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Aliwan street-dance fest opens April 26

Adivay from Benguet

Aliwan Fiesta is the summer festival. It showcases winners of local street dance from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Revellers welcome Year of the Wooden Horse in Manila’s Chinatown

dragon-dance

Hostility turned into a joyous mood when the Chinese-Filipino community on Friday ushered in the Year of the Wooden Horse in Binondo, Manila — the world’s oldest Chinatown outside of mainland China.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Sorsogon reenacts first Mass in Luzon

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Pantomina street dance mimics courtship between doves.

The rain fell during the opening parade of the 20th Kasanggayahan festival in Sorsogon recently, and poured even harder during the Mass. But it did not become a hindrance for the Sorsoganons to stay and attend the celebration.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Sausages, pork knuckles and sauerkraut–it’s time to celebrate Oktoberfest

While celebrations marking the German tradition of Oktoberfest usually start in late September, this year, two of the biggest parties will be held on Oct. 18 and 19 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s newly renovated Harbor Garden Tent.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Spanish town charges fee for annual tomato fight

Spain Tomato Fight Tomatina

Thousands of people are splattering each other with tons of tomatoes in the annual “Tomatina” battle in recession-hit Spain, with the debt-burdened town charging participants entry fees this year for the first time.

Posted: August 28th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Godiva chocolate mooncakes available in US, but only for Mid-Autumn Festival

Godiva

In time for this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, Belgian chocolatier Godiva is launching its chocolate mooncakes in the US for a limited time, Aug. 16 to Sept. 19.

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

NCCA’s Taoid to grace Saluka festival on Capul Island

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TAOID in Sarangani for the Sarbay festival. Heritage ambassador Jericho Rosales (second from right) with lawyer Rose Beatrix Cruz-Angeles, NCCA legal counsel and vice head of the National Committee on Monuments and Sites of the SCH (third from right); Adelina Suemith, Project Monitoring and Evaluation Division chief of the NCCA (second from left); and Sarangani Gov. Steve Solon

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will launch Taoid, the National Heritage Month, on July 29 on Capul Island, Samar, in line with the province’s celebration of Saluka festival.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Bulls knock over runners, 4 injured in Pamplona run

A reveler, left, falls on the Estafeta corner as others keep running with Dolores Aguirre Ybarra ranch fighting bulls during the second running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain on Monday, July 8, 2013. AP Photo

Half-ton fighting bulls knocked over thrill-seekers Monday in a fast, adrenaline-charged chase that left four injured during Spain’s San Fermin festival.

Posted: July 8th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Camarines Norte holds Bantayog fest

OLDEST Rizal memorial in the country

Camarines Norte in the Bicol region will hold its 9th Bantayog Festival in observance of its 93nd founding anniversary this April.

Posted: April 15th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Aliwan Fiesta takes to the streets this week

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MANGO Festival

Aliwan Fiesta takes to the streets of Manila and Pasay once more on April 11-13. Twenty street-dancing contingents from all over the country will compete.

Posted: April 8th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tagum City’s Musikahan festival fills troubled Mindanao with the sounds of music

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Tagum City officials and festival organizers pose for posterity

What once was the dusty backwoods in the northern reaches of the Davao region is now a commercial and cultural hub: Tagum City, home of the country’s fastest-growing arts festival, Musikahan sa Tagum.

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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