THIS WEEK’S FESTIVALS: Nov. 18-24, 2018 | Inquirer News

THIS WEEK’S FESTIVALS: Nov. 18-24, 2018

/ 05:02 AM November 18, 2018

A festival in Isulan, capital of Sultan Kudarat province, featuring the culture of the indigenous groups Manobo, Tiruray, T’boli and their songs, dances and traditional clothing.

Activities include a spoken word competition, beauty pageant, agribusiness fair, indigenous peoples’ day and music competition.

Nov. 22 to 23: Higantes Festival


Considered the “art capital of the Philippines,” the town of Angono in Rizal province gives thanks to its patron St. Clement in a series of festivities.


The festival’s highlight is the parade of the “higantes” (giants), which are made with papier-mache and bamboo.

Higantes was first used as an effigy of an abusive Spanish landlord.

But today, artists use higantes as 2mascots for retail companies or politicians.

Other activities include a fluvial procession, concert and drum and lyre competition.

Nov. 23: Gaginaway Festival

Residents of Malita town in Davao Occidental province showcase the culture of the town’s indigenous groups, such as Tagacaolo, B’laan and the Manobo.


Tribal wares and other products are displayed while native dances are performed in the streets.

Compiled by Kathleen de Villa, Inquirer Research

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