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Longanisa festival 2013?

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Longanisa festival 2013?

Hi everybody, I'm newbie to this forum.

Next January I'm gonna have a trip to Philippines. I'll been in Laoag & Vigan in 2 days. Luckily I heard that there is big Longanisa (or Longganisa, Longaniza) festival in Vigan in 22/1. However, I couldn't find further info about it :(

I planned to be in Laoag in 21/1 & will get to Vigan in 22/1 afternoon. But may I know what time the festival start & when will it end? I can go to Vigan earlier but will regret no time for Laoag :(

Another thing is I planned to go down to Clark by night bus in 23/1. Anyone know any good & clean bus service for that trip?

Thanks a lot :)

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1. Re: Longanisa festival 2013?

well it says jan 25th here http://www.vigan.ph/vigan_city_fiesta.html and 22 here …wordpress.com/2010/…

Edited: 12 November 2012, 16:48
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2. Re: Longanisa festival 2013?

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....Partas Bus.

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3. Re: Longanisa festival 2013?

Are you planning to go from Vigan to Clark? Or Laoag to Clark?

Yes - there are buses. But their timings are rather fixed so do check in advance.

Vigan has 2 bus terminals - Partas and Dominion. Both go to Dau Mabalacat (near Clark), but their timings are fixed. Else, you can take a bus to Tarlac (more frequent), and then take another bus going to Dau (more frequent)

Laoag has more buses going to Clark / Dau Mabalacat

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4. Re: Longanisa festival 2013?

Thanks :)

I'm planning to go from Vigan to Clark since Vigan down to the South of Laoag so it's nearer to Clark :)

I'd like to take night bus from Vigan to Clark so I could save a lot of time and hotel cost :) But not sure there is any night bus from Vigan to Clark/Angeles city though >.<

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5. Re: Longanisa festival 2013?

Hi,

Vigan to Clark.... hmmmm... not sure. I don't think the frequency is good.

There is only 1 Partas bus daily from Vigan to Manila (and that leaves at 10 am). It does NOT pass via Clark Dau. The bus connectivity between Dau / Manila / Vigan was not so good.

I think there are far more buses from Abra to Clark Dau.

You can do some background check on Philippines bus companies on this website - http://www.phbus.com/partas-bus/

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6. Re: Longanisa festival 2013?

You can find details on Vigan travel here -

…blogspot.com/2012/04/vigan.html

Just remember - we went from manila - Not Clark / Dau.

I strongly suggest that you go from Vigan to Tarlac, and then take a bus from Tarlac to Dau (many buses on the latter line)

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7. Re: Longanisa festival 2013?

Hi,

Just did some more checking...

1) There are 4 bus companies that service Vigan - Partas Bus, Dominion Bus, Aniceto Bus and Viron Transit.

Dominion air con goes to Dau. There are definitely more than 1 service per day (is it overnight? You will have to check that)

2) You can call up Dominion on + 63 2 741 4146, + 63 2 731 4180 and check abut their trips

Edited: 14 November 2012, 03:31
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8. Re: Longanisa festival 2013?

Thanks a lot :)

If I couldn't find direct bus, I'd definitely go to Tarlac as your suggestion :)

Now there are some options for me :D

- Seek for direct night bus from Vigan to Clark (hard)

- Go to Tarlac & Tarlac - Dau

- Back to Laoag to find more frequent bus

Now just looking for the real date & duration of Longanisa festival ;)

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9. Re: Longanisa festival 2013?

I think the dates for 2013 are are 22 to 27 Jan.

The town fiesta is on 25th (fixed date).

Rest varies, if I am not mistaken, depending on when the weekend is

Try contacting the Vigan town authorities - I will give you their numbers.

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10. Re: Longanisa festival 2013?

Pratas have several scheduled bus from Vigan to Manila. There is always a schedule but don't expect the company to follow it.

Most of the bus that pass by Pratas actually departs from Laoag. So they will pick up passengers from Vigan that is bound for Manila.

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