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is a Filipino word derived from the word bayan meaning town, nation, or community in general. "Bayanihan" literally means, "being a bayan," and is thus used to refer to a spirit of communal unity and cooperation.

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The article: Caloocan mayor wants repeal of ordinance vs women wearing shorts
March 28, 2019

Incumbent Mayor Oscar Malapitan says women should have the freedom to wear what they want when in Caloocan
Mayor Oscar Malapitan on Wednesday, March 27, said he would push for the repeal of the ordinance prohibiting women from wearing shorts in public in Caloocan City.
The Video: Pagbabawal sa maiksing shorts, pinapalagan ng ilang residente sa Caloocan
The article: Police tell girls: Don't wear short clothes to prevent sex crimes
Rambo Talabong June 16, 2020 - with Video
'Kayo naman mga ghErlsz, wag kayo magsuot ng pagkaikli-ikling damit at pag naman nabastos ay magsusumbong din sa amin,' says a now-deleted Facebook post of a police station in Quezon Province
The article: 'Inviting the beast'? #HijaAko trends as women call out victim blaming
Samantha Bagayas June 16, 2020 - with Video
Many on social media join Frankie Pangilinan in condemning the thinking that women's outfits are to blame for sexual assault
The article: #StepUpUAP: Another school faces complaints of sexual harassment
June 29, 2020
The University of Asia and the Pacific encourages victims of sexual harassment to come forward and file complaints with the Office of Student Mentoring, Guidance and Counseling
The Video: #HijaAko Harassment: Sino ang tunay na biktima?
GMA Public Affairs June 16, 2020
Trending sa social media ang #HijaAko na ginagamit ng ilan na naging biktima ng sexual harassment. Ito ay matapos ang tweet ni Kakie Pangilinan bilang pagsagot sa post ng Lucban PNP na ‘wag daw magsusuot ng maikling damit para ‘di mabastos na kinontra naman ni Ben Tulfo. Ayon sa mga biktima, hindi raw dapat turuan ang mga babae kung paano manamit para ‘di mabastos kundi turuan ang mga tao na ‘wag mambastos.
The Video: Frankie Pangilinan: Ben Tulfo's comments wouldn't be acceptable in other countries
Jun 17, 2020 ANC 24/7
Frankie Pangilinan, the daughter of Philippine Senator Francis Pangilinan and Actress, Sharon Cuneta sparks an online movement condemning rape and victim shaming against women after she traded barbs with broadcaster Ben Tulfo.
The Video: Kakie Pangilinan: #HijaAko and finding one’s voice
June 22, 2020
Kakie Pangilinan about #HijaAko, finding her voice, and her music

The Video: Justice Department Cybercrime Unit, NBI investigating rape threat against Frankie Pangilinan
Jun 23, 2020 ANC 24/7
Philippine authorities -- now awaiting a formal complaint from the Pangilinan family against the man who threatened to rape actress Sharon Cuneta's daughter, Frankie Pangilinan.

The Video: Sharon Cuneta, bumuwelta sa nambastos sa anak niyang si Frankie
Jun 22, 2020 ABS-CBN News

Jennylyn Mercado, Gab Valenciano take stand against rape culture, victim blaming
June 18, 2020
'Rape exists because of rapists' – end of argument

Sharon Cuneta calls out man who threatened to rape daughter Frankie
June 20, 2020
'Hindi kita patatahimikin,' says the enraged mega star in a lengthy post against the man on Instagram
The man appeared to be responding to Frankie speaking out against victim blaming and rape culture on Twitter, and starting the viral hashtag #HijaAko in response to a condescending reply from Ben Tulfo

Sharon Cuneta plans to sue man who threatened to rape daughter Kakie
June 21, 2020
Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says Sharon Cuneta sought his help in dealing with the man who threatened to rape her daughter Kakie Pangilinan

The Video: Sen. Francis Pangilinan: Rape stories ng netizens ikinuwento kay Frankie
Jun 22, 2020

The Video: DOJ locates person who threatened to rape Sharon's daughter
Jun 23, 2020 ANC 24/7
The Department of Justice already knows the whereabouts of the netizen who threatened to rape the daughter of Senator Francis Pangilinan and Sharon Cuneta.

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Honoring the predecessors of the #HijaAko movement
Ma Hazel Joy Faco July 13, 2020

'We should recognize that the #HijaAko Movement is not merely a Filipinized incarnation of the #MeToo Movement, because it is organically built upon the pioneering initiatives of early activists... the comfort women'

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The Story of the Filipino: Fashion Designers
May 19, 2020 CNN Philippines

Medical frontliners continue to respond to the call of duty, but how can they take care of their patients when their lives are also at risk?
Facing a shortage of masks and PPEs, fashion designers Rajo Laurel, Michael Leyva, and Guela Ampong gathered their teams to create protective gear for our frontliners.
Find out how they made this difficult task possible on The Story of the Filipino

Fashion and clothing in the Philippines
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The clothing style and fashion sense of the Filipinos in the modern-day era have been influenced by their native ancestors, the Spanish colonizers and the Americans, as evidenced by the chronology of events that occurred in Philippine history. At present, Filipinos conform their way of dressing, in addition to the above factors, as a result of the influence of what is shown by the media on television, fashion shows, among others.

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What you didn’t know about the ‘terno’– and no, it wasn’t Ramon Valera who invented it
By: Cheche V. Moral November 04, 2015
‘It’s not the ‘terno’ but the kind of ‘terno,’ declares Mark Higgins, who, with Gino Gonzales, authors a ‘photographic resource book’ published by Bench

FAST FACTS: Who invented the Philippine terno?
January 27, 2017
While former First Lady Imelda Marcos popularized the terno, it has long been worn by Filipino women and evolved from earlier traditional Filipino dresses.
“No one person invented it. It was a collective effort. The removal of the pañuelo (pañuelo: a square cloth folded triangularly and worn in the Philippines like a great ruffle or collar), which is usually attributed to Valera, happened way, way before [he removed it]. Women have been trying to remove it way before," Gonzales said in a 2015 interview.

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Tweeters call out Maxine Medina for saying Imelda Marcos invented the terno
January 26, 2017
Netizens use #ImeldaIsNotTheTerno when PH's Miss Universe 2016 candidate erroneously credits the dictator's wife for inventing the national costume


Turning heads in terno
Nov 16, 2018

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This is the traditional clothing of the filipino, its one of the unique feminine and simply beautiful national costume in Asia.
Actually this is originally called as barot saya and because it is a philippine costume it was coined filipiniana. This dress is no where to be found because it can only be seen in the Philippines.
This filipiniana has different kinds - from the baro at saya, then evolved to María Clara, where the panuelo on the neck was added, then this María Clara evolved to traje de mestiza, where the half filipino half Spanish, simply called mestiza are the one whose commonly wearing it. This traje de mestiza has a featured of butterfly sleeves but remained its panuelo on the neck (look at the V-shape), then it evolved as terno the modern filipino dress where the panuelo was removed but maintained its butterfly sleeves. Now it can be seen with different kind of designs!

The traditional attire of the Philippines
by Fyrune
I notice that there are clips of other countries national attire and I've seen none from Philippines so why not make one. I made this so that others can appreciate the beauty of these dresses.


some people says that we are not asians because of how we dress. We are asian but we are westernized people because the Philippines was colonized by Spain for 300 years, that is why we inherited their culture and traditions even our religion and also our facial features.

The FAACT presents the old and modern Philippine costumes during the Philippine Cultural Heritage Festival on October 3, 2009


Terno Fashion Show

Filipino Terno Fashion Show, a fundraiser presented by Philippine Charities of America, Inc. at the Sheraton La Guardia Hotel in Flushing, New York Aug. 26, 2011.

Terno and The Ins and Outs of the Terno






A presentation of different elegant Filipina Dresses modeled by charming parishioners of St. John Neumann Parish Center, Las Vegas, NV - Sept 2008





Philippines Traditional Dress







Raquel's piece on The Philippines and Piña Cloth

The past and present of Piña cloth in regards to Philippine culture.


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Ramon Valera and his timeless ternos
Tedrick Yau October 07, 2017

A new exhibit showcases the national artist's elegant vision of a traditional Filipino dress

Barong Tagalog

The barong Tagalog (or simply barong, from the word baro) is an embroidered formal garment of the Philippines.

look also HERE, HERE

History of Barong Tagalog

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History of the Barong Tagalog

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Baro't Saya

Baro't saya is the unofficial national dress of the Philippines and is worn by women.

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IN PHOTOS: The 'modern' baro't saya
Alexa Villano May 30, 2018

After weeks of mentorship and consultation with the top brass of Philippine fashion, 15 budding designers showcased their interpretations of the baro't saya during the Balik Saya competition at the National Museum of Natural History.

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'Barong Tagalog' in modern times

Declared as a national dress of the Philippines, Barong Tagalog have evolved to modern times by redesigning its concept. Oct 5, 2013


Filipina designer gives barong a modern twist
CNN Philippines Jun 11, 2019
Barong with a twist, that's what a Filipina designer created in time for the celebration of the country's 121st Independence day.


Baro't  Saya


Barong Tagalog


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Pretty Women In Traditional Philippine Clothing from the different regions/provinces/states of the country.

The Philippine Traditional Costumes

also of so many Traditional Costumes of the Indigenous peoples and Tribes

Yahnessa Holth

So many wonderfull photos and descriptions

"AboutPhilippines" thinks: one of the best site about costumes, we have seen

Philippine Costumes
Camisa de Chino

Camisa de Chino descriptions and history

Maria Clara gown

The Maria Clara gown is a traditional gown worn by women in the Philippines. This Filipino dress takes its name from María Clara, the mestiza protagonist of the national epic Noli Me Tangere, penned in 1890 by Filipino national hero José Rizal.

The Maria Clara dress originated from the conventional baro't saya of early Filipino women.


a transluscent often embroidered blouse with extended sleeves worn over an inner garment

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is a Pre-Spanish clothing item or loose skirt worn by Filipino women particularly in the lowland regions of the Visayas.

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Evolution of Philippine Fashion

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Gender, nation and the politics of dress in 20th century Philippines
Photos of Mascota competition 2008

Zamboangueña women claim ownership of the Mascota

a formal gown with a fitting bodice, her shoulders draped demurely by a luxuriously embroidered, though stiff, panuelo and fastened at the breast by a brooch or a medal. The skirt tapers down from the waist but continues on to an extended trail called the "cola". The "cola may be held on one hand as the lady walks around, or it may likewise by pinned on the waist or slipped up a cord (belt) that holds the dainty "abanico" or purse.

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The different Filipino traditional dresses which reflects the diversity of cultures and heritage in the Philippines

Ethnic - Indigenous dresses - Etc.

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Green Fashion Revolution 2014

The students from the University of the Philippines Cebu showcased on Saturday weaved tribal costumes made of tarpaulins during the Green Fashion Revolution 2014, an intercollegiate environmental fashion show held at SM City Cebu on Saturday. (Armie Garde/Jai Sandoval/Sunnex) - Oct 18, 2014

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The Indigenous Costumes The Indigenous Costumes

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Philippine Tribal Costumes

Although the Philippines has developed a mixed culture from the blending of foreign influences with native elements, there are still some ethnological groups whose culture remains unadulterated.
Here are some beautiful images of the Filipinos tribal costumes that still remain as part of their traditional culture up to this day.

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Cordillera Tribal Costumes in Abra - Apayao - Benguet - Ifugao - Kalinga & Mt. Province

Live mannequins wore various costumes of the different Cordillera Provinces: Abra - Apayao - Benguet - Ifugao - Kalinga - Mt. Province. This was a part of the program of the celebration of Baguio Day


Traditional woven clothes by Tuwali Tribe
Aug 12, 2018
Before the modern era, indigenous groups like the Tuwali Tribe in Ifugao used to wear traditional clothes. In this video, Doc Nielsen Donato discovered how these traditional clothes were made. Look also HERE


A parade of ethnic costumes in Mindanao

Clips from 10 production numbers during the cultural night culminating the 1st Mindanao-wide CARP Sportsfest, June 15, 2007 at the Pearlmont Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.


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Weaving, Weddings and Wears

The Yakan people

a indigenous muslim tribe native to the tropical island of Basilan, located in the Sulu Archipelago in the most southern region of the Philippines. Recognised primarily for their remarkable technicolor geometric weaves and distinctive face decorations used in their traditional ceremonies

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Tiboli native dance costume

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The malong

is a traditional "tube skirt" made of handwoven or machine-made multi-colored cotton cloth, bearing a variety of geometric or okir designs. The malong is traditionally used as a garment by numerous tribes in the Southern Philippines and the Sulu Archipelago.

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Royal Malong

A malong in royal colours as worn by Maranaw men and women of royal status.

Indigenous peoples of the Philippines and their costumes
Manobo Tribal Dress
Janggay also called Dyanggay

are metal fingernails extensions that are used as costume accessories among ethnic women of Southern Philippines e.g.  Badjao and Tausug.

the Janggay dances and how to use the fingernails


Agta courtship attire

An Agta teen-ager shows his attire when he goes courting a girl from a neighboring clan. Mothers help their sons put-on the quite elaborate trimmings. Feb 23, 2013

This is an album in the album "Ethnic Groups' Tribal Costumes - Etc."


refers to the loin cloth or G-string worn by male members of various ethnic groups in Northern Luzon, Philippines, particularly in the Mountain Province. It is a long cloth hand-loomed by the women of the tribe in designs distinct with each tribe. It is wrapped around the torso and then passed between the thighs, with hanging parts in front and back. Aside from the Igorots of the Mountain Province, the Mangyans of Mindoro also wear a similar attire.

How to wrap Bahag around the torso, the easy way


Bahag loin cloth

How to wear a Bahag

e.g. Behind the scenes from Banaue, Pamana, Alagaan and Rock Ed's Bookbigayan Project, Banaue Rice Terraces, Ifugao Province. Tribal women teaching how to wear a bahag.

This in an album in the album "Ethnic Groups' Tribal Costumes - Etc."

Look also  about how the "Bahag" is used in the video about the Idaw dance HERE

Headdress, Ifugao Tribe
Philippine Hats

On northern Luzon a man´s suklang told his age, marital status, and village - and sometimes, whether he was a successful head-hunter

Designers, Modern design & fashion - Etc.

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Fashion Designer Jontie Martinez - Santacruzan
CNN Philippines May 28, 2019
The colorful Flores de Mayo and Santacruzan held every May do not only speak of our country’s deep religious devotion to Mary, but it’s also a way of showcasing Filipino craftsmanship, design, and creativity.
Get to know Fashion Designer Jontie Martinez and see first-hand two of his gowns worn by Sagalas in Brgy. San Lorenzo Village’s Grand Santacruzan 2019.

Look also The fashion that made an 'Atomic Bang'
by Tedrick Yau July 29, 2018
Fashion designer and stylist Bang Pineda shows off his collection, featuring some of the country's big stars
Final casting held Feb 25, 2012 at Festival SuperMall for Philippine Fashion Racks - Fashion Runway. 161 Finalists auditioned out of 1,500 participants for the Mossimo Fashion Shows on 3rd & 4th March 2012.
Mandaue Chamber of Commerce: Chamber Night featuring ECOWALK - September 7, 2011 OAKRIDGE PAVILLION - MCCI in partnership with Anthill and the University of San Carlos College of Fine Arts & Architecture will showcase the creativity and ingenuity of Cebu's young and rising designers with a runway walk of clothes, bags and accessories made of eco-friendly, and indigenous materials.
Look MUCH more about "Chamber Night featuring ECOWALK" as pdf HERE
at the (CICC) Cebu Int'l Convention center in Cebu, Philippines
See the creations of Cebu's top, talented dress designers, enthusiastically displayed on the catwalk by leading fashion models.
Aeropostale Fashion Show 2014
Ayala Cebu
Aéropostale is located at Glorietta 2, Robinsons Magnolia, Shangri-La Plaza East Wing, Robinsons Manila Midtown Wing, SM Lanang, Davao & Ayala Cebu
Miss Cebu 2015 candidates showcase creations of young Cebu designers.
The candidates wearing the creations of Rei Escario, Charmaine Chua, JP Cabigon, Mique Yapching, Bree Esplanada, Roni Yu, Joyce Maw and Mary Ty. Jan 13, 2015
Top Creative Fashion Designers, Cebu
Published on Jun 10, 2017
Cebu is widely known for creative fashion designs, often made with natural products. Fashion shows are extremely popular in Cebu but this particular one stood out for me. How do you feel about these beautiful creations?
It was an evening of beauty and elegance as Cebu's top designers showed off their fantastic creations at the MARCO POLO HOTEL PLAZA, Cebu.
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Bridal Fashion Show
Sun.Star Pilipinas July 2, 2014
Elegant Gowns by Malou Castillejos
a gown designer based in Manila, specialized in elegant embroidery and delicate hand beadworks.
some of her design sketches
Adorata Weddings
PT Square Bldg., 85 P. Tuazon St., Brgy. San Martin De Pores QC.
A look inside Kim Chiu's bridal boutique
Kapamilya star Kim Chiu has ventured into the clothing business via the bridal boutique Adorata Weddings - Jan 14, 2014
Adorata Weddings fashion show launch. Hollywood-inspired, affordable, and with a variety of choices for bride-to-be's and debutantes - Dec 15, 2013
Famous wedding gowns on exhibit

In the event's "Filipino Bridal Heritage Exhibit" sponsored by Champion Infinity, today's brides and fashion watchers saw not only how rich the country's bridal design heritage was, through several wedding gowns worn by prominent personalities. Video by's Ryan Leagogo.

Manila marveled in the latest fashion trends at the recent debut of Unica Hija in Philippine Fashion Week. The show featured the brand's Back-to-school and Holiday 2012 Collections that are ideal for the modern Filipina.

Look the full desription of the video HERE
Designer Lizanne Cua - profile and Philippine Fashion Week Spring Summer 2013

Lizanne Cua: "I'm always inspired usually by the future."
Jose "Pitoy" Moreno - "The Fashion Czar of Asia"

Throughout a career spanning 60 years, Jose "Pitoy" Moreno has continued to make the Filipino proud in terms of Philippine Fashion.

Look more about "The Fashion Czar of Asia" HERE and HERE
Dita Sandico Ong

Bringing out the Modern Filipina under wraps

Like iridescent butterfly wings, Dita Sandico Ong wraps the world with wonder!

Look also HERE
Jose Basil Malicsi
grew up in the small town of Los Baños in the Philippines where he was exposed to nature and the arts at an early age. Growing up in with a large extended family, Basil began successfully entering school-related art competitions. Influences of Filipino Culture in Fashion, LIVEWAY Runway, Colorful & Vibrant Collection, Spring/Summer 2012 collection

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Jun Escario
To mark his 20th year of being a significant name in the fashion industry, Jun Escario hosted yet another awe-inspiring gala featuring his latest collection. Cebu's fashion elites congregated at the Oakridge Pavilion on the evening of October 18, 2012, for the event entitled "Jun Escario: An Act of Fashion."
Pina and Abaca-made dresses
Designs from close to 80 Filipino designers.
Oliver Tolentino
El Paseo Fashion Show Palm Springs "The Philippines has been turning pineapple leaves and abaca plant leaves into fabric for hundreds of years"
Francis Libiran
studied Architecture at the University of Santo Tomas before pursuing a course in Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of the Philippines.
Wedding gowns and suits, ramp Models and celebrities etc.
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in Philippine Fashion Week Summer - Spring Collection Kids Fashion 2013.

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SONA - Balls Fashion - Etc. Modern design fashion show - Etc.

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ABS-CBN Ball 2018: Fashion review
Voltaire Tayag September 30, 2018

Voltaire Tayag lists down the looks that stood out during the fashion extravaganza that is the ABS-CBN Ball.
One of the biggest nights in Philippine entertainment dominated social media in its debut – the first ever ABS-CBN Ball held on Saturday, September 29 at the Shangri-La Makati. All the stars of the network graced the highly-anticipated red carpet event, which is the country’s equivalent to the Oscar’s.

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IN PHOTOS: SONA 2015 fashion
Lawmakers and personalities in attendance came dressed in their best, with many taking the opportunity to show off designs by prominent Filipino designers.
Stars were also at the SONA this year, along with politicians and other attendees. View the photos here.

Photos & Videos in the album "Sona Fashion Statement"

the articles

IN PHOTOS and Video: All the looks from the 2019 SONA
July 22, 2019
The yearly State of the Nation address isn’t meant to be a showcase of fashion moments but, for better or worse, it is!

IN PHOTOS: All the looks from the 2018 SONA
July 23, 2018
While the opening of the 3rd regular session of the 17th Congress and the SONA are political events – officials and their spouses make their fashion moments too

SONA guests told: It's not a party, dress simply
by Mara Cepeda July 08, 2016
It's a red carpet affair, but expect more modest outfits at President Rodrigo Duterte's first State of the Nation Address

10 best dressed women of SONA 2015

IN PHOTOS: SONA Fashion 2014

IN PHOTOS: SONA 2016 fashion
July 25, 2016

Heart Evangelista, Alfred Vargas, Dina Bonnevie, Philip Salvador, and more came. Check out what they wore!

SONA fashion: Before Duterte vs now

and the Videos in the album "Sona Fashion Statement"

IN PHOTOS: What people are wearing at the SONA 2017
July 24, 2017

See what Heart Evangelista, Jinkee Pacquiao, and other officials and their partners wore to the SONA 2017

Duterte, Honeylet to 'recycle' barong, gown for SONA 2017
Pia Ranada July 20, 2017

While the couple prefers to reuse outfits worn in previous events for Duterte's second SONA, Davao-based designers offer Marawi-inspired options.

Ben Farrales

or Mang Ben as he is commonly called, is considered a living legend in the Philippine fashion industry.

Born in Cotabato City on 01 July 1932, he is the youngest child of Salvador Farrales and Paulina Samio. He finished his early education at the San Beda College and acquired his degree in Fine Arts at the University of Sto. Tomas, under the tutelage of such legends as Manansala and Agoncillo.

Who made my Clothes?
Slowing down on fast fashion
Isabel Salvosa June 21, 2019

Just what do cute clothes do to the planet?
Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt like you have nothing to wear despite a closet full of clothes. Or impulsively bought a top you have yet to wear.
Yup, we’ve all been there.
Sophia Calugay, however, can’t even remember the last time she bought new clothes. Keeping her wardrobe rotation fresh isn’t a problem - her closet consists of pieces either repaired, DIY’d, or swapped.


Dexter Alazas
Fashion designer, Cebu

the video How to shoot fashion models
Jan 10, 2013
Photo shoot in progress here in Cebu. DEXTER ALAZAS, well known for his talents as a dress designer, shows a selection of his elegant gowns for a monthly photo spread.

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Bench Fashion Week 2019
CNN Philippines 22, 2019

The biggest stars, the most talented designers, and the latest collections from one of the country's biggest clothing companies come together for Bench Fashion Week


Enamorado de la moda filipina

fonsucu Jul 4, 2017


FDAP, Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines

This is the definitive history of the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines or FDAP. Commissioned by 3-time FDAP President Edgar San Diego one of the original members on the occasion of their 25th Anniversary in 2006 and about coffee table book "Sagala".

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Pineapple Fashion in the Philippines


Weaving Tradition and Modernity together
Jul 8, 2020 ANC 24/7

Love Local, Wear Local. Let's get to know the art of weaving with Cebu-based social enterprise, Balik Batik's owner, Veronica Baguio.

Remark these are albums in the album Textiles - all types - & weaving


Finding the right swimsuit for your body type
Apr 29, 2016

If you already planned out your summer outing but is still stressed out on what perfect summer piece to wear, this might be a big help for you.

Look also HERE


Old clothes, new fashion!
GMA Public Affairs Sep 25, 2019

Mga Kapuso, i-upgrade na ang inyong wardrobe gamit ang mga lumang damit! Alamin ang aming mga life hack para sa inyong bagong OOTD!


200-peso Fashion

Jan 5, 2015


D-I-Y Summer Fashion!

Apr 6, 2015


Waterproof Fashion

Jun 22, 2015

Skinny jeans could make you a fashion victim – doctors

Agence France-Presse

Academic dress - Etc.

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Academic dress or academical dress in the Philippines e.g. the Sablay

a traditional form of clothing for academic settings, primarily tertiary (and sometimes secondary) education, worn mainly by those that have been admitted to a university degree (or similar) or hold a status that entitles them to assume them (e.g., undergraduate students at certain old universities).

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Vico Sotto: Pasig schools will use 'sablay' instead of toga at graduations
JC Gotinga February 21, 2020

It's more Filipino and more affordable, says the Pasig mayor


'Sablay' sa graduation:

Recognition Rites Attire + How To Transfer Your Sablay

Wearing the UP Sablay

How the UP 'sablay' is meticulously made Talk of the Town

Academic regalia: Graduation Cap and Gown History
How to Wear a Graduation Tam and Which to Choose

To make a very long story short, the early academic dress in colleges and universities came from Medieval Europe. Sometimes also known as academical dress, academic regalia, and graduation cap and gown, it has its origins in the everyday dress of the medieval clergy.

The academic regalia: Origin and practice

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Traditional Headgear - Etc.

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A salakot is a traditional wide-brimmed hat found in the Philippines. It is usually made of either rattan or reeds, and is one of the traditional hats worn by Filipinos besides the iconic conical Asian hat

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Sarok weaving - 1Cebu Expo 2011 - Consolacion Sarok Demo


is the famous hat made of dried bamboo and banana leaves. Cebu is famous for this skill of weaving the Sarok.

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the article Consolacion women weave Sarok

Sarok Festival

Footwear - Etc.

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The National Historical Commission of the Philippines calls shoe brand out for using Philippine flag on sneakers
July 18, 2018

The red, blue, yellow and white sneaker doesn't only use elements of the flag. The shoe tongue is practically a replica of the flag.

RA 8491, Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines

and more HERE

Stepping in Pinoy Style

Shoe of the nation address

by/George P. Moya Oct 04, 2014

There are now only over 100 listed companies in Marikina’s shoe industry. It had dramatically decreased by tenfold from its glory days in the 1970s, where there were over 1,000 listed companies in Marikina’s shoe industry.
Floods of change came wave after wave in Marikina and its shoe industry nearly drowned.
“This industry is dying. We really have to help them get back in business,” says Marikina Mayor Del de Guzman


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Sapatos Festival sa Marikina!
Nov 12, 2019 GMA Public Affairs
Mura na, matibay pa! Tiyak na mapapabili ka talaga sa Sapatos Festival ng Marikina! Silipin ang mga ibinibida nilang produkto sa video na ito!
In an effort to boost the local shoe industry, Mayor Marcelino Teodoro urged Metro Manilans to patronize Marikina-made shoes with the opening yesterday of this year’s “Sapatos Festival.”
Teodoro said the festival showcases the ingenuity and craftmanship of Marikina shoemakers and manufacturers. The shoe festival will run until Dec. 29 in the city’s Freedom Park in Barangay Sta. Elena.


ABS-CBN News Jul 5, 2019
The video features the story of 70-year-old shoemaker Rolando Santos who helped revive Marikina's shoe industry by creating a pair of leather shoes for none another than Pres. Rodrigo Duterte. Marikina Shoe Industry Development Office (MASIDO) OIC Noel Box starts off by providing a brief history of Marikina's famed shoe industry.
Rolando 'Tatay Oly' Santos: Duterte's shoemaker
CNN Philippines Jul 18, 2019
A 72 year old shoemaker in Marikina made headlines after the President Rodrigo Duterte personally welcomed him in Malacañang and express his gratitude.
Tatay Oly has been making shoes for decades and the first time he created a pair for the President, he didn't even know the Chief Executive shoe size.

Marquina Shoemaker
San Antonio Village, Makati

the Video: Marquina's shoeroom, in the album "Philippine Handicrafts"
Jun 3, 2018
Welcome to Marquina's 'shoeroom,' where delayed gratification means receiving a pair of beautiful, handmade leather shoes.
Here’s where you can get handmade leather shoes from Marikina

Find your perfect Marikina-made shoe in this Makati 'shoeroom'
by Vernise L Tantuco June 04, 2018

Marikina Shoe Museum

It's just fitting that Marikina City, being popularly known as the shoe capital of the Philippines , houses the Shoe Museum.

The shoe industry of Marikina City and the Video

Remark this is an album in the album "Museums, Treasure of Ancestors, Art galleries - Etc."

“Bakya” is the Filipino version of the wooden clogs often used or worn by Filipino women in bygone days. Today it is rarely used although it is a common footwear used during cultural presentations or look the article HERE

THE HISTORY OF THE 'BAKYA and Ruben Tagalog's Bakya mo Neneng'  

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Paano nagbago ang kahulugan ng bakya?

Sinasalamin ng bakya ang kultura nating mga Pilipino. Pero ngayon, naikabit na ang salitang ito sa pagiging baduy o mababang uri. Bakit kaya?


Ang tumatamlay na industriya ng bakya
Bago pa man dumating ang Kastila, ang bakya na ang pangunahing sapin sa paa nating mga Pilipino. Pero kasabay ng modernisasyon ang tila pagtamlay ng industriyang ito. Paano kaya ito muling mabubuhay?

Both GMA Public Affairs Jun 7, 2019




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Leather art and craft

Django Handmade leathers

located in Station 2, PLAZOLETA , Boracay


For your fashionable sis or gal pal, Figlia, a premier ladies' shoe brand, presents smartly designed shoes that can take them from office to parties. from pumps to high-heeled sandals, stepping in style is a breeze with Figlia's great selection of footwear

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Mantones de Manila - Etc.

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The truth about the Manton de Manila - I would start calling the shawls,

Mantones de China via Manila!

by/Bea Zobel Jr."

Draped in Silk: The Journey of the Manton de Manila

by/The Yuchengco Museum


Mantones de Manila

Spanish Language

Remark this is an album in the album "National & Traditional Costumes" Look the history about the Mantones de Manila HERE

Fan - Paypay, Pamaypay, Abaniko (Abanico)

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Fans are called "paypay", "pamaypay", "abaniko (abanico)" in the Philippines

The abaniko, together with the baro't saya, was once a part of a lady's attire. Read about the various ways of using and holding the abaniko may convey different meanings.
Si la mujer escondía los ojos detrás del abanico, estaba diciendo a su interlocutor que lo quería.

If the woman hid her eyes behind the fan, she was saying to her would-be suitor that she loved him.

Si colocaba el abanico sobre la mejilla izquierda, la respuesta era: No; y si lo posaba sobre la derecha, la respuesta era: Sí.

If she placed the fan on her left cheek, the answer was: No; and if she placed it on the right cheek the answer was: Yes.

Si la mujer se abanicaba con rapidez, significaba que estaba comprometida; y si lo hacía lentamente, le transmitía que estaba casada.

If the woman fanned herself quickly it meant that she was engaged; and if she fanned herself languidly, she indicated that she was married.

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The Art of Flirting With An Abaniko Fan: A Buwan ng Wika Feature
Serena Estrella August 13, 2018

The word “abaniko” was derived from the Spanish “abanico,” which means “fan.” As its origin suggests, the Tagalog term pertains to a hand-held fan that was and is often used to accessorize traditional Filipino women’s clothing, such as the terno or the baro’t saya. Look - download the article as pdf


Pamaypay - Paypay

Fans are called paypay, paipay, pamaypay, abaniko (abanico). Pamaypay - paypay is used to fan oneself when someone feels hot, but during the Spanish colonial, pamaypay or fan is used by filipinas to cover their face when they feel shy or when they have something to whisper to the person next to her.

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The Pamaypay & Abaniko Throughout Philippine History
Lawrence Garcia Oct 30, 2019
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Here’s how Filipino women made ‘landi’ using fans in the olden days
Kathreena Gabaldon February 26th, 2020

The ‘abaniko’ transformed
June 5, 2012 KAREN GALARPE, GMA News
They are no longer Maria Clara’s abaniko.

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Rachy Cuna's abanikos - Photos courtesy

in the album Fans - paypay, pamaypay, abaniko (abanico)

Umbrella - Payong

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Dec 26, 2016
Umbrellas... Rain or shine... A common sight in the Philippines, even if there's no rain... It's protection from the harsh rays of the hot sun.... Also prepared for a quick downpour. Umbrella sales are brisk here.... Filipinas seem to prefer fair skin.

Sayaw Sa Payong - Umbrella Dance

This is a traditional dance from Philippines where the beautiful women carries umbrella of same color or different color and steps rhythmically with the folk music.

Carriers (Bags)

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Women’s group making money from water hyacinths in the Liguasan Marsh
You can bring these eco-friendly bags wherever you go
October 16, 2017

They're good for the environment, and your outfit!


Modern Bags - Philippine Handicraft

is the art of creating products using raw and indigenous materials. It develops the skills and creative interests of the workforce towards a particular craft or trade. The continuing process prepares the labor force to become competent craftsmen and artists who can contribute to the establishment of cottage industries, thus contributing to the economic growth of the country. Several cottage industries exist in its locality such as furniture, bolo, baskets, hand bags, trays, buri/anahaw hats & fan making; which are highly functional products. These extraordinary and environment-friendly products, makes them significant in the global market

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Livelihood program - RECYCLE BAGS - Rise Above Foundation Cebu, Inc.

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Django Leather art and craft

Handmade leathers

located in Station 2, PLAZOLETA , Boracay

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IN PHOTOS: These Pacsafe bags are the prettiest, safest bags for the street
July 19, 2017

Stylishly secure, the new Pacsafe line will take you to wherever you need to go.

Carriers of Tradition

This photograph collage displays a priceless collection of backpacks from Northern Cordilleras region of the Philippines. Running through early 2004 at the Hohenthal Gallery, Treganza Anthropology Museum at San Francisco State University, these bags, some estimated to be hundreds of years old, were exhibited by Charisse Aquino, the curator of the event.

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Ancient Costumes (heritage)

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Filipino Traditional Costumes, Asia's Costumes, Philippine Costumes


Philippines from Ancient times to the early colonial period.

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Filipino Costumes

Many images from a watercolour album from about 1841

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Ancient Filipinos, Pre-colonial Philippines

Traditional Dress, Architecture and A Writing Systems

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BARONG TAGALOG (Balitaw) - Ruben Tagalog

A Balitaw composition by Prof. Santiago S. Suarez as interpreted and recorded by Ruben Tagalog in 1963. Details from two famous mural paintings of costumes by National Artist Carlos "Botong" Francisco are featured in this video.

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Spanish Colonial Era:

Mestiza Hispana Filipina

Filipinas de la era española

El vestido tradicional de la Filipina

La Mujer Filipina
During the Spanish Colonial Era, settlers from the peninsula were mixed with the indigenous inhabitants of the Philippine Islands, giving a mixture between Spanish, Malay and Chinese people. From that union it came up beautiful women who were recognized throughout the Asian continent by their clothing and Western customs.

 Filipina Mestizas of the Past
by Leona Lyn Oct 30, 2012
Mestiza in the Philippines primarily means a Filipina mixed with Spanish, though it could also mean "mixed with other races".

They were called The Spanish Ladies-Señoritas

El Hombre Filipino - Spanish Colonial Era
During the Spanish Colonial Era, settlers from the peninsula were mixed with the indigenous inhabitants of the Philippine Islands, giving a mixture between Spanish, Malay and Chinese people. From that union it came up Filipino gentlemen, who were recognized throughout the Asian continent by their clothing, customs and his intellectual character Western.

They were called The Spanish Gentlemen-Señores

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Manila Carnivals 1908-1939

Perhaps, no other event has piqued the interest and stirred a nation’s imagination more than the fabled Manila Carnivals. Held from 1908-1939, the 2-week fair was organized as a goodwill event to celebrate harmonious U.S.-Philippine relations and to showcase our commercial, industrial and agricultural progress. Spectacular parades, lavish shows, firework displays and the crowning of the Manila Carnival Queen highlighted the "greatest annual event in the Orient".


El Carnaval de Manila- Spanish Colonial Era

Manila Carnival was an event that aroused the jealousy of all Asia not only for your show, if not for the parade of your exotic queens. Beautiful young women of Luzon, Visayas or Mindanao arrived in Manila for be proclaimed the most pretty woman of the Philippines Islands.

The video shows also many kind of dresses of that time!

Remark this is an album in the album "Intramuros & Manila During Spanish Time"


Remark these are albums in the album "Ancient & Traditional - heritage - Costumes - Etc."

1905 Luzon Lingerie


Produced in 1905, "Luzon Lingerie" goes on record as the first ever movie made in the Philippines. It's a documentary on the needlework skills of our beautiful great-great-grandparents.


Delicate garments made from pineapple fiber - Piña - 1918 - 1920 Luzon Lingerie - Silent film

Delicate garments made from pineapple fiber (Piña) are still made in the same old "handmade" way. The embroidery skill is passed on through generations of women. This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives. Production Co: Burton Holmes Travel Pictures

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Ancient Armor

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Moro armor

Pamalo: Baston, Garote & Olisi
Arabic On Moro Armor
Armors in Malay Peninsula
Moro Armor is Ottoman's
Moro Armor: Is it Moro?
The Re-Sanskritized Kalis
Uno-Dos-Tres Triangle Attack

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Costumes - Dresses Etc.

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Scam Alerts

Beware of bogus recruiters.

Want to be a model or a movie star? Beware of fake online recruiters because you might be putting yourself in danger. Watch Bistado to know how they operate the modus operandi.

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Festivals - Fiestas - Events - Etc.

IMPORTANT look also Great places to visit and about Catholic events e.g.:

St. John's - San Juan's Eve and Feast day


Sinulog etc. - The Black Nazarene etc.

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Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

News, Advisories, Explainers

Duterte declares state of calamity in PH due to coronavirus
March 17, 2020
The Philippines is under a state of calamity for 6 months, 'unless lifted earlier or extended'

Metro Manila to be placed under curfew during lockdown – MMDA


Festivals in the Philippines

Links to the different festivals

Panagbenga opening moved to late March as precaution vs coronavirus
Frank Cimatu February 12, 2020

All towns in the Cordillera region have scrapped their festivals to avoid crowds, where the virus can easily spread


never again voices of martial law play festival
Sep 20, 2016

Video and editing by RYAN LEAGOGO

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Classic fiesta dishes
May 27, 2016

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Malay Festival Culture in the Philippines

Exquisite festivals throughout the Philippines. From Ilocos in the north, to Sulu in the south, to Palawan and the Spratleys in the West to Leyte and Samar in the East! MAGANDA ATING BANGSABAYAN!!

Filipino Heritage Festival
A month-long celebration of tangible & intangible Filipino Heritage presented through Cultural events deliberately utilizing heritage sites throughout the country as venues. May is Heritage Month, so it's the perfect time to take stock on how well we are taking care of the Filipino heritage.

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Our Lady of Peñafrancia - Festivals and Fluvial processions
Aliwan Fiesta
an annual event that gathers different cultural festivals of the Philippines in Star City Complex in Pasay City wherein contingents compete in dance parade and float competitions.

Aliwan Fiesta, which began in 2003, aims to showcase the different Filipino cultures and heritage not only to the people in Metro Manila but also to the rest of the world

The Videos: Aliwan Fiesta 2019


DAYAW 2015
Angeles City, Pampanga October 15-17.
2 videos Oct 16 and 28, 2015
Dayaw 2016
Dec 12, 2016
Quezon City Memorial Circle last November 22 to 24 2016
Ifugao's Punnuk Festival now in UNESCO heritage list

A traditional post-harvest festival held in Ifugao is now internationally recognized in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage list. This report tells us more about the festival and what it means for Ifugaos.

IN PHOTOS: Dayaw, PH’s indigenous peoples festival 2017
by Rhea Claire E Madarang October 13, 2017

Philippine Festivals
Visayas - Visayan Festivals

Links to the different festivals

"The Pagoda Tragedy of Bocaue, Bulacan"

Pagoda Festival Bocaue
Bocaue's pagoda sails again

More that two decades have passed since a tragic accident that killed 266 people took place in Bocaue, Bulacan. This year, the town decided to continue the tradition by setting sail a new pagoda, hoping to make up for the lives lost in 1993.

Every First Sunday of July, the town of Bocaue in the Province of Bulacan celebrates the fluvial Bocaue Pagoda Festival, the Pagoda sa Wawa, which commemorates the discovery of the miraculous cross floating on the Bocaue river 200 years ago.

Jul 1, 2014
After 21 years, Bocaue's pagoda sails again

After a hiatus of 21 years, following the tragedy on the fluvial parade that claimed 266 lives, the town decided to continue the tradition by setting sail a new pagoda, hoping to make up for the lives lost in 1993. Jul 2, 2014


Kadaugan Sa Mactan 2019
Cebu Videos Apr 27, 2019

Kadaugan Sa Mactan 2019 (Full Performance) with Derrick Monasterio as Lapu-Lapu, Myrtle Sarossa as Bulakna, and Mark Neumann as Magellan.

Look also the Videos: LAPU LAPU - datu of Mactan Lapu Lapu - and the Battle of Mactan


Hinulawan - Toledo City, Cebu

The First Hinulawan festival in Toledo City - Hinulawan Grand Champion CCTC

This is from Consolatrix Academy the declared winner of the mardigra.

Hinulawan Awihao

a practice at Toledo city arcade. afyer tribu bato. taken by Vicente Maravilla


Hinulawan CA rehearsal

2 days to go before the competition taken by : Vicente Maravilla


Compostela Fiesta 2016
Aug 1, 2016
Part of the Compostela Fiesta parade. This year the parade was too big to have on one day so it was split into 2 parts over 2 days.

Compostela Fiesta 2017
Jul 25, 2017
The 2017 Compostela Fiesta parade and part of the Queseo festival dance competition. In all, 17 barangays took part in the festivities over a period of 2 weeks.

Both by Peter White


La Milagrosa Grand Procession 2015

In celebration of the La Milagrosa Provincial Fiesta, a grand procession led by Governor Imee R. Marcos and participated in by the 23 candidates of Miss Ilocos Norte 2015 was held on May 2 in Laoag City. May 5, 2015

Look more about "La Virgen Milagrosa" HERE


Taong Putik Festival, Bibiclat, Nueva Ecija

Filipinos in the town of Bibiclat, Nueva Ecija, mark the feast of Saint John the Baptist by transforming themselves into 'taong putik' or mud people.

UPDATED Jul 9, 2019

IN PHOTOS: The 'taong putik' of Nueva Ecija
by Rob Reyes June 24, 2018


"Tinagba Gayon" Bicol Festival

Remark 3 video-parts in this video. Aug 14, 2015.

Read also "Music, Dance, and Negotiations of Identity in the Religious Festivals of Bicol, Philippines"
by/Marilyne Antonette Adiova 2014

Masskara Festival in the City of Smiles, Bacolod
a festival held each year in Bacolod
Bacolod is made more popular by this unique celebration that allows local and foreign visitors a chance to drink and be merry for 20 days. The Masskara Festival is an international-crowd drawer festival that brings out the rich and colorful heritage of the people of Bacolod.

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The Video: Masskara Festival October 27, 2019

IN PHOTOS: Turtle release, celebrations at Bataan's Pawikan Festival 2017
by Rhea Claire Madarang December 02, 2017

Release of newly-hatched pawikans, sea turtle-themed performances and art exhibits, sand sculptures, and more.

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IN PHOTOS: Coconut in different forms at Quezon's Niyogyugan Festival
by Aika Rey August 19, 2018

Since 2013, the Quezon provincial government has celebrated the Niyogyugan Festival, a feast held every August as thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest of coconuts, the province's main product.

Niyogyugan goes on
by Aika Rey August 20, 2018 - with many Videos
It starts raining 30 minutes into the parade, but the dancers don't stop

all Videos: Niyogyugan Festival

Camiguin marks Lanzones Festival, uses tech to boost harvest
by Bobby Lagsa October 28, 2018

Camiguin is working to boost its lanzones harvest through macrosomatic cloning, cutting lanzones production to just 4 months from the usual one year

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IN PHOTOS: Camiguin's 40th Lanzones Festival
Bobby Lagsa October 26, 2019
Lanzones or buwahan as called here is the staple fruit produce of this pearl-shaped island blessed with cold, hot, and soda spring, waterfalls, white sand beaches and peace-loving people. Look ALL the photos as Slideshow in HD

Guling-Guling Festival

Guling-Guling was introduced by the Spanish friars in the 16th century as a means for the religious sector to interact with its parishioners.
The annual Guling-Guling Festival in Paoay, Ilocos Norte is traditionally held the day before Ash Wednesday. While Catholics officially mark the fasting and penitence as start of the Lenten Season, it is the day of merry-making and street dancing for Paoay folks. The residents dressed in their Ilocano costume adorned with antique jewelries, dance and sing around the town while being given the sign of the cross where pounded rice is used instead of gray ash. Also, it is the town mayor who imprints the sign of the cross among the Paoay villagers instead of a priest.

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Pahiyas Festival

Lucban in the time of Pahiyas
by/ Archiebald Capila May 15, 2016

May 15 is the annual Pahiyas Festival of Lucban, Quezon - celebrated in honor of the patron saint of farmers, San Isidro Labrador.

Pahiyas Festival 2017
by Arjay Estefa May 19, 2017 - with video and many photos
See the colorful kiping and the festivities at Pahiyas 2017!
The annual festival is a showcase of the creativity and talent of the people of Lucban, Quezon.

and HERE and the Videos

Take a look at Tuguegarao's vibrant 'fire' festival
by Raymon Dullana August 13, 2016

People get together in Tuguegarao City to celebrate the week-long Pavvurulun 'Afi' or 'fire' Festival. Take a look at those beautiful fire-themed costumes!

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Basi Festival (Piddig)
Tan-ok ni Ilocano Festival of Festivals 2014
Nov 30, 2014

The Basi Revolt erupted as a result of the monopoly of the production, sale and use of basi, the famous wine of the Ilocanos.

Look the full description of the video HERE


Dayaw sa Tacloban

Originally planned as a cultural celebration of indigenous people in November last year, the annual Dayaw has shifted its focus to crafting programs for healing and recovery of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” survivors.

Organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Leyte-Samar Heritage Society Inc (LSHSI), an arts-as-healing event was held April 20-21 2014 in Eastern Visayas. “It was a program for Yolanda survivors by Yolanda survivors.”

The Dayaw program in Tacloban had two parts: Dayaw ha Pagbanhaw and Dayaw para sa Kalibotan.

The vibrant beauty of Davao's Kadayawan Festival
by Henrylito D. Tacio August 18, 2016

More on the cultural significance of Kadayawan and what makes this week-long celebration unique

IN PHOTOS: Street dancing at Kadayawan 2016
by Henrylito D. Tacio August 20, 2016
Check out the full list of winners for the street dancing event, too, and see the intricate costumes worn by the dancers!

IN PHOTOS: Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2016 - Flora Floats
by Henrylito D. Tacio August 22, 2016
Stunning floats of various eye-catching designs show off local artistry and culture

34th Kadayawan Festival 2019:
The Videos choosephils Streamed live August 17, 2019:

THE FULL: Choose Philippines Livestream Coverage of the Kadayawan Festival 2019 : Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan Street Dancing Competition.

18 Videos Showing the different competitors

The Video choosephils Streamed live August 24, 2019:

Kadayawan Festival Pamulak Floral Float Parade

Your Super guide to Kadayawan 2019
Jesse Pizarro Boga August 11, 2019

Grand champion Sta. Ana wows judges of Indak Indak sa Kadayawan
THE Sta. Ana Performing Arts Guild emerged as the first grand champion of the Champions Circle category of this year’s Indak Indak sa Kadayawan street dance competition.

The Videos - etc.:
from 2015, 2016 and 2019 and all the Photos from 2016 e.g. as slideshow

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Ullalim Festival - Kalinga
Apr 18, 2015

The center focus of activities is the repeat of the spectacular “Awong Chi Gangsa” or the Sound of a Thousand Gongs, this time doubling the participants to two thousand or more with special participation of schools, the different municipalities and this city.

Palu-palo Festival of Basco Batanes

Palu-palo (Palo-palo) means sticks or arnis that were used by the native Ivatans to fight the forces of the colonizers such as Spaniards and the Dutch. The natives wear the traditional suit made of indigenous materials from the bark of trees which were flattened.

The video from the site can also be looked HERE

the Videos "Palo-Palo Dance of Batanes"

Aswang Festival in Roxas City, Capiz

The town people celebrate their Annual Festival or called it the Aswang Festival is celebrated every 29th and 30th day on the month of October. This includes the parade of participants donning the foremost dreadful costumes like “kapre”, “wak-wak”, and “tikbalang”.


Ati-Atihan Festival 2012

The Ati-Atihan is a festival in honour of the Santo Niño, celebrated in the third week of January. During the last three days of this week-long festival (fiesta), a parade is characteristic. A colourful happening with celebrants who paint their faces in many different ways and who are dressed in the most exceptional costumes. The dancing on the rhythms of the drums makes this festival comparable with carnival in Rio in Brazil! The fiesta is celebrated in Kalibo on the island of Panay (Visayas).

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Tribes, groups vie for P1.7M in Kalibo's Ati-Atihan festival
by Boy Ryan B. Zabal January 06, 2019
The festival organizer is expecting around 4,500 drummers and dancers to participate in the 2019 Sadsad Ati-Atihan contest

Kalibo Ati-Atihan fiesta extended to 18 days, begins on January 2
by Boy Ryan B. Zabal November 30, 2018
The 2019 edition of the Ati-Atihan festival attended by devotees, balikbayans and tourists starts January 2 until January 20, the third Sunday of January.
Religious activities for the forthcoming Santo Niño Ati-Atihan festival in Kalibo, Aklan will now run for 18 days instead of the traditional 10-day celebration.

Flores de Mayo & Santacruzan festival

is a popular religious festival held in many towns and cities throughout the Philippines as the highlight of the month-long celebration of Flores de Mayo during the month of May. It is usually celebrated with a parade of decorated floats and elaborately dressed characters, representing various aspects of the Virgin Mary and other figures. The festival was introduced to the country during the Spanish period and continues to be celebrated by Filipinos all over the world.

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Santacruzan 2014, May 27, 2014


in the album "Fashion Designers, their works & organizations and Fashion Shows"

Santacruzan: Fashion Designer Jontie Martinez - Etc.
CNN Philippines May 28, 2019

The colorful Flores de Mayo and Santacruzan held every May do not only speak of our country’s deep religious devotion to Mary, but it’s also a way of showcasing Filipino craftsmanship, design, and creativity.
Get to know Fashion Designer Jontie Martinez and see first-hand two of his gowns worn by Sagalas in Brgy. San Lorenzo Village’s Grand Santacruzan 2019.
For almost two decades, it has been a tradition for Leah Espinosa and the Blue Water Youth Organization to plan and organize the Santacruzan as a way of thanking the Lord for all the blessings they receive as well as giving back to their community.


Flores de Mayo, Quezon 2012

English: "Flowers of May" is a Catholic and Aglipayan festival held in the Philippines in the month of May. Lasting for a month, it is held in honor of the Virgin Mary. During the festival in May flowers are offered to the virgin Mary at the altar in the church. Young children, girls, dressed in white, will visit the church with cut flowers and baskets of petals in their hands. While walking to the altar, they sprinkle the petals in honour of Mama Mary. At the altar they leave the bouquet of flowers

But the procession is a pageant held in many cities and even in small villages.

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Flores de Mayo and Santacruzan engage Filipino youth in Marian devotion
Arnulfo Valderama Fortunado Updated August 10, 2018
with Videos and Photos

What is a “Santacruzan”?

Flores de Mayo

5 things you need to know about the Santacruzan
Krizia Dela Cruz, Mark Ferdinand Canoy May 12th, 2016


Sarok Festival Consolacion - Cebu - Feb 2012

Every year since 1920 on Valentines Day (Feb. 14th), Consolacion (Cebu) celebrates that it became a Municipality. On this day they have a festival called "Sarok". Sarok is the famous hat made of dried bamboo and banana leaves. Cebu is famous for this skill of weaving the Sarok. In this video you can see Students and teachers from the local Elementary-, High-School and College performing traditional + modern dancing, mostly related to the Sarok hat. Enjoy their beautiful colourful costumes, the joyful expressions of their faces and their inspiring dance moves.


Sarok Festival 2018
Feb 26, 2018 Peter White


Carmen Fiesta, Cebu

Carmen Fiesta Highlights
Peter White Sep 4, 2019
Annual fiesta in Carmen Cebu took place on August 28. I was able to get some clips of the preparation and got back the next day to shoot part of the competition and some other festivities.

Binirayan Festival

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Katigbawan festival in Catigbian - Bohol

The carabao beauty pageant is the highlight of the Katigbawan festival in Catigbian

Iloilo Paraw Regatta

Paraw Regatta Festival is an annual festival held in February in the Villa de Arevalo district, Iloilo City

Look the Video: Paraw Regatta Festival, Iloilo - 'Kampeon ng Karagatan,' and the article about the video

and more HERE

and about the Paraw HERE


Iloilo - City of Festivals Promotional Videos

Promotional Video about the Festivals in the City of Iloilo including: Dinagyang Festival, Paraw Regatta, Chinese New Year, Jaro Fiesta, Arevalo Fiesta etc. Requested from the City Government of Iloilo with permission from Mr. Benjamin Jimena, City Tourism Office.


Jan 28, 2018

Iloilo's Dinagyang Festival 2019
Streamed live January 27, 2019

IN PHOTOS: 2019 Dinagyang Festival
Check out what happened during Iloilo's 51st Dinagyang Festival!

Dinagyang 2020
Live stream coverage of Dinagyang 2020 Festival on January 26, 2020

IN PHOTOS: 2020 Dinagyang Festival celebrates devotion to Sto Niño in full color
Carl Don S. Berwin January 27, 2020
This year's Dinagyang Festival spices things up by giving the audience a 360-degree view of the performances during the Ati Tribe dance competition


Kannawidan Ylocos Festival

Kannawidan Festival of Ilocos Sur

Ilocos Sur, as a province, has its rich and spectacular cultures and traditions that the Ilocanos have and must be proud of, and as an annual festivity, the Local Government of Ilocos Sur has arranged an activity that would exhibit and promote products of ours and precious cultures of Ilocanos to entice and invite tourists to come and visit Ilocos which is now called the “Kannawidan Ylocos Festival.” Kannawidan Ylocos Festival is a week-long bustle of happiness for local and foreign visitors as more entertaining events are included in the festival, also, the festivity showcases the different products of the province which is the OTOP or the “One Town, One Product.”

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Catandungan Festival

in Catanduanes is an annual prime celebration of the island province. It is the anniversary celebration and tribute to its founders, to continuously remind the people of Catanduanes of the provinces' independence from the province of Albay. The main features of the festival are: Street Dancing - Pantomina Dance, Beauty Pageant, Agro-Trade Fair, Sports Fest, Guided Tour, Surfing Cup, Art/Photo Exhibits, Etc. It happens every 24th-26 October.

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Binmaley Sigay Festival 2012 - Civic Parade & Street Dancing

is a one week celebration from January 15 to February 2 which will give tribute to the aquaculture industry of the town, which is the number one source livelihood of the community of Binmaley. Sigay is a Pangasinan dialect word which means to harvest.

One of the Highlights of Binmaley Sigay Festival was the Civic Parade and Street dancing where participants be dressed in extravagant costumes and dancing the cultural dance using various dance choreography creating its own magnificent style and tradition. Binmaley is a 1st class municipality in the province of Pangasinan - Festival Capital of the North.

Mantawi Festival

Sandugo Festival - Bohol

Street Dancing 2011

The Sandugo Festival is an annual historical celebration that takes place every year in Tagbilaran City on the island of Bohol in the Philippines. This festival commemorates the Treaty of Friendship between Datu Sikatuna, a chieftain in Bohol, and Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi. This 16th Century peace treaty occurred on March 16, 1565 through a blood compact or "sandugo".

Sandugo Festival: Experience Bohol's past and future
by Joshua Berida July 31, 2016

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Bambanti Festival "Booth Exhibit" and "Float Parade" Isabela Philippines / May 2011

Bambanti means "Scarecrow" Usually used by farmers to prevent the rice fields from the invasion of birds. See the booth of each town of the province showing their products. This festival is held in Ilagan, Isabela Philippines. Agritourism in Isabela good. Thanks to the Photos by "Isabela Aking Probinsiya" A Comunity Page in Facebook. Dedicated to all Isabelinos around the world!
Regards Pablo Bisquera.


Bambanti Festival "Dance Showdown" in Isabela Philippines / May 2011

Dance Showdown of every town of Isabela with their costumes and local culture.

Isabela's Bambanti festival is not just about scarecrows
by Alexa Villano February 05, 2018 - with many Photos and Videos
The Bambanti festival showcases the province's local products and produce


Butuan’s Abayan Festival

A celebration through the waves of the mighty Agusan River
By Erwin M. Mascariñas, Butuan City-based journalist August 3, 2016
Every year, Butuan City is reminded of the importance of the Agusan River; its historical influence and how it has sculpted its vast landscape by way of a religious event known as the Abayan Festival.
Celebrated since the late 1880s, the Abayan is an annual festive ritual of prayer culminating in a fluvial procession along the Agusan River in honor of the river patron Santa Ana

The Higalaay Festival
(formerly known as Kagay-an Festival, then to Higalaay Kagay-an Festival in 2014) is a festival held each year in Cagayan de Oro, every 28th day of August, celebrating the feast day of St. Augustine – patron saint of the city.


The celebration has grown not only as the customary day of thanksgiving but also as a rallying point for a campaign to promote Cagayan de Oro City and the surrounding areas globally as an investment and tourism destination.

Alle the Videos: Higalaay Festival 2019


Menajak Festival Calamba Misamis Occidental

Menajak is a Subanen word for love and the festivities is held every year however the street dancing and ritual competition is held every other year in Calamba, Misamis Occidental to preserve the cultural tradition of the lumads and as thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest and love of God.

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Subanen Tribe"

Remark this is a video in the sub-album "Subanen Sacred Dances"

Baragatan Festival, a wonderful time to visit Palawan
by/Rhea Claire Madarang June 23, 2015

Every year, in the two weeks leading up to Palawan’s Foundation Day, all the municipalities of Palawan gather at the capital to showcase the best of their locations

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by Lars Krutak 2009

October is indigenous people's month in the Philippines and in the northern province of Kalinga local organizers in the city of Tabuk, the capital of the province, hosted a Diddiga ("pride") celebration to mark the accomplishments of the Kalinga people. This year's four-day event was themed "Pride of the Past - Hope for the Future" and showcased the beauty of Kalinga culture through a music and dance competition (Sallidummay), a Chico River rafting experience (the "river of life" in Kalinga), and on the final day a Batok (tattoo) Festival that tattooed Kalinga elder and provincial officer of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Miss Naty Sugguiyao suggested "expresses through individual talent, arts, prowess, and strength... the very best of Kalinga."

Look the article as pdf HERE

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Diddiga festival

apatnaalon wrote on May 24, 2009: heading towards us is MAYOR Camilo T. Lammawin of TABUK, KALINGA to everyone who is viewing this video they will notice that two nights before this festival he already got tattooed by us the traditional way that is why he got a tribal BRACELET BAND and he is wanting another to match his other wrist and is asking ELLE to do another one referring to the ancestors or the Mana on the other side and other ideas.. with ELLE on the table is LARS from the show TATTOO HUNTER (Discovery Channel's SHOW/ National Geo guy also and other photographers for his upcoming book) and tribe members of TATAK NG APAT NA ALON TRIBE like L.A. chapter o.g. member GYROE and stretcher, Zel apprentice and philippine tribe member from Ifugao KUYA FERNAN.

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Mam-eh Aeta Forest Foods Festival
Held April 28-29, 2011 in Barangay Sta. Juliana, Capas, Tarlac, this was the first festival held in the Philippines that celebrated indigenous knowledge of wild foods. More than 400 Aeta from Capas attended the festival. The festival was made possible by a grant from the Foundation for the Philippine Environment.

The video tells also a lot about Aeta life and culture.

Aeta Festival Subic Bay, Philippines April 2011

Mark Vickers´ Visit to the Aeta Indigenous People Festival in Subic Bay Philippines

Remark these are albums in the album "The Aetas"

Look much more about the Aetas HERE


Mid-Autumn festival Makati Shangri-La


Mooncakes galore at Makati Shangri-La
For most Pinoys, the month of September signals the beginning of the Christmas season. But, before Christmas actually comes around, the Chinese celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival to celebrate love and family. Sep 8 & 14, 2015


La Hermosa Festival commonly called the Fiesta Pilar

October 12 marks the Zamboanga La Hermosa Festival commonly called the Fiesta Pilar. This fiesta celebrates Zamboanga City's Patron, Nuestra Señora del Pilar (Our Lady of Pilar). This tradition is tied up with the long, eventful history of Zamboanga City and it's entwinement with Spanish history. One of the main highlights of the festival is Regatta de Zamboanga, a race of the colorful sails called vinta. The Regatta in Zamboanga City started in 1974. Historically, the colorful sailboat was designed by old tribes in the peninsula to show to the world the very rich culture and heritage of Zamboanguenos.

Look the full description HERE

the video Regatta In Zamboanga City


KAMAHARDIKAAN SIN TAWI-TAWI - Agal-Agal Festival also known as Seaweeds Festival

The industry of Agal-Agal gave birth to Agal-Agal (Seaweeds) Festival in Tawi-Tawi. It highlights the annual celebration of the province's "Kamahardikaan." Celebrated every September 25, these festivities were unique because of the inclusion of seaweeds as materials for costumes and props. Agal-Agal seedlings were displayed while food products made with seaweeds like leche flan were a hit. Add to this a Knotting contest that used agal-agal as props highlighting the prominence of seaweeds as a major source of livelihood in the province. Seaweeds are "pot of gold at the end of a rainbow" for the locals.

Shariff Kabunsuan Festival in Cotabato City
December 12, 2019
celebrates the arrival of the Arab missionary believed to have introduced Islam to southern Philippines and contributed to the area’s growth

The Video: Selebrasyon para sa ika-22nd Shariff Kabunsuan Festival, nagsimula na. Dec 26, 2019 ABS-CBN News

Lemlunay - also known as T’Boli Tribal Festival

is an annual celebration staged at Lake Sebu, South Cotabato in Philippines. It is celebrated every third week of September

The T'boli: Songs, Stories and Society

and much more about T'Boli

Through the Bukidnon Highlands

Every year the Kaamulan festival (the harvest gathering) brings the 7 ethnic Talaandig, Matigsalug, Manobo, Tigwahanon, Higaonon, Umayamnon and Bukidnon tribes from the region together.

Look also HERE

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IN PHOTOS: Kaamulan, a colorful indigenous festival in Bukidnon's highlands
by Rhea Claire Madarang April 07, 2018

Colors, stories, and dances from the age-old cultures of seven ethnic groups are the stars in this indigenous festival


KAAMULAN FESTIVAL - ceu tourism festival 2011

Centro Escolar University, School of Nutrition and Hospitality Management. Association of Tourism Students, Grand Tourism Festival Islands Philippines, Reviving the Cultural Festivals.


Kaamulan festival dances

Inaul Festival 2019: The vibrant colors of Maguindanao’s traditional weave
thelighttraveler February 18, 2019

Spreads upon spreads of Inaul for sale in different stalls in one fair. These same colorful indigenous woven textiles worn and waved around as part of the steps in a street dance.

Inaul Festival in Maguindanao

The Videos: Inaul Festival in Maguindanao

IN PHOTOS: Annual mango festival in Zambales pays homage to rich harvest
Randy Datu April 01, 2019

The Dinamulag festival celebrates the thriving mango industry

IN PHOTOS: Zambales Mango Festival 2017 street dance parade
Randy Datu April 06, 2017
See the bright costumes at the 2017 festival


Mango Festival in Guimaras
Published on May 27, 2018

The program presents the Mango Eat All You Can at the Manggahan Festival in Jordan, Guimaras.


5th Tam-Awan International Arts Festival 2014

In tandem with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) celebration of National Heritage Month (TAOID) in a bid to preserve local heritage, the 5th Tam – Awan International Arts Festival (TIAF) came to life, themed, "Cordilleran Stories: Rituals and Beliefs" last May 2014.

27 Aug 2014


Jeepney Arts Festival

Look the full descriptions of the videos HERE

Filipino jeepney arts


Festivals - Kalesa (Calesa - Karitela) - Tartanilla & Carromata (Karomata)

Kalesa festivals and preparation

Horse Festival sa Bulacan, dinayo ng UH barkada!
Aired: December 29, 2016

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Obando Fertility Festival - Ritual - Music and Dance of Bulacan

Every year in Obando, Bulacan, many Filipino childless couples seek the intercession of patron saints San Pascual Baylon and Santa Clara for a child to be born. This is part of their town fiesta which is held from May 17 to 19. This tradition dates back before the Spanish colonization of our country which lasted over 3 hundred years. Of course, when the Spaniards came, the folk practice intermixed with the religious practice. Filipinos these days, especially those wanting a child, usually wear the attire worn during the Spanish times and dance the pandango in the streets as part of the ritual. Look more and the full description of the video

‘Sayaw ng Pag-asa,’ a documentary on Fertility Rites in Obando

Sta Clara Pinung - pino - Fertility Ritual - Music and Dance of Bulacan - NAMCYA 2012 - CCP

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Panagbenga Festival
English: Flower Festival is a month-long annual flower festival occurring FEB 1 to First Sunday of March in Baguio, the summer capital of the Philippines

PanagbengaPlus - Baguio Flower Festival who have produced many of the videos,

the Videos - Photos Panagbenga 2017, Panagbenga Float parade 2018, 24th Panagbenga Festival 2019

IN PHOTOS Nurturing nature: Panagbenga 2017 street dance parade
Ivan Jim Layugan February 25, 2017
See all the colorful costumes at Baguio's annual flower festival!

IN PHOTOS: Stars at Panagbenga Festival 2017
February 26, 2017
Bea Alonzo, Enchong Dee, Jericho Rosales, Kylie Verzosa and more take part in the annual flower festival in Baguio

IN PHOTOS: Panagbenga 2017 grand float parade
Ivan Jim Layugan February 26, 2017
Every year, the grand float parade is among the most awaited events at the Panagbenga Festival. Check out this year's lineup of floats!

Videos & IN PHOTOS (as slideshow) - etc.: Panagbenga Festival 2017

IN PHOTOS: Baguio Panagbenga Festival 2018 street dance competition
Mauricio Victa February 24, 2018
See all the beautiful, colorful costumes at 2018's Flower Festival!

IN PHOTOS: Baguio's 24th Panagbenga Festival
Mau Victa February 02, 2019
All photos by Mau Victa. The City of Pines' annual flower festival is in full bloom this year

IN PHOTOS: Panagbenga festival 2019's colorful floats
March 03, 2019
Stars participate in Baguio's annual flower festival


La Trinidad Strawberry Festival 2017 (36th Strawberry Festival) - Street Dance, Drum & Lyre, and Float Competition Parade
by Panagbenga Plus - Baguio Flower Festival Vlogs, Published Mar 29, 2017
Theme: "Sustaining the fruits of La Trinidad's agro-eco tourism"

Strawberry Festivals – Fruitful Events in Benguet
The people of La Trinidad and Baguio City do not only celebrate during the Panagbenga Festival each year.


Ifugao: Banaue's Imbayah Festival

BANAUE IFUGAO april 15, 2008


Baguio, Ifugao Tribe Cultural Festival
Feb 17, 2018 by globalvideopro1

Love to watch and shoot the traditional Ifugao dances.... So visual.... Notice how they cook the wild pig... Complete! Nothing wasted....

Remark this is an album in the album "Ifugao Mountain Tribe"


Ifugao Village Festival - Baguio

A spectacular festival of food, song and dance, high in the mountains of Ifugao territory, Baguio. Native dances and cooking a pig the traditional way.

Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta - with Videos

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Overview Feast and Festival from January to December

Descriptions of the different events.

Philippine Fiesta Celebrations

Philippine Festivals

after date - month

Birthday, general

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Birthday Traditions Philippine Birthday Traditions
by Annie
Sabang San Jose Camarines Sur

Look about the mentioned games HERE

Planning a birthday party for your 1-year-old
Of Birthday Blowouts and Long Life Noodles

Filipinos believe that eating Pancit on their birthday will enable them to live longer.

How to cook Pancit Canton the Panlasang Pinoy way

Look a Pancit Canton recipe HERE

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Filipino Happy birthday song

Music video by the Soul Siren Nina

Debut 18 songs for 18 roses


How to Say

"Happy Birthday"

in Bolos, Province of Albay, Bicol (a Dumagat language)

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The Debut - Traditions, Explanation & Examples

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The Philippines Debut Tradition

Remark these are albums in the album Debut - Explanation & Examples

Here is a very simple explanation of the Philippines Debut Tradition explained with some photos of Debutantes who has celebrated A Debutante's Ball in the past. Enjoy!

 Special Note: The song is one of the most popular debut songs - "Sing Me A Song Again Daddy" by Filipino Legend Jose Mari Chan.
What is a Debutante Ball?

This video is a description of what a typical Debutante Ball is.
The Prayer by Pauline Empeynado

Prayer during my debut. :)
Kix Manas Debut

Kix Manas' 18th birthday celebration coverage at the Coconut Palace Manila
Cherrie's Debut AUG 2010

Grand Entrance

Look the "Father-Daughter Dance" below HERE

18 Roses Dance

Cotillion Dance
Cesssa - Modern 18 Roses

Cesssa wrote on Oct 6, 2010: I'm not a traditional person, so my debut really had to reflect that. Here's what I did for my 18 Roses.
Tamsyn Debut Prep

Filipino Debut Blessing

by Fr. Wayne Negrete

Need a sample invocation prayer for a debut?

Debut, as in debutante?

Here's a sample of a prayer for the debutante
Debut a la Filipina

Look the article HERE

On their 18th birthday, Philippine women throw a large party "The Philippine Debut"

Look also HERE


Debut dance tradition

Father-Daughter Dance

 Cherrie's Debut AUG 2010 - Look also the other videos from Cherrie's Debut above HERE


Amazing Father & Daughter Dance Exhibition


Cotillion - a Debut Filipino tradition

4 Video-examples of different "Cotillion":

Arielle's Debut - The Cotillion Dance

Karen's Debut - Cotillion with the Cotillion de Honor

Kathleen's Debut Cotillion

Kat's Cotillion

How to Plan a Filipino Cotillion

Filipino Cotillion Traditions

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Juliana Gomez celebrates 18th birthday
September 09, 2018

Juliana turns 18 with a disco themed-party



It was an evening of beauty and elegance as Cebu's top designers showed off their fantastic creations at the MARCO POLO HOTEL PLAZA, Cebu.

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Fashion Designers, their works & organizations and Fashion Shows"

Debut Ideas of all kind!
‘Blood red,’ ‘Imeldific’: Isabelle Duterte draws flak for Malacañang photo shoot
December 15, 2017

Presidential granddaughter Isabelle Duterte gets called out online for her pre-debut photo shoot in Malacañang, prominently capturing the presidential seal.
Presidential granddaughter Isabelle Duterte is giving people the wrong kind of flashbacks on social media shortly after photos of her pre-debut photoshoot in the Palace appeared online

Leap Year February 29.

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Why does February have an extra day every four years?
When is it, why does it happen and everything else you need to know about the leap year

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the Video: What is a Leap Year?

How to Propose to a Man in Leap Year

Leap Year has been the traditional time that women can propose marriage.

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Thanksgiving Day in the Philippines

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Thanksgiving Day in the Philippines

Because of the similarities between Halloween and Undas these have come to be linked, and even viewed by some as one celebration. Look also about Undas and Beliefs - Superstitions e.g. Spooky school stories

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The Catholic origins of Halloween customs
October 30, 2018
Halloween’s origins are, in fact, very Christian. Halloween falls on October 31 because of a Pope, and its observances are the result of medieval Catholic piety.
Where to get a good scare (and have a good time) this Halloween 2019
Steph Arnaldo and Amanda Lago October 19, 2019

Looking for a good spook this Halloween? These haunted houses, ghost hunting tours, and spooktacular events will do just the trick!

IN PHOTOS: Baguio City ushers Halloween with 'Karkarna Ti Rabii'
by Ivan Jim Layugan October 29, 2017

Kapres, mananaggals, and other creatures in Philippine folklore come alive in the streets of Baguio
The Karkarna Ti Rabii is celebrated every last Friday of October.


in the album Undas "All Souls Day" & Halloween Celebration

November is Halloween Season - All Hallow's Eve or Halloween - is one of the most important and looked-after holidays in the whole world including Asian countries like the Philippines. Different countries though celebrate Halloween quite differently and we can see this in the different cultures' varying customs and traditions being observed during Halloween (or Halowin or Undas or the Day of the Dead.)
Naghahanap ng Halloween costume? May suhestiyon sina Marlo, Lie ng 'UKG'
Oct 9, 2019 ABS-CBN News
Tatlong linggo na lang at Halloween na.
Nov 1, 2012
Halloween in the Philippines
Philippine Costumes Halloween Contest Winners Star City - Manananggal - Fairy
Pumpkin carvings for Halloween
Other than ghosts and zombies, pumpkins also take center stage during Halloween. Unang Hirit's Betong Sumaya shows us amazing pumpkin carvings before Halloween 2014. Oct 12, 2014


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Halloween Special 2019
GMA Public Affairs October 25, 2019

Biyahero Drew delved into the eerie and mysterious stories in Laguna, Rizal and Quezon.

Celebrating Halloween, the Filipino-style

Mother´s & Father´s days

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Mother’s Day in the Philippines

Mother's Day

is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world. It complements Father's Day, a celebration honoring fathers.

How Mother's Day came about and HERE

What do moms really want for Mother’s Day?
by Krista Garcia May 11, 2017

Your mom would never admit that she wants these things

Flowers And Mother's Day In The Philippines

Mama - A Mother's Day Tribute

A special tribute to all the Wonderful Mothers in the world

Smokey Mountain was a Filipino singing group formed by musical director, composer, and conductor Ryan Cayabyab.
Mother - original song / Featuring Charice and Mom Racquel


Father's Day is not an official holiday, but it is widely observed on the 3rd Sunday of June. Most Filipinos born in the 1960s and 1970s did not celebrate Father's day, but Filipinos now follow this tradition and other American holidays, most likely due to the influence of the United States through television and the internet.

In the Roman Catholic tradition, Fathers are celebrated on Saint Joseph's Day, commonly called Feast of Saint Joseph, March 19, though in certain countries Father's Day has become a secular celebration. It is also common for Catholics to honor their "spiritual father," their parish priest, on Father's Day.

Father’s Day in Philippines
Origin and History of Father’s Day in Philippines

How to Celebrate Father's Day in the Philippines


Mabuhay Ka, Papa!
Choose Philippines June 21, 2020

Tatay, Papa, Daddy, Erpats, Papang, kahit ano man ang tawag natin sa kanila, ngayong araw sila ang bida! Sa lahat ng mga haligi ng tahanan, taos-pusong pasasalamat sa inyong pagmamahal at pagsasakripisyo! Mabuhay ka, Papa!  #FathersDay #ChoosePhilippines

The Video: A father’s vows
Jun 21, 2020 Manila Bulletin Online
Let us thank our fathers for all the sacrifices they have gone through in order to fulfill their vows to our family. Let us make them feel our love and appreciation not only on this day but every day. Happy Father’s Day!

IN PHOTOS: How Filipino celebs are celebrating Father's Day
June 21, 2020
Angel Locsin, Solenn Heussaff, and Anne Curtis greet the most important men in their lives

Grandparents Day

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Where to take your lolo and lola for Grandparents Day
September 08, 2017

If anyone deserves a special treat, it's your grandparents the second Sunday in September, the National Grandparents Day in the Philippines and if you haven’t planned anything for your beloved lolo and lola yet, you definitely should.

the Videos Grandparents Day, Sep 07, 2018:

Ang True Love ni Lolo Bong | Grandparents' Day 2018

Guardian ni Angel | Grandparents' Day 2018

Elderly Filipino Week

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Elderly Filipino Week


Elderly Filipino Week Celebration

Filipino Traditional Games - Etc

Look also Ethnic - Indigenous Tribal games and Watersports

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Games and Amusements Board
is the one encharged in implementing rules and regulations governing the conduct of all professional sports and games locally and the activities of professional athletes, game officials and officiating sports personnel.
Traditional Filipino Games or traditional games in the Philippines are games commonly played by children, usually using native materials or instruments.

Many good descriptions of the different games

Filipino Games

Here, you can find more games that are played “Only in the Philippines”.

These are agawang sulok, araw-lilim, bulong pari, iring-iring, kapitang bakod, lawin at sisiw, luksong-tinik, patintero, palo-sebo, piko, presohan, pusa at aso, taguan, takip-silim, tawanan and viola.

5 Classic Filipino games to teach your kids
by/Krista Garcia October 09, 2015

Do you still know how to play these traditional Filipino street games?

Traditional Filipino Games Traditional Filipino Games

a symbol of our national identity and pride.

Upon the desire of the Bureau of Physical Education and School Sports (BPESS) to foster patriotism, nationalism and appreciation of traditional games among the youth, it embarked on a difficult but fruitful task to search and record the traditional games from the different regions of the country.

So many good descriptions with rules

Look also HERE




Traditional Filipino Games

Many different examples of different traditional games


Sungka - A traditional filipino game

Sungka is a Philippine mancala game which is today also played wherever Philippine migrants are living; e.g. in Taiwan, Germany, and the USA. Like the closely related congkak it is traditionally a women's game. Sungka was first described outside of Asia in 1894 by the American ethnologist Stewart Culin. Although the sungka rules are not much different from those of congkak, sungka is perceived as a genuinely Philippine game by native players.

Look the full description of the video HERE


Bato Lata

e.g. grybldrs:D wrote: Nowadays, there are still children playing "Bato-lata". Like in this video, I let my son experienced the old game though he's fond of the so-called, "technology" like using tablet, mobile phones and operating the computer - watching youtube the whole day. Playing the old games are really so much fun like our childhood days.. :) Jan 21, 2015


Buluang Elementary Play Day
Aug 22, 2017 by Peter White

The annual day of athletic competition at a small country school. This was originally shot in 2013.


Games Filipinos play

Tatak Noypi discusses what are the Filipino games Pinoy does in their free time.

Jun 27, 2014

12 traditional filipino games

Games - Traditional - Palayok - Hampas-Palayok - also known as Pukpok Palayok

The Tagalog words hampas and pukpok mean 'to hit.'

Look how it's played in the album. The player who successfully smashes the palayok is given a prize.

Filipino Kid's Play, Plaything and Playground

"If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older."

Look the article as pdf  HERE

Filipino Traditional Games That I Used to Play

Traditional Games in the Philippines

So many good examples of traditional games!

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Filipino Wedding Shower Game

The object of the Wedding Shower game is to have Player 1 insert the stick into the toilet role between Player 2's legs. Player 1 is blind folded and has to be instructed by Player 2. Fun Times! The wise married couples showed newlyweds and the upcoming bride and groom how "it's" done.


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Important tips for newbies in rallies
by Danielle Nakpil September 19, 2017

Attending a rally for the first time? Here are some tips from human rights advocates.

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God Bless you & Many regards
"A Balikbayan family"

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