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Fiesta puts Filipino culture front, center

  • COURTESY ANGIE SANTIAGO

    Members of Farrington High School’s Filipino Club perform the tinikling dance.

  • COURTESY DAMIEN SANTIAGO

    Children learn how to make a cross from a palm leaf.

  • COURTESY DAMIEN SANTIAGO

    Angie Santiago portrays a vegetable seller during the Santacruzan celebration, a religious-historical event held throughout the Philippines in May.

When Paul Alimbuyao was growing up, fiesta fun was a bumpy, winding four- to six-hour ride from his mountainous hometown of Baguio in northern Luzon to neighboring provinces. Read more

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