THIS WEEK’S FESTIVALS: May 27 to June 2, 2018
Residents celebrate the 439th Foundation Day of Camarines Sur province in the capital town of Pili. The festival features a cultural street dance competition, senior citizens’ night, a farmers’ day and a concert.
May 27 to 29
Pasayahan sa Lucena
The weeklong festivity that highlights the potential of Lucena City in Quezon province as an investment area. The festival started in 1987 to change the image of Quezon province as a haven of communist insurgency. Activities include a boodle fight, float competition and street dancing.
A festival in Escalante City, Negros Occidental province, featuring the city’s rich cultural heritage. Escalante City was formerly called “Manlambus,” a Visayan term that means to strike with a club, since the city’s coastal waters were teeming with fish that could be caught with a wooden stick. The festival culminates with a street dancing competition.
Compiled by Kathleen de Villa, Inquirer Research
Sources: Inquirer Archives, DOT, officialgazette.gov.ph, malacanang.gov.ph, nhcp.gov.ph, negros-occ.gov.ph
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