BALTOG & CO. There’s Always More In Legazpi!
Every year each month of August, Legazpi City celebrates its own festival. A non-religious festival, it is based on the Epic of Ibalong.
For a 26th time, the Ibalong Festival celebrates the epic story of Ibalong about its 3 legendary heroes, namely: Baltog, Handyong and Bantong.
This 2017, Legazpi City Mayor NOEL EBRIEGA ROSAL paraded in the streets as Baltog together with City Vice Mayor BOBBY CRISTOBAL as Handyong and City Councilor VINCE BALTAZAR as Bantong. Wearing masks and costumes to imitate the appearances portraying the classic battle that made their way into the history of Bikol, it is as significant in this modern day and time for Legazpi. As the epic states, the peace, quiet and prosperity of the City of today can be credited to Ibalong.
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