Tostado Festival

April 25, 2009

Santander is a 5th class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 15,294 people.

Santander is the southernmost municipality of Cebu. It is the location of a sea ports that connect to Negros Oriental. Fast craft boats ferry passengers to Sibulan, Negros Oriental with trips taking 20 minutes. Roll-on roll-off barges travel to Amlan, Negros Oriental with trips taking 1 hour. It is known for its Tostados Festival.

The town was established in 1867; the parish, in 1897. The church was the work of Fr. Mauricio Alvarez, who was also credited for building the cemetery and convent, a bridge, two schools, and the tribunal.

Tostado Festival

Tostado is the town’s own delicacy. Tostado festival celebration not only manifests the people’s unique identity but also propels culture and tradition in the locality.


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