November 7, 2023
Last November, I went to Rizal for the CALABARZON heritage caravan organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and Philippine Information Agency (PIA). I know this post is way behind schedule, but I still wanted to share my experience here. I got to experience the Higantes Festival for the first time, and I witnessed the works of our national artists in Angono, which is why this town was referred to as the art capital of the Philippines. Despite its small geography and population, it is the only town that has produced and home to two National Artists, namely Carlos ‘Botong’ Francisco for Painting and Prof. Lucio San Pedro for music.
I recommend going here around November to witness the Higantes Festival Parade. It was fun seeing these giants on the street!