JUNE

Naligayan Festival
2nd week of June-Agusan del Norte

This week-long festival in Agusan del Norte features socio-cultural shows and fairs involving indigenous groups.  The highlight of the festival is the climb to the top of the waterfalls of Agusan del Sur.

Pagdayao Festival
June 11-12-Tacloban, Leyte, Masbate

This is a two-day affair, which serves as a thanksgiving feast in honor of the Lord.

Araw ng Cotabato
June 12 – 20-Cotabato

The city of Cotabato in Mindanao celebrates its founding  with special events as the layang-layang or giant kite festival, fluvial parades, banca race and sports competition.

Parada ng mga Lechon (Parade of Roast Pigs)
June 24-Balayan, Batangas

Crisp, golden-brown roast pigs are paraded through the streets. As soon as the best decorated roasted pig is announced, the eating commences.

Hibok-Hibok Festival
June 24-Camiguin Island in Camiguin Island

The event is held in honor of St. John the Baptist and is marked with fluvial processions, parades and water sports.

Daet Pineapple Festival
third week of June-Daet, Camarines Norte

This is a festival showcasing the famous and sweetest of all pineapples- the Formosa variety- abundantly growing in Daet.  The week-long celebration features sports events, talent and skills competition, an investment forum, cultural shows and concerts, a food fair, an agro-industrial and trade fair, search for Bicolandia Queen, and street dancing contests.

Tacloban Festival
last week of June-Tacloban, Leyte

The festival consists of three major activities: (1) Subiran Regatta – a sailboat race held at the eastern entrance of San Juanico Strait, (2) Balyuan – a pageant reenacting the historic exchange of images between Basey, Samar and Tacloban City, and (3) Pintados Festival where participants paint their bodies and dance to the rhythm of bamboo sticks.

Piat Sambali Festival
last week of June-Piat, Cagayan

In Piat, Cagayan, the colorful celebration is highlighted  by street dancing, cultural shows and a beauty pageant.  This festival commemorates the Christianization of the Ytawes region of Cagayan.