Aliwan Fiesta 2013 Winners

Video by Mico Silva Eslaban

 

Reyna ng Aliwan Winners

Best in Festival Costume – Miss Sinulog Festival

Miss Close-Up Smile – Miss Sinulog Festival

Best in Long Gown – Miss Kalilangan Festival

Best in Swimsuit – Miss Dinagyang Festival

 

Three Second Runners-Up

Miss Kalilangan Festival

Miss Langub Festival

Miss Sinulog de Kabankalan

 

First Runner-Up – Miss Dinagyang Festival

 

Reyna ng Aliwan – Miss Sinulog Festival

 

 

Aliwan Fiesta 2013 Float Competition

Seven Runners-Up

Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguinadanao

Pusaka, Maguindanao

Sagayan, Maguindanao

Catanauan, Quezon

Panagbenga of Baguio City

Kabuntalan, Maguindanao

Sinulog of Cebu City

 

Second Runner-Up

Northen Kabuntalan, Maguindanao

 

First Runner-Up

Mangudadatu, Maguindanao

 

Best Float

Alang-alang, Leyte

 

Aliwan Fiesta 2013 StreetDance Competition

 

Five Runners-Up

Ang Tipulo Festival – Atipolo City

Mango Festival – Zambales

Pandang Gitab Festival – Oriental Mindoro

Pasaka Festival – Tanauan, Leyte

Sagayan Festival – Buluan, Maguindanao

 

Fourth Runner-Up

Adivay Festival – Benguet

 

Third Runner-Up

Padang-Padang Festival – Parang, Maguindanao

 

Second Runner-Up

Meguyaya Festival – Upi, Maguindanao

 

First Runner-Up

Kalivungan Festival – Midsayap, North Cotabato

 

Grand Champion

Dinagyang Festival – Iloilo City

 

Special Awards 

Best in Music: Dinagyang Festival

Best in Costume: Dinagyang Festival

Best in Folkloric Interpretation: Adivay Festival of Benguet

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Aliwan Fiesta 2013 Updated List of Contingents

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1. Mango Festival of Zambales
2. Padang-Padang festival of Parang, Maguindanao
3. Panagbenga Festival of Baguio city
4. Zamboanga Hermosa Festival of Zamboanga City
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. Kabankalan Sinulog festival of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental
10. Adivay festival of Benguet
11. Ang Tipulo of Antipolo, Rizal
12. Dinagsa festival of Muntinlupa
13. Dalaksagaw from Manila
14. Boling-Boling of Catanauan, Quezon
15. Paraw Regatta Festival of Iloilo City
16. Kalivungan festival of North Cotabato
17. Kalilangan festival of General Santos City
18. Sagayan festival of Buluan, Maguindanao
19. Meguyaya festival of Upi Maguindanao
20. Sinulog festival of Cebu City

 

updated as of 03/29/2013

 

Who’s your bet this year?

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Aliwan Fiesta 2013 Schedule

Are you going to attend the ALIWAN FIESTA 2013?

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Here’s the schedule:

 

APRIL 11, 2013 (Thurs) – Pasakalye Interschool Pop Dance Competition

 

APRIL 12, 2013 (Fri) Pageant Night Reyna ng Aliwan Pageant Proper

 

APRIL 13, 2013 (Sat) – Streetdance and Coronation Festival Streetdance Competition Festival Float Parade Reyna ng Aliwan Coronation Night

 

2013 street dancing competition and float parade venue will be at Quirino Grandstand, the said competition will start 3PM. See you there!

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Schedule for the 2011 Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Schedule for the 2011 Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

February 10
THURSDAY
FIRST FIESTA DAY
Philippine Army Flag Jump 5:00-5:45AM
Hot Air Balloon Flights 5:45-7:00AM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition 5:45-7:30AM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights & Flour Bombing 7:30-8:30AM
Meynard Halili / Bill Wright Aerobatic Show 8:30-9:00AM
AFP / Civilian Sky Diving Exhibition 9:00-9:30AM
Radio-controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration 9:30-10:00AM
AOPA-P Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition 10:00-11:30AM
KAP/KTP Kite Flying Exhibition 11:30-12:00NN
Airlink/WCC/Omni/PPA/CIA/Orient flyby 12:00-12:30PM
Radio-controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration 12:30-1:00PM
Sky Diving Exhibition 1:00-1:30PM
Rolf Dunder ‘Fascination’ Airplane vs. Car Race 1:30-2:00PM
AOPA-P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition 2:00-3:00PM
FEATI/PHILSCA Rocketry Demonstration 3:00-3:30PM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights 3:30-4:00PM
Philippine Air Force Silent Drill and SPOW Bomb Sniffing Dog Exhibition 4:00-4:30PM
Meynard Halili / Bill Wright Aerobatic Show 4:30-5:00PM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition 5:00-5:30PM
Hot Air Balloon Fly-In 5:30-6:00PM
February 11
FRIDAY
SECOND FIESTA DAY
Philippine Army Flag Jump 5:00-5:45AM
Hot Air Balloon Flights 5:45-7:00AM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition 5:45-7:30AM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights & Flour Bombing 7:30-8:30AM
Bill Wright/Meynard Halili/Les Vorosmarthy Aerobatic Show 8:30-9:00AM
Skydiving Exhibition 9:00-9:30AM
Radio-controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration 9:30-10:00AM
Wings Over Asia / AOPA- P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition 10:00-11:00AM
KAP/KTP Kite Flying Exhibition 11:00-11:30AM
WCC/Aviatour/Omni/PPA/Orient flyby 11:30-12:00NN
German Aerobatic Glider Flight 12:00-1:00PM
Civilian Sky Diving Exhibition 1:00-1:30PM
Jet Turbine Radio-controlled Modeller Demos 1:30-2:00PM
AOPA-P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition 2:00-3:00PM
Wings Over Asia Aviators Social Gathering 2:30-5:00PM
Car Drifting Display 3:00-3:30PM
FEATI/PHILSCA Rocketry Demonstration 3:30-4:00PM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights 4:00-4:30PM
Bill Wright/Meynard Halili/Les Vorosmarthy Aerobatic Show 4:30-5:00PM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition 5:00-5:30PM
Hot Air Balloon Fly-In 5:30-6:00PM
February 12
SATURDAY
THIRD FIESTA DAY
Philippine Army Flag Jump 5:00-5:45AM
Hot Air Balloon Flights 5:45-7:00AM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition 5:45-7:30AM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights & Flour Bombing 7:30-8:00AM
Skydiving Exhibition 8:00-8:30AM
Jet Turbine Radio-controlled Modeller Demos 8:30-9:00AM
Bill Wright/Meynard Halili/Les Vorosmarthy Aerobatic Show 9:00-9:45AM
Helicopter Flight Display 9:45-10:30AM
Philippine Coast Guard Rescue Demonstration 10:30-11:00AM
Wings Over Asia / AOPA- P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition 11:00-12:00NN
WCC/Aviatour/Omni/PPA/CIA/Orient flyby 12:00-12:30PM
Radio-controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration 12:30-1:00PM
German Aerobatic Glider Flight 1:00-1:30PM
KAP/KTP Kite Flying Exhibition 1:30-2:00PM
Wings Over Asia / AOPA- P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition 2:00-2:45PM
Sky Diving Exhibition 2:45-3:15PM
CIAC Fire-fighting Demonstration 3:15-3:45PM
Bill Wright/Meynard Halili/Les Vorosmarthy Aerobatic Show 3:45-4:30PM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights 4:30-5:00PM
FEATI/PHILSCA Rocketry Demonstration 5:00-5:30PM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition 5:30-6:00PM
Hot Air Balloon Night Glow 6:00-6:30PM
February 13
SUNDAY
FOURTH FIESTA DAY
Philippine Army Flag Jump 5:20-5:30AM
Hot Air Balloon Flights 5:30-7:00AM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition 7:00-7:30AM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights & Flour Bombing 7:30-8:00AM
Civilian Skydiving Exhibition 8:00-8:30AM
Meynard Halili/Bill Wright Aerobatic Show 8:30-9:15AM
Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Demonstration 9:15-10:00AM
Wings Over Asia / AOPA- P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition 10:00-11:00AM
CIAC Fire-fighting Demonstration 11:00-12:00NN
Radio-controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration 12:00-12:30PM
Car Drifting Demonstration 12:30-1:00PM
WCC/Aviatour/Omni/PPA/Orient flyby 1:00-1:30PM
KAP/KTP Kite Flying Exhibition 1:30-2:30PM
AFP / Civilian Sky Diving Exhibition 3:00-3:30PM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights 3:30-4:00PM
CareJet Westwind Fly-By 4:00-4:15PM
Meynard Halili / Bill Wright Aerobatic Show 4:15-5:00PM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition 5:00-5:30PM
Hot Air Balloon Valentines Night Glow 5:30-7:30PM

For fun and adventure this Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2011 you can join the WOWTrippers.

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March Festivals and Events

Parraw Regatta
Date: First Sunday of March Location: Iloilo City
An exciting race among native outriggers in the strait between Guimaras Island and Iloilo City. This is an activity every summer hedged with rules, umpires and kibitzers.

Eid-El-FITR Muslim Festival
Date: March 9 Location: Region XII
A worldwide Muslim festival celebrating the end of the month-long fasting period of the Holy Month of Ramadam by the Muslims.

Please let me know if I missed anything.

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1st Philippine International Pyromusical Competition


1st Philippine International Pyromusical Competition

1st Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2010 Launch Schedule of Activities :


Sunday February 14, 2010

– Philippines @ 7:00 PM

– Australia @ 8:00 PM

Sunday February 21, 2010

– United Kingdom @ 7:00 PM

– China @ 8:00 PM

Sunday February 28, 2010

– France @ 7:00 PM

– Japan @ 8:00 PM

Sunday March 7, 2010

– Singapore @ 7:00 PM

– Malaysia @ 8:00 PM

Sunday March 14, 2010

– U.S.A @ 7:00 PM

– Philippines @ 8:00 PM

Seat Location and Price
VIP (with dinner) @ 1500
Patron500
Gold300
Silver150
Gen. Admission100



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15th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

I’m so excited for this year Hot Air Balloon festival. Last year was my first time and since then I’m looking forward for the next event. So this year I hope i could join the festival.

Anyway here is the tentative schedule for the 2010 Balloon Festival

February 11
THURSDAY

FIRST FIESTA DAY

Hot Air Balloon Flight

5:30-7:00AM

Paragliding Exhibition

7:00-7:30AM

Ultra-Light Aircraft Formation Flying

7:40-8:30AM

Ultra-Light Bomb Dropping Audience Participation

8:30-9:30PM

Skydiving Exhibition

9:30-10:00AM

Kite Flying Exhibition

10:00-11:00AM

AOPA Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition

11:00AM-1:30PM

Sky Diving Exhibition

1:30-2:00PM

Army Jeep Club Demonstration

2:00-2:45PM

RC Demonstration Flying

3:45-4:30PM

Rocketry Demonstration

4:30-5:00PM

Ultralight Formation Flying

5:00-5:20PM

Hot Air Balloon Fly-In

5:20-6:00PM

February 12
FRIDAY

SECOND FIESTA DAY

Hot Air Balloon Flight

5:30-7:00AM

Paragliding Exhibition

7:00-7:30AM

Ultralight Aircraft Flyby

7:40-8:30AM

Aerobatic Flight Display

8:30-9:30AM

RC Helicopter Show

9:30-9:50AM

AOPA Aircraft Flyby

9:50-10:30AM

AOPA Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition

10:30-11:30AM

Skydiving Exhibition

11:00-11:30AM

Ultralight Airplane Bomb Dropping

11:30AM-12:30PM

SIL Helio Courier Short Field Demo Flight

12:30-1:00PM

Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition

1:00-1:30PM

Fire Fighting Exhibition

1:30-2:30PM

AOPA Regional Summit

3:00- 5:00PM

Sky Diving exhibition

2:15-3:00PM

Aerobatic Show

3:00-3:15PM

Rocketry Demonstration

4:00-4:30PM

Paragliding Exhibition

4:30-5:15PM

Hot Air Balloon Flights

5:30-6:00PM

AOPA- Fellowship dinner dance

7:00 PM -onwards

February 13
SATURDAY

THIRD FIESTA DAY

Hot Air Balloon Flight

5:30-7:00AM

Paragliding Exhibition

7:00-7:30AM

Ultralight Aircraft Flyby

7:40-8:30AM

Aerobatic Flight Display

8:30-9:00AM

SIL Helio Courier Short Field Demo Flight

9:00-9:30AM

Search And Rescue Flying Exhibition

9:30-10:00AM

AOPA-P, Wings Over Asia, Thai Flying club Fly-By

10:00-10:30AM

Sky Diving Exhibition

10:30-11:00AM

AOPA Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition

11:00AM-12:30PM

Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition

12:30-1:30PM

Ultralight Flying Display

1:30-2:30PM

Piper Turboprop fly by of Ed/ Citation Mustang fly-by

2:30-3:15PM

Skydiving Exhibition

3:15-3:45PM

Aerobatic display

3:45-4:30PM

Rocketry Demonstration

4:30-5:00PM

Ultralight Fly By

5:00-5:30PM

RC Airplane Flying Demonstration

5:30-5:45PM

Hot Air Balloon Flight

5:45-6:15PM

Hot Air Balloon Night Glow

6:45-7:30PM

Annual Aviators Ball and Awards Night

7:40 onwards

February 14
SUNDAY

LAST FIESTA DAY

Hot Air Balloon Flight

5:30-7:00AM

Paragliding Exhibition

7:00-7:30AM

Ultralight Aircraft Flyby

7:30-8:30AM

AOPA-P, Wings Over Asia, Thai Flying club Fly-By

8:30-9:30AM

RC Helicopter Show

9:30-10:00AM

Helicopter Flying Exhibition

10:00-10:30AM

Sky Diving Exhibition

10:30-11:00AM

AOPA Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition

11:00AM-12:30PM

Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition

12:30-1:30PM

Ultralight Flying Display

1:30-2:30PM

RC Airplane Flying Demonstration

2:30-3:00PM

Aerobatic Exhibition

3:00-4:00PM

Rocketry Demonstration

4:00-4:45PM

Search and Rescue Exhibition

4:45-5:30PM

Hot Air Balloon Night Glow

5:30-6:45PM

Crew and Awards Night Party

7:30PM

Tickets are available at the entrance for PhP 150 per person.

You may also pre-order tickets from the main office. Call them at +63 2 384-0085, or through their mobile number: +63 927 340-4994.

Tickets are available via TicketNet and from Recreational Outdoor eXchange at Bonifacio High Street.

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January Festivals and Events

Credit to junsabayton of Flickr

Credit to junsabayton of Flickr

Feast of the Black Nazarene

Date: January 9th Location: Quiapo, Manila

A grand Fiesta, this festival centers on the image of the Black Nazarene which was transported by galleon from Mexico to Manila in the 17th century. The festival is marked by an afternoon procession by thousands of devotees.

Credit to shemlongakit of Flickr

Credit to shemlongakit of Flickr

Ati-Atihan

Date: January 16-22 Location: Kalibo, Aklan

One of the most popular of the Philippine festivals, the Ati-atihan is a celebration in honor of the Sto. Niño. Revelers don colorful costumes and paint their bodies black and dance to the distictive beat of “Hala bira!” around the town.

Credit to San Joaquin, Iloilo, Panay, Philippines of Flickr

Credit to San Joaquin, Iloilo, Panay, Philippines of Flickr

Pasungay

Date: Every 2nd Saturday of January Location: San Joaquin, Iloilo

A festival of bulls on the hillsides of San Joaquin. Prized bulls from the town and neighboring areas fight amidst wild cheering from spectators.

Credit to akosikenet of Flickr

Credit to akosikenet of Flickr

Sinulog Festival

Date: Every third weekend of January Location: Cebu City, Cebu

The Feast of the Sto. Niño is celebrated in Cebu with a procession, street dancing competition and a fluvial parade. Much like the Ati-atihan, the Sinulog Festival is marked by frenzied reverly to the chant of “Pit Senor!”

Credit to ako may camera of Flickr

Credit to ako may camera of Flickr

Dinagyang

Date: Every fourth weekend of January Location: Iloilo City, Iloilo

Spectacle characterized by a frenetic stomping of feet and hypnotic drumbeating. It is a colorful whirl of thousands of people dressed in unique costumes dancing and chanting all day and night.

Credit to blackhawk1552

Credit to blackhawk1552

Zambulawan

Date: Every third Sunday of January Location: Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur

The founding of Pagadian City showcases the Subanon tribe’s rich cultural heritage by way of songs, dances and exhibits of musical instruments.

Please let me know if I missed anything.

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Philippines Festivals and Events Calendar

Here is the list some of the Philippine Festival. So plan ahead your trip and enjoy the colorful celebration.

A festival is an event, usually and ordinarily staged by a local community, which centers on some unique aspect of that community.

Among many religions, a feast or festival is a set of celebrations in honor of God or gods. A feast and a festival are historically interchangeable. However, the term “feast” has also entered common secular parlance as a synonym for any large or elaborate meal. When used as in the meaning of a festival, most often refers to a religious festival rather than a film or art festival.

In the Philippines, there are hundreds of festivals and fiestas. Festivals and fiestas Show how rich Filipinos are in terms of culture and believes this often show in the colorful and glamorous celebrations.

This is my share in trying to build tourism thru photography and spectatorship.

Follow the monthly list below:

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

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San Isidro Pahiyas Festival

Every year, thousands of tourist and holiday makers flock to this historic town commended as one of the cleanest and most peaceful community in the country. Its cool, fresh and invigorating climate earns her the singular distinction of being called the Summer Capital of Quezon Province. The town’s natural scenic spots and colorful lifestyles add to the charm that entices both foreign and local tourists to visit the place. The San Isidro Pahiyas Festival held every May 15 has become one of the country’s tourist attractions prompting the Department of Tourism to list down Lucban as a tourist town and a cultural heritage site.

During the San Isidro Pahiyas Festival, each household tries to outdo each other in friendly competition as they vie for honor of recognizing their creativity. As incentives to their effort, prizes were given to the winning pahiyas based on a given criteria. This accounts for some of the most curious décor that the unstoppable spirit of the festival tends to show. Decking the hall or decorating the wall with “Kiping” and agricultural harvest is what “PAYAS” or “PAHIYAS” literally means.

Farmers show their bountiful produce such as chayote, radish, pepper and grains of rice. There are miniatures locally known as “ANOK”, fruits, vegetables and longganisa (local sausage) strung together in the most original fashion. Residents engaging in other forms of livelihood display their products too in thanksgiving. The handicraft manufacturer has his house decked with colorful buri/buntal hats, bags, placemats and others while the butcher has a head of roasted suckling pig (lechon) peeking from the window.

The most traditional and certainly the most attractive décor comes of course in the form of “KIPING” which are adorn and strung together to form all sorts of shapes, from chandelier called “ARANGYA” to huge flowers. Kiping is made from ground rice flour, shaped using “cabal” leaves or other leaf forms and colored in radiant red, fuschia, yellow, green and other bright shades. When kiping catches the light of the sun it turns into a veritable cascades of color.

The celebration is a form of thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest and in honor of the patron saint of farmers, San Isidro de Labrador. A procession of the image of San Isidro is planned long before the festival and it is said that houses along the route of the procession passes will be especially favored and blessed in the coming year. It is from this belief that the lavish decoration of the home began. After all, one must welcome the saint’s blessings with rapture and gratitude.

Since the tradition started, Lucban benefits from this event through the TIYANGGE SA LUCBAN, an agro-industrial fair showcasing Lucban’s products. This fair features foods native to the town like the delicious Lucban longganisa, puto seko, broas, tikoy and other delicacies; ornamental plants like dapo and cutflowers; handricrafts such as buri/buntal hats, bags and a number of other cottage industry products.

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