sa Kabayo (Horsefight)
Date: July 25 and December 25 Location: Tanjay, Negros Orriental
An exciting, thrilling and oftentimes bloody fight among studs for
supremacy over a female horse. More than 100 horses have been trained
solely for this twice a year event.
Date: First Sunday of July Location: Bocaue, Bulacan
A famous river festival held in honor of the miraculous Cross of
Bocaue (Krus ng Wawa). During the fluvial procession, devotees ride
in the "pagoda" and douse each other with water.
Date: 2nd Week of August Location: Jolo, Sulu
A three-day cultural show and festivites commemorating the arrival
of Rajah Baguinda who was responsible for the spread of Islam
and reinforcing the Sultanate Government in the Sulu Archipelago.
Date: 3rd Week of August Location: Davao City
A celebration of the bountiful harvests of fruits and orchids
during the season. Activities include fruit and flower show, trade
fair, tribal/civic/military parade, traditional sports activities,
horsefight, Search for B'yaneng Kadayawan and street dancing.
(T'Boli Tribal Festival)
Date: September 16-18 Location: Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
An annual authentic T'boli tribal festival staged at Lake Sebu.
Features tribal rituals that start at early down amidst sounds of
gongs and native music, culminating at the town plaza where cultural
dances and ethic sports like horsefight are held.
of Nuestra Senorra Penafrancia
Date: 3rd Saturday of September Location: Naga City, Camarines Sur
A religious festival held in hornor of the Feast of Our Lady of
Peñafrancia. Bicol's most revered patrones highlighted by
the fluvial procession of the Lady's image down the Bicol river.
The week-long-celebration includes civic-military parade, sportsfests,
exhibits, cultural shows, beauty pageants and colorful competitions.
Date: October 19 Location: Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
The biggest annual event that reflects the Bacoleños love
for fun and gaiety. Coinciding with Bacolod City's charter day
celebration, the festival features sports competitions, cultural
programs, carnivals, beauty contest and a long Mardi grasstyle
costumed and masked street dancers.
Date: October 19-22 Location: Legaspi City
A celebration depicting Bicol's early beginnings as portrayed
in the "Ibalong" epic that tells of super heroes Handiong, Batlog
and Oryol and villains and wild animals that roamed in the ancient
times. In music and dances, revelers parade on the main streets
wearing masks of these heroes and villains. Festival activities
include tours, trade fairs, exhibits and beauty pageants.
of San Clemente/Higantes Festival
Date: November 22-23 Location: Angono, Rizal
Angono's joyous fiesta in honor of San Clemente whose image, resplendent
in papal vestment, is borne by male devotees during a procession
accompanied by "pahadores (devotees dressed in colorful local costumes,
wooden shoes and carrying boat paddles) and higantes" (giant paper
mache effigies) The street event culminates in a fluvial procession
in Laguna de Bay amidst revelry that continues until the image is
brought back to its sanctuary.
Date: November Location: Baguio City
One of the region's major events held annualy featuring the gathering
of tribes in a week-long event to "celebrate life" marked by tribal
dancing and performances of thanksgiving rituals.
Date: December 8 Location: Intramuros, Manila
A revival of religious tradition with more than 60 images of the
Blessed Virgin Mary from various parishes and provinces paraded.
Date: December 8 Location: Puerto Princessa, Palawan
A thanks giving celebration by the Tagbanua natives of Palawan
in ritual dances and food offerings to their deities and souls
of departed kin
of the Immaculate Concepcion
Date: December 8 Location: Intramuros, Manila
An Eucharistic celebrabration of the Feast Day of the La Immaculada,
patroness of Intramuros, capped by a grand procession of more
than 50 Marian images from all over the country and participated
in by thousands of devotees.
You don't have to bring back the candy, chocolates, liquor, perfume, cologne, canned goods, Mah Ling, or appliances when you go back home. The Duty Free Shops carry most of these items and the prices are pretty comparable to what we have here in the U.S. This frees up some of your space for luggage and we all know we're limited to 70 lbs. per box.
Their website is www.dfp.com.ph
Call the numbers below before you leave and ask for more information about the products they carry and other locations. I've called these numbers and they seem to be fine. If you need telephone numbers for Manila or Cebu Businesses or residents, please let me know.
enny, a mall promodizer, hitches a ride on a seaplane with struggling pilot, Benjie, to attend a wedding in Palawan… Jenny’s boyfriend Albert and Benjie’s fiancée, Tracy, are both friends with the bride and the two thought it would be great for their respective partners, Jenny and Benjie, to join them in Palawan. On the way to the wedding, Benjie and Jenny find themselves not getting along. But when the aircraft crashes into one of the islands in the Palawan area, the two are forced to deal with each other. They become friends and their adventure together ends up in a kiss that is supposed to be innocent and harmless. The kiss however brings magic into their lives they begin seeing each other when they get back to the city. As their friendship deepens with all the romantic trappings, the two are confronted with their growing love for each other.
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AMAHIIN is a story about how superstitious beliefs affect people’s lives, especially non-believers. It revolves around three childhood friends NOAH, BECCA and DAMIAN and the mystery that connects and enfolds them. NOAH (played by Dennis Trillo) returns to the Philippines with his girlfriend EILEEN (played by Iya Villania) after 15 years when his best friend DAMIAN (played by Paolo Contis) commits suicide. Knowing how strong DAMIAN has always been, NOAH is intrigued why he took his own life. He is also bothered and haunted by a distant childhood memory concerning his other best friend BECCA (played by Marian Rivera). BECCA and her mother ALING BELINDA (played by Jaclyn Jose) are the town outcasts, due to ALING BELINDA’s penchant for the supernatural. They were pushed to move out of the town, never to be seen again by the people of Balong Bato. Because NOAH was raised in the States, his modern ways keeps him from believing in superstitions, much to the distress of his TITA AMELIA (played by Vangie Labalan) whose life is governed by her superstitious beliefs. DAMIAN’s death starts a series of peculiar and unexplained deaths and eerie haunting, all revolving around different superstitions. EILEEN, who is in tune with her third eye, is at the forefront of all these haunting. She is followed by the ghost of a little girl named LOTA, who died a mysterious and gruesome death. Not wanting to believe and accept the fact that superstitions are real, NOAH tries to give a practical explanation for everything, straining his relationship with EILEEN. The fact that BECCA returns and professes her love for him doesn’t help in easing the tension between them. NOAH continues refusing to believe… until he experiences the haunting himself.
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