Local Philippines Events
June 23- June 29 | Province of Cagayan   The 422nd anniversary of the founding of the civil government of Cagayan. Activities include lectures, exhibits, games, beauty pageant, agro-trade and tourism fair.  Source: Travelmart.net

Held during June 23-24 | Calumpit, Bulacan, Philippines A fluvial procession of well-decorated pagodas is held on the river every 23rd of June right before the annual town fiesta in honor of St. John the Baptist. Townfolks gaily sing, dance and frenzily douse water to "baptize" passers-by - prepare to get wet.Source:Bulacan.gov.ph  

June 23- June 30 | Piat, CagayanPiat Sambali Festival is a commemoration of the Christianization of the Itawes region of Cagayan. Source:travelmart                     

June 24 | Pila, Laguna, Philippines.  The townfolk of Pila celebrate the feast of San Antonio de Padua through a procession, merry making and festive dining in most of the beautiful ancestral homes. The San Antonio de Padua Parish Church and the town plaza are the focal points of activities.  Source:VisitMyPhilippines.com

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June 24 |Tiaong, Quezon, Philippines.  The idea of the festival revolved around paying tribute to the cows. But instead of showcasing real cows in their annual parade, the local government decided to depict cows in their dancing because based from the legend where the named of Tiaong came from the mowing of the cow. A competition among elementary and high school students, the choreograph street dancing was an attraction by itself. Students and their colorful costumes with some dresses like a cow brought delight the audience.  Source:Tourism.qzn.ph

June 24| Balayan, Batangas, PhilippinesA different sight and flavor are introduced in June with a festival in Balayan, Batangas, commonly known as the "Parada Ng Lechon". The luscious roasted pig forms the highlight of the occasion, decorated out in their platforms with all kinds of décor.  Since the festival corresponds with the feast of St. John the Baptist, be prepared to get wet as people observe the feast by repeating the ritual of baptism by pouring water even on unsuspecting guests.Source:Philippinecountry.com

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June 24| Manila, PhilippinesJune 24 marks the anniversary of the proclamation of Manila as the nation's capital (1571). It is celebrated with a parade, film festival and concerts held all over the city. THE MANILA city government expects the week-long "Araw ng Maynila" celebrations to be as lively and colorful as the trademark polo shirts worn by Mayor Lito Atienza.City Hall on Friday bared the series of events and activities in the capital which lead to June 24, the 431st anniversary of Manila's foundation by the Spaniards.The theme of this year's celebrations is "Maynila, Mahal Kita.""We want (the celebrations) to mirror the happiness and pride that Manileños now feel in their hearts as a result of the positive changes that we have introduced as part of our 'Buhayin ang Maynila' program," the mayor said.Saturday night, the Star Search grand finals were held at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Malate, featuring performances by talents from various barangays in the city.A testimonial luncheon to honor the city's outstanding taxpayers will be held at the Bulwagang Antonio Villegas at City Hall on June 20.This will be followed at 6 p.m. in the same venue by the Patnubay ng Sining and Kalinangan Awards, given every year to honor outstanding Filipino artists.A four-day food festival will start June 21 along the seawall of Roxas Boulevard in front of the Plaza Rajah Sulayman in Malate. Hotels, cafes and restaurants in Manila will put up booths in the area.On June 22, the awards night of the revived Manila Film Festival will be held at the Aquino Stadium.At 8:30 p.m. on June 23, the Galician Cruciero monument will be unveiled on the plaza beside the Bureau of Immigration building. The 23rd Manila Jockey Club's Grand Copa de Manila horse races start at 4 p.m. at the San Lazaro Hippodrome.In the morning of June 24, Atienza will lead city officials in inaugurating the renovated Plaza Sulayman. In the evening, a street party will be held at the renovated square, with a fireworks display and a free concert by the rock group Rivermaya as the main attractions.That same night, a testimonial dinner will be held at the Manila Hotel to honor this year's outstanding Manileños. Source:Seasite.niu.edu

June 24 | Murcia, Negros Occidental, Philippines A symbolic celebration of man's return to primitive time when he was closer to nature. It seeks to instill in people the awareness and care of environment and the use of natural materials in arts and crafts. Source:Travelmart.net

Last week of June | Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines The festival consists of three major activities: (1) Subiran Regatta - a sailboat race held at the eastern entrance of San Juanico Strait, (2) Balyuan - a pageant reenacting the historic exchange of images between Basey, Samar and Tacloban City, and (3) Pintados Festival where participants paint their bodies and dance to the rhythm of bamboo sticks.  Source: NCCA Website

June 24 | Tabuelan  During this Cebu festival, the Cebu town of Tabuelan celebrates the feast of Saint John the Baptist, its patron saint. Several events take place during this fiesta in Cebu, including agricultural and trade fairs, a beauty pageant, and a street dancing parade showcasing the planting and harvest phases of provincial life. The town comes alive with merriment every June 24 as they celebrate the feast of their patron saint, St. john the Baptist. Various fun activities are lined up, among those are agro-trade fairs, search for Miss Tabuelan and a street dancing depicting the plating and harvesting season of crops. Source:AsiaTravel.com