Kasadyahan Festival 2016 is set on January 23, 2016 while the Dinagyang Festival 2016 is on January 24, 2016.
Mark your calendars. See you guys in Iloilo City!
The annual Grand Marian Procession will take place on December 6, 2015 Sunday 4:00 PM at the same venue, Plaza Roma in front of Manila Cathedral, Intramuros, Manila.
More than 100 images of the Virgin Mary will be showcased in this event. Definitely worth attending, specially to all the Marian devotees and photographers.
Here are the Philippine Holidays for 2016. Let’s mark our calendars and prepare out out-of-town trips!
Credits to Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Regular Holidays (Legal Holidays):
New Year’s Day – January 1, 2016
Maundy Thursday – March 24, 2016
Good Friday – March 25, 2016
Araw ng Kagitingan (Fall of Bataan) – April 9, 2016
Labor Day – May 1, 2016
Independence Day – June 12, 2016
National Heroes’ Day (Cry of Pugad Lawin) – August 29, 2016
Bonifacio Day (Birth Anniversary) – November 30, 2016
Christmas Day – December 25, 2016
Rizal Day (Death Anniversary) –December 30, 2016
Special Non-Working Holidays:
Chinese New Year – February 8, 2016
EDSA Revolution – February 25, 2016
Black Saturday – March 26, 2016
Ninoy Aquino Day (Death Anniversary) – August 21, 2016
All Saints’ Day – November 1, 2016
Additional Special Non-Working Holidays:
Additional to January 1 – January 2, 2016 (Day after New Year)
Additional to November 1 – October 31, 2016 (Halloween)
Additional to December 25 – December 24, 2016 (Day before Christmas)
Additional to December 30 – December 31, 2016 (Last day of the year)
I’m looking forward to this – Giant Lantern Festival 2015! Here’s the schedule of activities:
December 20-21, 2015 – 6PM at Robinsons Starmills
December 22, 2015 – 6PM at Essel Park, Telebastagan
December 23, 2015 – 7PM at Greenfields, Sindalan
December 24, 2015 – 11PM infront of San Fernando (Pampanga) City Hall
December 26-27, 2015 – 6PM at Marquee Mall
December 25-30, 2015 – 7PM at Robinsons Starmills
December 31, 2015 – 6PM at Clarkfield, Pampanga
January 1-6, 2016 – 7PM at Robinsons Starmills
December 19, 2015 (Saturday) – 6PM onwards at Robinsons Starmills, Pampanga.
The 10th Housing Fair 2015 will be on October 16-18, 2015 at the Megatrade Hall 1, 5th Level, SM Megamall Bldg B, Mandaluyong City.
This year’s theme is “Disenteng Pabahay, Maunlad na Buhay” (literally, “Decent Housing, Productive Life”). I would definitely attend this event sponsored by HUDCC, Pag-IBIG, HGC, HLURB, NHA, NHMFC, SHFC, BSP and SSS.
I currently have two issues related to housing that I’m expecting to be answered by this event – the Community Mortgage Program (CMP) here in Nagpayong, Pasig City and the housing loan from Pag-IBIG (or SSS) for the renovation of my house in Bulacan.
The Singkaban Festival 2015 of Bulacan Province is on-going, with this year’s theme: Bulacan, Dangal ng Bansa! Lahing Bulakenyo, Ating Ibandila!
This year’s Singkaban Festival marks the 437th Founding Day of the Province of Bulacan. Here are the rest of the activities for Singkaban Festival 2015:
September 13, 2015 – Sunday
Hari at Reyna ng Bulacan Coronation Night 2015 – 7PM to 9PM at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium
September 14, 2015 – Monday
Kalutong Bulakenyo with Chef Boy Logro – 1PM at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium
Araw ng Ginintuang Gulang featuring Rey Valera – 5PM at The Pavilion, Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center
September 15, 2015 – Tuesday
Ika-117 Guning Taong Anibersaryo ng Pagbubukas ng Kongreso ng Malolos – 7AM in front of the Barasoain Church
Dangal ng Lipi 2015 – 6PM at The Pavilion, Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center
September 12-13, 2015
Bulacan Fancy Pigeon and Chicken Show Exhibit – 8AM to 5PM at the Mini Forest
September 12-14, 2015
Bulacan Events Expo (Kasalan at Okasyon) – 6PM at the Robinsons Place Malolos
September 13-15, 2015
Kumperensiya sa Bulacan 2015 (Sampaka) – 8AM to 5PM at the Balagtas Hall, Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center
The Singkaban Festival 2015 is spearheaded by Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado and Vice Governor Daniel R. Fernando and the Bulacan Provincial Council.
One of the country’s major blogging event, Blogapalooza 2015, is happening on October 25, 2015 in Pasay City.
Blogapalooza Seasons will start from 10AM to 9PM and will be held at One Esplanade, SM Central Business Park, Seaside corner Bay Boulevard, Pasay City. It’s supported by When In Manila.
Hope to see you guys there!
Three years ago, I attended the Araw ng Pasig Celebration (439th Founding Day), and I was disappointed by the Grand Parade – how it’s full of government employees and appears to be an Alay Lakad.
A few hours ago, I attended the Araw ng Pasig 2015 (442nd Founding Day) and it’s even a longer line of people. It’s still as boring as ever and it’s like watching a procession of a famous dead person (on his way to the cemetery).
Mayor Maribel Eusebio (in purple) and her husband, Bobby Eusebio (former Mayor of Pasig), in stripes.
There are very few bands playing, very few people dancing, and definitely a lot of Pasig City employees doing an Alay Lakad in their uniform (which is mostly in blue and red). I don’t know if these people are obliged to attend this every year.
After the government employees, it’s another wave of people – from the different elementary and high schools in Pasig City. The only float that I saw (that’s unique from the sea of people) was from Bagong Ilog. They have a replica of a boat with an image of the Virgin Mary.
How do we expect tourists from other parts of Metro Manila (and the Philippines) to go all the way here in Pasig City during the City’s founding anniversary, when all they would see, in the Grand Parade, are government employees?
The Tourism Office of Pasig (if such entity exists) should really consider modifying the Grand Parade. I'm sure I'm not the only one saying it’s boring, senseless and doesn’t help in the tourism drive of Pasig.
[Edit: There is a Facebook page for Pasig City Cultural Affairs and Tourism Office. I also posted a link to this blog post. I hope they’ll listen.]
Two years ago, the president of Square Ville Home Owners Association Inc (HOAI), Rodolfo Rabang, reported the status of Square Ville’s application to the Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC). He gave the following steps on how to have an individual lot title for Square Ville HOAI:
I don’t know where the problem is, but it took two years to jump from Step #1 to #2. It’s only today that representatives of the SHFC visited the Square Ville HOAI in Nagpayong, Pasig City to conduct a Background Investigation, on the home owners. I don’t know whether the officers of Square Ville HOAI are not doing their job/voluntary work or it’s the SHFC that has a lot of backlog.
South Star Drug is the newest business establishment that opened its doors to residents of Square Ville Home Owners Association Inc in Nagpayong, Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City
The representatives of SHFC asked the home owners (as a group) the following questions:
The officers of SHFC also pointed out that under CMP, “ang utang ng isa ay utang ng lahat”. They encouraged the home owners of Square Ville to pay our dues diligently. For those who happened to have a “katukayo” (similar name), they have to file an affidavit saying that they never availed of the CMP yet. They also required that the member should be 59 years old and below.
Here’s a quick facts about Square Ville HOAI and how much will it cost to pay for the lot:
Hopefully, after today’s visit by the SHFC, the loan being asked by Square Ville HOAI will be granted in the soonest time possible so that each home owner will begin paying for their lot, which they’ve occupying for more than 20 years.
This is how slow and expensive it will take for squatters (informal settlers) to obtain the lot they’ve occupying, the legal way. I hope there’s a faster way.