Bolibong Kingking Festival

Tara naman ngayon at makipista sa Bolibong Kingking Festival ng Loboc, Bohol! We bring you the sixth installment of our Pistang Pamana series, in celebration of the National Heritage Month! The festival showcases the culture and traditions of the people of Loboc. The name comes from the sounds of the instruments: bolibong (drum) and kingking … Read more

Sarung Banggi Festival

In the fifth part of our Pistang Pamana series, in celebration of National Heritage Month, let’s take a trip to Sto. Domingo, Albay and join the celebration of the Sarung Banggi Festival! The festival celebrates the cultural heritage of the town of Sto. Domingo, commemorates the contributions of Potenciano Valladolid Gregorio, known for his musical … Read more

Wagayway Festival

Wagayway Festival Today, May 28, marks the National Flag Day in the Philippines. This commemorates the date that the national flag was unfurled for the first time after the victory of the Philippine Revolution at the Battle of Alapan, Imus, Cavite in 1898. So in our Pistang Pamana series, let’s take a look at Imus’ … Read more

Padaraw Festival

We are now at the tail-end of this year’s National Heritage Month, and for today’s Pistang Pamana feature, let’s take a trip south to Bulan, Sorsogon for the Padaraw Festival! Bulan’s Padaraw Festival is celebrated for two reasons: in thanksgiving for bountiful harvests (both from the land and the seas) and in honor of the … Read more

Tapusan Festival

As we end this year’s National Heritage Month, let’s go to Alitagtag, Batangas where they celebrate the Tapusan Festival every last day of May. Filipino Catholics dedicate the month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary, in the traditional devotion called Flores de Mayo. For the people of Alitagtag, the Tapusan Festival is their way … Read more