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Philippines’ Sandugo Festival coming up

The Philippines Tourism Board said the country is to hold an annual historical celebration Sandugo Festival from July 1-31 in Tagbilaran City on the island of Bohol. The festival originates from the Treaty of Friendship between Datu Sikatuna, a chieftain in Bohol, and Spanish conquistador Miguel Lpez de Legazpi in 16th century. “Sandugo“ means a pact of blood.

For foreign tourists, a famous part of the program is a parade with a marching band and flamboyant fireworks. Another highlight is a street dance competition and a pageant in Bohol.

(yoonmi@heraldcorp.com)
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