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Butanding Festival May 14-20, 2012 Events

Sorsogon By April 26, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Butanding Festival is held every summer in the Municipality of Donsol in the Province of Sorsogon. It is held in honor of the gentle giants that are the whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) and their annual return to the vicinity of Donsol. Contributing greatly to the development of the town’s economy and tourism, the whale shark’s peak attendance is  annually anticipated and greatly welcomed by the locals who are directly involved in looking out for the butanding’s well-being.

With the continual increase of sightings of the whale sharks, Butanding Festival would be celebrated more grandly to celebrate and compliment the population increase of the whale sharks. A week-long activity, Butanding Festival would feature all the anticipated festival trimmings of themed parades, street dancing, delicious delicacies, fun music, and much, much more.



Aimed to showcase the locality’s delicious native dishes, food lovers can dig in and indulge on the great number of grilled, stewed, boiled, braised, fried, and smoked food choices. From Bicol Express, laing, pinangat, and kinunot to pili preparations and more, the flavors of Bicol await local and foreign foodies. The week-long food fair offers Bicolano foods and delicacies for everyone to enjoy.


With the natural beauty of Donsol as a ready backdrop, captured moments throughout the festival will surely leave lasting impressions and good memories worth recalling and sharing with friends. Photographers across the region and the country are invited to take part in this competition and make a full creative use of their lenses as they capture the stories unknowingly told by people, the butanding, and the festival.


Butanding Festival 2012 – The First Donsol Off-Road Cross-Country Marathon

Sorsogon By April 25, 2012 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

Calling all runners!

1st Donsol Off-road Cross-Country Marathon

Join the celebration as we launch Donsol’s Butanding Festival 2012!

May 13, 2012
Assembly: Rizal Park
Marathon Route: Donsol Proper – Brgy. Tinanogan and Nearby Barangays
Categories: 21K | 5K | 3K
Gun Time:
21K – 5:30 AM
5K – 6:00 AM
3K – 6:30 AM

Champion- Php 8,000
1st Runner up – Php 5,500
2nd Runner up – Php 4,000

Champion – Php 2,000
1st Runner up – Php 1,500
2nd Runner up – Php 1,000

Champion – Php 1,500
1st Runner up – Php 1,000
2nd Runner up – Php 750


First 500 Registrants get FREE SINGLET
21K Reg. Fee- Php 500 with FREE SINGLET for the first 250 Registrants
5K Reg. Fee- Php 250 with FREE SINGLET for the first 150 Registrants
3K Reg. Fee- Php 200 with FREE SINGLET for the first 100 Registrants
*inclusive of race bibs and drinking water
*trophy awaits Champion, 1st Runner Up and 2nd Runner Up
Finisher’s Medal to the first 20 finisher for 21K

Registration Sites:

  • Donsol Municipal Hall, Brgy Awii
    Donsol, Sorsogon
  • Donsol Tourism Office
    Brgy. Dancalan,
    Donsol, Sorsogon
  • Fineapply Creative Communications
    Units 3 & 4 Calderon Bldg.,
    Brgy. Cruzada, Washington Drive,
    Legazpi City
  • LCC Mall, Legazpi
    Ground Floor
  • RES | TOE | RUN
    2F Embarcadero de Legazpi
    Port Area, Legazpi City

For more details, visit


Cam Sur’s North Face Ultra Race

Camarines Sur By April 14, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

The North Face 100® Asia series was officially launched in 2008, posing runners the challenge of 100km ultra distance. Successful races staged in Australia, Philippines and Singapore had tested the limits of runners in the Asia-Pacific region. It is the first series of its kind in Asia Pacific region. In 2009, The North Face 100® set to start from China, at the symbolic landmark of the Great Wall. As the biggest race of The North Face 100® series, the event invited world-class endurance athletes to run in the event, while attracting over 3,000 participants. The series also takes place in Australia, Philippines, Japan and Singapore in 2009. The total participants of 2010 have increased to 8000+. Taiwan and Thailand will join this event in 2011 and total we have 7 countries to hold TNF100® across Asia.