Dumangas, Iloilo comes alive with the celebration of Haw-as Festival that opened in October 9 till November 1, 2016. The town is among the main centers of Iloilo's fish trade so it is appropriate that they hold a thanksgiving festival celebrating the harvest of good things from the sea and land.
Spend a sweet, end-of-the-semester weekend in the historic town of Dumangas. Both the abundance of its home-grown produce and artisan food products are what initiated this free, family-oriented arts and crafts event.
The festival will encompass a variety of activities and entertainment geared for ...
The tourism sector of Dumangas town is inching up, according to Mayor Rolando Distura.
"Dumangas is a potential marine and coastal ecotourism destination. I believe that we have a lot to offer because we are endowed with natural resources," Distura said.
"We want to give tourists a fulfilling nature experience," he added.
Distura said they are planning to develop several nature spots in their town. These include Siete Picados, Lapus-Lapus, Matagsing Hill and Gi-Gi.
Siete Picados means seven sins. It is composed of seven islets.
One of the islets holds one of the Spanish light ho ...
A great time is planned with music and entertainment at the annual Haw-as Festival in Dumangas. As per festival tradition people gathered to witness and participate in community celebration to mark the festivity.
It is an annual thanksgiving festival for the bountiful fish harvest from the waters in the area. The festival uses the iconic bangus as its symbol because it is their number one product.
Aquaculture such as fish farming is feasible, sustainable and a profitable business here in Dumangas which is also being patronized by rice farmers as a source of their income to help improve t ...
Haw-as Festival is always the biggest event of the year in Dumangas, and the people of this historic town look forward to it all year long. It is an annual festival dedicated to community and the arts of its people.
Get ready for a bountiful celebration with loads of fun, food, bands, community activities and a street dance parade and the grand tribal presentation. Haw-as Festival brings out the community and folks from the entire town. It reminds Dumangasanons of all the good things that God has given them. This makes them want to share their joy through fun-filled activities with others.