Local Philippines Events
December to January | Muntinlupa,Metro Manila, Philippines.  Is celebrated from December to January with a display of different costumes and masks made of paper mache. This is a yearly competition of talent and creativity of the townsfolk. Source:1stPhilippines.com

May |Paranaque, Metro Manila, Philippines.  Residents of Baclaran celebrates this festivity every month of May in honor of its Patron Saint Sta. Rita de Cascia. A street gathering involves males wearing women’s clothes and females in gentlemen's attire. Source:1stPhilippines.com

No specific date | Pasig City, Metro Manila The Bambino Festival is a celebration in honor of the Sto. Niño. It highlights the relevance of the Blessed Child in the lives of the Pasigueños. It also serves as a reminder of the simplicity, purity in spirit, love, mercy, and strength that is drawn from his innocence as a child. During the festival, an exhibit featuring various images of the Sto. Niños owned by Pasigueños is mounted. The festival is highlighted by a procession of these images on exhibit. Source:VisitMyPhilippines.com

no specific date | Cavinti, Laguna, Philippines  The festival showcases the Sambalilo, or hat, a native handicraft made from leaves of pandan, an indigenous plant that grows in abundance in Cavinti. The festival ten (10) day stretch is filled with cultural presentation activities, “mga katutubong palaro” (native sports) & a variety of sports including water sports like “karera ng banka” (manual boat race) with Lumot Lake as venue. The occasion is also highlighted with an Agricultural & Trade & Craft Exhibit, which will display & sell different types of sambalilos & other pandan woven items & other agricultural products from Cavinti.  Source:Laguna Government Website

09 October | Paranaque, Metro Manila, Philippines. A religious celebration wherein the Komedya or Moro-Moro is stage-played that brings added color to the feast.   Source:VisitMyPhilipppines.com

Every Full Moon in the Gregorian Calendar | Pateros, Metro Manila, Philippines.   A cultural-revival program. It is gathering of fun-loving Senior Citizens of Pateros in a cultural presentation i.e. Harana, Balagtasan, Pandangguhan, etc.  Source:VisitMyPhilippines.com

May | San Pablo City, Laguna, Philippines  Another age-old tradition that the San Pableños celebrate is the Flores de Maria sometimes also called as Santacruzan held on the month of May, one of the summer months in the Philippines. The Flores de Maria is offering of flowers to the Blessed Virgin Mary done by small girls to teen-aged ones donned in gowns. Before the offering of the flowers, these lovely ladies parade in streets at night. Santacruzan, on the other hand, is a reenactment of the finding of the Holy Cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified. This activity, like the Flores de Maria, included sagalas (muses) wearing beautiful gowns with their consortes (escorts) parading at night accompanied by lights.  The highlight of this procession is the Reyna Elena (Queen Helen) and son Constantino (Constatine) who have allegedly found a part of Christ’s Cross. Because a lot of people, specially the local townfolks gather at the city’s main thoroughfair every night of the last week of May to witness these, the San Pablo Tourism Council again thought of a way to make this celebration more enjoyable. Since the celebration falls under the summer months and the students are on vacation, the more people can witness and participate in this festivity. Source: MSC Communication Technologies, Inc. 

No specific date | San Ramon, Uson, Masbate, Philippines.  A harvest festival among Moncadistas in San Ramon, Uson. Famous for the people dancing on glowing embers. The celebration is a ritual for thanksgiving after the plentiful corn harvest. Source:Fly Philippines 

No specific date | Albay, Philippines A festival cuisine such as pinangat and laing (variations of gabi leaves in coconut of a particular age); Bicol Express (hot stuff); the tinotongan (chicken and green papaya or other combinations, cooked in coconut seared with live coals bringing a uniquely delectable flavor to a dish which could only have been concocted in Albay); inolokan or tinolmok (a mixture of fresh water crab and the meat of young coconuts, spiced and wrapped in gabi or tender squash leaves, gently simmered in coconut oil); pecadillo (haruan or dalag) or fresh water fish, liberally spiced and cooked in coconut on a bed of green vegetables such as pechay); cocido (Spanish for cooked, but refers to sinigang, Albayano style, but definitely more subtle and brings out the flavors of the ingredients rather than just sour up the whole dish) Source:Regional Development Council V

No specific date | Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines.  The event is represented by local government and socio-economic sector in which they wear native costumes, and in the evening a "Rigodon de Honor" is presided by the City Mayor and his lady. Source:1stPhilippines.com