WOW Batanes at
the Pagayaya Festival
joined the Pagayaya Festival at Intramuros Manila on August 2-4,
2003 to present its "best of bests" of performers in the
recently celebrated 220th Batanes anniversary.
Batanes' participation in the Best of the Regions Festival featured
local products, culture and tradition and to advertise the Singing
Ivatan Leaders in a choral rendition.
The spirit of Payuhwan in kapayvahay, the kalusan in kapangalagal, the
Palu-palu (a war dance) were the attractions that were featured by the
Ivatans (natives of Batanes).
of Ivatan delicacies and native cuisine "found only in Batanes"
were also offered.
Photos below feature some of the pictures . . . the traditional payuhwan,
kalusan, industries, dance and more. The Ivatan culture in its finest!
The Pagayaya Festival was organized by the Department of Tourism to
promote its Visit Philippines 2003 project.
Please click photo for larger view.