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Philippine Fiesta: Sandugo Festival
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The Bohol Sandugo Celebration or Sandugo Festival, also known as Blood Compact Commemoration, is an annual historical event in Tagbilaran, Bohol. The Sandugo Festival celebrates the signing of a treaty of friendship between the Spanish Captain General Miguel Lopez de Legaspi and Datu Sikatuna, the native chieftain. The treaty was signed on March 16,1565. This was 44 years after Ferdinand Magellan was killed attacking Mactan Island.

Hundreds and thousands of people from around the Philippines and the world gather for this special event which involves colorful costumes and loud drum beats, street parades, church services, fireworks, beauty pageants (Miss Bohol and Miss Tagbilaran), cockfighting tournaments and sport tournaments. The main highlights of the Sandugo Festival is a street parade with a street dancing competition, a re-enactment of the first sandugo or blood compact, and the Search for Miss Bohol Sandugo.

The Sandugo Festival is proof of the greatness that springs from unity, when different regions, local government and the private sector, cultural advocates and philanthropists come together. One blood, one culture.


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