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Basi Festival

An annual event that help promotes "Basi", a wine made from sugarcane.

Basi Festival
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Panagbenga

The Baguio Flower Festival (Panagbenga) held annualy at the Summer Capital of the Philippines - Baguio City

Baguio City
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Paoay Church

Being dubbed as the Earthquake Baroque for it can withstand any earthquake intensity.One of the four churches listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Baroque Church
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Fauna

The rich fauna of a rustic forest one could entirely endowed with it. Take a photo and surely you can tell a story behind it. A picture is worth a thousand words.

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Sinulog 2017

  • Wednesday, December 28, 2016
  • by
  • the quest boi
  •      The Sinulog Festival is an annual cultural and religious festival held on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City, and is the center of the Santo Niño Catholic celebrations in the Philippines.

    Sinulog 2017 Schedule of Activities

    (UPDATE as of December 9, 2016)

    December 01, 2016 – January 31, 2017
    Sinulog Street Fair, Osmeña Boulevard

    December 30, 2016
    5 a.m. — Sinulog Fun Run
    Elimination Sinulog 2017 Dance Crew

    January 5, 2017 (Thursday) — Opening Salvo: Walk with Jesus
    4:00 A.M. – Assembly Time (Area) Fuente Osmeña
    4:30 A.M. – Start of Walk-Fuente Osmeña Blvd. – Basilica del Sto. Niño
    5:30 A.M. – Installation of Hermano & Hermana Mayores 2017

    January 6, 2017 (Friday) — Sinulog 2017 Kick-off
    10:00 A.M. – Sinulog Trade Fair @ SM City Cebu by Department of Trade and Industry
    2:00 P.M. – Solemn Mass (Basilica Del Santo Niño)
    3:00 P.M. – Launching Parade (Basilica Del Santo Niño to CCSC)
    7:00 P.M. – Opening and Launching Program, Fuente Osmeña

    January 7, 2017 (Saturday) — Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan
    1:00 P.M. – Parade of Participants, Capitol Grounds to Cebu City Sports Center
    2:00 P.M. – Sinulog sa Barangay @ Cebu City Sports Center
    10:00 P.M. – Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Party Bands

    January 8, 2017 (Sunday) — Sinulog sa Barangay
    3:00 A.M – Cebu City 2017 Marathon – www.cebumarathon.net
    1:00 P.M. – Parade of Participants, Plaza Independencia to Cebu City Sports Center
    2:00 P.M. – Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan and Sinulog sa Barangay @ Cebu City Sports Center
    10:00 P.M. – Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Party Bands

    January 9, 2017 (Monday)
    10:00 P.M. – Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Party Bands

    January 10, 2017 (Tuesday)
    10:00 P.M. – Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Party Bands

    January 11, 2017 (Wednesday)
    8:00 P.M. – Sinulog Idol @ Fuente Osmeña Circle
    9:00 P.M. – Concert @ Fuente Osmeña, Party Bands

    January 12, 2017 (Thursday)
    6:30 P.M. – Sinulog Festival Queen Runway Competition and Photo shoot

    January 13, 2017 (Friday) — Visual Merchandising Contest (Dept. Stores and Malls)
    4:00 A.M. – Walk with Mary (Area) Fuente Osmeña – Sto. Niño
    9:00 A.M. – Solidarity Meeting (All Competing Contingent / Floats / Higante/ Puppeteers) @ Cebu City Sports Center Gym
    6:00 P.M. – Sinulog 2017 Dance Crew Finals @ Cebu City Sports Center
    7:30 P.M. – Sinulog Festival Queen 2017 Coronation Night @ Cebu City Sports Center

    January 14, 2017 (Saturday)
    6:00 A.M. – Fluvial Procession of the Miraculous Image of the Sto. Niño
    9:00 A.M. – Re-enactment of the Baptism of Queen Juana and Rajah Humabon Basilica del Santo Niño
    12:00 P.M. – 12TH “The Street Vibration & Big Bike Rally 2017” by V-max Owner’s Group, Inc Cebu Chapter
    2:00 P.M. – Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
    7:00 P.M. – Sinulog Fireworks Competition @ SM City Cebu

    January 15, 2017 (Sunday) — Sinulog Grand Parade
    4:00 A.M. – Mañanita Mass @ Basilica del Sto. Niño
    6:00 A.M. – Pontifical Mass
    – Holy Mass @ Cebu City Sports Center
    – Sinulog Grand Parade Carousel Kick-off
    7:00 P.M. – Grand Finale and Grand Fireworks @ Cebu City Sports Center
    9:00 P.M. – Pyrospectacular Show (Pyromusical Show @ SM City Cebu)
    12:00 MN – Sinulog Fireworks @SRP

    January 16, 2017 (Monday) — Awarding Ceremonies @ Cebu City Sports Center

    January 20, 2017 (Friday) — “HUBO”

    January 31, 2017 — Judging Sinulog 2017 Photo Contest

    February 1, 2017 — Judging of Finalists in Short Film/Video Documentary and Music Video Contest

    February 4, 2017
    1:00 P.M. – Screening of Finalists Sinulog Short Film Festival @ SM City Cebu
    6:00 P.M. – Awarding Ceremonies Photo Contest, Short Film and Video Documentary Contest @ SM City Cebu

    February 4, 2017 – February 13, 2017
    Photo Exhibit – Winning Photos Sinulog 2017 @ SM City Cebu

     

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    Ati-atihan Festival 2017

  • by
  • the quest boi
  • Ati-atihan Festival is a yearly feast to celebrate Santo Niño in Kalibo, Aklan. It is often held in January, and comes to an end on the third Sunday.

    ‘Ati-Atihan’ is translated to mean ‘to mimic the Ati tribe’. Ati is a term that refers to the island’s early settlers. At the core of the festival, visitors get to indulge in vigorous tribal dances, ecstatic music and a host of native masks and weapons. The said festival is a crowd drawer for both locals and tourists alike.

    Below the Schedule of Activities of Ati-atihan Festival 2017

    Ati-Atihan Schedule 2017

    Monday January 9, 2017
    Main Events: Parade of Aklan Festival Showdown (Ecological-tourism themed costumes)

    Starting Time 2:00 PM
    Tuesday January 10, 2017
    Main Events: Parade of the students and teachers with a theme -Viva Sr. Sto. Nino

    Starting Time 2:00 PM
    Wednesday January 11, 2017
    Main Events: Parade of DepEd Students with a theme “Sinaot sa Calle” (street dancing)

    Starting Time 2:00 PM
    Thursday January 12, 2017
    Main Events: Parade of DepEd Teachers Street Dancing “Sinot sa Kalye” Higante Contest (Parade of the Giants,Children’s favorite)

    Starting Time 8:00 AM & 2:00 PM
    Friday January 13, 2017
    Main Events: A whole day Ati-Atihan street dancing “Sadsad Pagpasaeamat”

    Starting Time 8:00 AM - 7:00PM
    Saturday January 14, 2017 (Biggest day)
    Main Events: Tribal, Balik-Ati & Modern and Individual Ati-Atihan Contest
    Car Show and Street Party

    Starting Time 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Sunday January 15, 2017 (Last day)
    Main Events: Feast Day of Sto.Nino Pilgrims Mass (7AM)
    Religious Procession (Main Parade) (3PM)
    Photo Contest Open to all Professional and Amateur Photographer

    All week long (everyday)
    Never-ending Snake Dancing (people weaving like a snake) and Partying at Magsaysay Park (every night)
    Food Festival at Pastrana Park(offer an array of fast foods and culinary specialties)(9:00 AM-12:00MN)
    Magsaysay Park Food & Party Festival @ Magsaysay Park (6PM-1:AM)
    Ati-Atihan Bazaar @ Veterans Avenue(8:00AM -1:00AM)(Clothing and other things)
    Kalibo Ati-Atihan Trade Fair 2016 @ Kalibo Plaza Trade Hall

    Ati-atihan Festival Information
    January 8 -17, 2017
    Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines
    +036-2686160
    kasafifoundationkalibo@gmail.com

    Event Date:
    Jan. 8 - Jan. 17, 2017
    Venue:
    Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines
    Phone:
    +036-2686160
    Email:
    kasafifoundationkalibo@gmail.com
    Event Date:
    Jan. 8 - Jan. 17, 2017
    Venue:
    Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines
    Phone:
    +036-2686160
    Email:
    kasafifoundationkalibo@gmail.com
    Event Date:
    Jan. 8 - Jan. 17, 2017
    Venue:
    Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines
    Phone:
    +036-2686160
    Email:
    kasafifoundationkalibo@gmail.com

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