Today is the grandest Festival of Champions! For 11 years now, Aliwan Fiesta gathers the best festivals from around the Philippines to showcase their unique culture and tradition through their colorful festivals. This year, 17 contingent-festivals from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao paraded from Quirino Grandstand passing through Roxas Boulevard, going to the designated final showdown area in front of Aliw Theater at the CCP Complex, Manila.
Manila Broadcasting Company and Cultural Center of the Philippines in cooperation with the Cities of Manila and Pasay, brings you a blazing summer exhibition of the best festivals in the Philippines as color, fervor, glamor and spectacle converge in one grand fiesta!
ALIWAN FIESTA 2013 STREETDANCE COMPETITION
Dinagyang Festival – Iloilo City
Kalivungan Festival – Midsayap, North Cotabato
Meguyaya Festival – Upi, Maguindanao
Padang-Padang Festival – Parang, Maguindanao
Adivay Festival – Benguet
Ang Tipulo Festival – Antipolo City
Mango Festival – Zambales
Pandang Gitab Festival – Oriental Mindoro
Pasaka Festival – Tanauan, Leyte
Sagayan Festival – Buluan, Maguindanao
Best in Music: Dinagyang Festival
Best in Costume: Dinagyang Festival
Best in Folkloric Interpretation: Adivay Festival of Benguet
REYNA NG ALIWAN WINNERS
ALIWAN FESTIVAL QUEEN 2013
Sinulog Festival - Jamie Herrell
1st Runner up
Dinagyang Festival - Emily Victoria Oke
2nd Runners up
Kalilangan Festival - Janette Roanne Sturm
Lingganay Festival - Shella May Kumarasammy
Kabankalan Sinulog Festival - Johanna Saad
Best in Festival Costume: Jamie Herrell (Cebu’s Sinulog Festival)
Most Unique Smile: Jamie Herrell (Cebu’s Sinulog Festival)
Best in Long Gown: Gaille Anne Surriga (Gensan’s Kalilangan Festival)
Best in Swimsuit: Emily Victoria Oke (Iloilo’s Dinagyang Festival)
FESTIVAL FLOAT COMPETITION
Bahandilan Float - Alang-alang Leyte
Balinali Sang Gadung Float - Mangundadatu, Maguindanao
Gak't Kastili sa Banobo Float - Northern Kabuntulan, Maguindanao
Pusaka Float - Maguindanao
Datu Odin SInsuat Float - Maguindanao
Sagayan Float - Buluan, Maguindanao
Niyog-Puso ng Quezon - Catanaun, Quezon
Panagbenga Festival - Baguio City
Panimbang A tarakoku - Mother Kabuntalan, Maguindanao
Sinulog Float - Cebu City
Aliwan Fiesta is indeed one of the biggest tourism events in the Philippines!
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