July

• Throughout the month: Harvest festivals in Cordillera Central of Luzon, with mingling of pagan and Christian rites (Tengao and Fagfagto) • 1-2 July: Sandugo Festival (Tagbilarain, Bohol), commemorating the blood compact of Spanish conquistador and chieftain of Bohol. • 4 July: Filipino-American Friendship Day (working holiday) • 29 July: River festival at Pateros (20 minutes from Manila) in honour of St. Martha, in gratitude for protecting the village from an alligator.