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THIS WEEK’S FESTIVALS: Feb. 24 – March 2, 2019

/ 05:25 AM February 24, 2019

Feb. 24 to 28: Cagsawa Festival

A festival at Daraga town in Albay province commemorating the 1814 eruption of Mayon volcano and celebrating the resilience of its residents.

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The festivities kick off at the famed Cagsawa Ruins Park, one of the province’s popular attractions.

Activities include a trail run, a concert and a beauty pageant.

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Feb. 24 to 28: Dia de la Ciudad de Zamboanga

The city of Zamboanga in Zamboanga del Sur province, one of the oldest cities in the country, celebrates its 82nd charter anniversary.

A film festival, fun run, cheer dance competition, civic-military parade and drum and lyre competition are held.

Top Zamboangueño achievers are also feted in the festival.

Feb. 28: Festival of Lights

Culmination of the much-awaited festival in Ipil, capital of Zamboanga Sibugay province, and the province’s 18th founding anniversary.

The festival, which ran for over three months, featured a theme park with replicas of popular landmarks abroad such as Eiffel Tower in France, Petronas Towers in Malaysia and Taj Mahal in India.

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Compiled by Kathleen de Villa, Inquirer Research

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