Local Philippines Events
March 1 | Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, Philippines.  One of the highlights of Muntinlupa City’s Cityhood Anniversary. It usually features colorful parade of floats followed by street dancing.During the 2004 Parade of Festivals, for example, the event was participated in by the nine barangays of the city that showcased their respective origins such as the "Samahang Batya Festival" of Barangay Alabang; "Kasaganaan sa Kinabukasan Festival" of Ayala-Alabang; "Bulaklakan Festival" of Bayanan; "Tulyahan Festival" of Poblacion; "Sambayanihan Festival" of Putatan; "Biyaya sa Bukid at Daga Festival" of Sucat; "Tumana Festival" of Tunasan; "Banyahan Festival" of Cupang and Buli. Led by their respective principals and teachers, selected students from 14 public elementary and secondary schools also competed.    Source:Travelmart.net  

March 2
March 2- March 14 | Davao City  Sugbahan is a food fair that features Davao's grilled specialties such as tuna.  Source:travelmart

March 4 | City of Puerto Princesa City Foundation Day Celebration Commemoration of City’s Foundation Day. Every 4th day of the month with a series of Sports, cultural and other events. Celebrated as a day for farmers, fisher folks, traders and buyers to make exchange of goods, merrymaking, singing, and dancing in the streets. The festival commemorates the founding anniversary of the City of Puerto Princesa highlighted by balayong tree-planting, street dancing and colorful floral parade depicting the Palawan Cherry Blossoms from which the festival derived its name. A merry mixture of socio-civic, cultural, historical, and sports activities are part of the run events. At the ‘Tabuan’ parade (tabuan means ‘marketplace’), farmers fisherfolks, market vendors, traders and buyers showcase the city’s best products and revel as a thanksgiving for blessings and bountiful harvest. The week-long celebration culminates with the awarding ceremonies for outstanding accomplishments by notable Puerto Princesans and the crowning of Ms. Puerto Princesa. Source:Palawan Government

March 6
6-12 March | Laguna Provincial Capitol Complex  Anilag is a shortened word for “Ani ng Laguna," which literally means "harvest of Laguna." Initially launched to mark the foundation day of this region, it has evolved into a thanksgiving rite that showcases the products and tourist attractions that can be found exclusively in Laguna.  During the week, the local residents as well as the numerous tourists are treated to different delights - visual, musical and especially those catering to one’s taste buds. There will be various competitions and trade exhibits for everyone's enjoyment.  Source:WowParadisePhilippines.com

Every first week of March | Donsol, Sorsogon, PhilippinesTo welcome the return of the Butandings, which usually come in droves during this time of the year, and to officially signal the opening of another high adventure season of Butanding Interaction, the Butanding Arribada Festival is held every first week of March in Donsol town.The peak Butanding Interaction season is March, April and May each year. This means, it is again open season for eager visitors or tourists to go Whale Shark/Butanding watching or, for the more intrepid and adventurous, who want to cavort with these biggest fishes in the world up close, swimming with the awesome, but gentle Butandings of Donsol.A long fluvial procession just at the mouth of the long and winding Donsol River where a large pod of Butandings usually converge at this time of the year, highlights the Festival. Source:SorsogonTourism.com

March 7 | Tagum City  Panagtagbo Festival coincides with Tagum’s founding anniversary. The term "panagtagbo" refers to a meeting. The festival describes a celebration where Tagumeños meet with other Tagumeños from different walks of life. The diversity of Tagumeños is emphasized during the festival because, with Tagum being the crossroad of business in Mindanao, the earliest Tagumeños came from different regions in the island.  Source:travelmart                  

March 8-12 | Clamshell I, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines  A weeklong exhibit organized by the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) showcasing numerous products and services in celebration of the National Women''s Month. Source:Wowphilippines.ca

March 9
March 9 | Abra, Philippines. Celebrates the creation of the province on March 1917 by virtue of Act 2683. Cupped by a grand cultural parade depicting Abra in its historical stages starting, from the early pre-Spanish era to the present times. Source:Flyphilippines.com.ph  

March 13-15 | Mayoyao, Ifugao, Philippines.  Town fiesta adopting the cultural festival "Ikghumtad" similar to the "Gotad of Hingyon & Kiangan". Source:Philtourism.gov.ph

March 14- March 20 | La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines.The municipality of La Trinindad in Benguet, known as the Strawberry Capital of the Philippines, will feature the baking of the largest strawberry cake including a trade fair on strawberry products and cutflowers. Source:TravelMart.net