Municipality of Maasin
3rd week of December
Tultugan is a native bamboo percussion instrument used by natives of long ago as a tool for communication and as a musical instrument. With Maasin’s reputation as the Primary Bamboo Producer in the region, Tultugan Festival aims to promote its local bamboo industry highlighting its significance and importance in the lives of the people in the community. It showcases a cultural celebration underlining its people’s ingenuity of creating bamboo musical instruments and its music and costumes. The competition of tribes and street dancing is the centerpiece of this annual festivity.
Tultugan is a root word of tultug which has been defined as an action verbalizing the act of playing sound on bamboo. Usually this is rendered through a bamboostick stiking it against the body of the bamboo, thus becoming a rhythmic instrument called Tultugan.
For more information, please contact Jestine Casio – Municipal Tourism Officer at (033) 3330299 or email at [email protected].
ILOILO PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE
2/F, Casa Real Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City
Telefax No: (+63 33) 3384910
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM REGION VI
Capitol Grounds, Bonifacio Drive, lloilo City
Tel. Nos: (0063) (033) 3375411/5093550
Telefax: (0063) (033) 3350245
Email: [email protected]
Websites: http://www.westernvisayastourism.com.ph or http://www.visitmyphilippines.com