Local Philippines Events
August 4-5 | Basco, Batanes, Philippines  This is highlighted by a cultural presentation showing the life and times of the Ivatans.  Source:NCCA Website

August 7
August 7| Gainza, Camarines Sur, Philippines  A week-long festivity in Gainza aimed to preserve its culture and tradition and to promote the area as a tourist destination. Highlight is the boat race. Source:Province of Camarines Sur  

Indeed, Dumaguete City celebrates a bunch of festivals throughout the year. Schools and universities in the city also have their own festivities that are crowd-drawers, one of which is the Silliman University Founder's Day celebration. Silliman University Founder’s Day is comprised of weeklong activities commemorating the establishment in 1901 of the first Protestant University in the Philippines. During this event, several booths are put up by different student organizations around the campus and thousands flock to the SU grounds to see these displays.  It is also during this event that the prestigious Miss Silliman Beauty Pageant is usually held. Source:  Experiencephilippines.com

August 9
August 09-11 | Kidapawan City, North Cotabato  The Fruit Festival is a venue for Kidapawan to present its fruit-growing industry - by taking the industry to the streets. The event features cultural shows, a parade of local fruits, exhibits, street dancing competiton, and lectures on fruit preparation.     How to get to Fruit Festival If taking off from Manila, a flight to Cotabato City will take around 1 hour and 30 minutes. Land travel from Cotabato to Kidapawan will take around 2 hours and 15 minutes. If you are already in Mindanao, land trips to Kidapawan are available from any point in the island.  Source: Travelmart

August 11
Every third week of August | Libon, Albay, Philippines Known not only because of the Geothermal Power, Tiwi is famous originally because of the “Coron” or pottery products that are shaped in different forms and sizes either in round or hexagonal shapes. This traditional industry can be traced back in the early part of the seventeenth century when the sticky clay dug at the hilly place near the sea named bolo was discovered to have a useful way when the early settlers formed them in different shapes which they used for cooking, eating or drinking. Not ceasing to this discovery, it soon became a big and productive livelihood for the people in the years to come, spreading them commercially to other towns and regions. Capitalizing on these clay products from whence the town of Tiwi became know, the 1st Coron Festival was born under the strong initiative of Mayor Patria Gutierrez and the members of the Sangguniang Bayan. A showcase of events highlighted by a street presentation participated in by the town’s different public and private schools and sectors gives a week-long of fun and merriment to visitors and local people. The religious package of devotion and prayer in honor of Albay’s patroness, Nuestra Señora de Salvacion (Our Lady of Salvation) is the peak event of the festival, colorfully drawing thousands of devotees and religious groups through a long maritime procession of different local sea vessels on the sea spray of the serene pacific ocean going to the quiet barangay of Joroan, the home of the miraculous image.Source:Tourism.albay.gov.ph

August 12
August 12-16| Barangay Calumpang, Liliw, Laguna, Philippines.  A five day festivity featuring the sweet santol and lanzones fruits raised in the locality. Source:VisitMyPhilippines.com  

August 12
August 12-17 | Guinobatan, Albay Derived from a local word su wak meaning the process of flowering or blossoming, thus, pagsuwak is a sign of growth, devewlopment and progress of the municipality. The festival, therefore, which is held to coincide with the town fiesta signifies act of thanksgiving for the bounties from the land. Various activities are lined up highlighted by a street presentation. Source:Philippinefiestas.com Festivals.aboutph.com

August 15 | Kidapawan City, North Cotabato Kalibongan is a Manobo term for a grand celebration. The celebration marks the gathering of various Mindanao tribes. Each tribe displays their own cultural heritage and their own version of a party. The event is highlighted with a horsefight and a blood compact peace ceremony. How to get to Kalibongan Festival (Horse Fight & Blood Compact)If taking off from Manila, a flight to Cotabato City will take around 1 hour and 30 minutes. Land travel from Cotabato to Kidapawan will take around 2 hours and 15 minutes. If you are already in Mindanao, land trips to Kidapawan are available from any point in the island.  Source: travelmart

August 15
August 15 | Cantilan, Surigao del SurThe festival features a war dance depicting the conflict between Muslims and Christians during the Christianization of the early Cantillanons. Source: travelmart

August 16
3rd Saturday of August | Tiwi, Albay, Philippines. Joroan and Nuestra Señora de Salvacion are inseparable. When we speak of Joroan, we speak of Nuesta Señora de Salvacion because the recorded history of the former is intertwined in the traditions of the Blessed Virgin. In fact, Joroan was known in Bicol because of her image and title as Nuestra Señora de Salvacion.It was a very simple man by the name of Mariano Dacoba who brought to life the Our Lady of Salvation in Joroan in circa 1700. He was a salt maker by profession and a caretaker of the property of a wealthy Buhinon named Don Silverio Arcilla.It all began on a certain day when Dacoba was clearing the land which he was tilling. He cut a calpe tree, which is good for use as firewood or post. However, he was amazed because despite the many hours that passed by, the tree remained as fresh as it was before; its leaves did not wilt “Milagro!” he said to himself. He informed his landlord about it. That landlord was Don Arcilla who then consulted the pastor of Buhi of what could be done with it. The friar pastor of Buhi summoned as sculptor named Bagacumba. Out of the tree, he was able to carve three statuettes-Nuestra Señora de Salvacion, San Antonio de Padua, and Nuestra Señora de Solidad—now in Brgy. Joroan of Tiwi, and in the poblacion and Brgy. Tambo both of Buhi, respectively. Source:Tourism.albay.gov.ph