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The Pahiyas Festival is one of the most popular fiestas in the Philippines, held in honor of San Isidro Labrador, Catholic Patron Saint of Farmers. It is celebrated annually every May 15th (regardless of whether it falls on a weekday or a weekend).
The festival is a thanksgiving feast for a beautiful harvest. Kiping (colorful decorations made from dried rice paste) are used to decorate the houses along with various fruit, vegetables, and flowers.
#TeamOAP (Team Our Awesome Planet) visited this year and put together these helpful tips for you to use next time you visit Pahiyas.
For the first time in Manila, MTV Music Evolution 2015 brought the local hip hop scene together with international chart topping artists. This free ticket event marked a first for the Philippines as MTV wrapped up the summer season.
Claiming 2015 as the year to visit the Philippines, what better way to celebrate than having such a huge and exciting event take place in a country that has long embraced the hip hop culture. Here was our experience at MTV Music Evolution 2015…
Taal Volcano is an island within a lake, on an island within a lake, on an island! Did you get that? 😛
Just an hour away from Manila, this geological wonder is the smallest active volcano in the world. But despite being famous and all, we found that most Filipinos have a hard time locating the actual Crater Lake itself–So we had to figure out the reason for ourselves. Check out Team OAP’s video on debunking the mystery of Taal Volcano…
BLACKOUT is one of Conceptrum’s mission based live game room where players are set to solve mini puzzles and subliminal challenges in a race to accomplish the goal before the clock times out. Your Mission is to solve the widespread blackouts that are threatening to paralyze your town. Find the backup power source and let there be light!
FRAMED is one of Conceptrum’s mission based live game room where players are set to solve mini puzzles and subliminal challenges in a race to accomplish the goal before the clock times out. You will have to play the role of captured spies who have been falsely accused of committing a crime. Your Mission is to prove your innocence and get extracted before the timer runs out.
From the name Wanderland Music & Arts Festival we immediately assume two things, music and fun. For two years, Wanderland has proved its capability to mount a lavish music festival here in Manila to thousands and thousands of festival goers both here and abroad. Three years of surreal music and arts festival experience and counting, made possible by Karpos Multimedia. Now let us dig deeper into what we can expect upon visiting the land of Wanderers.
The first leg of the Food Tastings series titled “a Pizza and Pasta Class” featured easy-to-make home pizza and pasta recipes taught by renowned chefs Nancy Dizon Edarlin, Portia Baluyut and the chefs behind Project Pie.
It was a well spent Saturday (March 21) where we got to watch free cooking classes, try out all the dishes and had a fun time making our very own customized pizza. Here’s a preview of the event itself:
The Philippines Tourism Stars are a batch of individuals recognized by the Department of Tourism (DOT), who have exemplified excellence and dedication in driving the Philippine tourism industry.
“The Philippines tourism is undoubtedly the fastest growing industry in the country, taking on a significant role in our economy. We believe that we owe this tremendous growth to our people. Without them, our destinations would only be a mere landscape. It is our people that give beautiful destinations life and meaning. And the Tourism Star Program honours these individuals who truly make it more fun in the Philippines,” DOT Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. said.
The first Tourism Star Philippines award was held last Feb 12, 2015 at the Raffles and Fairmont Hotel, Makati. Watch the video below:
Department of Tourism honored the first batch of awardees, celebrating the contribution of Filipinos from the tourism industry, media, and local government units.
Join us in congratulating the first batch of Tourism Star Awardees in the Philippines: