Department of Tourism features CALABARZON in “Celebrating the Regions”

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The Department of Tourism has launched its Countdown to Christmas Project the best way it could: by putting the different regions in the Philippines on focus.

“Celebrating the Regions” in the first week of November features the best of Region IV-A (CALABARZON)—its exciting destinations and unique food, culture, and crafts. Ongoing from November 3 to 7, 2015 at the DOT lobby on JB Bldg., Sen.Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati, the mini exhibit is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Aside from shopping for the best products of the region, visitors will be entertained by Christmas performances from each featured province. The first day of the CALABARZON exhibit was designated as Rizal Day. The rest of the week will be scheduled as follows:

November 4 – Cavite Day

November 5 – Batangas Day

November 6 – Quezon Day

November 7 – Laguna Day

WHAT TO SEE AND BUY:

cavite products

Cavite’s pride: Artisanal wines, heady brews, yummy goodies, Café Amadeo, and Kapeng Bailen.

laguna products

Laguna is known for its many delicacies, arts and crafts, and Lumban embroidery, among others.

batangas products

Batangas basics include peanut brittle, Café Real, and the iconic knife called balisong.

rizal products

From Rizal: Suman, rice cakes, cashew nuts, various munchies, crafts, religious items.

On opening day, the Cardona Youth Musical Ensemble of Rizal wowed the audience by playing Christmas tunes using recycled bottles.

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Watch this group perform in this old YouTube video.

quezon products

The colors and flavors of Quezon: Kiping, lambanog, cookies, organic soaps from The Soap Farm, longganisang Lucban. Expect more on November 6, Quezon Day.

The Department of Tourism has designated 2015 as Visit the Philippines Year.

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Just a few hours from Manila by bus or car, CALABARZON is a good way to start!

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