Abaca Festival

Virac, Catanduanes

The Abaca Festival or formally known as Catanduanes Abaca Festival is a festival held each year in Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines. The celebration happens every 4th week of the month of May. The festival is cognizance of the importance of abaca fiber or Manila hemp industry in the local economy and the need to showcase its versatility as a major source of livelihood and craft material which has b ...

rought Catanduanes fame and fortune. The festival will showcase the life and resilient spirit of the Catandunganon and its culture, as well as the uniqueness and exoticness of the island and its people.

Abaca Festival News

  • Dive And Dine In Bohol

    Dive And Dine In Bohol

    Mention Bohol and Chocolate Hills, Tarsier, powdery beaches and Spanish-era churches come into mind. But beyond, or shall I say beneath, this popular tourism magnets, this beguiling island province is known to a select few for its awe-inspiring underwater world.

    Bohol has scores of amazing dive sites scattered in the towns of Loon, Anda, Bien Unido, Baclayon and Dauis, but it is in Balicasag island in Panglao that is the most frequented and considered the mecca of diving in the Visayas.

    The Department of Tourism (DOT)s Its More Fun in the Philippines TV ad proudly declares, We have the m ...

  • Tribu Virac Leads 2017 Abaca Festival Winners

    Tribu Virac Leads 2017 Abaca Festival Winners

    The contingent from the capital town, calling themselves as 'Tribu Virac', reigned supreme in this year's Creative Dance Competition held at Virac Plaza Covered Courts last May 26 as the 2017 Abaca Festival came to a successful conclusion.

    In its newer version of the Burak Festival, now known as Milflores Festival, Virac bested five other contingents by securing the highest score from four of the five judges. It also clinched two of the three special awards, winning Best in Moving Choreography and Best in Costume.

    In the Battle of Festival Queens, 19-year old Yvonne Fe S. BesoƱa, 19, of ...

  • Calls For Unity Echo During The Abaca Festival

    Calls For Unity Echo During The Abaca Festival

    The province's leadership as well as officials of national agencies echoed the same call for unity in the effort to boost the agricultural sector through the Abaca Festival and at the same time enhance its tourism industry

    With the overwhelming support of Catandunganons making this year's edition grander that its maiden version, the 2nd Abaca Festival with the theme "Tibay nin Abaca, Maogma na Isla" commenced with a thanksgiving mass at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral officiated by Bishop Manolo delos Santos which was attended by government officials, heads of offices, employees and oth ...

  • Abaca Festival Launches Catanduanes New Happy Island Tag

    Abaca Festival Launches Catanduanes New Happy Island Tag

    Now on its second year of staging, the Abaca Festival in Catanduanes continues to help promote the abaca industry for which it has been known for while showcasing the province as a prime tourist destination with a new tagline as a "Happy Island".

    Carmel Bonifacio Garcia, Catanduanes tourism officer, said the new branding as a "Happy Island" for the tourism promotion activities of the province was officially launched during the festival opening ceremonies Monday and that it would last until Friday.

    Matet G. Reyes, a Catandunganon, had posted in her Facebook page that Catanduanes not only ...

  • Parada At Pageant Ng Kalalakihan Tampok Sa Abaca Festival 2017

    Parada At Pageant Ng Kalalakihan Tampok Sa Abaca Festival 2017

    Tampok ang engrandeng parada at pageant ng kalalakihan sa idinaos na 2017 Abaca Festival sa Catanduanes.

    Ito ang opisyal na pista ng probinsiya na layong isulong ang industriya ng abaca ng Catanduanes para mas makilala sa ibang lugar.

    Ayon kay Catanduanes Provincial Tourism Officer Carmel Bonifacio Garcia, ito pa lang ang ikalawang taon ng Abaca Festival pero patok na agad ito sa mga turista.

    "We can claim na kami ang abaca capital of the world," ani Garcia. "Pilipinas ang nagsu-supply ng 86% (abaca products) sa world market and almost half of that, dito galing sa Catanduanes."
    Ipina ...

  • Abaca Festival Opens In Catanduanes With Showcase Of Products Tech

    Abaca Festival Opens In Catanduanes With Showcase Of Products Tech

    This year's staging of the Abaca Festival kicked off the other day, Monday, with the theme: "Tibay Nin Abaca, Maogma Na Isla."

    The activity started with a mass at Virac Cathedral attended by provincial and local officials and employees of national government and private companies in the province.

    In his message during the opening rites, Governor Joseph C. Cua stressed that "Catanduanes maybe a small and humble island but it has great things to offer to the country and to the world."

    Cua, also chairman of the executive committee of the festival, said that the festivity aims to promote ...