SAFEGUARDING CULTURAL DIVERSITY
TAGUM is a city that respects people’s beliefs and heritage, and preserves the culture cherished by generations.
HOME OF FESTIVALS
- Tagum has played host to international events such as the International Rondalla Festival in 2011 which drew hundreds of delegates from the Philippines and the world.
- Celebrations such as the Pakaradjan Muslim Festival, Food Festival, Binuhat Festival, Musikahan, and Earthfest make Tagum the true home of festivals.
- There is always something to celebrate in Tagum – be it the sound of music at the Musikahan, the beat of indigenous music at the Kaimunan Festival, or the struts and spins at the Indayog Festival.
- Durian in all its delicious preparations are favorite souvenirs from Tagum City. The king of fruit has its own festival every August.
- DURIAN Festival attracts cooks, bartenders, and durian lovers who show off their culinary and gastronomic talents.
CITY OF MUSIC
- The Musikahan sa Tagum is a feast for the senses
- The Cuerdas sa Pagkakaysa: 3rd International Rondalla Festival in Tagum in February 2011 brought together musicians from the Philippines, China, India, Russia, Iran, Singapore, Taiwan, and Indonesia. The Festival celebrates the great plucked string tradition that our country shares with other nations.
- Art and culture take center stage in local governance
- The Musikahan sa Tagum gathers thousands of music artists and performers from all over the Philippines and from other countries. The Festival has become
the longest-running and all-inclusive Music Festival in Southern Philippines. Aside from the public performances, Musikahan artists visit hospitals, home for the
aged, correctional facilities, public market, transport terminal, and shopping centers via the “Pahalipay” outreach program to bring joy through music.