Local Philippines Events
October 2
October 2 | Surigao CityA festival showcasing different styles in preparing a “Kinilaw” (raw fish delicacy). It also features the variety of fish, seafoods and other marine products in the locality. Source: travelmart

October 4
October 4 | Daet, Philippines A celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, considered to be the patron of livestock raisers, which highlights the local history and culture. The festivity includes street dancing, beauty search, and skills competitions.  Source:TravBuddy.com

October 4 - January 1 | Cardona, Rizal, Philippines  The Pagoda or procession in the lake is annually held to ask the Lord Almighty for a bountiful and bless lake through the intercession of St. Francis of Assissi. The Pagoda entourage consists of the main boat carrying the image of St. Francis accompanied by boats with musical bands to provide the music and other boats and/or motorized bancas carrying the religious residents and visitors. While going through the territorial waters of Cardona, people throw bits and pieces of bread into the water, believing that the lake will provide a bountiful harvest for the next year and a good and safe year for all fishermen and lake travelers as well. Although the locals joining the procession prepares for their own banca rides. Special rides could be arranged by the Office of the Municipal Mayor. Source:Experience Philippines

October 6
October 6 | Cardona, Rizal, Philippines. The bells are housed in “La Torre” meaning the tower of the church belfry. Folks and children look up to “La Torre” often awed with the different sizes and sounds of the bells therein housed. For years to date, their bells in “La Torre” announced cultural events. They even issue warnings in the advent of unforeseen calamities. The traditional and colorful “La Torre” will come alive with its joyful noise in concert with the music of the brass bands. It is not only a celebration of thanks, it is also a celebration of hope that Cardona may continuously remain in the graces of our Lord.  Source:VisitMyPhilippines.com

October 6 - 7 | Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte, Philippines  Held to coincide with the Feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, the festival aims to forge unity and cooperation among the local community, promote culture and arts, revitalization of mining industry, exposition of the town''s best, homecoming and involvement of Balikbayans, all geared towards advancement and economic growth. Source:Experience Philippines 

October 8
8-14 October | Kidapawan City, Magpet and MakilalaThe Octotrek is a trek to Mount Apo, the country's highest peak, and is held during the semestral break. Participants are mostly students but anyone is invited to join. How to get to Mt. Apo OctetrekIf taking off from Manila, a flight to Cotabato City will take around 1 hour and 30 minutes. Land travel from Cotabato to Kidapawan will take around 2 hours and 15 minutes. If you are already in Mindanao, land trips to Kidapawan are available from any point in the island.   Source:Sunstar

October 8
October 8 - 11 | Glan, Sarangani ProvinceThe Lubi-Lubi Festival showcases the various uses of the coconut tree through street dances and other celebrations. Source: saranganiprovince.multiply

October 8
October | San Pablo City, Laguna, Philippines To boost the trade and commerce in San Pablo, the San Pablo City hamber of Commerce and the San Pablo City Tourism Council came up with the October Festival. First conducted in October, 2004, the festival was a raging success. A Trade Fair and Exhibit was held on the banks of Sampaloc Lake. To make the people enjoy their visit while looking at San Pablo’s products on exhibit and on sale, a nighly cultural presentation was held at the front of the City Capitol building. Different schools and barangays competed is different competitions as vocal singing contest, vocal duets, interpretative dance, harana ( serenade ), and choral singing. Added attraction is the concert at the park featuring youth rock bands to the immense satisfaction of the old and young alike and the Food and Beer Plaza so that the spectators have something to munch on. Coinciding with the students’ semestral vacation, the festival was a huge success. Balsa Regatta is also among the activities of the Octoberfest as well as the conducting of Livelihood Seminars and Business Conferences for the improvement of lives of the locals, and the seven lakes trek to show most people the pride of the city.Source:MSC Communication Technologies, Inc. 

October 9
October 9 | Angeles City, Pampanga  Wide parade is participated in by representative by the different sector of Angeles City  Source:TravelMart.net

October 9
October 9 | Pilar, Sorsogon, Philippines  A festival showcasing the culture and heritage of Pilar. The patience, perseverance and ingenuity of Pilareño ancestors being shipbuilders is shown in its highlight presentation - the Parau Float Competition. Source:Experience Philippines