It came a little surprise to me hearing about this new destination in Iloilo. Bucari Pine Forest is a hidden destination in Leon, Iloilo that I consider as the Little Baguio of Panay Island.
Bucari is somewhat similar to the landscape of Baguio but not as cold as the Summer Capital of the Philippines (though it gets really cold at some point of the season). The vegetation is mostly composed of tall Agoho trees (Casuarina) and not pine trees as what others would suggest.
This place has a camping ground that is perfect for group outdoor activities, breaking free from the concrete jungle ...
This is one of the performance of tribu tumandok last September 2011, in handuraw festival street dance tribal competition.
The Amazing performance of tribu Dacdacanan in handuraw festival for the year 2011 street dance tribal competition.
The Amazing Handuraw Festival tribe Competition in Iloilo.
The City of Festivals is just one among many epithets of Dapitan City, mainly because it has six festivals to date. Currently, Dapitanons are celebrating its sixth annual festival, the Handuraw Festval, which began yesterday, December 28, and will culminate tomorrow, December 30, as the whole nation celebrates Rizal Day.
Handuraw, a Cebuano term which means "flashback or recommitment to memory," is one of two major festivals among the six annual events of the Shrine City of the Philippines; another of the city's moniker. It is being held annually not only to commemorate our national hero's ...
Immortalizing the beginnings and ancestry of this place, Dapitanons could not help but remember the legacies left by the national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, during his four-year stay here as an exile over one hundred years ago.
The city government of Dapitan led by Mayor Dominador Jalosjos Jr. has launched yesterday the fifth "Handuraw" celebration with a motorcade around the major thoroughfares in the city which ended at the Punto del Desembarco de Rizal (Rizal landing site) at Barangay Sta. Cruz where a short program was also held.
In his message to the people of Dapitan, President Benig ...