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Tangub City’s Christmas Symbol festival

Better late than never. Last December 1st I flew from Bacolod to Ozamiz with a 4-hour stopover at Mactan Cebu International Airport.

It was the first day of the last month of the year, but I was heading once again to Tangub City in Misamis Occidental to judge the annual Christmas Symbols Festival. The City has always been known as the Christmas Capital of Mindanao. And they pretty much know how to celebrate the Yuletide season with all the dazzling lights and colors.

Dalit Festival: Tangub City’s Festival of Thanksgiving

Last week of September I flew to Tangub City Misamis Occidental to judge the 2013 Dalit Festival. Dalit is a Cebuano term for Offering. This is my first time to witness the City’s streetdancing competition.


We arrived in Tangub City September 28, a day before the competition for the judges’ briefing. The competition is divided into two: streetdancing competition around the city’s streets and the ritual competition at the Grandstand.

Iligan City holds 28th Kasadya Streetdancing Competition

A few weeks ago, I was invited to judge the 2013 Kasadya Streetdancing Competition, one of the major highlights of the Diyandi Festival in Iligan City.

For more than 20 years, the streetdancing competition is organized by JCI Iligan Chapter.

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The festival is held as part of the celebration of the feast of Saint Michael Archangel, or more popularly known as San Miguel, the patron saint of Iligan City.

A Trip to Hoyohoy Highland Park and Roma Swimming Pool

Last December I was in Tangub City Misamis Occidental to judge the 20th Tangub City Christmas Symbols Festival. And one of the places I really wanted to visited during that time was the Hoyohoy Highland Park.

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