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Events this month of March

  • Catanauan - March (3 days before Ash Wednseday) |Catanauan, Quezon, Philippines.  Boling-Boling Festival is an old age practice particular to Catanauanins, which is celebrated annually starting S...
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  • Barotac Viejo - Good Friday – March | Barotac Viejo, Iloilo  A yearly depiction of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.  Source:Corporate.mozcom.com
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  • Baguio - March or April, movable date | Baguio City, Philippines. Kicks off the Philippine Summer Vacation (SUMVAC - April to May) festivities with a large influx of visitors arriving to escape oppress...
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  • San Fernando (La Union) - Holy week | San Fernando, La Union, Philippines.  A yearly Holy week celebration spearheaded by the Provincial Government f featuring water sports, band concerts, fluvial parade and reena...
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  • Iloilo - March 9| Passi City  Pintados de Passi is a festival in honor of the Pintados that once inhabited the small city. The festival is made visually appealing by the Pintados, or painted street dan...
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  • Sipalay City - Every last week of March | Sipalay City, Negros Occidental Sipalay City has been the copper belt of southern Philippines for more than five decades. The first industrial mining of co...
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  • Siquijor - Lenten Season l San Antonio, Siquijor Philippines The Folk Healing Festival takes place every lenten season in Siquijor, where herbalists from both Visayas and Mindanao convene at San Antonio ...
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  • Tapaz - no specific date l Tapaz, Capiz Philippines The Mundo Dance is an ancient Indonesian fertility rite that consists of carefully choreographed dance moves. This was brought into the region by th...
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  • Compostela Valley - March 1-8 | Nabunturan, Compostela Valley  The Anibina Bulawanon Festival celebrates the bountiful gold harvest and the founding anniversary of Compostela Province. Compostela Valley is k...
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  • Pasig - March 1- 31 | Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines Participants vary from singers, pianists & violinists, bandleaders and music teachers whose common goal is to keep classical music and &...
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  • Muntinlupa - March 1 | Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, Philippines.  One of the highlights of Muntinlupa City’s Cityhood Anniversary. It usually features colorful parade of floats followed by street d...
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  • Davao City - March 2- March 14 | Davao City  Sugbahan is a food fair that features Davao's grilled specialties such as tuna.  Source:travelmart
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  • Palawan - March 4 | City of Puerto Princesa City Foundation Day Celebration Commemoration of City’s Foundation Day. Every 4th day of the month with a series of Sports, cultural and other events....
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  • Laguna - 6-12 March | Laguna Provincial Capitol Complex  Anilag is a shortened word for “Ani ng Laguna," which literally means "harvest of Laguna." Initially launched to mark the...
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  • Donsol - Every first week of March | Donsol, Sorsogon, PhilippinesTo welcome the return of the Butandings, which usually come in droves during this time of the year, and to officially signal the opening of ...
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  • Tagum - March 7 | Tagum City  Panagtagbo Festival coincides with Tagum’s founding anniversary. The term "panagtagbo" refers to a meeting. The festival describes a celebration whe...
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  • Manila - March 8-12 | Clamshell I, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines  A weeklong exhibit organized by the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) showcasing numerous products and servic...
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  • Abra - March 9 | Abra, Philippines. Celebrates the creation of the province on March 1917 by virtue of Act 2683. Cupped by a grand cultural parade depicting Abra in its historical stages starting, fr...
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  • Mayoyao - March 13-15 | Mayoyao, Ifugao, Philippines.  Town fiesta adopting the cultural festival "Ikghumtad" similar to the "Gotad of Hingyon & Kiangan". Source:Philtourism...
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  • La Trinidad - March 14- March 20 | La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines.The municipality of La Trinindad in Benguet, known as the Strawberry Capital of the Philippines, will feature the baking of the largest strawb...
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  • Pasig - Third Saturday of March | Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines   The Pista ng Batampasig is a project of the City Government of Pasig, which aims among others to promote programs and activiti...
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  • El Nido - March 15-18 | El Nido, Palawan  An annual celebration of townsfolk dressed in Kulambo (mosquito net), parading around the town.  Source: Palawan Government
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  • Lugait - March 16 | Lugait, Misamis OrientalThe Lugahait Festival celebrates the history and the founding of the municipality of Lugait.  The event is celebrated through native street dancing, showca...
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  • Davao City - March 16 | Davao CityAraw ng Dabaw literally means "Davao Day" in English. Ironically, the celebration lasts for a week with trade fairs, parades, and cultural presentations. The highlig...
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  • Lucena - March 17 | Lucena City, Quezon, Philippines.  The most famous life story ever written on Jesus Christ will be staged in Quezon. This Lenten Season, Quezons governor, Governor Raffy P. Nantes, ...
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  • Alaminos City - March 17 - 24| Alaminos City, Pangasinan, Philippines.  This is a weeklong celebration that starts on March 17 and highlights various fun-filled activities such as concerts of famous artists, ...
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  • San Francisco,Camotes Is. - March 18 | San Francisco, Camotes Island This Cebu festival takes place in the Camotes Islands off the coast of Cebu. Named after the soli-soli plant abundant in and along Danao Lake near...
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  • Albay - March 18-20 | Albay, Philippines  Mayon Conquest is a mountain expedition to the country’s most popular volcano, Mount Mayon.  The event is to encourage mountain-climbing enthusiast...
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  • Dingras - March 23-30 | Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines  The rice grannary of Ilocos Norte, thus, they celebrate harvest in a festive way. Activities include Thanksgiving Mass, Agro-industrial fair, ...
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  • Canlaon City - March 19 | Canlaon City Honors patron St. Joseph with street dancing giving thanks for the harvest that makes the city the Province's rice and vegetable bowl. Source:Sinlakan Tours &...
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  • Sagay City - Sagay City |March 19   An annual thanksgiving in honor of St. Joseph, showcasing the best of Sagay’s arts, culture, products, and people.  Source:FlyPhilippines
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  • San Fernando (La Union) - March 19 | Bacsil, San Fernando City, La Union, Philippines. To commemorate the bravery of the Filipinos during the Battle in Bacsil Ridge in the year 1945 that led to the complete liberat...
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  • Bongabong - March 19 | Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro A religious festival in honor of St. Joseph. It is celebrated by way of the Sulyog (Suli and Niyog) Festival through dances, flats, and cultural shows.&...
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  • Cainta - March 20-22 | Cainta, Rizal, Philippines.  A stage presentation that highlighted the judgement of Jesus Christ. Source:Wowphilippines.ca  
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  • San Fernando (La Union) - March 20 | San Fernando City,  Philippines.  The celebration of the Founding Anniversary of San Fernando as a City ratified during a plebiscite on March 20, 1998 subsequent to Republic Ac...
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  • Tapaz - March 21-27 | Tapaz, Marinduque, Philippines A festival of the moriones, colorfuly garbed and masked soldiers and centurions; culminates in the reenactment of the beheading of Longinus. The en...
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  • Paranaque - Good Friday | Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines.   Parishes in Parañaque performs the way of the cross on Good Friday during Lenten season, enacting Christ’s arrest, mo...
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  • Cebu City - March 21-26 | Cebu  The Buhing Kalbaryo Festival is a Cebu festival held during Lent by the Buhing Kalbaryo Foundation Inc. During this festival in Cebu, several key events of the life of Je...
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  • Victorias City - March 21 | Victorias City   The festival is in commemoration of the city’s Charter Anniversary which falls every 21st of March and goes with week-long festivities.  Source:FlyPhili...
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  • Calapan - March 21 |Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines From “sining-kalabaw”, a creative artistic painting competition with no less than the carabaos as “canvasses”. Thi...
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  • Calapan - March 21 | Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines The city was once an importer of rice but now rice is the most important export of Calapan. According to statistics, the increase in ...
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  • Lala - March 22 | Lala, Lanao del NorteThe Alimango Festival features a display of different sizes of alimango (crab). The celebration includes a fluvial parade that passes through a strip of mangrove tre...
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  • Dipolog - March 24- March 25 | Dipolog CityKatkat Sakripisyo is a mountain-climbing activity conducted in observation of the Holy Week. It is a venue where Catholics pay penance for their sins. The eve...
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  • Bantayan - March 24 | Bantayan  Cebu's Bantayan Island comes alive every March, when the Pasko Kasakit sa Bantayan festival in Cebu takes place. A truly remarkable Cebu festival, Pasko Kasakit sa Banta...
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  • Binangonan - March 25 | Binangonan, Rizal, PhilippinesIt is a play executed every Good Friday by replaying the funeral of Jesus Christ through a procession. Due to the influx of tourists, devotes and other peop...
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  • Ilog - March 25 | Negros Occidental Kisi Kisi is a dance parade which imitates the way fishes flip-flop and twitch as they are hauled during the bountiful harvest.  Participating groups wear co...
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  • Tabaco - March 21-26 | Tabaco City, Philippines   A week-long activity held in time with the City’s Foundation Anniversary. Street presentation depicting the city’s legend, trade fairs of ...
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  • Angono - March 26-27 | Angono, Rizal, Philippines.  Black Saturday is highlighted by 3-hour presentation of “Vigilia na Muling Pagkabuhay” at the patio of the church. On Easter Sunday, a ce...
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  • Guimbal - March 27-31 |Guimbal, Iloilo A celebration of the birth of a new history and culture of the people of Guimbal as a tribute and reverence to the triumphant struggle of its ancestors for meaningful...
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  • Minglanilla - March 27 | Minglanilla  This simple Cebu fiesta in Minglanilla highlights the town's popular 'sugat.' Source:Cebu Central.com 
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  • San Pablo - March 27 | San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines.  Grand parade of various and colorful floats participated in by both government and private sectors while the tribal groups are on the streets dancin...
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  • Marcos - March 27 | Marcos, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.  The town is a purely agricultural area dominated by farmers and farming is their main occupation. Expect agri-trade fair and other related activi...
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  • Dipolog - March 28- April 3 | Dipolog City Katkat sa Dipolog is an annual mountain-climbing activity at Linabo Peak and Cogon Eco-Park. Nature trekkers conduct the activity during th...
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  • Butuan - March 31 | Butuan CityThe First Easter Mass Celebration in the city features a re-enactment of Magellan's landing and planting of the cross on March 21, 1521 in the area. Magellan's Cross&nb...
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Statue of General Ye Fei in Tiaong

Statue of General Ye Fei is located in Tiaong, Quezon, Philippines.

 

Sixto Mercado Tiongco or Ye Fei was born to Yap Sun Uy, a Chinese and Francisca Mercado, a Filipina in the town of Tiaong in May 7, 1914. He went to China to study in 1919 and joined the Chinese peoples struggle for liberation in his youth. He commanded the 10th Division of the Peoples Liberation Army, the military district of Fujian, and the navy; and became the governor of Fujian. Minister of transportation and Vice President of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress. Ye Fei made a one day visit to tiaong, Quezon, the place of his birth, after an absence of 70 years. He met his relatives and town folks who treated him as a part of their clan. He paid filial homage before the tomb of his parents who were buried in the towns cemetery. Ye Fei died on April 18, 1999 at the age of 85 in a military hospital in Beijing and were given full military during his funeral.

 

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