Category: Festivals

Go Negosyo, DOT mount Tourism Summit in Cebu

The Department of Tourism (DOT), in partnership with Go Negosyo, will be holding the first ever Tourism Summit this year at SM Seaside City, Cebu on May 6.  The island province of Cebu will be the pioneering location for the event, which aims to... Read More | Share it now!

Balloon Festival to be Held in Lubao Pampanga

A world-class theme park and wakeboard facility site are now under construction on a 250-hectare property in the village of Prado Siongco in Lubao, Pampanga, where the balloon festival will be held for four days on 10th to 13th April 2014. The annual... Read More | Share it now!

Pyromusical Fireworks

Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people, trooped to the Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City on Saturday nights from February 12 to March 12, 2011, to witness the dazzling display of fireworks dancing to the tune of popular music.

The Second Philippine International Pyromusical Competition in 2011 put on an amazing shower in the sky of explosive colors and electrifying music, best viewed at the Seaside Boulevard at SM Mall of Asia.

Participating countries include South Korea, Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, China, France, Japan, Canada, Australia and the Philippines.

Christmas in the Philippines

CCP Christmas LanternChristmas in the Philippines is a spectacle of lights and vibrant colors that convey a festive mood and jolly atmosphere.  As a Christian country, the Philippines joins the rest of the world in celebrating the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ.  This makes Manila and other major cities in the Philippines a tourist draw during the Christmas season.

From lively interior decors inside homes to giant Christmas trees outdoor, the country comes alive with a kaleidescope of neon lights and beams on the nights of December to early January.

Metro Manila is particularly glowing with rainbow colors in December.  Favorite destinations during this time of year include Cubao in Quezon City which has the tallest outdoor Christmas tree matching the size of Araneta Coliseum, the twin giant malls of SM City North EDSA and Trinoma also in Quezon City, Roxas Boulevard in Manila, SM Mall of Asia in Pasay, Greenhills in San Juan and the Ayala Center in Makati City.

Philippines Holidays 2011

President Benigno Aquino III has issued Proclamation No. 84, which identified the holidays in 2011. This goes against the previous administration’s practice of moving the holiday to the nearest Monday to enable workers to enjoy long weekends.  The previous administration pursued the so-called holiday economics which encouraged people to visit tourist destinations during long weekends.

Holidays in 2012

President Benigno Aquino III has issued Proclamation No. 295, identifying Philippine holidays in 2012, and scheduling them near weekends, to give workers enough time to visit their families in the provinces.  Under the proclamation, there will be at least six long weekends during 2012.

The first special non-working holiday will be 23rd January 2011 to mark the Chinese New Year.  A long break will be in April during the Christian observance of Lent, beginning with Maundy Thursday on 5th April, Good Friday on 6th April, up to Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valour) on 9th April, which is a Monday.  This will be followed by a long weekend in August with the declaration of National Heroes’ Day on 27th August, a Monday.

Panagbenga Festival Earns PhP15 Billion

Panagbenga, Baguio City’s flower festival, proved to be the country’s most lucrative, tourist attraction. After being able to usher in at least 4 million visitors, the government-backed, community-led festival which was also shown worldwide... Read More | Share it now!

Las Farolas Attracts 200,000 Visitors

Nearly 200,000 visitors in the last 11 months visited Las Farolas, the newest tourist and educational destination in Pasig City. Students from both private and public educational institutions in the National Capital Region and the provinces along with... Read More | Share it now!