Pawikan Festival

Morong, Bataan

Pawikan Festival in Brgy. Nagbalayong, Morong is organized to intensify the information campaign and generate public awareness on the importance of endangered baby Olive Ridley turtles (Lepidochelys Olivacea are the smallest in the world) in our ecosystem. It is a week long celebration every last week of November highlighted by a ceremonial releasing of Pawikan hatchlings in the blue waters off So ...

uth China Sea, street dancing competition where participants are dressed gaudily in turtle-like clothing, walk for a cause, trade fair, beach volleyball, graffiti painting contest, sand castling contest, coastal clean-up project, seminars and other activities. The event is a joint project of the provincial tourism office, Bataan Tourism Council Foundation, Inc., municipal tourism council and LGU of Morong.

Pawikan Festival News

  • Turtle Release Celebrations At Bataans Pawikan Festival 2017

    Turtle Release Celebrations At Bataans Pawikan Festival 2017

    Release of newly-hatched pawikans, sea turtle-themed performances and art exhibits, sand sculptures, and more.

    Colorful street dances and events like pageants and art exhibits are typical funfare for Filipino festivals, usually in honor of a patron saint. A festival in honor of pawikans (marine turtles), though, is not usually heard of. Held every November during the pawikan nesting season in Bataan, locals celebrate the Pawikan Festival not just for colorful merrymaking but also to raise awareness on the endangered pawikans.

    Decades ago, locals themselves poached pawikan eggs for food a ...

  • Bataan Celebrates Pawikan Festival 2017

    Bataan Celebrates Pawikan Festival 2017

    Aiming to make all the Filipinos aware of the importance of endangered marine turtles and its role in the ecological balance of marine biodiversity, the province of Bataan celebrated this year's nationally recognized Pawikan Festival with the theme "Help Save the Pawikan," which was held last Saturday, November 25, at the Pawikan Conservation Center in Morong, Bataan.

  • More Than 100 Marine Turtle Hatchlings Freed

    Sen. Cynthia A. Villar and Bataan Gov. Abet Garcia led the release on Saturday of more than 100 marine turtle hatchlings into the sea during the annual celebration of the Pawikan Festival here.

    The release of the baby sea turtles (Olive Ridley SeaTurtles) was the highlight of the whole day festivity participated in by more than 5,000 guests from the academe, government, non-government organizations, and students.

    Spearheaded by the Bataan Peninsula Tourism Council Foundation, the festival aims to raise public awareness about the importance of marine turtles in the ecosystem and the prote ...

  • Pawikan Festival 2016 Help Save Our Pawikans

    Pawikan Festival 2016 Help Save Our Pawikans

    The PAWIKAN FESTIVAL 2016 is an annual celebration held in the Municipality of Morong, Bataan in cooperation of the Provincial Government of Bataan and Bataan Tourism Council. This festival is not an ordinary type of festival as it's main priority is to help raise awareness in saving the Pawikans (Marine Turtles) which are considered endangered.

    We arrived on the 26th and went straight to the Pawikan Conservation Center where talks and research about our Marine Turtles were presented. They discussed the current situation and how pollution and climate change can affect the survival rate of o ...

  • Save The Pawikans

    The Pawikan Festival is held yearly at the Pawikan Conservation Center in Morong, Bataan. The main activity here is the releasing of the baby pawikan, which are hatched in the conservation center.

    Every year, during the festivities, they invite visitors and thousands of students from the provinces to promote awareness and also be treated to some street dancing, sand sculptures, a showcase of local products, and witnessing how the hatchlings go back to the sea.

  • Pawikan Festival Help Save The Turtles

    Pawikan Festival Help Save The Turtles

    The Pawikan Festival is held yearly at the Pawikan Conservation Center in Morong, Bataan. The main activity here is the releasing of the baby pawikan, which are hatched in the conservation center.

    Every year, during the festivities, they invite visitors and thousands of students from the provinces to promote awareness and also be treated to some street dancing, sand sculptures, a showcase of local products, and witnessing how the hatchlings go back to the sea.

    Bataan Tourism
    Pawikan Conservation Center, Nagbalayong, Morong
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