Destination Taguig
  • Located in the southern section of Metro Manila and northwestern shore of Laguna de Bay

    Bordered by Makati City, Pateros and Pasig City on the north, Pasay City on the west, Paranaque City on the southwest, Muntinlupa City on the south, Cainta and Taytay on the northeast, and Laguna de Bay on the east. Napindan River, a tributary of the Pasig River, forms the common border of Taguig and Pasig City. Taguig River, another tributary of the Pasig River, cuts through the northern half of the City. (taguig.gov.ph)

  • Sta. Anang Banak Taguig River Festival (July 26 – Whole day event)

    A grand fluvial parade in honor and devotion to the patroness Saint Anne, the Sta. Anang Banak annual river festival rises from a wide spectrum of traditionally religious, yet culturally folk and mythical beliefs and practices that make up the unique ethnic base of the people once called “taga-giik“. The festival is kept alive by a four-century-old legend of the miracle of the “banak” fishes that happened every July for countless years. The faith tells the town’s patroness St. Anne gathered thousand of schools of Banak fishes in the river near Her church to give to the “taga-giiks” and the people on the lakeshore towns whose farmlands are drenched with the floods of the season and are hard up due to poor harvest from stormy seas. Every part of the legend is highlighted in the festivals events.

     

    Boys and Girls Festival Parade

    A revelry of high school students going to the streets to hang or offer fish cone streamers as gifts to happy house owners along the way. Happens amid band music and cheers from 8:00 am, passes through the main streets of the four barangays comprising the parish and through the bridges of Tuktukan and Bambang.

    Banak Fish-Cone Tossing Ceremony (tossing of fish-cone streamers tied to bunches of balloons)

    A revelry of high school students going to the streets to hang or offer fish cone streamers as gifts to happy house owners along the way. Happens amid band music and cheers from 8:00 am, passes through the main streets of the four barangays comprising the parish and through the bridges of Tuktukan and Bambang.

    Pagodahan

    With the fish cone streamers aloft and flying, the revelers board their bancas the band start playing, and the Pagoda of the Patroness St. Anne leads the fluvial parade. From a special wharf behind St. Anne’s Church, the Pagoda goes up all the way to the mouth (wawa) of Laguna de Bay and returns down to Ususan. A fluvial parade of what is used to be; people from all cultural backgrounds coming in themed boats depicting the culture and stations in life to join the river festival in honor of St. Anne, the giver of the fish banak. There is exciting exchange of gifts called “Pasubo”, people in the pagoda and the revelers at the riverbanks toss or throw to each other gifts of fruits and food items like boiled eggs, balut, itlog na maalat, and various kinds of native delicacies. Be alert or be surprised with an apple crashing to your head.

    Pandangguhan

    Just as soon as the fluvial parade participants touch ground,the dancing procession of the image of St. Anne automatically starts, sending one and all to the sway of music or to catch more pasubo gifts from happy homeowners along the major streets of the parish. Devotees in native costumes dance to the music of the pandanggo or the wasiwas depicting how women light the riverbanks to guide their fishermen home. The general public is free to join the fun with or without the candles or lamps.

     

    Citations:

    SMX Would like to acknowledge the following sources for photos, text and / or other pieces of information used in this page:

    megacities-go-services.com
    taguig.gov.ph

  • Inutak

    Sticky rice (galapong), coconut milk (gata), and sugar baked with charcoal fire. make up this unique dessert. Think of it as a very smooth, ube-flavored bibingka with an almost-mochi type of consistency and would go perfectly well with vanilla ice cream. You can also have Inutak with Salabat or Coffee on the side.

     

    Tipas Hopia

    A popular brand of pastry originating from the Chinese. Belen Flores founded Tipas Bakery in her hometown of Ibayo-Tipasin Taguig City to compete with hopia produced by the Chinese, hoping to out-bake them with her own version. Her first product which persists today and remains a cheap and popular snack is the hopia mongo,a flaky version of the hopia filled with sweet split mung bean paste.

     

    Citations:

    SMX Would like to acknowledge the following sources for photos, text and / or other pieces of information used in this page:

    megacities-go-services.com
    taguig.gov.ph

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