Local Philippines Events
First week of June | Davao City  The Philippine Eagle Week promotes awareness on the Philippine Eagle as an endangered species. Activities are done in the Philippine Eagle Center in Malagos. Activities include a children's workshop, games, and photo exhibits. The Philippine Eagle is one of the icons representative of Davao City along with the durian fruit and the waling-waling flower. Source:TravelmartMindanao Magazine 

Originally an idea conceived in France, the Fête de la Musique festival is now celebrated in about 100 countries around the world on the same day. Manila has one of the biggest and best of these musical meetings, with 150 bands of different musical genres pounding it out simultaneously on seven different stages in one venue on a single night. The music itself is a cocktail of everything of the best from jazz and rock, blues and alternative to electronic, reggae and ethnic percussion.  For more information contact the project director on 0917 849 5959 or email len.francisco@gmail.com.  Source:WordTravels.com

No specific date| Camarines Norte, Pihilippines.  It is composed of inland and coastal barangays.The ricefields and rivers serves as a source of livelihood of the inhabitants. Durng the Spanish invasion, the place was named INDANG but the Spaniards found out that there was also a town in the Province of Cavite with the same name; they decided to remove G in Indang to make it different from that time until 1946 the town called INDAN. Source:Bicol-phlippines.blogspot.com  

3rd Week of June |Sitio Magrwak, Bacungan, Puerto Princesa City  The Pista Y Ang Kagueban (Feast of the Forest) is a festive reforestation activity of the Irawan Watershed in Barangay Inagawan. This watershed is the source of potable water for the whole city.  During this feast, citizens of Puerto Princesa City and guests plant thousands of different tree species in the city's denuded forest zones. Aside from the  tree-planting activities, there are also eco-camping, games and contests, and performances by environmental artists.  Sources: Palawan GovernmentLakbay Pilipinas  

June | Catigbian, Bohol But what distinguishes Catigbian from other towns is its annual festival, the Katigbawan. A week-long festival comprising of various activities like carabao-racing, hog-catching, agrofair, motorcross and a search for Miss Katigbawan. This affair happens only in June. This four-day event has several activities lined up starting with the opening of the festival with a parade after a holy mass. It is followed by a comparza and a talent contest of Miss Katigbawan candidates during the day. Judging of the display of agro fair, bloodletting and motorcross takes place on the second day. On the third day, it was the turn of the Carabao Parade with carabao-racing and hog catching at central elementary school and the Search for Catigbian's prettiest, with the Miss Katigbawan Beauty Pageant in the evening. On the fourth day is the Street Dancing and then a fire works display to cap the festival. Source:Wikipedia 

Last week of June | Badiangan The Pandayan Festival is a celebration of Badiangan's excellent blacksmithing traditions, which has been one of the main source of livelihood.  The municipality produces several kinds of bolo with specific uses: Binakuko for chopping wood; Sinuwak for carpentry and cutting shrubs and smaller trees; Ginunting having the same function as the sinuwak; Pinuti for slicing meat; (e) Tangkap for kitchen use; (f) Linamay, Surot, and Balintawak are used in gardening; (g) Kayog is used to harvest rice; and (h) Wasay used to chop lumber and bigger trees.  Badiangan's blacksmithing pride is the Bingawan Bolo, known for its durability and craftsmanship.  The Pandayan Festival is highlighted with Igbarasnons performing informative and unique presentations with themes focusing on the town's local industries: the Bingawan Bolo-Making, Badiangan Instant Taho, and Loom Weaving. Read more about Pandayan Festival.   

June 8 - 12 | Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte Carrera Habagat is the toughest four-day adventure race and the biggest in the Philippines. It involves trekking and trail running, kayaking, mountain biking, swimming, rappelling, orienteering, land navigation and special skills section. Source:Travelmart 

June 1| Angono, Rizal, Philippines. The festival aims to create awareness and appreciation of Philippine Art and Culture; and promoting arts and culture as vital attraction for local and foreign tourist. Rizal has the potential of becoming a tourist destination particularly in the field of arts and crafts. It is known as the home of various national artists, musicians and other equally creative artist.  Source:VisitMyPhilippines.com

June 1- June 6 | Dipolog CityA week’s celebration featuring agro-industrial fairs, sports, beauty pageants, concerts, cultural shows and street dancing. Source: travelmart                 

June 1 | Barangay Taft, Surigao CitySakay-Sakay Abayan is a procession at sea conducted as tribute to the Patron Saint of Bilang-Bilang, Virgen dela Paz Y Buen Viaje - the patroness of good voyage. The patroness is aboard a decorated vessel followed by colorful boats passing through the Surigao Strait and back to the City wharf. A similar festival is also celebrated in Butuan City.  Source:travelmart