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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Sinanglaw

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This was the nth time that I visited Vigan honestly I tried food tripping here but mostly for empanada, longanisa and sweets that Vigan offers.

To jump start our day we eat at the Food Junction at Jacinto Street, near Plaza Burgos. This area is a row of stalls selling different kinds of ilocano foods. One of my friend ordered Sinanglaw and get very curious about the taste so I also ordered Sinanglaw.

Sinanglaw, an Ilocano popular dish and this dish is a beef and beef offal soup. The taste is really different I must say a signature dish for Vigan. For me it was a mixture of Sinigang and Nilaga uniquely pinoy taste. Just for curiosity  I asked the owner of the store  how they cooked the Sinanglaw and they just smiled at me and say secret, fair enough maybe they taught ill put up store beside them and offer Sinanglaw too

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Visa-Free Countries for Philippine Passport Holder

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I  remember myself travelling to Bintan Island and most of the people in the cruise was white guy and they actually bought their visa on the island while me I have to stay for 30 days for free thats the perks of holding a Philippine passport and thanks to the ASEAN agreement. For reference, I have this list of Visa-Free Countries for Philippine Passport Holder so you may plan now your next vacation!

ASEAN Countries

•Brunei Darussalam: 14 days (free of charge)

•Cambodia: 21 days (free of charge)

•Indonesia: 30 days (free of charge)

•Laos: 30 days (free of charge)

•Malaysia: 30 days (free of charge)

•Myanmar 28 days (for 200RMB)

•Singapore: 30 days (free of charge)

•Thailand: 30 days (free of charge)

•Vietnam: 21 days (free of charge)

 

 

Non- ASEAN Countries

•Azerbaijan: Visa can be obtained upon arrival up to 30 days  for US$40 Single Entry, US$80 Double-Entry, Multiple Entry for 1year US$250

•Bangladesh: 90-days visa issued upon arrival for US$50

•Republic of China (Taiwan): 30 days if holding a vaild visa for Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Schengen countries, United Kingdom or United States

•Georgia: 90 days visa issued on arrival for US$10 ~ US$200

•Hong Kong: 14 days (free of charge)

•India: 30 days visa issued upon arrival

•Iran: 15 days visa issued upon arrival for US$50

•Israel: 90 days

•South Korea (Jeju Island only): 30 days (free of charge)

•Macau: 30 days (free of charge)

•Maldives: 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)

•Mongolia: 21 days

•Nepal: 15/30/90 days visa issued upon arrival for US$25/40/100

•Sri Lanka: 30 days

•Timor-Leste: 30 days visa issued upon arrival for US$30

 

Europe

•Andorra – Not Required but only accessible via Spain or France that require visa.

•Azerbaijan – Visa can be obtained upon arrival up to 30 days  for US$40 Single Entry, US$80 Double-Entry, Multiple Entry for 1year US$250

•Kosovo: 90 days

•Liechtenstein – Not Required for stay up to 90 days

•San Marino – Not Required for stay up to 21 days

 

Oceania

•Cook Islands: 31 days

•Fiji: 120 days Visitor’s Permit issued upon arrival (free of charge)

•Marshall Islands: 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)

•Federated States of Micronesia – 30 days

•Niue: 30 days

•Palau: 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)

•Samoa: 60 days Visitor’s Permit issued upon arrival (free of charge)

•Tuvalu: 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)

•Vanuatu: 30 days

•Micronesia

•Tonga

• Northern Mariana Islands: visa on arrival

• Tokelau

 

Central America

•Costa Rica: 120 days Visitor’s Permit issued upon arrival (free of charge)

•Dominica: 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)

•Haiti: 30 days

•Nicaragua: 30 days

•Saint Kitts and Nevis: 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)

•Saint Lucia: 60 days Visitor’s Permit issued upon arrival (free of charge)

•Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)

•Turks and Caicos Islands – 30 days

 

South America

•Bolivia: 59 days

•Brazil: 90 days

•Colombia: 90 days

•Ecuador: 90 days

•Peru: 90 days

•Suriname: 120 days

 

Africa

•Burundi: visa issued upon arrival

•Cape Verde: visa issued upon arrival

•Comoros: A free 24 hour transit visa issued upon arrival at the airport. Within 24 hours this must be converted into a full visa at the immigration office in Moroni (fee payable)

•Djibouti: 10 days visa issued upon arrival for DJF3,000; 30 days visa issued upon arrival for DJF5,000

•Gambia: At port of entry passport 24-72 hour transit pass is issued. This must be converted into a full visa valid up to 1 month at the immigration department in Banjul (fee payable)

•Kenya: 90 days visa issued upon arrival for US$50

•Madagascar: 90 days visa issued upon arrival for MGA140,000

•Morocco: 90 days

•Mozambique: 30 days visa issued upon arrival for US$25

•Saint Helena: visa issued upon arrival

•Seychelles: 30 days

•Tanzania: visa issued upon arrival for US$50

•Togo: 7 days visa issued upon arrival

•Uganda: 180 days visa issued upon arrival for US$50

•Zambia: 90 days visa issued upon arrival for US$50

•Sao Tome and Principe: visa on arrival

 

Note:

Visa requirements and or Fees may change in the future, so it is advisable to double check the embassy before making your travel arrangements. More importantly, a transit visa is required for some countries when it is not a direct flight to your destination (i.e if you are going to brazil via the US, you might need a US visa).

 

 

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