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January 6
2nd week of January | Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines. Walistik is a Tagalog slang for being incredibly cool. The festival was put up to challenge the creativity and innovativeness of the Lipeños to unite and work together.  Source:VisitMyPhilippines.com

09 January | City of Manila, Philippines. An intense, day-long festival highlighted by a mammoth procession of the image of the Black Nazarene around Quiapo district participated in by mostly male devotees who walk barefooted carrying the image on their shoulders. Full of faith, belief and hopes that wishes will be granted and sins forgiven, believers, on this occasion, express their deepest gratitude to the Creator for all the bounties received the whole year through.  Source:VisitMyPhilippines.com

January 9
January| Paete, Laguna, Philippines. A religious festival honoring the Sto. Nino or Holy Child this is characterized by street dancing “ala-mardigrass”’ with participants pouring water among each other, perhaps reenacting baptismal rites of old. Source:Laguna.gov.ph

January 10-13 | San Pablo City, Laguna A grand mardi-gras celebration which pays homage to Laguna Province's most ubiquitous crop: the coconut. Source:Travelmart.net

January 11
January 11-15 | San Pablo City,Philippines This festival celebrates the bounty of Laguna’s lush coconut plantation. It is celebrated every second Sunday of January. Coconut products galore are offered in thanksgiving and coco- based products are displayed.  Source:Laguna.gov.ph

January 13 |  Jimalalud, Negros Oriental  Street dancing and pageants to enliven fiesta. Source:Sidlakan Tours & Travel

January 15
January 15 | Digos City, Davao del Sur Sinulog sa Digos is a yearly celebration in patronage to Sto. Niño. The feast features a parade of devotees dancing in the streets and bringing with them statues of Sto. Niño designed in different clothes and ornaments. Sinulog is also a yearly event in Cebu, another city in the Philippines widely-known to patronize Sto. Niño. Source: Dabawpinoy.blogspot

January 15
January 15 | Paranaque, Metro Manila, Philippines. This is celebrated during January 15 which is a week-long festivity and showcases other events such as Sambalilo Festival, Regatta de Palanyag, and the Komedya. Source:1stPhilippines.com

January 15
January 15 | Daram, Samar  A rich fishing ground of the province known for Carpas and Lapu-lapu.  Source:Province of Samar

January 15
January 15 | Marabut, Samar The place of the famous J Barin plywood factory. Also noted for its logging concession.  Source:Province of Samar