Budayaw Festival logo
Features a “papanok”, a migratory bird that traverses the East ASEAN Growth Area region. Its multicolored plumage that symbolizes luck also represents the colors of the flags of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines (BIMP). The intricate “okir” (traditional lace work design) depicts the flourishing of fronds and vines, signifying the interconnectedness of the four nations. Beneath the logo is the ancient Baybayin script that reads “bu-da-yao”, a neologism made by combining the Malay word “budaya” (“culture, “heritage”) and the Filipino word “dayaw” (“bounty”, “prayer”, “beautiful”). This ultimately encapsulates the essence of the BIMP culture: a celebration of peace, bounty and diversity.