Local Philippines Events
Third Saturday of March | Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines   The Pista ng Batampasig is a project of the City Government of Pasig, which aims among others to promote programs and activities for the total development of the youth. The affair is a great getaway for the youth of Pasig from all walks of life as they participate in activities of their choice, skills and interests. It provides an opportunity for the youth to interact with their peers, have fun and learn, and win prizes. The Pista ng Batampasig is held every third Saturday of March at the Rainforest Park.  Source:VisitMyPhilippines.com

March 15
March 15-18 | El Nido, Palawan  An annual celebration of townsfolk dressed in Kulambo (mosquito net), parading around the town.  Source: Palawan Government

March 16 | Lugait, Misamis OrientalThe Lugahait Festival celebrates the history and the founding of the municipality of Lugait.  The event is celebrated through native street dancing, showcasing of agricultural products, and other cultural performances. Source:Travelmart                    

March 16
March 16 | Davao CityAraw ng Dabaw literally means "Davao Day" in English. Ironically, the celebration lasts for a week with trade fairs, parades, and cultural presentations. The highlight of the celebration is the citywide beauty pageant entitled "Mutya ng Dabaw". It was on March 16, 1936 when Davao Assemblyman Romualdo C. Quimpo filed an act creating the city of Davao in fear that the Japanese would soon take control.   Source: MEDCo Official Website of the Araw ng Dabaw Festival    

March 17
March 17 | Lucena City, Quezon, Philippines.  The most famous life story ever written on Jesus Christ will be staged in Quezon. This Lenten Season, Quezons governor, Governor Raffy P. Nantes, in cooperation with Quezon Provincial Tourism Office, will be having an activity called Senakulo 2008. This theatrical play will be performed and operated by Marantha Theatrical Guild on March 17, 2008 in Perez Park, Lucena City This melodramatic presentation is about the life and sacrifices of our Savior, Jesus Christ. It is a traditional production of the group and they used to hold it annually at different places in Luzon. Through this event, they have captured numerous of patron audience. They made their supporters be proud of what they have done and be able to catch them every time they will have their performance. SENAKULO is done during Lenten Season, most especially during Holy week. Lots of devotees during the season will come and will surely make a point it to watch this sensational play.  Source:Tourism.qzn.ph   

March 17 - 24| Alaminos City, Pangasinan, Philippines.  This is a weeklong celebration that starts on March 17 and highlights various fun-filled activities such as concerts of famous artists, beauty pageants and sports competitions. Source:1stphilippines.com

March 18 | San Francisco, Camotes Island This Cebu festival takes place in the Camotes Islands off the coast of Cebu. Named after the soli-soli plant abundant in and along Danao Lake near the islands, this festival in Cebu is renowned for the freestylestreet dancing competitions that use the native soli-soli as material for the festive costumes of its contestants. Source:CebuCentral.com 

March 18
March 18-20 | Albay, Philippines  Mayon Conquest is a mountain expedition to the country’s most popular volcano, Mount Mayon.  The event is to encourage mountain-climbing enthusiasts and promote mountain climbing as a safe, enjoyable and environment-friendly activity. Source:Travelmart.net

March 18
March 23-30 | Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines  The rice grannary of Ilocos Norte, thus, they celebrate harvest in a festive way. Activities include Thanksgiving Mass, Agro-industrial fair, Dance Parade featuring ethnic dances of Dingras, Komedya Ilokana, Choir Competition, Dance Competition and Food Festival.   Source:Visitmyphilippines.com

March 19
March 19 | Canlaon City Honors patron St. Joseph with street dancing giving thanks for the harvest that makes the city the Province's rice and vegetable bowl. Source:Sinlakan Tours & Travel