BUYOGAN FESTIVAL (Abuyog, Leyte)
The Buyogan festival which emerged champion in both the Pintados-Kasadyaan and Sinulog festivals this year. The dance ritual brings to life the story of two children who disturbed beehives while playing in the forest. One was stung badly and got very sick. His parents implored the Sto Nino to heal the boy. In thanksgiving, the townsfolk then promised to respect all forms of life.