Aliwan Festival 2007: Battle of the Festivals in Manila – Schedule of Activities

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Aliwan Festival 2007: Battle of the Festivals in Manila – Schedule of Activities

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Sparks are set to fly at this year’s “Aliwan Festival” as once again, the Philippines’ grandest, loudest, and most colorful festivals come together to compete in the national championship of festivals on April 26-28 2007 at the CCP Grounds.

 

“Aliwan Festival 2007″ is shaping up to bring excitement to a whole new level this year. More Contingents and more preparation for the event, from last years showing.

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The Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC), together with the cities of Manila and Pasay and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, sets the stage for another sure-fire crowd-drawer as “Aliwan Fiesta” returns on its Fifth year as the grandest national championship of all festivals.

The festival is highlighted by spirited street dancing native to the participating regions, exhibiting the richness and diversity of Philippine culture and tradition.

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Thousands of the country’s finest craftsmen, street performers, and amateur models will gather to compete in Dance Parade Competition, Float Competition, and Reyna ng Aliwan beauty pageant.The Aliwan Fiesta 2007 will bring together the country’s most popular fiestas such as Pedrista Festival (Quezon City) Marikina Festival, and Pakalog Festival (Pasig) of NCR; Panagbenga Festival (Baguio City) representing CAR; Region I’s Pamulinawen Festival (Laoag City) and Agdamdamili Festival (San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte); Region II’s Sabutan Festival (Palanan, Isabela), Pinilisa Festival (Jones, Isabela) and Sambali Cagayana Festival (Baggao, Cagayan);

Region III’s Halamanan Festival (Guiguinto, Bulacan) Sto. Niño Festival (Malolos, Bulacan), Angel Festival (San Rafael, Bulacan); Region IV’s Sumakah Festival (Antipolo City) and Boling-Boling Festival (Catanauan, Quezon); Region V’s HimagUlaw Festival (Placer, Masbate) and Pili Festival (Sorsogon City); Region VI’s Dinagyang Festival (Iloilo City), Tultugan Festival (Maasin, Iloilo), Kahilyawan Festival (Santa Barbara, Iloilo), Pintados de Pasi Festival (Passi City, Iloilo) and Babaylan Festival (Bago City, Negros Occidental); Region VII’s Sinulog Festival (Cebu City); Region IX’s Hermosa Festival (Zamboanga City) and Pasalamat Festival (Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur); Region X’s Diyandi Festival (Iligan City); Region XII’s Halad Festival (Pigcawayan, North Cotabato), and Kalilangan Festival (General Santos City); and ARMM’s Padang-Padang Festival, (Parang, Maguindanao), Meguyaya Festival (Maguindanao), and Kambulang Festival (Parang, Maguindanao).

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Just called the MBC Office..

RE: Photographer Accreditation: we just need our press id to get us in to shoot the Festival.

Re: Schedule of Activities: Will be released after their March 2 Meeting: Schedule to be posted here.

 

updated by Mark:

During the awarding ceremony of Dinagyang Festival, the two winning tribes (Tribu Kahiilwayan winner of Kasadyahan Contest and Tribu Ilonganon winner of ATI contest) were invited by an official of the Manila Broadcasting Company, to officially represent the Dinagyang Festival in the Aliwan Fiesta 2007 slated on April 2007 in Manila.
Dinagyang is given privilege by the Aliwan Fiesta, as the only festival that will showcase two winning tribes.

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