Local Philippines Events
October 19
A celebration depicting Bicol's early beginnings as portrayed in the "Ibalong" epic that tells of super heroes Handiong, Batlog and Oryol and villains and wild animals that roamed in the ancient times. In music and dances, revelers parade on the main streets wearing masks of these heroes and villains. Festival activities include tours, trade fairs, exhibits and beauty pageants.  Source: TouristCenter.com.ph  The Ibalong Festival is held every October and depicts Bicol’s early beginnings as portrayed by the characters in the epic entitled – IBALONG. The name was the early nomenclature of the Bicol region. It showcases many traditional superheroes such as Handiong, Baltog and Bantong among others. The festival is highlighted by a street presentation where masks of heroes and villains are paraded on mainstreets, combined with songs and dances. Other activities include a trade fair, art exhibit, sports fest such as the triathlon, guided tours, beauty pageant and other colorful competitions.How to get there:By Land: From Manila there are many different buses that have regular routes to most districts of Bicol. The ride takes about 10 to 12 hours from Manila.By air: There are daily flight to Legazpi City from Manila.  Source: HopAround.net

October 22
October 22-31 | Magallanes, Agusan del NorteA religious celebration showcasing Mamanwa dances and healing rituals. Source:experiencephilippines

October 22
October 18 - 22 | Nagcarlan, Laguna, Philippines The festivities commemorate a bountiful harvest of the town’s agro-industrial products. The name of the festival was derived from a woman named Ana Kalang, who, according to a myth, was known for her tremendous wealth, kindness, piety and generosity.The Ana Kalang Festival showcases a unique folk art whose leitmotif is the giant statue, which Nagcarleños call “Kalang-kalang”. The kalang-kalang is usually ten foot high and made of different fruits and vegetables or any indigenous materials for its parts.The major attraction of the festival is the grand parade and street-dancing contest. Other highlights of the festival includes the agro-trade fair, cooking contest, nightly cultural shows, tour in the town’s historical and scenic spots, livelihood seminars, competition in traditional Filipino games and sports, antique exhibit, garden show and the beauty pageant. Source:Laguna.gov.ph

October 23
3rd week of October | Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines.  It is a festive reunion of different Mangyan tribes. There are sports events, such as the Palaro ng Lahi, cultural presentations, product demonstrations, and "Barakalan" or "baratillo" or sale of native products.  Source:Travelmart.net

October 24 | Brgy. Bonbon, Catarman, CamiguinDawitodawit Ta Buahan is a prelude ritual to the Lanzones Festival participated held during twilight at the Gui-ob Church ruins. Source: Philippines

October 24
October 24| Daet, Philippines. A celebration featuring the distinct variety of fish available in the town of Basud. The presentation includes food fair, exhibits, and sea-related competitions such as bancathon and fishing. Source:TravBuddy.com 

October 24
October 24 l Catanduanes, Philippines Padadyaw sa Tinampo is a fun event held every October 24th of the year in Catanduanes. The festivities are marked with street dancing and merrymaking, highlighted with choreographed theatrics. The Padadyaw sa Tinampo coincides with the town's anniversary.  Source: FlyPhilippines.com.ph

October 24 l Virac, Catanduanes Philippines The Catandungan Festival is an event that celebrates the town's anniversary and its freedom from the province of Albay. The festival is filled with various form of merriment such as; Pantomina, beauty pageant, guided tours and photo exhibits.  Source: FlyPhilippines.com.ph

October 25 | Surigao City The holiday commemorates the anniversary of the battle at Surigao Strait during World War II between the Americans and the Japanese.  Source: travelmartThe Battleship Page

October 28-29 | Balibago, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. A mini Mardi Gras celebration capping the Fiestang Kuliat celebration.  Tigitigan at Tarakan Keng Dalan is held annually every last Friday and Saturday of October. It features street dancing and live performances by popular rock-and-roll bands. While the reverie is ongoing, stalls selling beverage and sumptuous meals and souvenir items can be found along the sidewalks. Source:Woodland.ph