Kalibongan is a Manobo term for a grand celebration. The celebration marks the gathering of various Mindanao tribes. Each tribe displays their own cultural heritage and their own version of a party. The event is highlighted with a horsefight and a blood compact peace ceremony.
How to get to Kalibongan Festival (Horse Fight & Blood Compact)
If taking off from Manila
, a flight to Cotabato City
will take around 1 hour and 30 minutes. Land travel from Cotabato to Kidapawan will take around 2 hours and 15 minutes. If you are already in Mindanao
, land trips to Kidapawan are available from any point in the island.