Dinagyang Festival 2011, Iloilo – January 22, 2011

Similar to the Ati-Atihan and Sinulog Festivals of Kalibo and Cebu respectively, the DInagyang Festival of Iloilo is in celebration of the Sto. Niño (Infant Jesus) and held on the weekend of the 4th Sunday of January. The Dinagyang Festival started out as a small...

Ati-Atihan 2011, Kalibo, Aklan – Jan 15, 2011

Long ago. Before you heard about the festivals Sinulog, Masskara, Kadayawan, and Dinagyang, there was The Ati-Atihan held every January in Kalibo, Aklan in honor of the Sto. Niño which had its origins in the 13th Century. In fact, when I was growing up, I could...

Sinulog Festival 2009 and 2010, Cebu

Looking through my photos folder on my home PC, I realized that I have not blogged about any of the Sinulog Festivals I have been to. Considering Sinulog 2009 was the 3rd trip I had gone on a after turning into The Lakwatsero (right after my trips to Taal in December...

Masskara Festival 2010, Bacolod City, October 17, 2010

Going to Bacolod for the Masskara Festival has been one of the items on my Bucket List for 2010 since the start if the year. Several weeks ago, fellow travel blogger Jepoi Ordaniel, a native of Bacolod, reminded me to make sure that I don’t miss this year’s Festival...

Ugu Bigyan, Tiaong, Quezon – May 15, 2010

En route to Lucban, Quezon for the Pahiyas Festival (I took the tour with Ultimate Philippines Tours) we stopped by a place not on the itinerary. We visited Ugu Bigyan. His full name is Augusto Bigyan, a potter, and apparently a one of those secret destinations. From...