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  • Ormoc Festival?Celebrates Bountiful Pineapple Harvest

    Ormoc Festival?Celebrates Bountiful Pineapple Harvest

    The samba-like beat of the canned music blared from a sound system as the kids perfectly executed their street-dance performance.

    The audience that started lining the streets before noon enthusiastically cheered for their favorite group. Some could not help, but dance to the tune, as well.

    Many members of the audience and the participants came all the way from neighboring towns to share in the celebration. The air was expectedly both festive and celebratory. After all, it was Ormoc?s 420th city fiesta and the return of the well-loved Pi?a Festival after half a decade of hiatus.

    The Pi ...

  • Baybay Opens 16k Blossoms Park

    Baybay Opens 16k Blossoms Park

    The City of Baybay, Leyte recently opened the 16,000 Blossoms park, a mountain-top garden adorned by 16,000 LED lights, as part of its 10th cityhood day.

    Located at the Lintaon Peak, the citys highest point, the park is comprised of white and red roses embedded in the grassy meadow forming the phrase I Love Baybay.

    According to Baybay Mayor Carmen Cari, the park is part of the citys tourism development plan, which will transform the area into the Lintaon Ecotourism Zone. Once completed, the park will have an information center, view deck, pavilion, picnic areas and other tourist faciliti ...

  • Ormoc Citys Pina Festival A Congenial Celebration Of Beautiful People

    Ormoc Citys Pina Festival A Congenial Celebration Of Beautiful People

    The first Pi?a Festival of Ormoc City last 25th of June of this year was truly a notable celebration of beautiful people as it celebrates beauty. The event coincided with the feast celebration of their patron saints, St. Peter and St. Paul. Meanwhile, The festival seeks to promote not only Ormoc?s very own sweetest queen pineapple but to recognize Ormocanon?s beautiful and breathtaking natural attractions.

  • Sangyaw Lights Fest Set

    It?s all systems go for the month-long Sangyaw Festival of Lights that kicked off June 9 here, including safety and security procedures, city officials said Tuesday.

    Tacloban Mayor Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez, with the Tacloban City Police Office led by City Director Rolando Bade and the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, assured the public that security measures are in place around the city following the declaration of martial law in Mindanao.

    Bade said police have set up check points and organized intelligence monitoring and foot patrols around the city, and will deplo ...

  • Sweet Pineapples Star In Ormoc Festival

    Sweet Pineapples Star In Ormoc Festival

    Wearing pineapple headdresses made of styrofoam, actor-turned-mayor Richard Gomez and his legislator-wife Lucy danced in the street to the applause of spectators who came to celebrate the city?s first cultural festival in almost two decades.

    It was one of the entertaining moments in the Pi?a Festival, featuring Ormoc?s prime farm product and export ? sweet pineapples ? on June 25 to kick off the city?s fiesta event four days later in honor of its patron saints, St. Peter and St. Paul.

    ?It?s part of promoting the city but more than that, Ormoc is really known for its tasty pineapples,? G ...

  • Leytes Kalanggaman Island To Close For A Week For Beauty Rest

    Leytes Kalanggaman Island To Close For A Week For Beauty Rest

    Kalanggaman Island in Palompon town, Leyte will not accept tourists for a week starting Saturday to give way to cleaning and resort repairs, officials said.

    The island, with its powdery white sand surrounded by crystal-clear waters, is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the province.

    "Parang tao din 'yan, kailangan ng beauty rest (It's like a person, who needs beauty rest)," tourism regional director Karen Tiopes said.

    The island is expected to welcome tourists again after the seven-day break.