Philippines’ Grandest Fiesta
The Aliwan Fiesta, now on its 10th Year, is an annual event that showcases the Philippines’ most beautiful and amazing festivals. Champions from several competitions held in every major Filipino festivals participate in this event which aims to promote their hometown tourism potentials and pride.
- Metro Manila – Taga-Giik festival of Taguig
- Baguio City – Panagbenga festival
- Santiago City, Isabela – Pattaraday festival
- Guiginto, Bulacan – Halamanan festival
- San Juan, Batangas – Ala-eh Lambayok festival
- Tuy, Batangas - Mamang-os at Kambingan festival
- Catanauan, Quezon - Boling-Boling Festival
- Calapan, Mindoro - Pandang Gitab
- Miag-ao, Iloilo – Salakayan festival
- Iloilo City – Dinagyang Festival
- Alangalang, Leyte - Lingganay festival
- Abuyog, Leyte – Buyogan festival
- Zamboanga City – Zamboanga Hermosa festival
- Surallah, South Cotabato - T’nalak festival & Lembuhong festival
- Alamada, North Cotabato – Manuvu’s Kalivungan festival
- General Santos City - Kalilangan festival
- Parang, Maguindanao - Padang-Padang Festival
- Upi, Maguindanao – Meguyaya Festival
- Buluan, Maguindanao – Sagayan festival
The main highlight is the street dancing competition on April 14, 1:30 PM from Quirino Grandstand, passing through Roxas Boulevard, to Aliw Theater.
Dinagyang Festival of Iloilo won last year. Will they defend the title as the best festival of the country?
Tribu Pan-ay, the champion of Dinagyang Ati Tribe Competition 2012, will again represent Iloilo in the street dance competition. We were so lucky to witness them last January at the Freedom Grandstand in Iloilo City during the Dinagyang Festival.
Who’s your bet?
Hala Bira! Congratulations toTribu Pan-ay of Dinagyang Festival from Iloilo City. Now, a new Hall of famer has been elevated to “Aliwan Fiesta Hall of fame”. They won the Aliwan Fiesta streetdance competition from 2010 to 2012.
While the Lembuhong Festival of Surallah, South Cotabato got the 5th Place, 4th Place goes to T’nalak Festival of the Province of South Cotabato, the 3rd Place was filled by Pintados Kasadyaan Festival of Tacloban City, Leyte, and the 2nd Place spot was given to Buyogan Festival of Abuyog, Leyte.
Salakayan Festival of Miag-ao, Iloilo, Pandang Gitab Festival of Calapan City, Zamboanga Hermosa Festival of Zamboanga City, Kalivungan Festival of North Cotabato and Mamang-os at Kambingan Festival of Tuy, Batangas were hailed as the runner-ups.
Congratulations to all of the winners!