I’m back! and with a vengeance! haha! nah, It’s nice to start my 2011 updates with a blast. Although i’ve had tons of shoots this year, i’ll be kickin’ of my journal with an update from the recently held Aliwan Festival 2011 which was held last April 14-16. April 16 being the final competition and streedance.
There are lots of good things happened during and after the festival.
1st: It was a sunny day! Previously held competitions were ruined because of the not-so-cooperative weather.
2nd: I came earlier than expected. Hence, more shots!
3rd: I was able to position myself on the photographer’s area to get a good view of the stage. (thanks to my standing stool)
4th: I was excited to see the winners of the Dinagyang Festival 2011 Tribu Pan-ay.
5th: They actually won and crowned as the Grand Champion! wohoo!
6th: Had a sumptuous dinner at Sizzling Pepper Steak in Harbour Square
7th: I was able to upload my photos in FB and Flickr in just a span of two days. Now that’s a record.
Nuff said, below are the results from the festival (courtesy of: byahilo.com)
Best in Festival Costume – Iloilo Dinagyang Festival
**2nd Runners up
– Santiago Isabela
– Zarraga Iloilo
***1st runner up – Baguio
****Reyna ng Aliwan- Cebu
– Pantat Festival Zarraga Iloilo
– Catanauan Quezon
– Sinulog Festival Cebu
– Kudungan Sultan Kudarat
– Calacatchara Festival, Calaca Batangas
– Sarimanok Maguindanao
– Panagbenga, Baguio City
**2nd runner up Singkaban of Bulacan
***1st runner up Kumpit sa Kutawato – Cotabato City
****Best in Float Biday a Pinangasturian (Buluan Maguindanao)
– Boling boling Festival, Catanauan Quezon
– Kalimudan Festival of Esperanza Sultan Kudarat
– Zamboanga Hermosa Festival, Zamboanga City
– Panagbenga Festival, Baguio City
– Pakalog Festival Pasig City
*5th Pandang Guitab, Calapan Oriental Mindoro
*4th Calacatchara Festival Calaca Batangas
**3rd Lembuhong Festival of Surallah South Cotabato
***2nd Pantat Festival, Zarraga Iloilo
****CHAMPION Dinagyang Festival Iloilo City
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