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My Aliwan Fiesta 2014 Experience

This is my 9th straight Aliwan Fiesta. Been covering this event since 2006, so I know what to expect more or less.

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This year we saw 18 contingents signed up for the streetance competition. But just like in any other year, the number decreases as the festival date gets nearer.

By the time the 12th Aliwan Fiesta opened, only 13 groups confirmed and arrived in Manila.

Aliwan Fiesta 2014 Complete List of Winners

It’s finally over. The Aliwan Fiesta 2014 was once again a big success with thousands of people trooped to the Quirino Grandstand, Roxas Boulevard and Aliw Theater to witness the colorful presentations from thirteen festivals from all over the Philippines.

Lumad Basakanon

Lumad Basakanon

MassKara Festival 2014 Schedule

It’s six months to go. You still have more than enough time to plan, book plane tickets and make hotel reservations.

Every month of October, the City of Bacolod celebrates its biggest fiesta celebration: the famed MassKara Festival.

It is during this time of the year when Bacolenos, go out in the city streets wearing the most elaborate costumes and intricate smiling masks and dance along the stretch of the city’s main thoroughfare.

The festival is always held on the weekend nearest October 19th, the city’s charter day anniversary.

MassKara 2014

MassKara 2014

Poro Point La Union celebrates 3rd Sillag Festival

Late January I received an invitation to cover another festival. Without battling an eyelash, I immediately said “Yes”.

Fast Forward: March 7, off we left Metro Manila for a 5-hour drive to Poro Point in La Union for the 3rd Sillag Festival.

Sillag is an Ilokano term meaning moonbeam. And after checking the itinerary and event program most of the events will be held after the sundown.

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