Local Philippines Events
Last week of October | Narra  A socio-cultural celebration showcasing sights of Narra. The festival culminates the activities of Farm Family Month Celebration.  There is also an Anihan Festival in Lobo, Batangas.   Source: Palawan Government 

October |  Bacolod City  A masquerade balll and beaming images of smiling masks; street dancing and stomping to the frenzied beat of Latin sambas; depicts the Negrenses’ happy disposition despite adversities in life. Source:FlyPhilippines

Every 1st week of October | Roxas City, Capiz  Halaran comes from the Visayan word, halad meaning gift or offer. This festival depicts the colorful history and culture of the Capizeños. It refers to the pre-Spanish time during the landing and settlement of the Bornean datus.  Legend has it that the Bornean Datus gave gifts to the aborigines of Panay as tokens of goodwill and friendship. This resulted in a colorful Halaran celebration highlighted by eating, drinking and dancing to the exotic beat of drums.  Today, Halaran includes street dancing, lissome Capizeños and babaylans with their offerings to the spirits. The festival showcases not only the charms and beauty of the province but also to recapture the color and romance and its history.  Source:Corporate.mozcom.com

October | Talisay City  Talisay City is known for its delicious inasal (roasted pig) and the perfect time to visit this city is during the Inasal Festival. During the festival, countless of roasted pigs are showcased in various places in the city. The roasted pigs are sometimes decorated to invite bypassers. Lechon, a more popular reference to inasal, is a staple delicacy for Filipinos especially during big celebrations.  Source:Cebu Province Official WebsiteWhats on Philippines 

October | Angeles City, Philippines. Part of the month-long Fiestang Kuliat celebration, this city-wide parade is participated in by representatives of the different sectors of Angeles City. Source:Wowphilippines.com.ph Sunstar.com.ph

October 16 | Dumaguete City  In olden times the island of Negros was referred to as Buglas, after the tall reeds that were predominant in the area. A map said to have been drawn by Diego Lope Povedano dated 1572 shows an island named Buglas Insulis. The Buglasa Festival is anmed after Negros island's beginnings.   Buglasan was dormant for many years until 1990, when it was revived as part of Negros Oriental’s centennial as a province. Buglasan was applied to the entire celebration. It has since evolved into a “Festival of Festivals,” bringing together the finest street dancing contingents of Negros Oriental’s twenty established festivals for a day of competitions. The Buglasan Festival of Festivals brings all these together for a “one-stop shop” of Negros Oriental’s festivals, experienced in all their pageantry and color in a weeklong of fellowship and merrymaking. Source:The Negros Chronicle Dumagueteinfo.com 

October 1-2 | Tuao, CagayanThe festival is held yearly featuring an agro-industrial trade and investment fair, the barangay night, and a beauty pageant.  Source:experiencephilippines

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Nov 1- December 24 | "Luneta Park," Surigao City and Provincial Gym" / Surigao del NortePaskuhan in Surigao City is a month-long Christmas bazaar which includes a Christmas tree making contest and a Christmas lantern making contest. Winning entries are then included in the Lantern Parade. The month-long event also features a Rondalla contest.  Misa de Galleo, or Simbang Gabi, is usually held during this time in preparation for the Christmas celebration. Misa de Galleo refers to a series of church masses held early in the morning before dawn. After each mass, church goers gather to eat Surigaonon delicacies. Misa de Galleo is also held in other places in the country.  Source: travelmart  For those of you who cannot fly to Surigao in Mindanao, then you can also check out the Paskuhan in Imus, Cavite.

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October 01-31 | Angeles City, Philippines.  A month-long celebration of the twin fiestas of Angeles City, namely La Naval and Fiestang Apu. Source:Dotpcvc.gov.ph

October 1 | Gloria, Oriental Mindoro, Philippiines Aside from its large produce of rice and coconut, Gloria has an exclusive reputation of possessing vast tracts of land growing different varieties of bamboo. The staging of the Kawayanan Festival focuses on the affluence of “kawayan” (bamboo) in the area. Similar to other festivals, it is being celebrated with streetdancing performances mostly by students from the different levels. Costumes are also made of bamboo materials. A trade fair is also a special attraction, with its varied display of products like furniture, souvenirs and novelties all made from bamboos. Source:Gloria.gov.phPhilippinefiestas.com