Surigao del Sur

Ka’ Liga Tu Sur Festival

Ka’ Liga Tu Sur Festival is the festival of all festivals and founding anniversary celebration in the province of Surigao del Sur, Philippines. It was first launched from June 15 to 19, 2019 by the provincial government within the tenure of Governor Manuel Alameda, Sr., and it comes from the indigenous rite of thanksgiving to the gods for a bountiful harvest.

The fest is marked with the activities that commemorate the establishment of Surigao del Sur as well as a gathering of cultural festivals of each locality that make up the province. It is also organized in order to bolster tourism and a platform to highlight the rich culture of its people. Activities included parade, street dancing, and grand showdown. Among the awards were the Festival Queen, musicality, street dancing, and costume.

Surigao del Sur is part of Caraga region that also consists of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, and Surigao del Norte. It was part of the historical province of Surigao that was established on June 29, 1655. The local Spanish colonial power was moved in the area in 1751 after the one that was located in Siargao was razed to the ground by seaborne Moro raiders.

During the American conquest, it became a province by virtue of Act No. 127 on May 15, 1901. Later, Agusan separated and became an independent province on on August 20, 1907 through Act No. 1693. Finally, Surigao was divided into Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur through Republic Act 2786 on June 19, 1960, and this is the date that Ka’ Liga Tu Sur Festival commemorates.

How to reach Surigao del Sur? Book a flight bound for Surigao Airport, Butuan Airport, or Davao Airport. From there, you can take a bus trip to the province.


Ka’ Liga Tu Sur Festival Summary

NameKa’ Liga Tu Sur Festival
CelebrationCulture, Founding
Contact0942 799 7545
DateJune 19
Duration5 days
LocationSurigao del Sur
OrganizerProvincial Government of Surigao del Sur