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It's More Fun in the Philippines, No.1 for Fun!


Planning a trip? Those who love to travel know the essence of all travel is about you and your enjoyment. Travelers know that the destination is a major part in planning a trip, experiencing and delving deeper into an unfamiliar places, people and culture is paramount.

Expand your horizons and set your sight to the Philippines, an off the beaten path travel site! An undiscovered paradise made of thousands of islands and white sand beaches all around! A tiny dot in the map of the world, and yet a haven for travelers, backpackers, retirees and even passersby.

It offers awesome tourist attractions, magnificent beaches, hot spring resorts, colorful festivals, hundreds of scenic spots and world-class hotels and facilities. Not to mention the tropical climate, the affordable prices as well as the friendly and hospitable, English-speaking people! You will be glad you came, and we’re sure, you WILL come back for more FUN in the Philippines!






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Pindangan Festival is the celebration of the  Founding Anniversary of San Fernando as a City ratified during a plebiscite on  March 20, 1998 subsequent to Republic Act 8509, converting the municipality into a  component city of La Union on February 13 that same year.

Welcome to the Pindangan Festival 2010 Grand Street Parade Competition. More than 30 contenders showcased the best their schools, barangays and civic clubs can offer. The competition were divided into 3 categories ; Category A – for Elementary Schools, Category B – High Schools and Colleges, Category C – Barangays and Civic Clubs.

With the Motiff/Theme “BOTANICAL” (floral designs with emphasis on Neon Pink, Neon Green, and Neon Orange colors) the contenders used indigenous and recyclable materials for their costumes.

The participating teams danced all throughout the parade route, until they reach the glorieta in front of the town plaza. They compete again for the Production Number to the same music they danced during the parade, provided by the organizers headed by Councilor Joseph “jojo” de Guzman and Dr. Jessie Miranda.

At the start and during the contest proper everyone, were agitated inspite of the scorching temperature. Mayor Pablo C. Ortega, City Council and our foreign guests from the Netherlands; Group Study Exchange with their Team Leader Leo Boersen,  joined a group of elementary students from Category A in dancing, with the delight of the audience.

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After a heavy breakfast, I was ready to wait for the performers to show off their moves and their colorful costumes. Yes, I was in for a day of streetdancing to celebrate San Fernando City’s Pindangan Festival.

The festival was a part of the celebration of the town’s Cityhood every March 20th.

Basic Education Schools  up to the tertiary level compete in street dancing.

It was a delight to see students clad in colorful bamboo-inspired costumes signifying the City’s One-Town-Product (bamboo). 

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