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September

BAGUIO CHARTER DAY/ BAGUIO TOURISM MONTH
Baguio City | September 1
102 Anniversary of Baguio as Chartered City. The Philippine Commission adopted Act No. 1963 on September 1, 1909 wherein the Act transformed the once rural mountain territory into a chartered city.
Contact:
Atty. Carlos Canilao
City Administrator
Baguio City

HANDURAW FESTIVAL
Leon, Iloilo | September 1
Harvest and tribe competition.

HINIRUGYAW FESTIVAL
Cabatuan, Iloilo | September 1- September 10
Hirinugyaw, a street dancing festivity participated by various agencies and non-governmental organizations in the Municipality of Cabatuan. This activity serves as the opening salvo of the 10-day celebration of the Feast of San Nicolas de Tolentino on September 1-10 of every year.

MEGAYON FESTIVAL (Thanksgiving)
Zamboanga del Sur | September 27 – 30
Thanksgiving festival of the Subanens of Zamboanga del Sur showcasing authentic songs, dances and food.

VICTORY DAY
Kiangan, Ifugao | September 2
Peace commemoration of the end of World War II in the Philippines with the surrender of Gen. Yamashita at Kiangan, Ifugao.

TUNA FESTIVAL

General Santos City | September 5
General Santos City Tuna festival, taking its pride to the fishing industry as the major economic activity, is the people’s way of commemorating the city’s Charter Anniversary. Tuna parade and such other activities featuring the different tuna products and the sumptuous Sashimi Night made up the festivities.
Contact:
Edgar D. Cadiente
Acting Department Head
CEMCDO, General Santos City
083-5538338/5538448
Mr. Thomas Haw
Festival Director
GSCCC II
Mansanitas St. , General Santos City
083-5546128

SINAB’BADAN TRIBAL FESTIVAL
Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur | September 5- 6
A festival of oneness among the different tribes of the municipality showcasing indigenous art, music and dances.
Contact: Camila S. Infiesto 09203136792

SARAKIKI-HADANG FESTIVAL
Calbayog City, Western Samar | September 7
This colourful festival takes its name from the local term ‘Sarakiki’ which describes the frenzied movements of a rooster as it tries to court a hen or challenge another rooster to a fight. “Hadang” meanwhile 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.
Contact:
City Government of Calbayog
Calbayog City Tourism Office
Tel No (053)209-1200

SIPONG FESTIVAL
Bais City, Negros Oriental | September 7
A colorful and lively mardi gras festival participated in by the different barangays, local and national offices in a choreographed street dancing. Magnificent floats and spectacular head dresses can also be viewed during this event. This biggest annual merry making marks the Charter Day celebration of Bais City.
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
Bais City
6335-402-6629
Contact person:
Amos Kalidkid

PADUL-ONG FESTIVAL
Borongan, E. Samar | September 7
A mythical presentation of how the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary was mysteriously transported to Borongan from Portugal and its connection to the Lady in White who frequented the Hamorawon Spring and caused its water to miraculously heal the locals. The festival is held in line with the celebration of the Fiesta of Borongan City. Other socio-cultural activities are likewise held during the week.
Contact:
City Government of Borongan
Secretariat:
Borongan City Tourism Office
Tel. No. (055)560-9701/560-9945

TAMBOBO FESTIVAL
Ajuy, Iloilo | September 8-10
Tambobo is a Hiligaynon term for “a storehouse, warehouse or a storage structure for agricultural products, or other goods that are stored and kept until a demand or need arises.” The festival, as the term denotes, is the presentation of the municipality’s incomparable and unequalled bliss of human, material and natural wealth. Witness and enjoy its cultural performances marked by a lavish feast thanking God for the crops that would sustain their community.
Contact:
Mr. Ernesto Balida
Municipal Tourism Officer
Tel. no. 3920444

MINULUAN FESTIVAL
Talisay City, Negros Occidental | September 8-10
A three-day celebration in commemoration of the death anniversary of the city’s patron saint San Nicholas de Tolentino and in connection with the city’s arts and culture week celebration. It features Adlaw sang Kabataan, employees cultural night, visual arts exhibit by the local artists of Talisay and Negros, Dep. Ed. Cultural contest, Civic Military Parade, fun ride and the Minuluan Street Dancing Competition in a live drum beat which tells about great heroes and rich history of Talisay.
Contact:
Ms. Renea Ferrer
City Tourism Officer
Talisay City
Telefax no. (034) 4954966

PANAGDADAPUN FESTIVAL (ARAW NG QUIRINO)
Cabarroguis, Quirino | September 8- September 10
The 28th Anniversary of the establishment of the civil government of Quirino

LINGGO NG BULAKAN
Malolos, Bulacan | September 8- September 15
A one week celebration featuring the history of Bulacan, exhibits of Bulacan products. Cooking contest, on the spot painting contest, and many others.

PARADA NG KAKANIN / FESTIVAL OF NUESTRA SENORA DE ARANZAZZU

San Mateo, Rizal | September 9
The Parada ng Kakanin was introduced by Monsigñor Manuel Balbago for the celebration of the foundation day of Nuestra Señora de Aranzazu. After the parade, delicacies were given to all for free.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
San Mateo, Rizal
Telephone No. (02) 942-5793

BANOK-BANOK MARADJAO KARADJAO FESTIVAL (STREET PAGEANTRY)
Surigao City, Surigao del Norte | September 10
A day long Mardi Gras marked by street dancing festivities. A Surigaonon’s way of thanksgiving for the bountiful blessings and celebration in honor of the city’s Patron saint San Nicolas de Tolentino performed through music and dance.
Contact:
Ms. Roselyn B. Merlin
City Tourism Officer
Tel. No. (086) 826-8064

SAYAW LAHI FESTIVAL
Naujan, Mindoro Oriental | September 10
A festival of entertainment featuring all native dances performed at the streets by schools and barangay communities. Other highlights are school band competition, live band concerts and awarding of outstanding Naujeños.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Naujan, Oriental Mindoro
Telephone No. (043) 208-3177

BUYLOGANAY FESTIVAL
Ivisan, Capiz | September 6-10
Buyloganay” is a word typical of an Ivisan culture characterized by the gesture of unity and cooperation. It is celebrated every September 10 in honor of its patron saint, St. Nicholas of Tolentino.
Contact:
Mayor Felipe Neri N. Yap
Municipality of Ivisan, Capiz
Tel. no. (036) 529-0088

SURIGAO CITY FIESTA (SAN NICOLAS DE TOLENTINO-PATRON SAINT)
Surigao City | September 10
Surigao City Fiesta celebration in honor of San Nicolas de Tolentino. Different activities are lined for this celebration.

ANNIVERSARY – BATTLE OF PULANG LUPA
Torrijos, Marinduque | September 13
It commemorates a historical event during the Philippine-American War when Filipino revolutionaries staged their first major victory during the second-phase of the Philippine Revolution – the Filipino-American War.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Torrijos, Marinduque
Telephone No. (042) 753-0038

ARAW NG SIQUIJOR WITH SOLILI
Siquijor, Siquijor | September 17
Araw ng Siquijor is the province’s charter day celebration with week long activities that starts on the 12th of the month. Parade, trade fairs, sports competition, cultural presentations performed by the different schools, search for Ms. Siquijor were the main features of the event which was capped with a SOLILI street dancing, depicting the marriage ritual of the Siquijodnons.
Contact:
Office of the Governor
Siquijor
344-2015
Contact person: Miss Juset Armerola

BISLIG CITY CHARTER DAY
Bislig City | September 15- September 19
A week-long activities to commemorate the charter day of Bislig.

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP DAY
Regionwide | September 15
Coastal clean up activities in support the World Clean up Day

VOYADORES FESTIVAL
Daraga, Albay | September 15
A street reenactment on the transfer of image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia from her home shrine to the Naga Cathedral. The festivity is named after the devotees who accompany and carry the Virgin’s image.
Contact:
Mr. Joe Perez
Chief, Visitors Center
Naga City
T#: (054) 811-3961/
F: 811-1286

PENAFRANCIA FESTIVAL
Naga City, Camarines Sur | September 17
A religious festival honoring the feast day of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, Patroness of the Bicol Region. The festivity begins on the second Friday of September when the image of the Virgin of Peñafrancia is carried by hundreds of male devotees from her shrine to Naga Cathedral. Main highlight is the fluvial procession along the Naga River.
Contact:
Mr. Joe Perez
Chief, Visitors Center
Naga City
T# (054) 811-3961
Fax: 811-1286

TALAKUDONG FESTIVAL (STREET DANCING)
Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat | September 18
“Talakundong” is derived from an Ilonggo word “kudong” which means head covering. It is a neo-ethnic cultural spectacles show in hilarious street dancing and exhibition of “Kudong” accompanied by exotic sound of percussion instruments. The week long festivities open with a float parade and agro-industrial fair showcasing Tacurong’s best agricultural and industrial products.
Contact:
Hon. Lina O. Montilla
City Mayor
Tacurong City
064-3842302

SEMANA SANG TURISMO (SILAY TOURISM WEEK)
Silay City | September 21 27
A week-long celebration featuring Lakbay-Silay para sa kabataan; tourism photo exhibit; food discount in restaurants, museums, and pension houses; lecture series on environment care and tourist attractions; and awarding of certificates of recognition to deserving tourism-oriented establishments.

PATABANG FESTIVAL
Tapaz, Capiz | September 21-30
Was conceived to give identity to the Tapaznons’ festivities. It is coined based on the people’s generosity of heart and the idea of “you’ll help me and I’ll help you” which is reflected in their way of life. “Pagpatabang” is one valuable trait of Tapaznons when it comes to some occasional time of hard work such as working in the farm during planting and harvesting season, transferring of the house from one place to another, preparing foods during thanksgiving and many more. This bayanihan spirit is very common among the Tapaznons simple way of life.
Contact:
Mayor Rosemarie F. Gardose
Municipality of Tapaz, Capiz
Tel. no. (036) 538-2011

DUMALONDONG FESTIVAL (Tribal rituals)
Salug, Esperanza, Agusan del Sur | September 23
Yearly convergence of all tribal leaders in the province higlighted with the performance of authentic tribal rituals by the tribal priests.

ANIHAN FESTIVAL
Dueñas, Iloilo | September 25- September 30
In keeping with the idea of celebrating a bountiful harvest, the town of Alimodian designated a special day of thanksgiving to express their gratitude for God’s blessings. Anihan, coined from a Filipino word “anii“or “harvest” is a serious religious occasion for the people in the community. Celebrated in line with the towns’ patronal fiesta, the festival features their long-observed customs and traditions. Addition activities include Agro-Industrial Fair, Garden Show and Food Festival. The gem of the exhibition is the cultural performance/ competition.
Contact:
Mayor Robert Martin U. Pama
Or Josie Abonador
Municipal Tourism Officer
Municipality of Dueñas
Tel. no. (033) 5979135

TOURISM WEEK CELEBRATION
Regionwide (Central Visayas) | September 25- September 30
In celebration of the National Tourism all four provinces composing the Central Visayas celebrate the event with the various tourism-related activities.

DALIT FESTIVAL
Tangub City | September 29
A thanks giving and tableau presentation through street dancing parade and competition.
Contact:
Ms. Baby Paller
088-354-1591

DRUM AND BUGLE CORP COMPETITION
Nasipit, Agusan del Norte | September 25- September 30
An annual drum and bugle corp competition participated by the different schools in the province.

BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF GEN. MIGUEL MALVAR
Capitol Site, Batangas | September 27
A commemorative celebrative of birth anniversary of the last general to surrender to the Americans.
Contact:
Provincial Tourism Office
Province of Batangas
Tel: 043-7230130

ANIHAN FESTIVAL
Lobo, Batangas | September 27
Description The Anihan Festival is a rendezvous of the people of Lobo represented by all the barangays that showcase various products being produced in their barangays. The representatives doing the street dancing are dressed in beautiful costumes. Search for best costume is also being done with equivalent price for the winner.
Contact : Ms. Ma. Victoria Zaraspe
Municipal Government of Lobo, Batangas
Telephone No. (043) 776-0214 / (0918) 359-9483

BANIGAN FESTIVAL
Basey, Samar | September 28
Street dance showcasing the banig (mats), the unquestioned identity of Basey, Samar.
Contact:
Municipal Government of Basey
Basey Municipal Tourism Office
Tel. No. (055)276-1417

BALANGIGA ANNIVERSARY
Balangiga, Eastern Samar | September 28
Commemorates the Balangiga Massacre, an event that drove a wedge between Filipino-American relations. Today, it now serves as a celebration of peace between the two nations.
Contact:
Municipality of Balangiga, Eastern Samar
Office of the Mayor
Tel. No.: (055) 578-3018
Fe Campanero – Tourism Officer
CP No.: 0919-962-3386

ANGEL FESTIVAL
San Rafael, Bulacan | September 29
A colorful celebration of the feast day of Archangel St. Rafael, highlighted by a parade, and streetdancing participated by school children in San Rafael, wearing different versions of angel costumes.
Contact:
Rev. Fr. Flint Capiral
Coun.Alvin Violago
Tel No. (044)902-0086

KASADYA STREET DANCE
Anahaw Amphi-Theater | September 27
Street dancing competition in honor of St. Michael Archangel

KAPAKYANAN FESTIVAL
Victoria, Mindoro Oriental | September 14-15
Kapakyanan (abundance) Festival focuses on the bountiful harvest of fruits and crops. Its highlights are the street dancing event and beauty pageant adopting agriculture as the central theme.
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
Victoria, Oriental Mindoro
Tel: 043-2855446

AGAL- AGAL (SEAWEEDS) FESTIVAL
Tawi-Tawi | September 25
Tawi-Tawi, the Seaweeds Capital of the Philippines and Carrageenan Capital of the World, celebrates the Agal-Agal (Seaweeds) Festival every 25th of September. This is a cultural extravaganza showcasing the rich history and culture of the Sama, Badjao, Jama Mapun and Tausug of southern Philippines through a colourful street dancing and parade of floats all using the Badjao LEPA or houseboat as the main structural design. Participants from the 11 municipalities of Tawi-Tawi dance the traditional dances Tawi-Tawi and Sulu like the pangalay, kuntao, silat, Igal to the accompaniment of native musical instruments and percussions like kulingtangan, agong and gandang. Dancers would be in their colourful native attires adorned with seaweeds and other marine products. This festival is the highlight of the several days of festivities coinciding with the Kamahardikaan Tawi-Tawi, the Founding Anniversary of this Province.
Agal-Agal (Seaweeds) is used as the representative emblem to promote Tawi-Tawi as a Tourism Destination in this southernmost frontier of the Philippines and front door to the BIMP EAGA. Being part of the Coral Triangle, it is considered to be the center of marine biodiversity and has some of the interesting dive spots in the country. Tawi-Tawi is also the first seat of Islam in the country.
Other activities of the Kamahardikaan include the fluvial parade and regatta, Search of the Budjang Tawi-Tawi (Miss Tawi-Tawi) and Grand Cultural Parade on the 27th.

BURDANG LUMBAN FESTIVAL
Lumban, Laguna | September 21
A festival showcasing the main industry of the town, embroidery of barong tagalog. The festivity is culminated by a street dancing competition.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Lumban, Laguna
Telephone No. (049) 501-4252 / 501-5335

KAWAYAN FESTIVAL
Maragondon, Cavite | September 7
Held every 7th day of September wherein a group of street dancers parade in indigenous materials. An exhibit of bamboo products is likewise done in the town plaza.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Maragondon, Cavite
Telephone No. (046) 412-0590

BAÑAMOS FESTIVAL
Los Banos, Laguna | September 17-23
This festival is a toast to the hot spring bath of Los Baños coinciding with the founding anniversary of the Municipality of Los Banos, which features science discovery exhibit, beauty pageant, street dancing competition and Makiling Quest Adventure Race.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Los Baños, Laguna
Telephone No. (049) 536-1385

DIYANDI FESTIVAL
Iligan City | September 1 – October 2
Ceremonial dance offering of the union of the Maranao men and Higa-onon women in marriage as well as the offering of their union and harvest to the patron saint.
Contact:
Tourism Office
Ms. Agnes Maingat
063-2213426

CITY OF VALENCIA FESTIVAL
Valencia City plaza | August 1-28
Cultural shows , techno demo, display of OTOP products.
Contact:
Ms. Susan Recare
88-222-2180

AM-AMONG FESTIVAL
BONTOC, MT. PROVINCE | September 7-16
A festival that commemorates the town’s founding anniversary every September 16 featuring a cultural shows and indigenous games.
Contact:
Office of the Municipal Mayor
Bontoc, Mt. Province

BANHAYAN FESTIVAL/FEAST OF SAN NICOLAS DE TOLENTINO
Brgy. Cupang, Muntinlupa City | September 10
A yearly thanksgiving celebration for the patron “Impong Kulas” de Tolentino. It is similar to the celebration of the Ati-atihan of Kalibo, Aklan and Sinulog of Cebu. It is also to recognize “baklad” which is the main work of the people from Brgy. Cupang and Brgy. Buli. Baklad is fishing on the lake, which is a part of the festival.
Contact:
Telefax: 862-6454

FEAST OF NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL BUENSUCESO
La Huerta, Parañaque City | September 1-9
The patron of the City of Parañaque was canonized on 08 September 2000 and from then on, it is celebrated yearly with a special Mass followed by a procession and a program for the entertainment of the local followers.
Contact:
541-8016 / 829-0691

MA-TZU FESTIVAL
San Fernando City | Sept 23-25
Feast of Our lady of Casasay, patroness of the Filipino Chinese, whose image journeys annually from Batangas and its enshrined at the Ma-cho Temple at Ilocanos Norte, San Fernando City, La union .
Contact:
072-924-2525/072-242-1336

COCO FESTIVAL
Sanchez Mira, Cagayan | September 20-27
Highlights the coconut products of the town in an agri-industrial trade fair and other activities, the town having the most number of coconut trees in the region based on a survey by the provincial agriculturist office of Cagayan.
Contact:
Ms. Vista Cac, TO
(078) 822-9303
0917-811-8555
lgu_sanchezmira@yahoo.com

PAGAY FESTIVAL
Alicia, Isabela | September 28
Pagay Festival is celebrated to observe the founding anniversary of the town of Alicia and highlight the town’s production of Pagay in Ilocano which means Palay.
Contact:
Hon. Cecilia Claire Reyes
Mayor
Ma. Rosario M. Olaño, TOO I
PGO, Isabela, 0920-287-5403
boots3019@yahoo.com

TAMBANIPA
Bonbon | September 9
A street dancing and tableau presentation depicting the abundance of tamban (fish) and nipa (Palm) in their place
Contact:
Brgy. Chairman
Suzano Salcedo

LANGARAN FESTIVAL
Plaridel, Misamis Occidental | September 10
Plaridel became a municipality in 1907 and its original name was Langaan, after the river which drains along its shorelines. Coconut and rice are the town’s main crop. Municipal fisheries produce more than enough fish for its need.
Contact:
Hon. Joji Gairanod
0919-3002635 ( Mr. Karl Aoanan )

GOLDEN HARVEST FESTIVAL (Rice and corn Festival)
Public Plaza / Gym, Valencia City | September 14-21
A grand display of varied products of rice and corn through rice and corn village competition , float, cooking contest, street dancing and tableau, and fashion show promoting the by products of rice and corn through a beautiful and creative gowns/ barongs and other Filipino costumes.
Contact:
Ms. Susan C.. Ricare 0908-259-3395/088-222-2180/088-828-2453

BUNGAG DAGTABINAL FESTIVAL
Misamis Occidental (Aloran) | September 15
Street dancing parade and competition.
Contact:
Ms. Gloria Regalado

GALAAN FESTIVAL
Don Victiriano, Misamis Occidental | September 17
Showcase of variety of farm products.
Conduct:
Ms. Evelyn Danjug

PAGPAKANAUG
St. Michael’s Cathedral, Iligan City | September 20
The ceremonial transfer of St. Michael the Archange icon from his pedestal at the side altar to the middle altar.
Contact:
Tourism office
Ms. Agnes Maingat
063-2213426

KASADYA STREETDANCING AND MERRYMAKING
Main streets of the city / and culminates at the Anahaw Amphi Theater | September 27
Open street dancing competition participated by various groups from neighboring cities and provinces.
Contact:
Ms. Agnes Maingat
063-2213426

KOMEDYA DE SAN MIGUEL
Rizal Park, Iligan City Iligan | September 28
A stage drama depicting the celestial battle of the forces of Lucifer against the angels of God.It is one of the remaining stage palys of the zarzuela genre in the country today and is considered one of the most important highlight of the festivities.
Contact:
City Tourism Office
063-2213426

MS. ILIGAN CITY
Iligan City | September 27
An annual search for the official Ambassador of goodwill of the city showcasing the beauty and brains of young ladies from different barangays of Iligan.
Contact:
MSU-IIT, Iligan City Iligan City Tourism Office
063-2213426

HINUGYAW FESTIVAL / COTABATO PROVINCE FOUNDATION ANNIVERSARY
Capitol Complex, Amas, Kidapawan City | September 1
A festival highlighting the province’s foundation anniversary. Activities include civic parade, ethnic dances presentations, sports activities held in tourism attractions site and agri-trade fair.
Contact:
Joey Recimilla
Chief of Division, PAATSD
Office of the Governor
Capitol Complex
Amas, Kidapawan City
064-2787053

FLOMOLOK FESTIVAL
Polomolok, South Cotabato | September 9-11
Flomlok is a B’laan word which means “hunting ground”. The people of Polomolok commemorate a once rich hunting ground by showcasing its products and a mix of socio-cultural presentations. Polomolok is the home of DOLE Philippines, Inc.
Contact:
Cesar Sulit, Jr.
Sr. Tourism Officer/Head
ACTS Office
Koronadal, South Cotabato
083-2283447

KASADYAAN FESTIVAL
Tupi, South Cotabato | September 9-11
An annula celebration of the foundation anniversary of the Municiplaity of Tupi. Festivities includes street dancing and a parade of “Karitons” drawn by carabaos.
Contact:
Cesar Sulit, Jr.
Sr. Tourism Officer/Head
ACTS Office
Koronadal, South Cotabato 083-2283447

PEÑAFRACIA FESTIVAL
Peñafrancia Village, Cotabato City | September 18 (3rd Sunday)
A fiesta in honor of Nuestra Señora del Rosario. Pilgrims from the neighboring areas culminate in a fluvial procession at the Rio Grande de Mindanao with their images of the patron Saints. It is the only Peñafrrancia festival in Mindanao.
Contact:
Fr. David Procalla, DCC
Parish Priest
Rosary Height Parish
Cotabato City

PASSINI KAT ABORLAN
Aborlan, Palawan | September 28-October 1
A socio-cultural celebration that coincided with the celebration of the feast of patron St. Therese of the Child Jesus.
Contact:
Mr. Jonathan Pizaña
Designated Municipal Tourism Officer
Mobile: 0917-867-3817
E-mail: jon4aborlan@yahoo.com

PANGALIPAY FESTIVAL
Magsaysay, Palawan | September 29
Feast of the Patron San Miguel

TINU-OM FESTIVAL
Cabatuan, Iloilo | September 1-5 (1st week)
Savor the delights offered by Cabatuan’s Tinu-om— a local soup that has rapidly gained popularity. Using native chicken as its principal ingredient, customers come in groups gathering earlier than mealtime to take pleasure in tasting the dish. Delectable servings of this local cuisine is matched with a myriad of special events such as cooking demonstrations, other culinary delights and the newly-formatted street dancing competition.
Contact:
Janet Pedrajas
Municipal Tourism Officer
Tel. no. (033) 5227861

TUMANDOK FESTIVAL
Robinson’s, Iloilo City | September (3rd week)
The annual Tumandok celebration includes many imaginative and colorful displays of municipal showcases from tourism students of partner-tourism schools in Iloilo. This festive weeklong event is a showcase of product, destination and cultural performances. Organized by the Iloilo Provincial Government through the Iloilo Tourism Officers Association (ITOA) the event is a localized version of WOW Philippines and Philippine Travel Mart aimed at establishing a broad network of cooperative partners in the province.
Contact:
Office of Culture, Arts, History and Tourism or
Bombette Marin
OIC-Prov’l Tourism Officer
Tel. no. 3384910

ILOILO CITY TOURISM MONTH
Iloilo City | September (Whole month)
To promote tourism within Iloilo showcasing the goodwill of its people, the beauty of the place and the value of its culture.
Contact: Mayor Jerry P. Treñas or
City Tourism & Dev’t Office Iloilo City
Tel.# (033) 3372172/3367572

BACOLOD CITY TOURISM MONTH
BACOLOD CITY | September
A celebration of September as World Tourism Month. Activities are symposia on tourism awareness among the different public schools in the city, a gathering of tourism stakeholders in a thanksgiving dinner and awarding night for winners in the search for tourism excellent practices and other tourism-related activities.
Contact:
Mayor Evelio Leonardia
City Mayor’s Office
Tel. no. (034) 4351111/4353333

NEGROS OCC. PROVINCIAL TOURISM WEEK
Negros Occidental | September 20-26
Different activities has been lined-up by the province for the week-long celebration.
Contact:
Gov. Isidro Zayco
Province of Negros Occ.
Telefax(034)4332515/7098775
Email: tourism_negocc@yahoo.com

KABANKALAN CITY TOURISM WEEK
Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental | September (Fourth Week)
A weeklong activity geared to heighten the awareness of the people on the impact of tourism industry in the economy of the city. The event is highlighted by the participation of the different schools and organizations in the city through cultural presentations like folk dances, songs, painting symposium and speech fest. A search for Mr. and Miss Tourism cap the celebration.
Contact:
Virgilio Gerongani
Tourism Officer
Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental
Tel. no. (034) 4712291/ 4712185
Fax 4712291

PASALAMAT FESTIVAL
Dao, Capiz | September 20 – 22
The Municipality of Dao celebrates its annual feast every September 20-22 of the year to honor the town’s patron saint, Sto. Tomas de Villanueva. “PASALAMAT” is the annual theme of town’s fiesta celebration. The occasion is an auspicious opportunity to highlight town’s rich culture and heritage, strengthen Daonhons solidarity as a community, and as well as thanksgiving to God Almighty for the good health and prosperity received through His blessings.
Contact:
Mayor Joselito Y. Escutin
Municipality of Dao, Capiz
Tel. no. (036) 534-1009

CAPIZ PROVINCIAL TOURISM WEEK
Roxas City, Capiz | September (Last week)
An annual celebration highlighting the tourism initiative in the Province of Capiz which include performance, eco-cultural tour and interactive exhibits.
Contact:
Mr. Alphonsus Tesoro
Provincial Tourism Officer
Province of Capiz
Telefax no. (036) 621-2935

UNANG SIGAW NG NUEVA ECIJA
Nueva Ecija Convention Center, Palanan City | September 2
The first successful show of revolutionary force of Novo Ecijanos happened in San Isidro, known and celebrated today as “The First Cry of Nueva Ecija. The bravery and heroism of the Novo Eciajnos in the revolutionary movement has been reflected as one of the eight rays of the sun in the Philippine Flag.
Contact:
Ms. Carol Uy
Provl Tourism Officer
Tel No: (044) 9581116 loc 114

ANNIVERSARY OF THE CANONICAL CORONATION OF THE VDLR
Angeles City & City of San Fernando, Pampanga | September 8
Celebrated in commemoration of the Canonical Coronation of the image of the Virgen delos Remedios (Our Lady of Remedies) on September 8, 1956 as a response of the Vatican to the petition of the People of Pampanga to crown the image of Our Lady during the time of social unrest in the Province during the 1950s.
Contact:
Arts, Culture and Tourism Office of Pampanga
Tel No. (045) 963-0107/961-0538

SINGKABAN FESTIVAL

Malolos, Bulacan | September 8-15
A festival of arts and culture in honor of the patron saint of the province, Our Lady of Victory. Showcases the traditional arts of “Balagtasan”, folk dances and “kundiman” amidst a display of Singkaban arches. The festival is celebrated in conjunction with the “Linggo ng Bulakan”.
Contact:
Arman Sta Ana
Tel No (63 44) 791-6604

FEAST OF THE TRIUMPH OF THE CROSS
Church of the Risen Christ, Monasterio de Tarlac, San Jose, Tarlac | September 14
Major Event One of the most frequented pilgrimage sites in Central Luzon, the Monasterio de Tarlac is home to the most revered Relic of the True Cross upon which Jesus Christ was crucified and died. The reliquary may be venerated daily when liturgical services are held at 10:00am by the monastic congregation of the Risen Christ. During the Feast of the Triumph of the Holy Cross, the reliquary is laid open to the public for veneration.
Contact:
Wilfredo Toldanes
Tel Nos. (63 45) 982-1234 loc 148
Mobile: 09175143955

SAMBUKLOD FESTIVAL
Pleasant Hills, City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan | September 25 (last Sunday)
Sambuklod means Sambayanang Buhay at Umuunlad Kasama si Lorenzong Dakila. “It is our way of thanking God for the blessing He continously give us, especially to the migrant Filipinos who work abroad, as we claim San Lorenzo Ruiz as “PATRON NG MGA PINOY”
Contact:
Rev.Fr. Mario Jose Ladra
Tel No.(044) 924-1780
Email:marladra4@yahoo.com

BUSIG-ON FESTIVAL
Labo, Cam. Norte | September 7-8
A festival based on the epic of Busig-On of Labo town which exemplifies heroism and Bicolano values. The festival features the town’s distinct historical values and sentiments through talent and skills competition featuring the town’s places of interest.
Contact:
Mayor Wenifredo B. Oco
Labo, Camarines Norte
Tel. No. (054) 447-6118

LAPAY BANTIGUE DANCE FESTIVAL
Masbate City | September 29
It is a local dance art festival that originated from the graceful movements of hovering birds known as seagulls or the LAPAY, found abundant in Barangay Bantigue, Masbate. Flocks of lapay seagulls created a marvelopus scenery and inspired the old folks to come up with a local folk dance, that since then has exited and has become an important aspect of the local culture of the people of Brgy. Bantigue and the entire Masbate.
Contact:
Mayor Socrates Tuazon
Masbate City
T# (056) 333-5608; 333-2504

KINAIYAHAN FESTIVAL
Dauin, Oriental Negros | September 7
Celebrating the bounties of nature and underscoring Dauin’s campaign to conserve its natural resources and attractions. Street dancing and field presentations by all the clustered barangays of the municipality.
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
Dauin
(035) 425 – 2073

KARANSA FESTIVAL
Danao City Cebu | September 18 (third Sunday of the month)
Karansa is a dance expressing one’s joy and happiness performed in 4 basic steps: the kiay, karag, kurug and kurahay that jibes with the Karansa official beat. It is celebrated during the city’s annual town fiesta in honor of Sto. Tomas de Villanueva. Among the highlights is a street dancing and showdown competition with the performers dressed in colorful vibrant costumes.
Contact:
Office of the City Mayor
Danao City
6332-200-4420/200-3300
Contact person: Carmen Meca

KABUHIAN FESTIVAL
Ronda, Cebu | September 18 (3rd Sunday of the month)
The festival is in celebration of the town’s annual fiesta. Featured activities include a trade fair, livelihood forum and a street dancing competition participated in by the different barangays with the dance movement depicting the various livelihood program of the town.
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
Ronda
038-472-9068
Contact person: Honero Layagin

PITLAGONG FESTIVAL
Argao, Cebu | September 28
The Pitlagong festival of Argao is a tribute to the tradition of townsfolk faith, celebrations, food, work, livelihood, arts and crafts. Pitlagong is an instrument for cleaning the sugong (bamboo container for tuba) which is very important to the taste and quality of tuba (coconut wine). Tuba is what Rajah Humabon offered to our first Spanish visitors led by Fernando Magallanes. And was likewise offered to our ancestral Gods before becoming Christians.
Contact:
Argao Tourism Office
6332-485-8712
Contact person: Mark Carabiao

SINU-OG ESTOKADA FESTIVAL
Jagna, Bohol | September 29
‘Sinu-og Estokada’ portrays the victory of the Christian militia over the marauding pirates and likewise depicts the celestial conflict of good and evil. Estokada means fencing or fighting with bladed instruments. The fencing movements were modified to keep in time with a regular beat. The street dancing participants are costumed either as good or rebellious angels.
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
Jagna Bohol
6338-238-2256
Contact person: Elizabeth Balaba

KARATONG FESTIVAL
Dulag, Leyte | September 7
Municipality of Dulag, Leyte
Office of the Municipal Mayor
Tel. No. (053)322-2045

BEACHURERO FESTIVAL
Tacloban City | September 10
15 – km beach clean up along the shoreline of Tacloban City with community volunteers as participants held in line with the celebration of the International Coastal Clean Up Day. Started since 1998.
Contact:
Nature Unlimited Leyte Outdoor Club
Mr. Jason Garrido
Tel. No. (053)523-7625

KAPLAG FESTIVAL
Mahaplag, Leyte | September 28
A dance ritual showcasing Mahaplag’s agricultural blessings and bountiful harvest. Kaplag is a Visayan word which means “Can Find”.
Contact:
Municipal Government of Mahaplag
Office of the Municipal Mayor
Tel. No. 09186585087 (SB Member)

ARAW NG DIGOS
Digos City, Davao Del Sur | September 8
Series of activities are lined up in this weeklong festivity. It starts with the opening of a “Taboan sa Dakbayan” which displays the city’s abundant products, followed by various cultural and sports activities, and culminates with a “Lechonan”, “Hudyaka sa Kadalanan” and Pista Kadig’garan which is the highlight of the festival.
Contact:
MR. EDGARDO C. ELERA
Tel. No. 272-1282

BANSAULOG FESTIVAL
Bansalan, Davao del Sur | September 12-18
Bansaulog Festival, which means “Kasaulogan sa Bansalan”, a week long celebration in honor of the town’s Foundation Day, with Drum and Lyre Presentation , Cheerdance Presentation, Street Dancing Presentation showcasing the Bagobo cultural heritage, Little Miss Tourism Pageant , Hiphop Dance Competition and Agri Day showcasing the Agricultural products of the Municipality.
Contact:
Mayor EDWIN G. REYES
Municipal Mayor
Tel No. (082) 553-9295
GERALDINE HOPE E. BATAL
Tourism Officer (Designate)
0920-435-0399

ARAW NG BANSALAN
Bansalan, Davao del Sur | September 18
Executive Order No. 506 creating Bansalan into a municipality last Sept. 18, 1952. Highlights include parades, field demonstration, trade fairs & traditional festivities.
Contact:
Geraldine Hope Bata
Tourism Officer
Mobile NO. 09204350399

SINAWUG FESTIVAL
Asuncion, Davao del Norte | September 19
An annual event of thanksgiving of the lumads, done in the river as their only means of access before in transporting their goods and a source of livelihood and drinking water.
Contact:
Hon. Joseph Nilo F. Parreñas – Mun. Mayor (084) 373 0219
Engr. Servando B. Lawas – Tourism Officer 09277001007

PISTA KADIG’GARAN
Digos City | September 8
The highlight festival of the araw ng Digos celebration made festive with a search for miss kadig’garan and kadig’garan dance contest showcasing diff. tribes residing in the city.
Contact:
Edgardo Elera
Tourism Officer
Tel. #2721282

BANSALAN FESTIVAL
Bansalan | September 15-18
Bansaulog meaning Kasaulogan sa Bansalan. Showcasing Street Dancing, Drums & Buggle/Lyre competition, Cheer Dancing, Agri Trade Fair, Job Fair & Search for Miss Tourism.
Contact:
Geraldine Hope Batal
Tourism Officer
Mobile No. 09204350399

BINULIG FESTIVAL
Panabo City | September 19-25
The annual celebration of Panabo’s mixed culture as well as in thanksgiving of the bounty provided thru the produce of the city’s OTOP (banana) as interpreted in various shows, presentations, exhibits and showdowns.
Contact:
Jan Mari Café
City Tourism & Investment Promotion office
+63 84 628-8683 | 646-0234| 822-7466 local 121

KIALEGNON FESTIVAL
Magsaysay | September 28
Annual thanksgiving celebration of a good harvest.
Contact:
Clementino Daydayan – MPDC 09994634478

HOTEL, RESTAURANT & TOURISM WEEKEND
Baguio Country Club & Atrium, SM City Baguio | September 1-3
An annual event showcasing the most prestigious culinary showtime in North Luzon.
The 8th year offering “A salute to the Filipino Farmers: Baguio City’s Fried Rice Festival” From the original rice “sinangag” to fastfood fried rice to the most sumptuous buffets, this Filipino staple has reinvented itself from its traditional white glutinous grain. It is but fitting to honor our rice producers and our chefs’ incessant creation of rice menu.
Contact:
Mr. Anthony de Leon

ARAW NG ASUNCION
Asuncion, Davao del Norte | September 20
An annual event of the Municipality
Contact:
Hon. Joseph Nilo F. Parreñas – Mun. Mayor
(084) 373 0219
Engr. Servando B. Lawas – Tourism Officer
09277001007

EIDL FIT’R FESTIVAL 2011
Atrium & Music Hall, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City | Sept. 2-4
A three-day festival commemorating the Eidl Fit’r or end of Ramadan, considered to be a day of celebration for the Muslims. Different activities were lined up for the occasion such as the Gala Night, Art & Educational Exhibits, Interactive/Tutorial Sessions, Film Festival & Children’s Day.
Contact:
Telefax: 722-9064

WORLD HERITAGE CITIES SOLIDARITY DAY
Vigan City, Ilocos Sur | September 8
Highlighted by significant events like Repazzo de Vigan (Interactive Parade), Visita Museo, Comidas de Ayer (food fair) exhibits and cultural & re-enactment shows.
Contact:
Vigan Tourism Office (077)722-8778 ;722-8776

HERITAGE TOUR– LAKBAY MALABON
Malabon City | Sept. 25-30
In celebration of the National Tourism Week, a tour of the city’s heritage site will be offered to Malabon city students and teachers. The project is organized by the Malabon Tourism & Cultural Affairs Office in partnership with the Malabon Tourism Council.
Contact:
Tel. No. 281-4999 loc. 1003

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