CULTURE

Lubi-lubi Festival oldest town in Southern and Central Mindanao the Coco Queen of the South

This is a dance festival extolling the many uses of the coconut in homage to Our Lady of Fatima and St. Roque. 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

Pintados Festival and Kasadyaan Festival in Tacloban City based on the body-painting traditions

“Pintados,” or “painted people,” is a term that refers to the native Filipinos who Spanish colonizers encountered in the 16th century. Centuries of Spanish occupation affected Filipino culture

Boxer Codex, sometimes known as the Manila Manuscript

The Boxer Codex (Spanish: Códice Boxer), sometimes known as the Manila Manuscript, is a Spanish manuscript written circa 1590, which contains illustrations of ethnic groups in the Philippines

Peñafrancia Festival Queen of Bicolandia Patroness of Bicol

Our Lady of Peñafrancia is a wooden statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated in Naga City, Bicol, Philippines. The image comes from the original image enshrined in Salamanca, Spain. It is currently housed at the

Coconut Festival consists of Street dancing, float parade, street concerts, nightly programs

The Coconut Festival is a week-long celebration in San Pablo, Laguna, Philippines, in honor of their patron Saint Paul the Hermit. It is held every first to second week of January. It is a celebration started in 1996. The

The Ibalong Festival three legendary heroes, Batlog, Handyong, and Bantong

The festival celebrates the epic story Ibalong who was accompanied by three legendary heroes, namely Baltog, Handyong, and Bantong. People parade in the streets wearing masks

Pangapog Festival thanksgiving celebration for an abundant reap featuring the way of life

Pangapog Festival is situated in Samal City, Davao del Norte held every year 1st to 7th of August. It is a thanksgiving celebration for an abundant reap featuring the way of life of the Sama, the indigenous individuals of Samal,

Philippine National Flag Symbol, is it significant?

The flag of the Philippines is the national flag of the Republic of the Philippines. It is a horizontal flag bicolor with equal bands of royal blue and crimson red, with a white, equilateral triangle at the hoist. In the center of

Is abaca the future fibers? Abaca known as Manila hemp

Abacá binomial name Musa textilis, is a species of banana native to the Philippines, grown as a commercial crop in the Philippines, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. The plant, also known as Manila hemp, has great economic

Santacruzan Commemorating Saint Helena’s Finding of the Cross

The Santacruzan (from the Spanish santa cruz, “holy cross”) is the ritual pageant held on the last day of the Flores de Mayo. It honors the finding of the True Cross by Helena of Constantinople (known as Reyna Elena) and

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