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LA NAVAL FESTIVAL
Nationwide | October
A celebration in honor of the Nuestra Señora del Santisimo Rosario.

FIESTANG CULIAT
Angeles City | October 1-31
In celebration of the twin fiestas of La Naval and Pyestang Apu, several fun-filled activities are undertaken during the month of October, among which are: Capampangan Food Festival, Parade of Floats, Cultural Nights at the Museo ng Angeles, Kundiman ning Angeles-Rigodon de Honor, Fiestang Culiat Car Show, golf tournament, and the now famous Tigtigan at Terakan Keng Dalan every last Friday and Saturday of October.
Contact:
Archie Reyes
City Tourism Officer
Tel No: (045) 322-0507; 322-7231;
893-2212 loc. 195

ZAMBOANGA HERMOSA FESTIVAL
Zamboanga City | October 1-12
Highlighted by the October 12 fiesta Pilar in honor of the miraculous image of Our Lady of the Pillar at the legendary For Pilar. Main activities include Miss Zamboanga City, regatta, streetdancing, trade fairs, exhibits, cultural and variety shows, Zamboanga Eco Challenge, Chavano Song Festival and food festival.
Contact:
City Government and City Tourism Office of Zamboanga City
(062) 992-3007

PISTA NG GUBAT
Pandan, Antique | October 1
This event is an annual celebration of the biodiversity of Northwest Panay in the hope of increasing awareness and conservation in the Peninsula.

WOW DABAW
Davao City | October 1- October 15
A major promotional activity showcasing the various tourist destinations/products of the Davao region.

KINILAW FESTIVAL
Surigao City | October 2
A festival showcasing different styles in preparing a “Kinilaw” (raw fish delicacy). It also features the variety of fish, seafoods and other marine products in the locality.

KASANGGAYAHAN FESTIVAL (PROSPERITY)
Sorsogon, Sorsogon | October 17-27
Commemoration of Sorsogon’s Foundation Day. A street dance presentation, “Pantomina sa Tinampo” highlights the festivity.
Contact:
Office of the Governor
Provincial Capitol
Sorsogon City
T# (056) 211-1398; 211-2121

SINANGGIYAW FESTIVAL
Dumanju, Cebu | October 4
The name Sinanggi-yaw is taken from two old Cebuano words, Sinanggi meaning abundance of harvested agricultural products of our farmers and Sayaw meaning dance. Through street dancing and field presentation, performers shall dance merrily bringing all the Sinanggi-performance focused on three aspects: planting, harvesting and thanksgiving

PAGODA (Feast of St. Francis of Assissi)
Cardona, Rizal | October 4
The Pagoda or procession at the lake is annually held to ask the Lord Almighty for a bountiful and blessed lake through the intercession of St. Francis of Assisi. The Pagoda entourage consists of the main boat carrying the image of St. Francis accompanied by boats with musical bands to provide the music and other boats and/or motorized bancas carrying the religious residents and visitors. While going through the territorial waters of Cardona, people throw bits and pieces of bread into the water, believing that the lake will provide a bountiful harvest and a good and safe year for all fishermen and lake travelers as well. The locals joining the procession prepares for their own banca rides. Special rides can be arranged by the Office of the Municipal Mayor.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Cardona, Rizal
Telephone No. (02) 401-8374 / 652-1598

KIDAPAWAN CITY FRUIT FESTIVAL
Kidapawan City | October 5- October 10
An Agro-Tourism event never experienced before in the Philippines Festival. Lots of fascinating activities await every individual but the most thrilling and exciting of all is the Fruit Galore. Here, tons of exotic tropical fruits will be arranged on a make-shift table 800 meters long under the pine trees on the highway island for the public to eat free of charge

LA TORRE
Cardona, Rizal | October 6
The bells are housed in “La Torre” meaning the tower of the church belfry. Folks and children look up to “La Torre” often awed with different sizes and sounds of the bells housed therein. For years to date, their bells in “La Torre” announced cultural events. They even issue warnings in the advent of unforeseen calamities. The traditional and colorful “La Torre” will come alive with its joyful noise in concert with the music of the brass bands. It is not only a celebration of thanksgiving but it is also a celebration of hope that Cardona may continuously remain in the graces of our Lord.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Cardona, Rizal
Telephone No. (02) 401-8374 / 652-1598

HARANA SA MAKATI
Makati City | October 6
A “harana” competition participated in by different highschool corale group from public and private school of Makati.

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF THE HOLY ROSARY
Dipolog City | October 7
Dipolog City fiesta highlighted with religious and cultural shows.

BAGIUS FESTIVAL
Angeles City | October 8
Part of the month long Fiestang Kuliat celebration, this city-wide parade is participated in by representatives of the different sectors of Angeles City.
Contact:
City Tourism Office
Tel (045)322-0507

TING’UDO FESTIVAL (Fruit harvest)
Makilala, Cotabato | October 10
A celebration of bountiful fruit harvest highlighted by a fruit festival.

LA NAVAL FIESTA
Angeles City | October 9
In commemoration of the Virgin of the Holy Rosary whose intercession saw the victory of the Spanish fleet over the Dutch invaders, Angeles City celebrateds this fiesta with typical religious programs and filipino homes display the finest traditions of hospitality in entertaining guests with the finest food and drinks.
Contact:
City Tourism Office
Tel (045)322-0507

BUGLASAN FESTIVAL
Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental | October 14-23
The time when established festivals in Negros Oriental gathered for a show down and street dancing to highlight the week-long fiesta. Various events lined up were trade fairs, nightly cultural shows, kumbira or food festival and a lot more.
Contact:
Office of the Provincial Tourism
Oriental Negros
6335-225-1825
Mr. Babbie Bilates

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF LA NAVAL
Quezon City Hall Ground | October 3- 12
A religious celebration in honor of the Nuestra Señora del Santissimo Rosario marked by a Holy Mass followed by a grand procession in the afternoon. A 9-day novena masses is also held to celebrate the event.
Contact:
444-7272 loc. 8843 / 8845

INASAL/HALAD FESTIVAL
Talisay City, Cebu | October 15
A showcase of the city’s historical heritage and identity promoting the city as an aqua and tourist hub, through street dancing as a thanksgiving offering for the blessing received through the intercession of the city patroness’ Sta. Teresa de Avila, sports fest, parade of the great personages as higantes, food festival featuring the famous “INASAL” or lechon, Talisay’s city roast pig it being the undisputable best – golden brown, crackling crispy skin, tasty meat from secret stuffed herbs.
Contact:
Office of the City Tourism
Talisay City
032-273-4783
Contact person: Edgar Mabunay

INUG-OG FESTIVAL
Oroquieta City | October 14
Inug-og is an ethnic festival of the Suban-on culture that is celebrated every 14th of October in conjunction with the weeklong festivities of the city.
Contact:
Mr. Jay Lorenzo
088-531-1213

SAGINGAN FESTIVAL
Tubod, Lanao del Norte | October 17
A grand presentation of 52 varieties of banana as a major source of the town’s array of agricultural products.
Contact:
Mr. Marlon Palomares
0905-446-71-42

PAMUGU-AN FESTIVAL
Mansalay, Mindoro Oriental | October 16-22
A festive reunion of different “Mangyan” tribes. There are sports events (Palaro ng Lahi), cultural presentations, product demonstrations and “Barakalan” or “baratillo” of native products.
Contact : Provincial Tourism Office
Province of Oriental Mindoro
Telephone No. (043) 286-7046/ 441-0306

LANZONES FESTIVAL
Camiguin | October 16-22 (third week)
A yearly showcase of the island’s most famous fruit “Lanzones” through street dancing Parade and tableau competition usually participated by schools , civic organizations , LGU’s and private sector.
Contact:
Ms. Candice Naomi Borromeo
088-387-1097

MASSKARA FESTIVAL AND BACOLOD CHARTER DAY CELEBRATION
Bacolod City | October 19
Their biggest annual event that reflect the Bacoleños love for fun & gaiety. Coinciding with the city’s Charter Day celebration, the festival features carnivals, fairs and a mardi-gras style by costumed and masked street dancers. This is also a celebration of the founding anniversary of Bacolod City. There are programs, float parade and Masskara Festival.
Contact:
c/o City Tourism Office
City Hall, Bacolod City
Tel. No. (034) 4346751/7083066

LEYTE GULF LANDING ANNIVERSARY
Dulag and Palo, Leyte | October 20
A commemoration of the landings of Gen. Douglas MacArthur and the Allied Forces along the shores of Leyte to liberate the country from foreign invation. The celebration is held at the MacArthur Landing Memorial Shrine in Red Beach, Palo, Leyte – also the site of biggest naval battle in world history.
Aside from the formal rites graced by the President of the Philippines and members of the diplomatic corps, special events are also held to enhance awareness and appreciation for the event’s significance. This includes a photo competition and exhibit, regional inter-school essay writing competition, memorabilia showcase, among others.
Contact:
Provincial Gov’t. of Leyte
Secretariat:
Leyte Tourism and Investment Promotion Center
Tel. No. Tel. No. (053) 321-6484

CATANDUNGAN “PADAYAW” FESTIVAL
Catanduanes | October 22-24
Celebration of the province’ anniversary and tribute to its founder. The festival’s major component is the International Surfing Competition at Puraran, Baras, Catanduanes.. Other activities include: street dance “Pantomina”, beauty pageant, agro-industrial fair, grand parade. and surfing competition.
Contact:
Ms. Carmel B. Garcia
Tourism Officer
Virac, Catanduanes
(052) 811-3225/811-3229

PMA FOUNDATION ANNIVERSAY
Baguio City | October 24
Alumni homecoming of the country”s premier Military school

BATTLE OF SURIGAO STRAIT
Surigao City, Surigao del Norte | October 25
Commemoration of the greatest Naval Battle of World War II. Activities include Mountain Bike Challenge – Banjak Surigao Race, Bugsay Surigao Race, Predawn Memorial Service, Floral/Candle
Offering, Flag Raising and a Memorial along Surigao Strait.
Contact:
Ms. Roselyn B. Merlin
City Tourism Officer
Tel. No. (086) 826-8064

IBALONG FESTIVAL (EPIC TALE OF SUPERHEROES)
Legazpi City, Albay | October 1-31
A festival depicting Bicol’s early beginnings as portrayed by the characters in the epic – IBALONG. The name was the nomenclature of Bicol region. It showcases many superheroes such as Handiong, Baltog, Bantong, among others. Highlight is the street presentation where masks of heroes and villains are paraded on mainstreets, combined with songs and dances. Other activities include Search for Mutya ng Ibalong, Trade Fair, sports events and many more.
Contact:
City Tourism Office
Legazpi City
Tel. No. (052) 820-3679

BANAYAN FESTIVAL
Banaybanay, Davao Oriental | October 26- October 28
A thanksgiving celebration giving tribute to the town’s main product.

SAMBUOKAN FESTIVAL
Mati, Davao Oriental | October 24-31
“Sambuokan Festival” came from Mandaya word “sambuok”, meaning unity and oneness. It is a thanks-giving for bountiful harvest and community progress.
Contact:
Mr. Dashiel E Indelible, Jr.
(087) 388-3234; 0917-724-7145

TIGITIGAN AT TARAKAN KENG DALAN
Balibago, Angeles City | October 28-29
The celebration of Fiestang Kuliat culminates with the ever popular Tigtigan, Terakan Queng Dalan which features singing and dancing in the street. It is the local version of Mardi Gras. Local celebrity bands keep visitors entertained all night long. Food stalls of various cuisine fill the street along the entertainment district of Brgy. Balibago for the duration of the festival.
Contact:
Archie Reyes
City Tourism Officer
Tel No: (045) 322-0507; 322-7231; 893-2212 loc. 195

ASWANG FESTIVAL
Roxas City | October 29- October 30
A festival organized by Dugo Capiznon, Inc. determined to change the negative notion of Capiz being an Aswang haven and turn it into an advantage. The festival intends to eclipse the aswang impression with the world-class quality of Capiz’ seafood products and warm captivating hospitality of the Capicenos.

MARIKINA CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL: GRAND OPENING OF THE RIVER NIGHT MARKET AND LIGHTING OF THE RIVER PARK
Marikina River Park | October 30
One of the major events included in this year”s Marikina Christmas Festival.

MARIKINA CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL: HALLOWEEN PARADE
City Hall to Riverbanks Mall | October 31
One of the major events included in this year”s Marikina Christmas Festival.

HINUGYAW SA ANILAO
Anilao, Iloilo | October 31
This is a celebration of the separation of Anilao from Banate, which also features various sports and cultural activities.

APO FIESTA
Angeles City | October 31
Celebration begin with several masses at the Holy Rosary parish church after which the faithful kiss the feet of the Image of the Reclining Christ.

COFFEE FESTIVAL
Lipa City, Batangas | October 21
The coffee festival was conceived to showcase the long reign of Lipa as the coffee granary of the Philippines
Contact : City Tourism Office
Lipa City, Batangas
Telephone No. (043) 784-2537

KAWAYANAN FESTIVAL
Gloria, Oriental Mindoro | October 1
Aside from its large produce of rice and coconut, Gloria has an exclusive reputation of possessing vast tracts of land growing different varieties of bamboo. The staging of the Kawayanan festival focuses on the affluence of “kawayan” (bamboo) in the area. Similar to other festivals, it is being celebrated with street dancing performances mostly by students from different levels. Costumes are also made of bamboo materials. A trade fair is likewise a special attraction with its varied display of products made of bamboos.
Contact : Municipal Tourism Office
Gloria, Oriental Mindoro
Telephone No. (043) 284-3767

CALACATCHARA FESTIVAL
Calaca, Batangas | October ( no definite date)
A merrymaking to express thanksgiving to the small producers of atsara that made the town of Calaca very popular in terms of sweetened papaya pickles known as “atsara”. The event focuses on the identity of the Calaca as a fast growing town and the ingenuity of its people in the production of atsara, a native appetizer of every household and a common gift or “pasalubong” to its visitors. The components of the festival are motorcade, streetdancing, agri-fair, atsara Olympics, karambola, float parade competition and the search for Mr. & Ms. Calaca.
Contact : Ms. Lilet Martinez
Municipal Government of Calaca, Batangas
Telephone No. (043) 223-5047 / (043) 223-4627 local 112

KARAKOL FESTIVAL
Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro | October 10
The powerful culture of devotion and faith is conveyed by Mambureños in the presentation of Karakol Festival parade during the feast of their patron saint Nuestra Senora del Pilar. This parade is a festive celebration wherein the parishioners cheerfully and joyfully carry the patron saint associated with festive music while they are dancing and praising with the belief that they will be blessed with prosperous life and good health. Participants wear colorful dresses and hats decorated with flowers. This tradition is being observed in the municipality since 1970.
Contact :
Ms. Elma Tejada
Municipal Tourism Officer
(+63922)861-7916
tourism_mambuoccmdo@yahoo.com

KAALDAWAN IRAYA
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro | October 12
Kaaldawan is an Iraya-Mangyan term which means “Kaarawan” or birthday. Iraya, on the other hand, refers to a particular Mangyan tribe inhabiting the northern part of the island of Mindoro, wherein Puerto Galera is located. The Kaaldawan-Iraya Festival is a cultural presentation which features Iraya dances, songs, folktales, indigenous games, ethnography and other traditions. A street dancing competition among the primary and secondary schools in the town is also held.
Contact : Municipal Tourism Office
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Telephone No. (043) 287-3051

EGGStravaganza FESTIVAL
San Jose, Batangas | October 8 (Every Second Friday)
A highlight of the Annual World Egg Day Celebration. It is observed every second Friday of October by the municipality of San Jose, the main provider of poultry products in the province of Batangas.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
San Jose, Batangas
Telephone No. (043) 726-2206 local 102

TINAPA FESTIVAL
Rosario, Cavite | October (no definite date)
The festival is celebrated to promote and perpetuate the image of Rosario as the place where smoked fish called “Tinapang Salinas” originates.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Rosario, Cavite
Telephone No. (046) 438-2690 / 438-1800

TAMARAW FESTIVAL
Province wide, Occidental Mindoro | October (no definite date)
The event portrays the need to conserve the Tamaraw and endangered species found only in the island of Mindoro. This event showcases biocamp, info-caravan, cultural presentation, exhibits and beauty pageant.
Contact :
Ms. Isabel J. Castillo
Provincial Tourism Officer Designate
(+63928)507-4728
tourism_occmin@yahoo.com

APO IRAYA FESTIVAL
Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro | October 23
The event demonstrates the traditions and other ways of life of the Iraya Mangyans. It conveys a story of worship and belief in a supernatural being, the Apo Iraya. Apo Iraya guides the Iraya Mangyans in their day to day activities such as birth, marriage, sickness, death, farming and fishing.
Contact : Mr. Emerito Cristalino
Abra de Ilog Municipal Tourism Officer
Telephone No. (0918) 461-6422

PARUYAN FESTIVAL
Talisay, Cam. Norte | October 1-4
The festival which derived its name from the local word Paruy, meaning rice, depicts the municipality’s primary product as well as its cultural heritage. Array of activities are lined up to drumbeat the event.
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
LGU-Talisay
Cam. Norte

UNOD FESTIVAL
Castilla, Sorsogon | October 1-7
It is a weeklong celebration held in conjunction with the Feat of its Patron Saint, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. Highlight is the Grand Street Presentatition showcasing the different products and root crops found abundant in the area. Other activities include cultural show, agri-trade fair, float parade, drum and bugle competition, among others.
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
LGU-Castilla, Sorsogon

MAMBULAWAN FESTIVAL

Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte | October 1-7
Held to coincide with the Feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, the festival aims to forge unity and cooperation among the local community, to promote culture and arts, revitalization of mining industry, exposition of the town’s best, homecoming and involvement of Balikbayans, all geared towards advancement and economic growth.
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
Jose Panganiban,
Camarines Norte
Tel. No. (054) 731-7960

PARAU FESTIVAL
Pilar, Sorsogon | October 1-12
A 12-day celebration done simultaneously with the Feast of Our Lady of the Pillar. It showcases the town’s cultural heritage and the growing aspirations of its people. During this event, families, relatives and friends get together, renew kinship and enjoy the festivities.
Contact:
Mayor Dennis A. Sy-Reyes
Pilar, Sorsogon
Tel. No. (056) 421-9620

RAHUGAN FESTIVAL
Basud, Camarines Norte | October 17-24
Rahugan festival celebrates the most humble of character traits among Basudeños: the love of family, sense of belongingness, peaceful and cooperative life, and community spirit. This week-long festival, therefore, embraces the community in a solid manifestation of solidarity among its people.. Highlight activities include: street dancing, mural painting contest, laro ng lahi, agro-tourism expo, beauty search, among others
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
Basud, Caarines Norte
Tel. No. (054) 443-1017

PINILI FESTIVAL
Pili, Cam. Sur | October 16-26
A celebration held to coincide with the town fiesta. It features the town’s cultural heritage through the conduct of various activities which includeStreet Dancing, Cultural Presentation, Sports fest and many more.
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
Pili, Cam. Sur
T# (054) 477-7707

TINGGUIAN FESTIVAL
Bangued, Abra | October (First week)
Abra province’s way of celebrating and promoting its cultural heritage
Contact:
Office of the Provincial Governor, Bangued, Abra
Tel No.: 074-752-8148

QUEZON CITY 72nd FOUNDATION DAY
Quezon City | October 12
Highlighted by a grand parade, street-dancing and Gabi ng Parangal in recognition of the city’s outstanding citizens. Top Ten Taxpayers of the city are also awarded on this occasion.
Contact:
444-7272 loc. 8843 / 8845

PAGBIAGAN FESTIVAL/BAGGAT DEKAT FESTIVAL AND SOLANO TOWN FIESTA
Solano, Nueva Vizcaya | October 7-8
Translated as Rice and Native Cakes Festival, which coincides with the town’s founding anniversary celebration. A festival to revive the almost forgotten culinary arts of preparing rice cakes and delicacies; after which displaying them as exhibits and sharing the same to the guests and general public.
Contact:
Mayor Philip A. Dacayo
078-326-7118 or
Provincial Tourism Office
078-805-3970

TUAO PATRONAL FIESTA
Tuao, Cagayan | October 1-2
The annual fiesta of the town is celebrated honoring the Holy Guardian Angels with agri-industrial trade fair, barangay night, parades, beauty pageant among others.
Contact:
Hon. William N. Mamba
078-826-2114
Ms. Alice Emma Pason, PMDC
(078) 826-2114
ae92474@yahoo.com

BAGABAG TOWN FIESTA
Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya | October 7
The festivity of the town is celebrated with parades, playground demonstration and socialization; barangay booths showcase their respective products like vegetables and fruits indicative of the town’s productive harvest.
Contact:
Hon. Nestor M. Sevillena
078-332-2020
c/o Provincial Tourism Office
078-805-3970

KARITON FESTIVAL
Tupi, south Cotabato | October 2-5
A celebration commemorating the significance of “kariton” in the life of the people and the development of Tupi as a whole. The event opens with a parade of “kariton” loaded and adorned by agricultural produce and drawn by carabaos. It aims to bring the young generation back to old times when kariton was the main means of transportation.
Contact:
Cesar Sulit, Jr.
Sr. Tourism Officer/Head
ACTS Office
Koronadal, South Cotabato
083-2283447

LUBI-LUBI FESTIVAL
Glan, Sarangani Province | October 8
Lubi-Lubi sa Glan is a dance festival extolling the many uses of the coconut in homage to Sta. Catalina de Alexandria. It shows that there is more to the coconut than just copra. Coconut by-product such as accessories, home decors and the famous coconut juice liquor locally known as “bahalina” are showcase during the event. Street dancing competition with dancers wearing costumes adorned with coconut materials highlights the event.
Contact:
Shiela del Cruz
Provincial Tourism Officer
Office of the Governor
Sarangani Province
083-5082195

CHARTER ANNIVERSARY OF KORONADAL CITY
Koronadal City | October 8
A memorial celebration of the cityhood of Koronadal primarily carried on by conducting trade fair and business conference.
Contact:
Hon. Peter B. Miguel
City Mayor
Koronadal City
083-2282438/2284141

KANDULI FESTIVAL
Lutayan, Sultan Kudarat | October 10
A merry making activity that features food festival and street dancing .
Contact:
Denny Salome
Tourism Officer
Office of the Governor
SK Provincial Capitol
Isulan, Sultan Kudarat
064-2014262 Festival

PAGODA (FEST OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI)
Cardona, Rizal | October 4
The Pagoda or procession at the lake is annually held to ask the Lord Almighty for a bountiful and blessed lake through the intercession of St. Francis Assisi. The Pagoda entourage consists of the main boat carrying the image of St. Francis accompanied by boats with musical bands to provide the music and other boats and/or motorized bancas carrying the religious residents and visitors. While going through the territorial waters of Cardona, people throw bits and pieces of bread into the water, believing taht the lake will provide a bountiful harvest and a good and safe year for all fishermen and lake travellers as well. The locals joining the procession prepares for their own banca rides. Special rides can be arranged by the Office of the Municipal Mayor.
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
Cardona, Rizal
Tel: 02-4018374 / 6521598

MALAMPAYA FESTIVAL
New Guinlo, Taytay, Palawan | October 8-12
A festival where Taytayanon’s pay homage and give thanks to the sea for the abundant catch of the year.
Contact:
Bgy. Captain
New Guinlo, Taytay

FLUVIAL PARADE
Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro | October 11
The traditional way cheerful celebration observed by Mambureños to show their thanksgiving for the good harvest from the sea and rivers that surrounds the municipality. Fluvial parade of small and big motor boats decorated festively by the owners. The main attraction is the biggest boat that carries the patron saint of Mamburao, the Nuestra Señora del Pilar, because of its exceptional adornment. Fluvial parade is the most scenic and festive attraction of the fiestahan.
Contact:
Ms. Elma Tejada
Municipal Tourism Officer
(+63922)861-7916
tourism_mambuoccmdo@yahoo.com

FEAST OF NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL PILAR
Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro | October 12
Celebration of town fiesta.
Contact:
Ms. Elma Tejada
Municipal Tourism Officer
(+63922)861-7916
tourism_mambuoccmdo@yahoo.com

IRAYA FESTIVAL
Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro | October 23
The event demonstrated the traditions and other ways of life of the Iraya Mangyans in their day to day activities such as farming, fishing, birth, marriage, sickness and death.
Contact:
Mr. Emerito Cristalino
Municipal Planning Development Officer /Municipal Tourism Officer
(+63918)461-6422
lgu_abradeilog@yahoo.com

LISAGAN FESTIVAL
Magallanes, Agusan del Norte | October 15 (3rd Saturday)
A religious celebration showcasing Mamanwa dances and healing rituals. It is a re-enactment of the 1st miraculous healing in 1916 to a native while dancing in front of the Blessed Virgin Mary that was brought to Magallanes, Las Nieves, Barcelona, Spain.
Contact:
Mr. Daniel M. Calo / Ms. Margie Jongko
Provincial Tourism Office
Tel. No. (085) 342-2185

PYESTANG TUGAK (FROG FESTIVAL)
City Hall, City of San Fernando, Pampanga | October (1st week)
Started in 2003 to perpetuate the beautiful traditions that emerged through the years in catching and cooking frogs that used to abound in the rice fields of Pampanga. Citizens of San Fernando have reserved a special day every year to honor this amphibian because of its important contributions to the environment, the economy and culture. It also resembles the Fernandino in many ways, including its resilency.
Contact:
City Tourism Office
Tel (045) 961-6640 loc.211
Arwin Paul Lingat
Provl Tourism Officer
Tel (045)961-0538; 963-0107

AETA FESTIVAL
Botolan, Zambales | October 27
A showcase of the culture and arts of the Aeta/Abelling tribe in the Province, one way of celebrating Indigenous People month at the same time witness the culture of other Aetas from nearby provinces of Bataan, Pampanga, and Tarlac. Highlights are presentation of indigenous song, playing of indigenous musical instruments, performing of ethnic dances, and playing of indigenous Games.
Contact:
Gina Tabradillo-NCIP
Mobile: 0920-552052

DILAAB FESTIVAL
Siquijor Siquijor | October 1
‘Dilaab’ suggests the distinct hospitality that the Siquijodnons are popularly known for, and the name the island was once-known for “Isla de Fuego” because of the swarm of fireflies nestled in the island at night. The festival also gives due recognition to the natural assets of Siquijor and in honor of the town’s patron saint, St. Francis of Asisi who is known as a lover of nature.
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
Siquijor
6335-344-2074
Contact person: Gilbert Briones

OKTUBA FEST
Leyte Park Hotel Convention Center | October 23
An annual festival aimed to promote the cultural heritage of Eastern Visayas and the local coconut industry by featuring the local coconut wine – Tuba. The exciting activities include the search for the Best Bahal, Best Bahalina, Best Tuba Concoction and Best Tuba-infused Dish.
Participating in these activities are the official representatives of the various local government units in Leyte and Samar Islands.
Contact:
An Waray Party List
Mr. Jude Acidre
Tel. No. (053)323-4279

PASINAYAAN FESTIVAL
Hagonoy, Davao del Sur | October 1-5
It is a one week thankgiving festival for a bountiful & good harvest.
Contact:
Mrs. Corazon P. Calida – Municipal Tourism Council President.

CAVE FESTIVAL
ComVal, Laak | October 20
Celebration for the beautiful caves
Contact:
Ramses Navarro
09184833855

NIYOGAN FESTIVAL
Baganga, Davao Oriental | October 26 – 29
Niyog festival celebration.
Contact:
Nichol Rey Dapitanon
09198356232; (082) 440 3429

KAHIMONAN FESTIVAL
Laak, Davao del Norte | October 28-29
A festival of get-together with the four tribal groups of Laak, the Dibabawons, Mandaya, Mansaka and Muslim. It showcases tribal music, dances, food and tribal wares.
Contact:
Janice Ollave
Municipal Tourism Officer
0919-2807-308

KAIMONAN FESTIVAL
Tagum City | October 10
Culture event of indigenous people where different tribal songs, dances, crafts, music rituals are performed for the Glory of God (magbabaya) as a way of thanks giving and merrymaking of God’s generosity.
Contact:
Geraldine Abella
Tourism Officer
370-1424 / 2173819

MUSA FESTIVAL
Mun. of Kapalong, Davao del Norte | October 19-21
Celebration of a bountiful harvest of Banana. Roderick Parcon
Tourism Office
09197443514

SUNGGOD TO KUMANGA TRIBAL INTER-COMMUNITY SOLIDARITY FESTIVAL
Panabo City | October 21-22
A tribal festival focused on showcasing the unique culture and customs inherent to each tribe and in preserving the mores and traditions of the IP community. This will promote the tribal dances & music, ballads and rituals that are distinct in each of the 10 tribes existing in Panabo.
Contact:
Panabo City Night Market Committee
c/o City Tourism & Investment Promotion office
(084) 628-8683 / 646-0234 / 822-7466 local 121

KALIBULONGAN
Mun. Talaingod, Davao del Norte | October 27-28
Paying homage to their ancestors, the Anitos,
And the celebration of a good Harvest.
Contact:
Joel Elizaga
Tourism Office
09183574281; (084) 822-5713

PAKARADJAN FESTIVAL
Tagum City | October 24-31
A special gathering of dominant Muslim Tribes in Tgaum City such as K’gans (original settlers), Maranaos, Maguindanaos, Iranons, and Tausogs and showcasing their cultural talents in food, music and dances.
Contact:
Geraldine Abella
Tourism Officer
370-1424/2173819

HUDYAKA SA PLAZA
ComVal, Montevista | October 1-7
A recreational activity sa Plaza every Saturday Night till the Diwanag Festival open in December.
Contact:
Mrs. Lynjie T. Llaban
09287088963

Talulot Festival
Newport City, Pasay City | October 1-2, 2011
Talulot Festival, which started in 2007, is a vibrant and wondrous spectacle of music, dance and local talents. Close to 2,500 people attend the Pontifical Mass and festivities every year. On its fifth year, the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines and Magnificat Ventures Corporation, partnered with the City of Pasay, Barangay 183, Resorts World Manila, and the Newport City Estate Association. Talulot is named after the Filipino word for petal, in honor of St. Therese of the Child Jesus who is also known as God’s Little Flower. Devotees of Saint Therese believe that she sends a flower or flowers as a sign of granted prayer.
Contact:
Te. No. 551-0523

PISTA NG BATAMPASIG
Pasig City | Oct. 3- Nov. 26
The Pista ng Batampasig is a project of the City Government of Pasig, which aims among others to promote programs and activities for the total development of the youth. The affair is a great getaway for the youth of Pasig from all walks of life as they participate in activities of their choice, skills and interests. It provides an opportunity for the youth to interact with their peers, have fun and learn, and win prizes.

PISTA NG BATAMPASIG
Pasig City | Oct. 3- Nov. 26
The Pista ng Batampasig is a project of the City Government of Pasig, which aims among others to promote programs and activities for the total development of the youth. The affair is a great getaway for the youth of Pasig from all walks of life as they participate in activities of their choice, skills and interests. It provides an opportunity for the youth to interact with their peers, have fun and learn, and win prizes.

Octubafest
Leyte Park Resort, Tacloban City | October 14
For wine connoisseurs, Bahalina is synonymous to quality. Bahalina is the finest local wine of the Warays; a one-year old carefully fermented tuba (coconut wine) which tastes like red grape wine. Dried bark of the mangrove, barok, gives tuba its reddish color. Octubafest is taken from the words Octubre, tuba and festival. It is patterned after the famous annual autumn festival in Germany featuring beer.
Beyond the festivities and fun, Bahalina’s bonding magic is perhaps the best reason for the celebration. The growing popularity of the festival helped promote tuba as an enterprise, uplift the coconut industry and enhance Waray culture appreciation. A brighter side too, the contest settles the conflicting claims of towns in the wine quality supremacy amongst the Leyteños, Samareños, and Biliranons. Participants form the local government units and state universities and colleges are welcome to join this contest.
Contact:
Tel. No. (053) 323-4279

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