Saturday, April 24, 2010

Aliwan Festival

I could use an energy refill from you if life is like Mafia Wars. I came late to a Digital Photographer Philippines Mandaluyong Group rendezvous. I was the only one they're waiting so we could go to MOA. I was quite hesitant because of the weather. Damn sunny. Real sunny.

There was only like 12 delegates on the 1Million-prize-contest. Every group represents a province outside the metro. Every team donned colorful garments, make-up and even hairstyles. I don't know if this list completes the Contingents:

1. Panagbenga Festival – Baguio City
2. Kiling-Kilingan Festival – Penablanca, Cagayan
3. Caragan Festival – Mabalacat Pampanga
4. Halamanan festival – Guiguinto Bulacan
5. Halamang Dilaw – Marilao, Bulacan
6. Boling-Boling Catanauan, Quezon
7. Lapay Bantigue Festival – Masbate
8. Kasanggayahan Festival – Sorsogon
9. Dinagyang Festival – Iloilo City
10. Kasag Festival – Banate, Iloilo
11. Pasaka Festival – Tanauan Leyte
12. Tuna Festival – General Santos City
13. Tamfaken Lum-alay – Tampakan South Cotabato
14. Zamboanga Hermosa Festival – Zamboanga City
15. Buklod Festival – Maguindanao
16. Padang Padang Festival – Parang Maguindanao
17. Talakudong Festival – Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat
18. Pakalog Festival – Pasig City
19. Pajotan – Kalookan
20. Sinamba sa Paraw Regatta – Iloilo City
21. Lakbayaw Festival – Tondo

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Contingents were obviously tired even before the street parade started. All dried up from the sun. Good thing water was abundant, SM people took the advantage selling water for 20pho. I know the original price is 18php inside the mall.

Photographers, pro or not are also over the place taking every shot they need.

As the contest started, I had to rest at the back of the photographer's area and decided to go home later on. I didn't want to see the street dance at all. All my energy has been used. I couldn't stand the heat of the sun.

Anyway, here are some of the moments I have captured. Enjoy!

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emiliethestrange said...

Oh yeah. Dinagyang Festival won!

Kat Tampoco said...

oo nga raw Em, congrats!