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  • Cabadbaran Celebrates 120th Dagkot Festival

    Cabadbaran Celebrates 120th Dagkot Festival

    This city which is one of the oldest settlements in the province of Agusan del Norte if not in the entire northeastern Mindanao. Cabadbaran celebrated its 120th town fiesta on Tuesday. Founded by groups of settlers who applied for township and approved by the Spanish colonial government in Jan. 31, 1894, Cabadbaran traces its roots back to 1200 AD.

    Its heritage can still be seen today in the 12th century villages along an ancient waterway dissecting the area now called Cabadbaran.

    The city's economy leans on its fishing sector owing its vast fishing grounds, its agricultural sector's pal ...

  • Dagkot Festival

    Viva Nuestra Senora de Candelaria! Agusan del Norte shines with Dagkot Festival.

    Dagkot Festival is the sole important event during the fiesta celebration of Cabadbaran City. The weeklong festivity features socio-civic activities, sporting events, trade fairs and capped by a grand street dancing parade and competition to celebrate the historic past and the bright future that awaits the city also in honor of Nuestra Seniora de Candelaria.

    Once a year during the second day of February, Cabadbaran City in Agusan del Norte celebrates the Dagkot Festival, which is inspired from the Catholic b ...

  • Dagkot Festival 2012

    Dagkot Festival 2012

    Every city has its own patron saint. The city that we visited last month was Cabadbaran City. This city is celebrating Dagkot Festival. "To Light", is the meaning of Dagkot. This festival is for its patron saint, Nuestra Senora de Candilaria.

    This is the first time that I have visited and took part of the celebration. The usual reasons was that because of the fact that its also a fiesta, which means there are a lot of foods for everybody who goes there. I went there with my family, we visited some would-be relatives on my part and of course, before those escapades, we attended the mass.


  • The 2012 Dagkot Festival Plus a Giveaway

    The 2012 Dagkot Festival Plus a Giveaway

    I just came from an out of town trip and let me tell you it was awesome! It's really nice to take a break once in a while and spend some time with my Dad and the extended family. I was in Agusan del Norte for 3 days for the yearly Dagkot Festival which involved a lot of street dancing, carnivals and non-stop eating.

    This group from Northern Mindanao Colleges won first place (and a whopping P200,000!) and also joined Showtime a few weeks prior. Congratulations guys!

    The next day we took a 3-hour roadtrip to Bunawan, Agusan del Sur to visit Lolong, the largest saltwater crocodile in capti ...

  • Dagkot Festival

    Dagkot Festival

    Dagkot is a Cebuano colloquial term meaning "to light". In a myriad ways, the term is used in a number of means be it in simply doing a chore or more aptly, in expressing one's religious zeal using a candle.

    Over the years, this traditional practice is imbibed by Filpinos in their spiritual deeds. It is believed that lighting a candle as an offering lifts, sends, and directs one's aspirations to a divine level and invokes God to heed one's prayers.

    By and large, the act of lighting a candle is highly regarded trait by the faithful particularly the Cabadbaranons, its neighbors and devotes ...

  • Candles And Dances Of Hope And Thanksgiving In Cabadbaran Citys Dagkot Festival

    Candles And Dances Of Hope And Thanksgiving In Cabadbaran Citys Dagkot Festival

    Every year, thousands of devout Catholics and tourists visit Cabadbaran City, the capital of Agusan del Norte province in Mindanao, in honor of the feast of Nuestra Señora Candelaria to light their candles and to enjoy the sumptuous meals the locals prepare for their guests. The yearly fiesta is celebrated every February 2.

    But aside from the lighting and blessing of the candles, the city of Cabadbaran has transformed the feast into a festivity that is distinctly unique to Caraga region and has become known as Dagkot Festival or the festival of candles.

    "Dagkot" comes from the Visayan w ...