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By: Lakbay Pilipinas  09-12-2011

Sinulog will gain more international exposure this year, with a French TV news team and a National Geographic writer documenting the grand parade and other religious activities.

Photographers from Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and other countries also have joined some 1,800 participants of the Sinulog photo contest.


Sinulog Festival 2011

For the first time, the National Geographic will feature the Sinulog in its magazine, which is distributed worldwide.

Kalibo’s Ati-atihan Festival, observed in the third week of January every year, is considered as the mother of all Philippine festivals and fiestas.

Its 2011 edition is all set to present a weeklong spectacular show next week until its culmination on January 16.


Ati-atihan Festival 2011

Proud of their rich culture and heritage, the Mandaya people coming from different parts of the Davao Region hummingly trooped to this beautiful coastal town of Davao Oriental to celebrate their uniquely colorful and soulful songs and music which they aim to popularize in mainstream media in a bid to strengthen their sense of identity in this culturally-diverse society.


Mandaya Songs Festival

The Mandaya Songs Festival staged recently in this town was the first of its kind in the country.

The provincial government of Guimaras here showcases the various municipal and barangay celebrations during its Manggahan Festival that kicked off April 5.


Manggahan Festival 2010

The island-province boasts of at least 21 annual local celebrations ranging from municipal level fair of ‘Asinan Festival’ to the more prominent ‘Ang Pagtaltal Sa Balaan Bukid.’

Posted on 06 April 2010.

Good food has always been one of the factors that make people want to visit a certain area. This is exactly what the organizers of the Empanada Festival are rooting for when they started planning for the festival which was held on March 25 this year in Lupon, Davao Oriental.


Empanada of Batac Ilocos

The Department of Tourism’s Office of Product Research and Development (DOT-OPRD) with the provincial government of Camarines Norte, Power Play Events Management, MOJO Slippers and sandals are spearheading the holding of the 3rd Bagasbas Summer Surf Festival on April 9 to 11.


Bagasbas Summer Surfing Festival

A new and exciting event will spice up this year’s Dagupan Bangus Festival 2010 slated on April 16 to May 1.

Bangus Festival 2010

This is the “Yaman ng Norte” (Treasures of the North) Agri-Trade that will showcase the ‘One Town, One Product” (OTOP) program of every city and municipality in Northern Luzon to be held at the air-conditioned CSI Stadia from April 27 to 30.

A ranking official of the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation (BFFF) on Thursday confirmed that the on-going 15th edition of the event called “Panagbenga” is among the most successful within a period of more than a decade.

Everyone is excited for the Panagbenga Festival 2011

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Guitars from Cebu

Paraw Regatta 2010 in Iloilo

The Iloilo Paraw Regatta, dubbed as Asia’s oldest and largest sailing competition in search for a “perfect wind” is set to kick here on Sunday.

The sailing competition, now on its 38th year, is not only a showcase of the seamanship of Ilonggos but it will also highlight the culture of the residents of Iloilo.

This year’s competition has for its theme, “Honoring Proud Filipino Seafaring Traditions.”


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Lakbay Pilipinas | Archive | Philippine Travel News

The Philippines was hailed the “Honeymoon Destination of the Year” in the 2011 China Travel and Meetings Industry Awards, affirming the confidence of Chinese industry executives in the Philippines as a destination for Chinese tourists, according to the Philippine Embassy in Beijing.


09-12-2011

Lakbay Pilipinas | Archive | Travel Guide

Open to all interested parties aged 18 and above who want to represent a Philippine destination, the campaign aims to ignite the sense of nationalism among the youth sector and to answer the tourism industry’s need for destination guides.


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Lakbay Pilipinas | Archive | Philippines Best Beaches

In view of this new ecotourism trend, the owners of Arena Island, a four-hectare private island in the coastal municipality of Narra, Palawan, are inviting interested investors to join them in exploring the potential of this one-of-a kind island that will let visitors sail off the beaten-path. There is a growing market for exclusive travelers or luxury tourists in search for unusual places and spots that are not yet too commercialized.


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Lakbay Pilipinas | Archive | Philippine Travel Advisory

The EU included the Philippines in its 13th updated list of countries with carriers banned from EU airspace, as a precautionary decision based on the US Federal Aviation Administration’s downgrading of the country’s safety rating to Category 2 and the International Civil Aviation Organization’s concerns on aviation safety regulators.


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Lakbay Pilipinas | Archive | Religious Sites

The first of CCCI’s tourism brochure showed eco-tourism trails that tour operators and other tourism stakeholders can introduce to local and foreign tourists. The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry launched its first tourism brochure Thursday to help show other attractions in Cebu aside from its beaches. Old Church in Southern Cebu.