More popular as the Sayaw sa Obando, the Pandanggo Santa Clara is among the few fertility dances of the Philippines, particularly among the lowland Christianized Filipinos. The dance is a sort a supplication prayer to Santa Clara (the town’s patroness) for married couple who find it hard bear a child. The supplicants, as we may call the dancers, follow the route of the procession dancing the pandanggo. The prayer ends with the ritualistic offering of duck or chicken eggs to the patroness.
Participants of the pandanggo came all throughout the country hoping that the patroness’ favor will rest on them. Those that came from neighboring Malabon and Navotas return to their respective places dancing a pandanggo –like dance called Bayluhan (named after San Pascual Baylon, Obando’s patron).