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 Calapan City - Kalap Festival

As historians say, Calapan comes from the word “Kalap” which is believed to be a kind of tree. Others say kalap means the “process of gathering of woods.” From this research, it developed into deeper analysis and interpretation of the word “Kalap” which could be the basis of our festival celebration since the festival will gather series of historical facts about Calapan anchored on values of discipline, unity and God-loving citizenry. The same word could also be easily connected with the City of Calapan and no other provinces, cities and municipalities could replicate it.