Negros Occidental bird festival draws 10,000 crowd

The

Provincial of Government of Negros Occidental has reached the target 10,000 participants and guests in its hosting of the 11th Philippine Bird Festival from November 24 to 27.

Themed “Pagpanghangkat sa aton tanan, kabuhing ilahas aton amligan,” the four-day activity ended on Sunday.

Records of the Provincial Environment Management Office (Pemo) showed that simultaneous activities in different local government units (LGUs) like the cities of Sagay, Victorias, Silay and Bago, and towns of San Enrique, Pontevedra and Murcia, among others have drawn almost 4,000 participants, mostly community-based. Continue reading->

Posted in Uncategorized

Tulingan Festival 2016

Street performers depict fisher folk and mackerel tuna, known locally as tulingan, during the Tulingan Festival in the town of Sultan Naga Dimaporo in Lanao del Norte. The town marked its 63rd Charter Day last October 4. (Richel V. Umel)

Iligan’s tourist spots closed for Diyandi Festival

CAGAYAN DE ORO. Iligan City' Diyandi Festival showcase "Sayaw Saulog" Tuesday, September 27. The festive street dancing is in honor of Saint Michael the Archangel, Iligan City’s patron saint. (Richel V. Umel)

CAGAYAN DE ORO. Iligan City’ Diyandi Festival showcase “Sayaw Saulog” Tuesday, September 27. The festive street dancing is in honor of Saint Michael the Archangel, Iligan City’s patron saint. (Richel V. Umel)

Two major tourist spots here have been temporarily closed while the city is celebrating Diyandi Festival.

The famous majestic Maria Cristina Falls in Agus 6 and Nature’s Park in Agus 7 hydro electric power plants are closed for viewing since the month of September. Incidentally, the city is celebrating the annual fiesta of St. Michael. Continue reading…

Vibrant colors filled Oro streets in 2016 Higalaay Festival

This vibrant and lively float depicts the character of Cagayan de Oro city - the City of Golden Friendship. Handcrafted by Concentrix who won the Best Float during the Parade of Float and Icons on August 27, 2016. (Joey P. Nacalaban)

This vibrant and lively float depicts the character of Cagayan de Oro city – the City of Golden Friendship. Handcrafted by Concentrix who won the Best Float during the Parade of Float and Icons on August 27, 2016. (Joey P. Nacalaban)

Slowly,  the city of Cagayan de Oro has finally found its character when it comes to holding its feast. Rooted from its defined city of Golden Friendship character – Higalaay Festival was crafted.

In its month-long activities, it highlights the parade of floats and icons. Floats that go with the times and the icons that remind us of how the city evolved from its history to politics. Read more…

Rediscovering culture and tradition in Cantilan’s Sirong Festival

Performers from the town of Cantilan give out their best during the street dancing competition. (Erwin M. Mascariñas)

Performers from the town of Cantilan give out their best during the street dancing competition. (Erwin M. Mascariñas)

After four years in its absence as one of the major festivities in the province of Surigao del Sur, a local organization in the historic town of Cantilan resurrected and rediscovered a traditional cultural celebration known to its inhabitants as Sirong Festival, depicting the people’s resilience amid diversity and conflict. Read more…