Aliwan Fiesta na!!!
Are you ready for this year's biggest gathering of the grandest festivals in the Philippines? Dubbed as "Festivals of Festivals," Aliwan Fiesta 2016 is set to happen on April 14-16, 2016. This annual gathering of different festivals from around the Philippines will once again feature contingents from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao showcasing unique culture and tradition through their colorful festivals. Aliwan Fiesta 2016 will be a 3-day event where participants will compete in a grand street dancing competition, glittering float parade, Reyna ng Aliwan pageant and a Festival Music Showdown.
Organized yearly by the Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC), in collaboration with Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the Cities of Manila and Pasay, Aliwan Fiesta 2016 recognizes and aims to promote the different festivals in the Philippines. Now on its 14th year, Aliwan Fiesta 2016 will also showcase nightly shows and trade fairs that will surely add to the fiesta atmosphere in CCP Complex.
The Grand Street Dancing and Float Parade Competitions will start at 4:00 PM from Quirino Grandstand and will pass through Roxas Boulevard, going to the designated final showdown area in front along Sotto Street, CCP Complex, Manila.
Aliwan Fiesta 2016 Schedule of Activities
SHOPPERS BAZAARApril 14-16, 2016 – whole day, Sotto Street, CCP Complex, Pasay
ALIWAN MUSIC JAM (TUGTOG NG ALIWAN)Festival Music Showdown
April 14, 2016 – 6:00 PM, Sotto Street, CCP Complex, Pasay
REYNA NG ALIWAN PAGEANTFestival Queen Competition
April 15, 2016 – 6:00 PM, Sotto Street, CCP Complex, Pasay
FLOAT PARADE & STREETDANCE COMPETITIONApril 16, 2016
4:00 PM – Kick off at Quirino Grandstand
6:00 PM – Culminating Showdown at Sotto Street, CCP Complex, Pasay
9:00 PM – Awarding Ceremonies
Save the dates of Aliwan Fiesta 2016 and bookmark this post as it will be updated once a more detailed schedule of activities comes out.
TV Coverage:All Aliwan Fiesta activities (Music Jam, Reyna Pageant, and Grand Parade/Awarding) will be shown live over DZRH News Television, available to Cable Link subscribers. It is also accessible online via www.dzrhnewstelevision.tv
Aliwan Fiesta 2016 List of ContingentsTaking part in the grand national showdown among regional festival champions are Tribu Katbalaugan for the Manaragat Festival of Samar, the Niyugyugan Festival of Quezon, Laguna’s Anilag Festival, Baguio City’s Panagbenga, Maguindanao’s Meguyaya and Sagayan Festivals, Boling-Boling of Catanauan, and Iloilo Dinagyang’s Tribu Salognon and Tribu Panayanon.
Aliwan Fiesta 2016 List of WinnersThis post shall be updated as soon as the winners are announced.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016 ALIWAN FIESTA WINNERS:
- Street Dancing Competition -
Streetdance Champion - Tribu Katbalaugan for the Manaragat Festival (Catbalogan)
2nd place - Tribu Salognon for Dinagyang (Iloilo)
3rd place - Dr Bernabe dela Fuente Sr Natl High School for the Meguyaya festival (Upi, Maguindanao)
4th place - Datu Piang Performing Arts Guild for the Sagayan festival (Datu Piang, Maguindanao)
5th place - Hambujan Dancers of Dolores, Quezon for the Niyogyugan festival of Quezon Province
Best Costume - Tribu Katbalaugan
Best Music - Tribu Katbalaugan
Best Folkloric Performance - Pinsao National High School for the Panagbenga of Baguio
- Float Competition -
Float Champion - Sinulog (Cebu)
2nd place - Damak (Cotabato City)
3rd place - Sagayan (Datu Piang, Maguindanao)
- Reyna ng Aliwan 2016 Winners -
Reyna ng Aliwan - Cynthia Thomalla (Sinulog of Cebu)
1st Runner-Up - Andrea Fe Gomez (Panagbenga of Baguio)
2nd Runner-up - Airish Yamamoto (Anilag of Laguna)
2nd Runner-up - Darlene Joy Tabuga (Pintados de Passi)
2nd Runner-Up - Lou Piczon (Manaragat of Catbalogan)
Best in Festival Costume - Cynthia Thomalla
Best in Evening Gown - Cynthia Thomalla
Best in Swimsuit - Cynthia Thomalla
Most Photogenic - Cynthia Thomalla
Miss Unique Smile - Andrea Fe Gomez
Miss Friendship - Darlene Joy Tabuga
Where to Stay in Pasay/Manila during Aliwan Fiesta 2016?
Pasay and Manila has many hotels, hostels and inns to choose from. Use the search box below to check for accommodations near CCP Complex Manila or along Roxas Boulevard.
For details about this year’s Aliwan Fiesta line-up of activities, call 832.6125 / 555.3477 or check out Aliwan Fiesta’s official Facebook page.
Witness the best of the best of Philippine Festivals in one extravagant fiest! Save the dates and join the festivities in Aliwan Fiesta 2016! See you there!
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