Local Philippines Events
June 28
June 28-29 | Sorsogon City, Philippines Sorsogon City's premier annual festival is the Pili Festival which also coincides with the City's traditional patronal fiesta, June 28-29, in honor of its patron saints, St. Peter and St. Paul. The Festival showcases the Pili Tree, which is indigenous to Sorsogon, and known hereabouts as "The Majestic Tree" because of its many industrial, commercial, and nutritional uses from its roots, trunk, branches, leaves, sap and fruit. Appropriately costumed young people dance down the streets of the City during the Festival, demonstrating in dance, the many uses of this remarkable tree. The Pili Tree is particularly well-known for its nuts, which are much sought after by confectioneries in different parts of the world. It is reputedly better in quality than almonds or macadamia nuts. The pulp that coats the hard shell that, in turn, encases the Pili nut, can also be eaten, as is, by either dipping it in patis, the native fish sauce, or in sugar, after softening it in warm water. It is also served as dips for meat or fish, or even as dressing or icing for pastries or fruit preparations and other desserts. During the Pili street dance, which highlights the weeklong Festival, the costumed dancers move to the rhythmic, hypnotic beat of native percussion instruments.Source:Sorsogontourism.com

June 28-30 |Apalit, Pampanga, Philippines.  A colorful fluvial procession of the venerated image of St. Peter, fondly called "Apung Iru" by the locals. From its sanctuary at Capalangan, the image is borne by a pagoda before it is brought to the parish church in Apalit where it will stay until June 30. The image of Apung Iru is brought back to its permanent shrine at Capalangan in another colorful fluvial procession via the same river routes. Source:Woodland.ph

June 28 | Barotac Viejo Baroto sa Lutac Race is an annual event developed to celebrate Barotac's rich history. The race is participated by pairs representing corresponding barangays. The participants then compete in a de layag race, wherein the raceboat has sails, or race using using paddles in the de bugsay category.  It is believed that the municipal's name came from the word baroto, and lutac, which means boat and mud, respectively. The words words describe much the lifestyle of the people of Barotac then. Being a fishing community Barotacnons depended on boats for fishing and transportation. Mud was was abundant in the shores where the river meets the sea, the Barotacnons crade of civilization.  Read more about Barotac's Baroto sa Lutac Race. 

June 29
June 29 | Makati City, Philippines Bailes De Arcos, or "Dance of Arcs", is performed during the feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Performers are daughters of previous dancers. Most of the performers train for almost the entire year until the day of the feast arrives.    Source:Travel Mart WebsitePhilippine Travel Guide 

June 29
June 29 | Amlan, Negros Oriental  Old ritual invokes good fortune on fisherman, images of patron St. Peter and St. Paul are ferried by decorated sea crafts between the two chapels of Tandayag Amlan. Source:Sidlakan Tours & Travel

January 29 - February 4 | Bulabog Beach, Boracay, Malay, Aklan  The country's biggest windsurfing event drawing participants from all over Asia. Source:Corporate.mozcom.comBoracaywindsurfing.com

June 29 | Paranas, Samar The site of SAMELCO plant, famous for its native delicacies "cuchinta" and "puto".  Source:Province of Samar

June 29| Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines  Brought in by the early settlers who came from the Island of Panay, this festival is done in honor of the town’s patron saints Peter & Paul, and is a way of thanksgiving for the blessings from the sea. The celebration starts in the early hours of the morning, with a flotilla of intricately-decorated boats that will encircle Bulalacao Bay and, landing onshore after, will be met by the townsfolk. Marching will continue on the streets with the icons of the two saints greeted in religious manners by the devotees. A procession is done later at twilight and, ending at the church-ground, the traditional “putong” (crowning) of the patrons complete the final rituals, amidst songs and dances by children and adults alike. A streetdancing is also staged during the day, participated in mostly by students in indigenous costumes. This festival is held every 29th of June, on the occasion of the town fiesta. Source:Philippinefiestas.com

July 31 | Butuan City, Agusan del NorteThe feast honors St. Anne (Santa Ana), who is known to protect the residents along the Agusan River from man-eating crocodiles. The celebration includes a prayer for safe passage and prosperity. Further activities include a barato race, fluvial procession, and parlor games in honor of the patroness. A similar festival is also celebrated in Barangay Taft, Surigao. Source:hoparound.net