Friday, April 9, 2010

Boling-boling Festival of Catanauan will again join this year's Aliwan Fiesta


Showdown of regional 
champions in Aliwan Fiesta

Aliwan Fiesta – dubbed as the Philippines’ biggest festival -- takes to the streets anew on April 22-24, with over 5,000 streetdancers, craftsmen, and artisans led by their regional muses, vying for the million-peso grand prize.
Presented by Manila Broadcasting Company, Star City, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, in cooperation with the Yes! Tourism Committee of SM Mall of Asia and the cities of Pasay and Manila, the annual cultural extravaganza brings together in a single setting champion streetdance contingents from the most popular festivals throughout the archipelago, for the benefit of tourists who want a microcosm of life in our 7107 islands.
From the Cordillera Administrative Region, Baguio City showcases its myriad blooms for which Panagbenga has become immensely popular. The town of Penablanca, Cagayan sends its Tribu Callao to interpret the Kiling-Kilingan festival, while Pampanga fields the Aeta-led Caragan festival of Mabalacat.
Bulacan’s regional Singkaban celebrations will be represented by two entries – Guiguinto’s Halamanan festival and Marilao’s Halamang Dilaw festivity. Residents of Catanauan, Quezon present the wild revelry of the Boling-Boling festival.
Proving that the competition will be intense, the Bicol region showcases Masbate’s Lapay Bantigue festival, alongside the Kasanggayahan festival of Sorsogon.
Iloilo also fields two official entries -- Tribu Paghidaet performing the Ati-Ati of Dinagyang, and Tribu Kasag representing the Kasag festival of Banate.
The Warays make their presence felt through the Pasaka festival of Tanauan, Leyte.

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