LAPAY BANTIGUE FESTIVAL (Masbate)
This streetdance festival emerged champion in Bicol region’s Magayon 2008. Through efforts of the late National Artist Ramon Obusan, a dance anchored on the movements of the lapay – a bird found hovering along Bantigue’s coastline – gained national renown. It was originally choreographed by the venerable resident Lola Felisa as a dance ritual in honor of St Filomena. Today, it is one of the finest folkdances in the country.