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Events this month of January

  • Lambunao - 2nd Sunday of January | Lambunao, Iloilo The Binanog Festival is an exhibition of the Lambunaonons deeply rooted culture. The festival centers on the native's binanog dance. The danc...
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  • Aborlan - 3rd week of January| Aborlan town proper  For the Tagbanuas, it is a dance ritual comprising the observance of the Pagdiwata. For the Batak tribe, it is a form of war dance. So...
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  • Cebu City - Third Sunday of January | Cebu City The Sinulog Festival is considered the most important Cebu festival in the Queen City of the South. Held every January in the provincial capital, the f...
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  • Cadiz City - Cadiz City | Every January   Festival in honor of the Sto. Nino, patron of Cadiz City believed to have created miracles protecting the city from the invading pirates a long time ago. Sour...
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  • Ilog - Every January | Ilog, Negros Occedental Re-enactment of the battle between the Christian forces and the invading Moro pirates in the Ilog river; commemorates the defiance of Datu Manyabog ag...
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  • Kabankalan City - Kabankalan City | Every January  Re-enactment of the battle between the Christian forces and the invading Moro pirates in the Ilog river; commemorates the defiance of Datu Manyabog against th...
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  • Cadiz City - Cadiz City | 4th Sunday of January  A revelry from sunrise to sunset, with ceaseless and rhythmic beating of drums. A sea of humanity in cadence with black soot “ati” performing r...
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  • Iloilo - 4th weekend of January | Iloilo City Dinagyang Festival is the biggest and most colorful religious and cultural festival in Iloilo, Philippines, and is held on the fourth Sunday of January, or...
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  • Arevalo - 3rd Sunday of January | Arevalo, Iloilo City   Held in Arevalo, Iloilo City. Highlights of this District Fiesta of Arevalo are the multicolor fireworks. The skyline becomes a celebration with...
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  • San Joaquin - 2nd Saturday of January | San Joaquin, Iloilo    For centuries the Pasungay or bullfighting has brought excitement and lavishness to the celebration of Bayluhay Festival. The setting of ...
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  • Calinog - Every last Sunday of January | Calinog, Iloilo  Festival similar to Ati-atihan of Kalibo and Iloilo City's Dinagyang.  Source:Corporate.mozcom.com
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  • Jordan - Last Friday of January |Jordan Bulantihan Festival celebrates Jordan's major thriving industry: fishing, farming, and mango production. Product from these industries are brought to the town's ...
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  • Buenavista - 3rd Sunday of January | Buenavista Kinaradto Festival is a celebration of Buenavista's rich cultural tradition. The festival is filled with presentation of songs, dances, and musical tabl...
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  • Maitum - January | Maitum, Sarangani Province The Bangsi Festival celebrates Maitum's prosperous fishing industry, particularly on bangsi (flying fish). The festival features street dancing p...
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  • Angadanan - January|  Angadanan, Isabela, Philippines The Gakit Festival is an annual festival held at the Cagayan River. It was revived by Mayor Bentot to remind Angadanians of their cultural tradit...
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  • Manila - January | Manila, Philippines  The first Philippines-China Traditional Culture Festival was held in Manila Sunday night with various Chinese traditional arts presented to thousands of loc...
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  • Romblon - January l Romblon, Philippines The Biniray Festival is usually held during early January in Romblon, and the festivities start with a grand fluvial parade and is capped with a fun celebration ...
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  • Tagkawayan - January 1| Tagkawayan, Quezon, Philippines.  A month long activity held in time with the town's foundation day (Jan. 1) till the Town Fiesta (Feb.9-11). The celebration are highlighted with th...
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  • Koronadal City - January 3-10 | Koronadal, South Cotabato Translated literally, it means "Day of Koronadal" and indeed it is. It is also during this day that the Hinugyaw Festival is being celebrated.Hin...
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  • Banaue - January | Banaue, Ifugao, Philippines  The month of January is considered the spring period in Banaue and start of planting season where rice seedlings are finally transplanted (hopnak) in the...
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  • Lipa City - 2nd week of January | Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines. Walistik is a Tagalog slang for being incredibly cool. The festival was put up to challenge the creativity and innovativeness of the Lip...
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  • Manila - 09 January | City of Manila, Philippines. An intense, day-long festival highlighted by a mammoth procession of the image of the Black Nazarene around Quiapo district participated in by mostly ...
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  • Paete - January| Paete, Laguna, Philippines. A religious festival honoring the Sto. Nino or Holy Child this is characterized by street dancing “ala-mardigrass”’ with participants po...
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  • San Pablo - January 10-13 | San Pablo City, Laguna A grand mardi-gras celebration which pays homage to Laguna Province's most ubiquitous crop: the coconut. Source:Travelmart.net
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  • San Pablo - January 11-15 | San Pablo City,Philippines This festival celebrates the bounty of Laguna’s lush coconut plantation. It is celebrated every second Sunday of January. Coconut products galo...
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  • Jimalalud - January 13 |  Jimalalud, Negros Oriental  Street dancing and pageants to enliven fiesta. Source:Sidlakan Tours & Travel
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  • Digos - January 15 | Digos City, Davao del Sur Sinulog sa Digos is a yearly celebration in patronage to Sto. Niño. The feast features a parade of devotees dancing in the streets and b...
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  • Paranaque - January 15 | Paranaque, Metro Manila, Philippines. This is celebrated during January 15 which is a week-long festivity and showcases other events such as Sambalilo Festival, Regatta de Palanya...
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  • Daram - January 15 | Daram, Samar  A rich fishing ground of the province known for Carpas and Lapu-lapu.  Source:Province of Samar
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  • Marabut - January 15 | Marabut, Samar The place of the famous J Barin plywood factory. Also noted for its logging concession.  Source:Province of Samar
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  • Makati - January 16 | Glorietta 4 Park, Makati City, PhilippinesThe Caracol Festival was initiated by the Makati Government to promote the conservation of our ecology. The festival is held on the streets of...
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  • Navotas - January 16 | Brgy. Tangos, Navotas, Metro Manila, Philippines.The Pangisdaan Festival is one of the highlights of the Navotas Day celebration. It features street dancing and float competition focus...
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  • Cabuyao - January 16 | Cabuyao, Laguna, Philippines   The Batingaw Festival commemorates the legendary “Kampanang Ginto” which Cabuyao is known. The celebration always starts with the simult...
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  • Cebu City - January 17 | Cebu, Philippines  It has been a tradition to have the image of the Child Jesus visit His parents before His grand day. The icon will be leaving His home in the Basilica del Sto. ...
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  • Santa Rosa - 18 January | Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines  The town people were largely dependent in basic agriculture & family own enterprises for livelihood. The characteristics of the people bei...
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  • Manila - 19 January | Manila, Philippines The City of Manila, residents and non-government organizations of Sto. Niño de Tondo conducts a series of cultural activities held in the said comm...
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  • Janiuay - January 19 | Janiuay, Iloilo “Sadsad Sa Kalye” is a dynamic mass presentation expressing the beliefs, views, visions and aspirations of the Janiuaynons based upon tradition, histor...
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  • Bansud - January 19 | Bansud, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines A streetdance similar to Sinulog which depicts “thanksgiving” for the bountiful harvest. It is participated in by the different s...
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  • Poro - January 19 | Poro The Tagbo Festival celebrates the founding of Poro. The festival is celebrated through a street dancing parade that depicts the confrontation between two warring tribes....
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  • Kalibo - January 20 (or every third Sunday of January) | Kalibo, Aklan  The Ati-Atihan is a festival in honour of the Santo Niño, celebrated in the third week of January. During the last three ...
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  • Caloocan - 3 January | Caloocan, Metro Manila, Philippines. The name of the event is derived from "Maypajo," a shortcut of Pajotan, a local variety of mango variety found in Caloocan City. &nbs...
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  • Sibulan - 3rd Sunday of January | Sibulan  Masulog Festival is a showcase of culture and tradition intertwined in a well choreographed dance in flamboyant costume in honor of the child Jesus, Sr. S...
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  • Lapu-Lapu City - November 21 to 22 | Lapu- Lapu City, Cebu  This Cebu festival celebrates the founding of this thriving Cebu city. The patron saint of the city, the Virgin of the Rule, is also given due accla...
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  • Tagbilaran City - January 21-23 | Tagbilaran City, Bohol Tagbilaran City pays tribute to a favorite plant--the ube. Join the Boholanos in their efforts to establish this tasty, purple-hued crop as a m...
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  • San Joaquin - 3rd Saturday of January | San Joaquin, Iloilo Bayluhay festival is celebrated every third week of January. The festival reflect's the town's unique mixture of race and cultures . His...
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  • Vigan - In an effort to increase public awareness of Vigan as a unique historic city to be conserved and protected, the Save Vigan Ancestral Homes Association, Inc. (SVAHAI), a local non-government organiz...
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  • Guiguinto - January 22-23 | Guiguinto, Bulacan, Philippines.  The 14 Barangay vigorously prepares their respective floats together with the non-governmental organization & civil society showcasing the...
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  • Tanay - January 23-24 | Tanay, Rizal, Philippines.  The town fiesta in honor of San Ildefonso de Toledo is held every January 23. Musical band sponsored by the nine barangays roam around the town. The...
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  • San Vicente - January 23-24 | Port Barton, San Vicente  “Arawedan” celebration of cultural events and exposition of their tourist attractions. Source:Palawan Government
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  • Vigan - January 25 |Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.  The "Heritage City," as Vigan is known, bursts into merry colors through its Binatbatan Festival, luring hordes of local and foreign tour...
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  • Iloilo - January 25 | Lemery, Iloilo An annual festival in Lemery, Iloilo celebrated every 25trh of January, which features eight (8) districts portraying different situations or scenes on the rea...
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  • Baco - January 25 | Baco, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines Celebrated in abundance of bananas; activities include the traditional “lupakan,” “harana” (serenade), and pandangguhan...
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  • Lumban - January 19 & 26| Lumban, Laguna, Philippines. On the occasion of the feast of San Sebastian, Lumban boasts of two noteworthy events that take place side by side the town fiesta.The moro-m...
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  • Malolos - Held during Last Sunday of January | Malolos City, Bulacan, Philippines. The biggest expression of devotion of the Holy Child Jesus in the Luzon island, celebrated every last...
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  • Baras - January 27 | Baras, Rizal, Philippines.  The players move around like boxers. Each one aims to knock his opponent down by kicking at the latter’s legs. The kicks are delivered with consi...
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  • Calinog - January 30- February 6 | Calinog, Iloilo  An annual festivity of Calinog’s devotion to Sr. Sto. Niño. It is a nine day event and its activities consist of an opening salvo, food f...
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  • Pateros City - January 31 | Pateros, Metro Manila, Philippines.  The Balot sa Puti Festival is a food festival featuring a cooking competition of the famous Philippine delicacy known as balut. Balut is a fer...
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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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