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Monday, April 18, 2011

Aliwan Fiesta 2011

The most coveted festival exhibition is here again! And as the summer's heat burns the busy streets of the metropolis, 18 contingents from different provinces and cities in the Philippines once again exemplified an astonishing, colorful exhibition of talents and grace for the Aliwan Fiesta 2011.

I got a chance to witness its last day, and despite of the burning summer heat, I, together with thousand of excited spectators, waited at the Cultural Center of the Philippines area, in front of Aliwan Theater to witness and to dance along the drumbeats of these 18 groups who were vying for the title of Aliwan Fiesta 2011 Champions.

Here are some of my snapshots of the said festivity. Enjoy!

The Floats

The Beauties

 And the Street Dancers

And just like last year, the world stopped as the street dance competition started, making all the witnesses be amazed with all the wonderful use of native products, material and costumes. Truly a magnificent show, but only one team shines brighter among the rest, and just like last year again, Tribu Pan-Ay of Dinagyang Festival of Iloilo bagged the top prize and the pot money of 1 Million Pesos.

Here are list of the winners and runner-ups per category: (Thank to!)

Festival Queen Cebu - Miss Rogelie Catacutan
1st Runner-up - Baguio - Miss Christine Kate Adi
Santiago Isabela
Zarraga Iloilo

Festival Costume -  Iloilo - Dinagyang Festival

Festival Float - Biday a Pinangasturian (Buluan Maguindanao)
1st Runner-up - Cotabato City - Kumpit sa Kutawato
2nd Runner-up - Bulacan - Singkaban of Bulacan
Zarraga Iloilo - Pantat Festival
Quezon - Catanauan Festival
Cebu - Sinulog Festival
Sultan Kudarat - Kudungan Festival
Calaca Batangas - Calacatchara Festival
Maguindanao - Sarimanok
Baguio City - Panagbenga Festival

Festival Streetdance Dinagyang Festival - Iloilo City - Tribu Pan-Ay
1st Runner-up - Zarraga Iloilo - Pantat Festival
2nd Runner-up - Surallah South Cotabato - Lembuhong Festival
3rd Runner-up - Calaca Batangas - Calacatchara Festival
4th Runner-up - Calapan Oriental Mindoro - Pandang Guitab
Catanauan Quezon - Boling Boling Festival
Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat - Kalimudan Festival
Zamboanga City - Zamboanga Hermosa Festival
Baguio City - Panagbenga Festival
Pasig City - Pakalog Festival

Here's a video of the winning performance of Tribu Pan-Ay:

To the organizers and participants a big congratulations to all of you!

You made us all so proud!
Til next year! Happy Rammmpa!


  1. Amazing set of photos! I wonder how many batteries you brought to the event, lol.

    I was there too. I watched the spectacular performances from the bleachers of the Quirino Grandstand. I will surely be back next year!

  2. Thanks!

    Oh, I was not able to see them at Quirino Grandstand that's why my battery lasted the whoel night. :-P


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