Kapampangan or Capampan͠gan refers to the language and people of Pampanga province. It is also known as Pampango or Pampangueño. A woman from Pampanga is called a Pampangueña.

Kapampangan ka ba?
Are you a native of Pampanga?

Marunong ka bang magsalita ng Kapampangan?
= Marunong ka bang mangapampangan?
Do you know how to speak Capampangan?

Note that Kapampangan is not a mere dialect, but a language very distinct from Tagalog.

Click here for examples of Kapampangan words and phrases!

Official Holidays in the Philippines 2017

February 25 (Saturday) marks the EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary. It’s a Special Non-Working Day.

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Baragatan Festival

June 2017

The soft opening of Palawan’s Baragatan Festival will be on June 9th, the date on which trade fairs, the Garden Show, and the Photo & Art Exhibit will be opened to the public.

The festival’s grand opening will be on June 16 when the Baragatan Grand Parade will showcase various floats prepared by different communities, as well as the candidates for Mutya ng Palawan.

Sarangani Bay

Sarangani Bay is located on the southern tip of Mindanao in the Philippines.

General Santos City, one of the country’s most important ports, and also the hometown of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, is located at the head of the bay.

The province of Sarangani, created in 1992, is named after the bay. A festival known to the locals as Sarbay Fest is held in the area every year in the third week of May. It is possibly the most popular beach event in the southern region of the Philippines.

Sarangani Bay

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Panagbenga Festival

Panagbenga is an annual flower festival celebrated in Baguio City every February. Continue reading “Panagbenga Festival”

Moriones Festival of Marinduque

Moriones Festival 2016

March 25 is Good Friday with flagellantes (self-flogging by penitents).

March 26 is Black Saturday (Pugutan or Beheading of Longhinus – Senakulo).

March 27 is Easter Sunday with the Salubong and Easter Holy Mass. At 3:00 pm is the Gasang-Gasang Street Dancing Festival.

The Moriones Festival is a folk-religious event held annually during Holy Week on the island of Marinduque, considered the geographical heart of the Philippines.

Moriones Festival Costumes
Moriones Festival Costumes
The word “Morion” refers to the visor of the helmet that is associated with the armor of Roman soliders.  The  word “Moriones” refers to the local inhabitants who dress up in costumes and masks of Roman soldiers during Biblical times. These costumed locals are farmers and fishermen who engage in the street theater as a form of penitence.

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MARDI GRAS in the Philippines?

Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday,” the day before Ash Wednesday of the Holy Week that ends on Easter Sunday. But in the Philippines “Mardi Gras” refers to a street carnival that’s celebrated during other times of the year, not during Lent.

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Iloilo is a province in the region of Western Visayas in the Philippines. It occupies a major southeast portion of the island of Panay and is bordered by the province of Antique to the west, Capiz to the north, the Jintotolo Channel to the northeast, the Guimaras Strait to the east, and the Iloilo Strait and Panay Gulf to the southwest. Continue reading “ILOILO”