Posted by February 23, 2013on
The much awaited list of Contingents for this year’s Aliwan Fiesta is out! This year, nineteen festivals from Luzon Visayas and Mindanao will be competing in a weekend of Cultural Extravaganza in Metro Manila.
These nineteen festivals will be doing their streetdancing competition on April 13th where the Grand Champion will be walking away with 1 Million Pesos!
Here are the list of Cintingents for this year’s Aliwan Fiesta 2013:
1. Mango Festival of Zambales
2. Padang-Padang festival of Parang, Maguindanao
3. Panagbenga Festival of Baguio city
4. Zamboanga Hermosa Festival
5. Mahaguyog festival of Sto. Tomas, Batangas
6. Pandang Gitab Festival of Oriental Mindoro
7. Dinagyang Festival of Iloilo City
8. Pasaka Festival of Tanauan Leyte
9. Adivay festival of Benguet
10. Ang Tipulo of Antipolo, Rizal
11. Dinagsa festival of Muntinlupa
12. Dalaksagaw from Manila
13. Boling-Boling of Catanauan, Quezon
14. Kalivungan festival of North Cotabato,
15. Kalilangan festival of General Santos City
16. Sagayan festival of Buluan, Maguindanao,
17. Meguyaya festival of Upi
I am thrilled to see Tribu Panayanon of Iloilo City’s Dinagyang Festival. I wasn’t able to cover this year’s edition of Dinagyang but I saw their routine in Youtube. I love the Bakunawa concept.
I am also very very excited to see the name Lumad Basakanon back in the list! The Former aliwan fiesta Hall of Fame is Back! And for sure, they’re bring in in lots of surprises to the all the fans and spectators.
Unod Festival from the Bicolandia is something to watch out for. I have been closely following this groups performances and I am so excited that, finally, they decided to join Aliwan fiesta.
Pamulinawen Festival of Laoag did a fantastic performance during the Tan-ok ni Ilokano Festival of Festivals for the Ilocos Norte province. If they can bring that magic in Aliwan Fiesta, they can possibly end up in the Top 3
Some disappointments though, Lingganay Festival of alang-Alang Leyte, who was expected to compete this year, backed out.
Bambad National high School of Isulan Sultan Kudarat, the Kadayawan Festival 2012, Kalilangan 2012 Champion, Tnalak Festival First Runner Up is nowhere to be found on the list. I wonder why Sultan Kudarat did not send any contingent this year.
But after reviewing the list, I am also thrilled to see a lot of First timers! Hurray for Ang Tipulo of antipolo! Zambales is also fielding a contingent! And Negros Occidental too! It’s First time for Kabankalan Sinulog Festival!
It is also thrilling to see some festivals return to the competition like Pasaka of Tanauan, Leyte, and Fiesta de Toros of Batangas.
So who’s you’re bet for this year’s aliwan Fiesta Champion?
Check out the Aliwan Fiesta 2013 schedule here
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