIVAL
Island Garden City of Samal | August 1- August 7
A thanksgiving festival celebration bountiful harvest features parade, indak-indak sa dalan, cultural presentation etc.

CABIBI FESTIVAL
Lal-lo, Cagayan | August 1-4
The patronal town fiesta of Lallo, the former Cuidad Nueva Segovia – the capital of Cagayan during the Spanish colonial period is highlighted with street dancing, trade fair, Balikbayan tribute, among many others.
Contact:
Hon. Florante Pascual
Mayor
(078) 854-4007
lallo_municipalhall@yahoo.com
Mr. Joel Salvador
Tourism Officer Designate

SELEBRASYON NG BUWAN NG WIKA
Batangas | August 1-31
A month long activity celebrating “Buwan ng Wika”. The activities undertaken are campaign for using Pilipino as a medium of instruction, hanging of streamer and short program.

KASUOTANG PILIPINO EXHIBIT & FASHION SHOW
Museo ng Makati, Makati City | August 1- August 31
A yearly exhibit mounted at the city’s museum featuring the evolution of Filipino costumes per region in celebration of the month of Filipino Costumes.

ADLAW HONG BUTUAN
Butuan City | August 2
It’s the charter day celebration of Butuan City. It is highlighted by the thanksgiving mass, motorcade recognition of outstanding Butuanons & City employees night.
Contact:
Ms. Lilit M. Concon
OIC – City Tourism Officer
Tel. No. (085) 342-8193

PALAGSING FESTIVAL
Butuan City | August 2
A competition for the longest and the best tasting palagsing

PALO-PALO FESTIVAL (GRAND CELEBRATION)
Basco, Batanes | August 4- August 5
A cultural presentation of the different municipalities of Batanes, showcasing their ethnic group”s rugged yet storied existence.

STA. CLARA FESTIVAL
Tigaon, Camarines Sur | August 4-13
A celebration held in honor of Patron Saint, St. Claire of Assisi. Various activities are lined up including cultural shows, job fair, concert, fairworks display, beauty pagent, firworks display, battle of the bands and the highlight activity which is the Sta. Clara devotional dance.

BONGA
Sibonga, Cebu | August 9
The celebration is in honor of the town”s patron saint, Our Lady of Pilar and Santa Filomena. Among its highlights is the street dancing and ritual/showdown competition. “Bunga” is a Cebuano word which means fruit in English. This festival is a form of thanksgiving for all the blessings and graces the Sibonganhons have received for the abundant fruits found in their town.
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
Sibonga
6332-486-9416
Contact person: Edna Otero

CORDOVA DINAGAT FESTIVAL (FISHING RITUALS)
Cordova, Cebu | August 10-16
The celebration honors the town’s most prized source of livelihood-fishing. “Dinagat” means “anything” pertaining to the sea”. It showcases Cordova’s distinctive cultural heritage though authentic traditional rituals and dances.

PAVVU RULUN FESTIVAL
Tuguegarao, Cagayan | August 10-17
The patron fiesta of Tuguegarao City. It is being celebrated yearly in honor of St. Hyacinth, which is being venerated at the Ermita de San Jacinto. Pav-vurulun which means comng together allows all members of the community to join in the celebrations from the well applauded street dancing competitions, drum, bugle and lyre competitions, beauty pagent, agri-trade fairs and job fairs, among many others. The highlight of the event is the outdoor cooking and pancit eating contest of the Pancit Batil Patung, a local noodle delicacy in the city.
Contact:
Hon. Delfin T. Ting
Mayor
(078) 844-2894
0921-453-6893
ropd_pro2@yahoo.com

DINAGAT (BAKASI)
Cordova, Cebu | August 15-16
The festival is a unique reinvention of the Dinagat Festival. The exotic eel locally known as “Bakasi”is peculiar and abundant in Cordova. The dance replicates the gliding movement of the Bakasi. Other related activities include a Bakasi race and cooking contest to show off the many ways in preparing Bakasi which is the main livelihood of the people.
Contact person:
Lily Atur
Office of the Mayor
Cordova
236-4194

KAADLAWAN HAN SAMAR
Catbalogan Samar | August 11
Festivities to commemorate the foundation day of Samar

SANTONES FESTIVAL

Barangay Calumpang, Liliw, Laguna | August 12-16
A five day festivity featuring the sweet santol and lanzones fruits raised in the locality.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Liliw, Laguna
Telephone No. (049) 563-1001

“KUMBIRA” (FOOD FESTIVAL)
Cagayan de Oro City | August 14-16
Food & culinary competitions sponsored by the Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Association (COHARA).

KALIBONGAN FESTIVAL (HORSE FIGHT & BLOOD COMPACT)
Kidapawan City, N. Cotabato | August 14
August 14 marks the celebration of the Kalibongan Festival. Kalibongan is a manobo term for a Grand Festival which is celebrated yearly in Kidapawan, Cotabato. The Manobos, Bagobos, and other highland tribes from the different parts of the province go down to Kidapawan to show off and proudly display their tradition and cultural heritage. The natives display thier own version of “party” with a traditional horsefight, a “blood compact” peace ceremony, etc.

LUBI-LUBI (COCONUT) FESTIVAL
Calubian, Leyte | August 15
The humble coconut tree gets its day in the spotlight as the town celebrates its Lubi-Lubi Festival.

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION
Boac, Marinduque | August 15
A celebration in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption.
Contact : Parish of Immaculate Conception
Telephone No. (042) 332-1260

PASAKA
Tanauan, Leyte | August 15
Religious homage/ cultural dance parade in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption

CORON FESTIVAL
Tiwi, Albay | August 15- August 17
“Coron” is a Bicol dialect meaning clay-pot or potteries of which the town of Tiwi is popularly known for. Thus, the festival’s main feature is the municipalities pottery industry which is done with skills passed from parents to children and perfected through long years of practice without the benefit of written manuals.

SIRONG FESTIVAL
Cantilan, Surigao del Sur | August 15
A war dance between Muslims and Christians, reflecting the Christianization of the early Cantillanons

SUMAYAJAW FESTIVAL
Jabonga, Agusan del Norte | August 15
Held during the town fiesta of Jabonga. It is a thanksgiving celebration for the bounties showered by the Heavenly Father through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Lady of Assumption.
Contact:
Mr. Daniel M. Calo/ Ms. Margie Jongko (Prov’l. Tourism Officer), (085) 342-2185

PILGRIMAGE TO JOROAN
Joroan, Tiwi, Albay | August 20
Held every 3rd Saturday of August to pay homage to the miraculous image of Our Lady of Salvation, Patroness of Albay. It is highlighted by a maritime procession where the image is carried by the menfolks down to the beach where a large and well-decorated trawl boat is docked. An entourage of similarly decorated pumpboats follow, carrying the pilgrims and devotees to the shores and village at Sogod where a concelebrated mass is held.
Contact:
Dir. Maria O. Ravanilla
DOT-Region V
T # (052) 820-3664/
482-0712/Fax: 820-5066

KADAYAWAN SA DABAW
Davao City | August 14-21
Celebration of the thanksgiving, this cultural festival’s highlights include street dancing, floral float parade, cultural shows, exhibits, etc.
Contact:
City Tourism Office
2229156

SUNDAYAG
Cagayan de Oro City | August 18
A showcase of the Best of Northern Mindanao featuring Agriculture, Trade, & Tourism destinations.

FRUIT FESTIVAL
Kidapawan City, North Cotabato | August 09 – 11
Kidapawan takes its fruit growing industry to the streets literally as the city celebrates its annual fruit festival. There are cultural shows, a parade of local fruit products, a bevy of exhibits, street dancing competition and selected lectures on fruit preparation.

QUEZON DAY/ANGONO DAY
Angono, Rizal | August 19
Anniversary of Independence , the residents of Angono led by the Municipal Tourism Office, prepare a weeklong celebration characterized by trade fairs, arts exhibits, symphonic band concerts, cultural presentations, etc. Flower offering to the statue of President Quezon is being observed, as it is also his birthday.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Angono, Rizal
Telephone No. (02) 651-0062 / 451-1033

COCO SABUTAN FESTIVAL/BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF PRESIDENT
Baler, Aurora | August 19
Celebrated every year in honor of the Patron Saint of Baler, San Luis Obispo, and in commemoration of the birth of a great leader and statesman, President Manuel Luis Quezon. The long week celebration features Coco-Sabutan Festival, street dancing, Search for Little Ms Baler and Binibining Baler, Historical Quiz Bee and merry making activities.
Contact:
Riza del Rosario
Tourism Coordinator
Mobile: 0918-859104

BUYOGAN FESTIVAL
Abuyog, Leyte | August 29
“Buyog” (bees) dancer depict the origin of the town’s name in a well choreographed dance.
Contact:
Municipality of Abuyog, Leyte
Office of the Municipal Mayor
Tel. No. (053)344-2202

BANKATON
Lavezares, N. Samar | August 20
Exciting motorboat race in honor of the town’s patron saint

KALUBIHAN FESTIVAL
Jordan, Guimaras | August 14-20
Every 3rd week of August
Celebrated in support to the National Coconut Week Celebration in recognition of the efforts of the coconut farmers and other stakeholders of the province. Activities include “karituhan”, a parade of caritos artistically decorated with coconuts and its products, poster making and painting contests. Hataw sa Kalubihan-games and cultural presentation, food festival and highlighted by a coronation of “Nanay sang Kalubihan.”
Contact:
Gov. Felipe Hilan A. Nava
Provincial Capitol
Jordan, Guimaras
Or
Ms. Angie Gabinete
Provincial Tourism Officer (09294655594)

ANNIVERSARY OF CRY OF PUGADLAWIN
Pugad lawin shrine, Brgy. Bahay Toro, Quezon City | August 23
Another historical event celebrated yearly with a flag-raising and a wreath-laying ceremony followed by a civic parade and a program.
Contact:
444-7272 loc. 8843 / 8845

24-HOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE ENDURANCE
National Bilibid Prison Land Reserve Area, Muntinlupa City | August 23-24
A competition among the elite and amateur mountain bike outdoor sports athlete from across the country. The event will test the competitor’s mountain biking skills in the varied crisscrossed paths of the NBP Land Reserve Area.

LAMBAGOHAN FESTIVAL
Cagayan de Oro | August 28
A fluvial parade and a river festival with fully decorated outrigger boats complete with live band musician & ethnic dancers usually participated by various barangays of the city; this is also held to honor St. Augustine, the Patron Saint of the City.
Contact:
Promote CDO
088-857-3164
Ms. Imma Rae Gatuslao

TSINELAS FESTIVAL
City of Gapan, Nueva Ecija | August 25
To mark the anniversary of the town’s cityhood, Gapan City holds its annual Tsinelas Festival, with street dancing, parade of floats decorated with regular to gigantic 7 ft. slippers the famous slippers bazaar. The festival is aimed at bolstering the new city’s claim as the North Slippers Capital.
Contact:
Mrs. Nenita Abenales
Tel No: (044) 486-0513

ALCALA TOWN FIESTA
Alcala, Cagayan | August 26
The local government unit of Alcala has highlighted the agricultural products of Alcala town like corn and rice presented a lcoal street dancing versino and the colonial past of the town depicted in its centuries-old church – St. Philomene Church.
Contact:
Hon. Teresita L. Antonio, Mayor
Ms. Sonia del Rosario, TO
(078) 848-1050
alcalacag@yahoo.com

BAHANDI FESTIVAL
Alcantara, Cebu | August 27
A street dancing celebrated during the town”s fiesta honoring the town”s patron saint, Señor San Augustine. The dance expresses the town people”s joy for the Bahandi (Treasure from the environment) that were given to the municipality.

CAGAYAN DE ORO GOLDEN FLOAT FESTIVAL
Cagayan de Oro | August 27
A float parade and competition highlighting the historical and cultural interpreted into colorful and unique floats. The event is participated by government organizations, civic organizations and various academic institutions in the city.

JINAWA FESTIVAL
Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte | August 27- August 28
A local rendition of the classic Christian-moro conflict interpreted through songs and dances.

PALADONG FESTIVAL
Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur | August 28
A festivity of arts and rituals. The art of performing the ritual of “ladong” conducted by a “landongan”, a person who has the power and ability to cure as medium to call the spirits and relay the wishes to the clients through an offering.

KALUMUNAN FESTIVAL
San Agustin, Surigao del Sur | August 28
A reunion of relatives and friends during town fiesta of San Agustin celebrated through street dancing.

KAGAY-AN FESTIVAL
Cagayan de Oro City | August 28
A street parade and competition showcasing the Higaonon and Maranao influences of the city participated by various schools and groups.

NATIONAL HEROES DAY
San Carlos City, Negros Occidental | August 29
A celebration paying homage to people who fought for freedom, usually held with a cultural program and flower offering at the foot of the Unknown Soldier Monument.

NAGSABADO FESTIVAL
Pasig City | August 29
A re-enactment of the revolutionary action against the Spaniards leb by Valentin Cruz and Andres Bonifacio in 1896. The historic revolution happends to fall on a Saturday that”s why the event is called “Nagsabado”.

29 DE AGOSTO
Brgy. Hagdang Bato Itaas, Mandaluyong City | August 29
Travel back to history as the city observes its First Cry of Revolution against Spaniards in 1896. A commemorative program and an evening of Kundiman are special activities for the occasion.
Contact:
Telefax: 533-9107

SILOY FESTIVAL
Alcoy, Cebu | August 30
The festival promotes the Mag-abo forest with its famous Black or Siloy, the town”s scenic white sand beaches and dive spots and in honor of the town”s patroness Saint Rose of Lima.

KAYABA: GUIMARAS – ILOILO CROSS CHANNEL SWIM
Iloilo City | August 30
A cross channel swim to create awareness to preserve the Iloilo river, promote tourism in Guimaras and Iloilo and encourage endurance swimming as a competitive sport.

MANDAUE CHARTER DAY CELEBRATION
Mandaue, Cebu | August 30
The Mandauehanons celebrates this eventful anniversary with parades, games and variety shows. The Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry spearhead the holding of the Mandaue that will start off on this day.

TURUMBA
Teresa, Rizal | August 30
This is done every year during the feast of Saint Rose of Lima called “Turumba sa Birhen” which means a unique dance dedicated to Saint Rose of Lima, the patron saint of Teresa. Song and dance rites are practiced during the turn of the 19th century up to this time. It is participated by children, young and old who dance with the accompaniment of the musical band. They are clad in colorful costumes with big salakot decorated with multi colored Japanese papers and dance their way from the church to the different barangays of the town. They get hold of any branches of trees and shrubs found on their way to use as their swaying instruments for the dance.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Teresa, Rizal
Telephone No. (02) 650-5380 / 657-5739

BATTLE OF PINAGLABANAN
Pinaglaban Shrine, Municipality of San Juan | August 30
National / local celebration of the Battle of Pinaglabanan, a Battle which sparked the Philippine Revolution of 1896. There will be mass at 7:00 am followed by wreath-laying ceremony

DARAGANG MAGAYON
Daraga, Albay | August 26 – September 8
A historical and religious celebration in honor of the town’s patron saint, Our Lady of the Gate. It aims to showcase tha cultural life of Daragueños. Various colorful activities are lined up for this celebration.
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
Daraga, Albay
T# (052) 824-3172/824-3161

TILAW SA PAGKAONG NAN SURIGAONON FOOD FESTIVAL
Surigao City,Surigao del Norte | August 29-31
A celebration of Surigao City’s diverse bounty of seafoods and unique Surigao flavour and food culture. An annual event designed to provide opportunity for
caterer’s / food handlers and individuals to showcase their culinary talents as they create their own
Interpretations of a uniquely Surigaonon dish. It
is also an avenue for the restaurant staff and students to showcase their skills and expertise in basic restaurant services.
Contact:
Ms. Roselyn B. Merlin
City Tourism Officer
Tel. No. (086) 826-8064

CELEBRATION OF BUWAN NG WIKA
Capitol Site, Batangas City | August (no definite date)
A month long activity celebrating “Buwan ng Wika”. The activities undertaken are campaign for using Pilipino as a medium of instruction, hanging of streamer and short program.
Contact : Provincial Tourism Office
Province of Batangas
Telephone No. (043) 723-0130

MALIPUTO FESTIVAL
San Nicolas, Batangas | August 9
The festival is a showcase of local maliputo (Caramax Ignobilis) and its contribution to the growing industry of fish in the area. The people of San Nicolas enduring efforts to promote and cultivate the maliputo as a source of income to local residents is highlighted by a streetdancing parade showcasing the different concepts and themes of maliputo fish.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
San Nicolas, Batangas
Telephone No. (043) 210-5100/ 210-5946

ARAW NG TAYABAS
Tayabas, Quezon | August 13
Designated as the day for commemorating heroism of Tayabasins. The event calls for unity, strengthens social bonding and encourages Tayabasins to renew its commitment to service. Araw ng Tayabas pays tribute to the historical event in August 13, 1898 when the Spaniards surrendered to the revolutionaries of Tayabas.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Tayabas, Quezon
Telephone No. (042) 793-3129

GUILING – GUILING FESTIVAL
Siniloan, Laguna | August (no definite date yet)
It is a one day program highlighted by a street dancing around the town and participated by 20 barangays, public and private schools and non government organizations to commemorate the foundation day of Siniloan. Cookfest using galapong or rice flour as the main ingredient and Gilingan contest (grinding of rice on a gilingan bato) are the main attractions. A cultural night featuring folk songs and dances culminates this big event in the evening.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Siniloan, Laguna
Telephone No. (049) 813-0202

LUMIN-AWA FESTIVAL
Lubuagan, Kalinga | August 18
A festival that showcases a parade, cultural presentations, fashion show, and field presentations from different barangays of Lubuagan.
Contact:
Office of the Municipal Mayor
Lubugan, Kalinga

LOCAL HEROES DAY CELEBRATION
Municipality of Pateros | August 29
This event honors the heroism of the freedom fighters of Pateros during the Spanish, American and Japanese Eras.
Contact:
Telefax: 542-4346

MANUEL LUIS QUEZON BIRTH ANNIVERSARY
Quezon City | August 19
Birth anniversary of the President of the Philippine Commonwealth, Manuel Quezon celebrated with a wreath-laying ceremony. The day is being declared as a non-working holiday where different malls in Quezon City offer special discounts for the day.
Contact:
Telefax: 444-7272 loc. 8843

ARAW NG PINAGLABANAN
San Juan City | August 30
San Juan is where the first attempt of the Katipuneros to fight for freedom happened, which inspired more Filipinos to struggle towards the achievement of independence. The commemoration of this historical event is being celebrated at the Pinaglabanan Shrine through a Eucharistic Celebration, Flag-raising Ceremony, Flower Offering at the various heroes’ monuments in town, and the Re-enactment of the Battle of San Juan Del Monte (Pinaglabanan). Several contest are also held prior to the event like essay-writing, poster & slogan-making contests and quiz bees.
Contact:
466-5349

BAYOMBONG TOWN FIESTA
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya | August 5-9
The four day event features a typical fiesta with fireworks display, parade, peoples night, streetdancing and a beauty pageant competition. August 8 is also the feast day of St. Dominic, the town’s patron saint.
Contact:
Hon. John Severino Bagasao
078-321-2113
c/o Provincial Tourism Office
078-805-3970

EL SALVADOR (FIESTA)
El Salvador City | August 5
Agro-Fair/Parade/cultural show.
Contact:
08822-755226/ SB Tourism Chair

KAAHAAN FESTIVAL (ARAW NG KINOGUITAN)
Kinoguitan, Misamis Oriental | August 11
Display of various agri- products of the municipality Kinoguitan, Misamis Oriental.
Contact:
Hon. Pedro Tagaro

ARAW NG CABANGLASAN
Cabanglasan, Bukidnon | August 11-13
Agro-Fair/cultural show.
Contact:
Hon. Rogelio C. Castillanes

KUMBIRA CULINARY FOODSHOW AND COMPETITION
Limketkai Atrium, Cagayan de Oro | August 17-19
A yearly culinary show and competition usually participated by hotels, restaurants, and schools.
Contact:
COHARA
858-1705

KAUMAHAN FESTIVAL
Opol , Misamis Oriental | August 15-31
Series of activities such as beautification , parade of farm products , agro and trade fair, cultural shows.
Contact:
08822-754611 ( Mayor’s Office)

HIGA-ONON DANCE FESTIVAL
City Streets of CDO City | August 26
St. Dancing and Tableau presentation of Higa-onon dancers. a festival participated by diff. groups showcasing Higao-non tribal dances & culture.
Contact:
Promote CDO
City Tourism Office
088-857-3164
Ms. Imma Rae Gatuslao

GOLDEN FLOAT PARADE
Cagayan de Oro | August 27
A grand parade and competition of thematic floats depicting the city’s history , arts and culture, food and important structures.
Contact:
Promote CDO
City Tourism Office
088-857-3164

ARAW NG ALUBIJID (DIYANDIHAN FESTIVAL)
Alubijid , Misamis Oriental | August 18
Street Dancing competition
Contact:
08822-756128

PAGPASIDUNGOG FESTIVAL
Panit-an, Capiz | August 6-10
Meaning to honor. The Panitan Municipal Government gives honour and recognition to every Paniteño who has given something for the social, cultural, educational and economic development of this town. Pagpasidungog honors those whose successes in life give inspiration to our young generations. This festival also honors their “KASIMANWAS” who brought fame, honor and recognition for Panitan.
Contact:
Mayor Katherine D. Belo
Municipality of Panit-an, Capiz
Tel. no. (036) 634-0665/634-0236
Fax No. (036) 634-0235

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF SNOWS
Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental | August 5
Nuestra Señora de los Nieves is the patron saint of the city. Parishioners celebrate the event with the Holy Mass and a procession around the city streets and capped with a cultural show in the local catholic school.
Contact:
Mayor Carminia G. Bascon
City of Himamaylan
Tel. no. (034) 3883683

ILOILO CITY CHARTER DAY
Iloilo City | August 25
Iloilo City received its charter on August 25, 1937 during the American Commonwealth Government in the Philippines.
Contact:
Mayor Jerry P. Treñas or
City Tourism & Dev’t Office
Iloilo City Tel.# (033) 3372172/3367572

SABUTAN FESTIVAL
San Luis, Aurora Province | Agust 21-25
Highlights the importance of growing palm trees locally called Sabutan on the community’s economic wellbeing. The raw material is used to weave a variety of useful products and ornamentals like hats, placemats, fans and even native dress. The festival features native dance presentation among school children, trade fair, cultural shows and exhibits.
Contact:
Abigaile Ormilla
Tourism Officer
Mobile: 0919-4627387

BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF PRES. RAMON MAGSAYSAY
Iba, Zambales | August 31
Morning activities which consists of flag raising, flower offering to the monument of the late Pres. Magsaysay. After the celebration infront of the Pavilion, the celebration was continued to the Ancestral House of President Ramon Magsaysay for the program.
Contact:
Oscar Foronda
Mobile: 0917-6204259

ARANDURUGAN FESTIVAL
Guinobatan, Albay | August 12-17
The festival is held to coincide with the town fiesta and as a form of thanksgiving for the bounties from the land. Various activities are lined up to drumbeat the affair.
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
Guinobatan, Albay
Tel. No. (052) 838-0211/0147

PASA-PASA IKAW FESTIVAK
Pasacao, Camarines Sur | August 25-30
The festival showcases the town’s rich cultural heritage forever reminding its people of the significant contribution to the socio-economic development of the province of Camarines Sur and the region, in general.
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
Pasacao, Camarines Sur

PASIGARBO SA SUGBO
Cebu International Convention Center, Cebu City | August 13 2nd Saturday of the month
In celebration of the province’s founding day, the Cebu Provincial Government stages this event where the best of what Cebu can offer is showcased. From world-class furniture and handicrafts, to the different delicacies that Cebu is well known for, this event showcases the talent and diversity of the Cebuanos to the world. The event is capped with the presentation of the different festivals in Cebu and fireworks.
Contact:
Office of the Governor
6332-253-5642/254-1882

PASAKA FESTIVAL
Tanauan, Leyte | August 14
Pasaka is a waray word meaning invitation to progress, health and luck for the inhabitants for the coming year. Religious homage, cultural dance parade in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption. A form of thanksgiving for the blessings received and a way of welcoming the visitors.
Contact:
Municipal Government of Tanauan
Office of the Municipal Mayor
Tel. No. (053)322-4712
Tel. No. (053)322-4709

MANARAGAT FESTIVAL
Catbalogan City, Samar | August 23
Manaragat is the local dialect for fishermen. This festival honours St. Bartholomew as the miraculous Saint who maintained the richness of Maqueda Bay as a major fishing ground of the province of Samar. It is interpreted by colours, dances and the sound of drums that echoes through the deep culture of the fishing industry that stayed long in the history of Catbaloganons.
Contact:
City Government of Catbalogan
Office of the Municipal Mayor
Tel. No. (055)356-1238

ALMASIGA FESTIVAL
Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental | August 1
Governors celebration in the town.
Contact:
Quin Mae Flores
(082) 440 3541
Joey Gamao / 09262925186

NALUPON FESTIVAL
Lupon, Davao Oriental | August 8
Celebrating the feast Rean Daanoy
Contact: 09996683977; (082) 80801346

MADYAW, HUGYAW SAMAL FESTIVAL
Davao del Norte, Brgy. Penaplata | August 27-28 (every last week-end)
Festival of thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest and blessings.
Contact:
Nelson Aquino
City Tourism Officer
09088917353; 09184294745
boyaquino_09@yahoo.com

SAL-LUPONGAN FESTIVAL
New Bataan, ComVal | August 1-10
Celebrating the fiesta of sal lipongan.
Contact:
Lynne M. Sollolasa
Tourism Officer / 09197366934

CARO-TAO FESTIVAL
Mawab , ComVal | August 14
Feast Celebration.
Contact:
Christine Dompor
Provincial Tourism Officer
(082) 376-1028/376-1052

NATIVE “MANOK” FESTIVAL
Mabunao, Panabo City | August 27
One of the highlights of Brgy. Mabunao’s araw, this festival is in thanksgiving of the bounty given as the Native Manok is one of the major products of Mabunao.
Contact:
Hon. Ferdinand Gocon
Punong Barangay
+63 84 822-4300

KARIYAWAN FESTIVAL
Monkayo, ComVal | Aug 28-Sept 4
A thanksgiving for the municipality’s rich agricultural harvest and abundant mineral resources. It features street dances depicting its wealth of cultural heritage and trade fairs.
Contact:
Joan C. Pintal
Municipal Tourism
Office Designate / 0908-1933878

NUANG FESTIVAL
San Agustin, Isabela | September 26
The town features activities highlighting the more than 500 water buffalos of the town with buffalo parade, buffalo milking contest, buffalo race and other games in cooperation with the research and outreach office of the Isabela State University.
Contact:
Hon. Virgilio Padilla.
Mayor
Ma. Rosario M. Olaño, TOO I
PGO, Isabela, 0920-287-5403
boots3019@yahoo.com

HOLY MONTH OF RAMADHAN
Regionwide | August
Regionwide Ramadhan is a month-long fasting of Islam believers.
Contact:
OIC Jose B. Cabulanan
DOT-XII
2/F Hua Hing Bldg.
17 Sinsuat Avenue, Cotabato City Religious Activity

EID’L FITR
Regionwide | August 30
A worldwide festival celebrating the end of a one-month fasting (Ramadhan) by Muslims. In Region XII, activities include “Takbir”, Qur’An eading, Fireworks Display, Pagana and Food Sharing.
Contact:
OIC Jose B. Cabulanan
DOT-XII
2/F Hua Hing Bldg.
17 Sinsuat Avenue, Cotabato City

HADANG FESTIVAL
Calbayog City | September 1 -8
“Hadang” is a colorful festival which refers to the olden day rituals performed by the locals as offering to the gods. Participants perform the rhythmic dance during the festival which is thought to cure the sick and bring a good harvest.
City Government of Calbayog
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
Tel: (055) 209-1776
Erlinda Calesa -Tourism Officer
Tel: (055) 209-4041
Email: lindapcalesa@yahoo.com
Jonas Lim- City Arts and Culture Officer
Tel: (055)209-1646

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