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  • Maasin Celebrates 9th Tultugan Festival

    Maasin Celebrates 9th Tultugan Festival

    All roads lead to the town of Maasin on December 26 as the booming third district municipality known all over the country for its finest bamboo products celebrate once again its renowned Tultugan Festival, which is on its ninth year this year.

    Maasin Mayor Mariano D. Malones, Jr., who is on his second year as town chief executive, promises a much better, bigger and brighter Tultugan Festival for 2008.

    "We did everything to make this year's Tultugan Festival better than its previous stagings to provide our visitors and guests coming from all over the country, especially our balikbayans th ...

  • 15th Tultugan Festival Maasin At Its Best

    15th Tultugan Festival Maasin At Its Best

    Bamboo, known to be the strongest and the largest member of the grass family made its way to the municipality of Maasin, Iloilo. In fact, Maasin is eyed to be the country's "bamboo capital." During December, Maasin holds the Tultugan Festival. This enables the town to produce several kinds of useful artistic pieces such as handicrafts, furniture, as well as musical instruments. Musical instruments allow the people of Maasin to showcase their ethnic music.

    Celebrated every fourth week of December, Tultugan Festival is a one-night concert presentation of the municipality's very own bamboo pro ...

  • Tultugan Of Maasin In Kasadyahan 2007

    Tultugan Of Maasin In Kasadyahan 2007

    The word "tultugan" is actually an indigenous term for bamboo drum. The festival promotes the local bamboo industry, protecting their creativity and craftsmanship as to the different uses of the bamboo.

    Tribu Tultugan was the over-all champion in last years Dinagyang Festival's Kasadyahan competition. This year, Tribu Tultugan failed to defend the title but it still finished as the 2nd placer. Also, Tribu Tultugan was able to join in the Aliwan Festival 2006 and finished at 7th place.

    View Video Coverage of Tultugan performace in the Kasadyahan 2007.

    The Kasadyahan Competition is one ...

  • 7 Tribes To Compete In Maasin Tultugan Festival

    Seven school-based tribes are vying to be champion for this year's Tultugan Festival highlight of the municipality of Maasin on December 29.

    The tribes who will join in the Tultugan Festival, include last year's champion Manuglayon of Quiling National High School, Manugrara of Tigbauan National High School, Manugsukdap of Siwalo National High School, and Manuggama of Maasin National Comprehensive National High School

    Other tribes are Manugpusog of Layog National High School, Binalantak of Burak National High School, and Manugdabong of Dagami National High.

    The municipality of Maasin, ...

  • Iloilo Town Eyed As Countrys Bamboo Music Capital

    Iloilo Town Eyed As Countrys Bamboo Music Capital

    The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is pushing for Maasin town, Iloilo Province to become the country's bamboo music capital.

    "Maasin should not only vie as the bamboo capital of the country, but also as the bamboo music capital of the Philippines," said NCCA Chairman Felipe De Leon Jr. during the 16th Tultugan Festival last December 28, 2015.

    De Leon noted how the Tultugan Festival has evolved from cultural performances accompanied by percussion instruments to producing high-quality music from bamboo instruments.

    "The bamboo sound of Maasin is comparable to that o ...

  • The Maasin Watershed Iloilo Stream of Life

    The Maasin Watershed Iloilo Stream of Life

    A Watershed is an area of land, a bounded hydrologic system, within which all living things are inextricably linked by their common water course and where as human settled, simple logic demanded that they have vital role as part of the community. It is an area where water that is under it drains off or goes into the same place. It is made up of interconnected basins or small watersheds. Within the watershed, all matter runs to the lowest point of the stream, river or lake. On its way, water travels over the surface and across fields, forestland, suburban lawns and city streets or seeps into so ...