THIS WEEK’S FESTIVALS: Jan. 13 – 19, 2019

Jan. 13 to 15: Coconut Festival   A thanksgiving celebration for the coconut industry at San Pablo City in Laguna province.   One of the highlights of the festival is the float parade, in which the competing floats are decked with coconut materials.   Other activities, which coincide with the feast day of the city's patron, St. Paul, include a street concert, beauty pageant and trade fair.   Jan. 13 to 21: Talong Festival   The town of Villasis in Pangasinan province promotes its main agricultural product, eggplant (or "talong"). Villasis produces the violet hybrid eggplant variety year-round.   Among the festivities a...

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