Aliwan 2013 Festival of Champions

The Beat, the intense dance, the vibrancy,the enthusiastic fun, and the people .  This is why i love every tiny bit of every Filipino culture. If you love wandering around the country why not try visiting cities and towns during fiestas. I bet, it will be a great and fun experience. Learn about some of the coolest and the most colorful festivals celebrated around the country.

Aliwan 2013

 Aliwan once again proved that Philippines is weaved and packed with diverse culture and vibrant festivals. We have different kinds of festivals every month of the year and these festivals not just offer entertainment but also unite the citizens together.

Aliwan 2013

Aliwan Fiesta is one of the grandest festival in the country held annually in Pasay City, Manila, it is somehow considered the battle field of festival champions from different regions of the country with different visions . Festivals compete and perform in a one spectacular day and one center stage to bid for the one-million pesos.

aliwan 2013

aliwan 2013

For the fourth time straight, Dinagyang Festival of  Iloilo City Defended its Title as Champion.  Not to out down, Kalivungan Festival of Cotabato Province bagged the title 1st runner-up (2nd) and best in folkloric performance, followed Meguyaya  Festival of Upi Maguindanao (3rd), Padang-padang Festival of Parang Maguindanao 4th, and  Adivay Festival – Benguet (5th) I personally like Adivay Festival, it was unexpected, i bet that next year they’ll have a better performance.

Runners-up Ang Tipuno Festival – Antipolo City, Mango Festival – Zambales ,Pandang Gitab Festival – Oriental Mindoro ,Pasaka Festival – Tanauan- Leyte ,Sagayan Festival – Buluan- Maguindanao

aliwan 2013

Aliwan 2013

Aliwan 2013

  This year the participants addressed multitude difficulties, from the preparation of their tableau , costumes, music, up to the very detail of their presentation and each year, tribes are becoming more innovative, creative and serious about winning.  It only proves that Filipino culture is still celebrated and that the Filipino people unite together as one nation.

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. johanesjonaz
    May 27, 2013 @ 02:45:56

    very colorful :)


  2. stump3d
    May 27, 2013 @ 03:01:04

    Yeah, you brought out the right hue to highlight the vibrancy of the Filipino culture. Very nice! You’re a very good artist! :D


  3. debbieannespino
    May 27, 2013 @ 03:19:34

    you have an amazing blog here :)


  4. Jean Alaba
    May 27, 2013 @ 11:39:29

    Stunning photos! Felt like we were there with you, thanks for sharing such a vibrant festival.


  5. internationalinstitute
    Jun 20, 2013 @ 01:32:10

    Thank you for sharing these photos and your beautiful website!


  6. Sony Fugaban
    Jul 25, 2013 @ 13:38:01

    A glimpse of how kaleidoscopic our country is.

    I was blown away by the stunning pictures.


  7. janalinesmalman
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 17:08:02

    Such beautiful bright photos!


  8. hermitsdoor
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 20:07:20

    Great color!


  9. sarahmae berbal
    Mar 10, 2014 @ 06:25:41

    that”s why i’m so very proud to be filipino


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