Local Philippines Events
February 17
February 17 | Padre Burgos, Quezon, Philippines.  Padre Burgos was formerly known as Laguimanoc due to the shape of the coastline which resembles the bill of a chicken or "manok". Another version is that chickens were so abundant in the town that hawks always sweeped down the place to snatch chicks from their mother hens. When hawks flew overhead, as warning to their neighborhood, people shouted "Hawk Manok" or "Lawin-Manok". On January 1, 1917 the village of Laguimanoc, which was formerly a barrio of Atimonan, became a municipality. Ten years after, the town's council changed the name to Padre Burgos, in honor of one of our country's martyrs. The streets were named after local leaders who rendered valuable services to the community. Because of the physical and topographic conditions of the town, four (4) sitios where clusters of houses were built became the main district of the town namely Campo, Burgos, Basiao and Bundok-Punta. The community converged to be in this particular spot because of its sea which made this town as port of Laguimanoc. In the early days this port offered a good wharf for vessels plying between Manila and Southern Luzon. This was also a port of call for ships exporting lumber to Europe during the Spanish regime.  Source:Tourism.qzn.ph

February 18
Feb 18-20 | Jose Abad Santos, Davao del Sur The Kap'yaan Festival is an anniversary celebration of the creation of the municipality. The event features an agri-trade fair and a civic military parade.  How to get to Kap'yaan FestivalYou can reach Jose Abad Santos by starting from Davao City. Take the McArthur Highway and travel south. To determine if you are travelling southward, check if you are travelling in the direction towards Toril District. Source:Travelmart  

February 19 | Bago City, Negros Occidental, Philippines A festival newly conceptualized by the City of Bago and celebrated during the Charter Anniversary every 19th of February. Babaylan Festival is based on the rituals performed by the Babaylans, like rituals on marriage, baptism, healing, harvest and others. Babaylans get their healing powers from the unseen spirits.  Source:TravelMart.net

February 20
February 20 | Sibunag, Guimaras, PhilippinesBalsahan is Sibunag’s way of immortalizing the mystical Sibunag river which snakes its way through most of the town’s barangays. A major geographical feature of the town, the river holds many interesting myths and legends that are sure to tickle one’s imagination, and whet one’s appetite to unravel its secrets. Use the balsa in your trek for some satisfying discoveries – you will be pleasantly rewarded. Source:TravelMart.net

February 20
February 20 | San Lorenzo, Guimaras, Philippines Marvel at how the ordinary salt has gravitated the people of San Lorenzo into an annual gathering with all the delicious trimmings of specialty products. Not everything in the Asinan festival is salty though, as there are the spicy seafoods, the juicy citrus, the crispy nuts. With the proper blend of the unique hospitality and the natural smiles of the people and one will hunger for more of the Asinan spectacle.  Sources:TravelMart.net Wow Philippines Website

February 22
February 22 | San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines. A week long festival which includes various activities ranging from cultural to sports, trade fairs, amateur singing contest, parades, historical exhibits, social and religious gatherings, tribal dance and sports exhibitions. The highlight of the festival is the Coronation Night of the "Hiyas ng San Pedro". The festival aims to promote tourism in San Pedro and to promote and revitalize Sampaguita industry in the locality. Source:Caliraya Lake Festivals

February 23
February | Baguio City, Philippines The Panagbenga Festival, also called The Baguio Flower Festival, is celebrated in the whole month of February with peak periods during weekends. This is the time when Baguio showcases one of its famous attractions: flowers.   The name Panagbenga, which comes from the Kankanaey term "a season of blossoming, a time for flowering," was suggested by Ike Picpican, an archivist and curator of the Saint Louis University Museum.The festival features  floral and float parades, Mr. and Ms. Baguio Flower Festival, FM Panagbenga Pop Fiesta, Skateboard competition, Dolls of Japan exhibit, and the Cañao dance.The Baguio Flower Festival Association (BFFA) also sponsors a street dancing parade and band exhibition. For this year's Panagbenga's schedule of activities, check out Out of Town Blog.    Source:Philippine Country, Panagbenga

February 23
Feb 23 | Zamboanga Sibugay The Sibug-Sibug Festival features colorful ethnic street dancing with rituals commemorating good harvest. The festival promotes Sibugay's famous product, the talaba (oyster).  Source:travelmart Hotel Travel               

February 23
23-30 March | Santa Rosa, Laguna This is a festival & trade fair featuring products of Sta. Rosa. Merkado, palengke or pamilihan is organized by Sta. Rosa Tourism Council and Medical Society of Sta. Rosa and Rotary Center. Source:Laguna Government Website  

Last week of February | Tawi-Tawi, Philippines  To celebrate bumper yield of food crops, residents and farmers in Tawi-Tawi hold the Cassava and Banana Harvest Festival every February. The event, which was launched in 2010, is a way of the island province’s gratitude for a bountiful harvest and endless blessings. Cassava is a staple food in Tawi-Tawi. Its annual production of the crop is around 170,000 metric tons. Source:Mindanaoexaminer.com