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35th Asean Tourism Forum


  The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) is a cooperative regional effort to promote the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region as one tourist destination. This annual event involves all the tourism industry sectors of the 10 member nations of ASEAN: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and […]

The Ibalong Festival 2015


  The Ibalong Festival is a non-religious celebration held in the month of August in Legazpi City, Albay. This event commemorates the epic story of Ibalong, the old name of Bicol, and its three legendary heroes – Bantong, Baltog, and Handyong. Villains such as Oryol, Rabot, and Tandayog and wild animals are also part of […]

Grandest Marching Band Parade & Competition 2015


  “Spectacular. Fun-filled. Colorful. Great. Dynamic. Vibrant. Artistry in motion and sounds,” are just some of the words one can describe this Annual Marching Band Festival that showcases the musical artistry of 54 participating marching bands from all over the country, as they compete against the wonderful drumming beats and band harmony that will envelop […]

Kumbira 2015 – 19th Culinary Show and Live Competitions


  It’s time again when the most talented chefs, skilled service professionals and students in all region gathered in one roof to compete the most awaited Culinary Show and Live Competitions of the year, KUMBIRA 2015! Presented by Cagayan De Oro Hotel and Restaurant Association (COHARA) with the support of the Department of Tourism – Region […]

Koronadal International Folklore Festival


  Koronadal takes center stage as it holds its first ever Koronadal International Folklore Festival dubbed as “Pyesta Kolon Datal” on August 9-18, 2015 featuring 12 participating countries Armenia, Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Turkey and 4 Philippine Cultural Groups: UP Filipiniana Dance Troupe, PNU Kislap Sining, […]

Diving & Resort Travel Expo Philippines 2015


  The Philippines has much to offer as a dive destination to the global dive tourism market. The country has long been renowned around the world as a dive haven, offering high quality dive experience all year around. Not surprisingly, the Philippines has received numerous citations from various media and acclaimed dive publications as one […]

3rd Farm Tourism Conference


  The 3rd Farm Tourism Conference with the theme “Healthy Soils for a Healthy Life” in support of the United Nations (UN) declaration of 2015 as the International Year of Soils (IYS) will be held on July 1-3, 2015 at Batis Aramin Resort and Hotel, Lucban, Quezon Province. Farm Tourism is the business of attracting […]

T’nalak Festival 2015


  The T’nalak Festival is an annual week-long celebration of South Cotabato’s rich culture and bounty. It is also a celebration of  the province’s founding anniversary. Highlight of the celebration which is named after the traditional cloth hand-woven by the Tboli tribe is the Tnalak Festival Grand Parade and the street dancing competition held every […]

Regada: Annual Cavite City Water Festival


  Cavite City’s party loving people are now on the midst of elaborate preparations for the Annual Cavite City Water Festival or popularly known as REGADA. The festival’s moniker was derived from the Spanish word “regar” which means to water or to sprinkle. Also called the “Water Festival”, the festival is comprised of games, street […]

Kaogma Festival 2015


  Brace yourselves! This year’s Kaogma will be the biggest in history! Big stars like Ann Curtis, Angeline Quinto, Billy Crawford, JayR, Jopay of the Sexbomb Dancers, Joshua Zamora and bands such as Up Dharma Down, Rivermaya, Wolfgang and many more local and international artists will heat up the Kaogma Grounds on May 23-31! You […]

Balangay Festival 2015


  It is a month-long fiesta celebration of Butuan City. Several activities are lined up for the celebration like Mutya Hong Butuan Pageant, Sportsfest and Santacruzan. This May, Butuan City is celebrating the 28th Balangay Fesitval and they are inviting everyone to come visit Butuan and the rest of the CARAGA Region and learn more […]