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Information About ‘Cultural Events Festivals’ in The Philippines

Journey / Travel To The Heart (of the Philippines)

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Photo by: John Smart

Travel to the Heart (of the Philippines) is a journey to the center of the Philippine archipelago, designed to provide a five day showcase of the beauty, diversity and culture of the islands. In just five days you will discover how life on the islands flourished for thousands of years, how the gentle, fun-loving island peoples lived amidst lands and seas so bountiful (and you will also discover how modern Man unchecked, can destroy such bounty). Join the tour, visit Marinduque, Sibuyan, Bulalacao and Maestro de Campo now.


Supermoon 2013 June 23 Strawberry Moon Perigee

Sunday, June 16th, 2013
Image Courtesy: Girlie Cervantes

The largest moon of 2013 will rise over the Philippines at 7.32pm (11:32 GMT) on the evening of 23rd June. Astronomers will know it as the “perigee moon”, farmers the “strawberry moon” while bloggers and tweeters will promote it as a “supermoon of 2013”; fun loving sailors will know it as the best excuse to have a beach party somewhere along the shores of the Verde Island Passage near Puerto Galera.


Miss Scuba Philippines Dives Subic Bay 2012

Saturday, October 6th, 2012
Image Courtesy: Miss Scuba Philippines

Subic Bay 6th October - The Miss Scuba Philippines pageant aims to put everyone's focus back into the ocean. Miss Scuba Philippines is part of the Miss Scuba International series of pageants, which were first held in 2011. First event: scuba diving lessons at the Lighthouse Marina Resort, Subic Bay.

Unlike most beauty pageants that simply celebrate the inner beauty and courage of today's modern women, Miss Scuba Philippines will follow the Miss Scuba International philosophy of focusing the participants and the associated media coverage on local and global ocean conservation campaigns.

Jazzistas De Davao At Bogser’s By The Sea Times Beach

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
Photograph Jazzistas De Davao
Image courtesy Girlie Cervantes

Jazzistas De Davao will provide the jazziest part of Davao's Kadayawan Cultural Festival when it launches its 1st Jazzistas De Davao Jazz Festival later this month, at Bogser's By The Sea. Bogser's By The Sea is a seafood restaurant, featuring the Tiki Bar, located along Times Beach, not so far from the sprawling SM Mall Davao City.

Jazzistas De Davao is an organization based on a membership framework whose objective is the promotion, education, presentation & preservation of jazz & related art forms. One of its goals is to be a proponent in helping all budding artists to be providers - showcasing their individual art form, talent, skill and making a living from it.

Visit Samal Island Festival 2011

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
Image: Visit Samal Island Festival 2011
Image courtesy Samal City Mayor's Office

The two-month long Visit Samal Island Festival kicks of in March with the intent of bringing Samal Island to the notice of beach-goers and adventure tourists from around the Philippines and from farther afield. The festival has all of the ingredients for a smorgasbord of fun in the sun.

The festival will showcase the beauties of Samal with a beauty pageant to find Miss Tourism Samal Island 2011, talent show, fire dancing, jingle writing and photographic exhibitions. There will be frisbee championships and the search for Miss Body Beautiful. Kite-flying contests and beach-volleyball competitions. And finally, (my favorite) culinary competitions, where the abundant native fruits (thanks to the fruit bats) and seafood are the centerpiece. Enjoy tuna? Come for this.

Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival Puerto Galera 2011

Sunday, December 12th, 2010
logo: Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival
Image courtesy Villa Malasimbo

The Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival is a two-day festival aiming to blend traditional and contemporary arts & culture with musical performances. At the same time the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival will highlight the need for us all to work towards the protection of the diversity and sustainability of the natural environment in the Philippines and around the World.

To be held at Villa Malasimbo, at the foot of Mount Malasimbo – the predominant mountain whose extent provides pictorial splendor to the most beautiful bay in the World – the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival is an all-outdoors event, set in one of the World's rare, natural amphitheaters.

Galleon Trade News: Galleon Andalucía Arriving Manila 6th October

Monday, October 4th, 2010
Image: Manila Galleon Andalucía Arriving Philippines
Image courtesy NCCA

UPDATE 4th October 2010: The replica Manila Galleon Andalucía will arrive Manila Bay from Shanghai on the morning of 6th October and remain in Manila, wharfed at Manila Port, until 9th October. Galleon Andalucia will set sail for Cebu on 9th October. While in Manila she will be open to the public from 8am to 4pm daily (closed for lunch).

Original Article: The Philippines will host the galleon Andalucía - a replica of a 16th/17th century Manila Galleon. Berthing at Manila Harbor, guests and visitors will be able to board the ship and walk through history. With the exception of two diesel engines (for times when there is no wind) and minimal other modern navigation & communications technology, the galleon Andalucía is sailed in almost exactly the same way as the famed Manila Galleons of four hundred years ago.

Día del Galeón Festival – Manila Galleons Maritime History

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
Image: Dia del Galleon Festival Manila Galleons Maritime History Philippines
Image courtesy NCCA

The Día del Galeón Festival celebrates the unique journey of the Manila galleons and their place in maritime history - spanning the globe and linking the Philippines with Mexico and Spain. For 250 years (from 1565 – 1815) the Manila galleons were a conduit for global trade and cultural exchange between Europe, the New World and Asia.

In October 2009 UNESCO recognized the unique part the Manila galleons played in the globalization of trade and cultural exchange by declaring 8th October as the international “Día del Galeón” (day of the galleon). Motivated by Senator Edgardo Angara, the Philippine National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), in conjunction with the embassies of Spain and Mexico, spearheaded the creation of a month-long series of events that will span the traditional galleon trade route through the Philippines.