Aliwan Festival 2013 Trade Show

Cultural Center Complex, Pasay City – Philippines

entrance to the Cultural Center Complex trade fair area

Trade exhibits is usually part of the annual Aliwan festival , there are about 100 exhibit booth showcasing different products from various provinces in the Philippines .

Dalaksagaw festival exhibit  from Baseco compound , Tondo- Manila

This booth is  selling handmade recycled items which range from plastic soda bottles , slippers and bags

 Mindoro  Oriental exhibit booth

Some of them had already set-up their exhibit on April 11  to April 13, 2013. The three day trade fair attracts several thousand of visitors  from all walks of life.  Native handicraft  made from Nito plant –Lygodium circinnatum ( a type of climbing fern )  made by Mangyans of Mindoro province  were being sold.

colorful lightning fixtures made from abaca and other indigenous materials

Biscocho , Butterscotch from Iloilo

shell crafts with FREE name inscription

JJNM Orchid and Ornamental Plants

JJNM orchid and ornamental plants is a frequent exhibitor in orchids and plant shows.

exhibit stall  full of customers

Some exhibit booths are also having their last day of sale, i have bought some key chains and some wallets for giveaways to my friends.

Northway Arts and Crafts

bags and native slippers made from water hyacinth

accessories made from indigenous materials

Aliwan Festival 2013 Part 1 : https://renz15.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/aliwan-festival/

Aliwan Festival 2013

Quirino Grandstand, Luneta , Ermita, Manila-Philippines

quirino grandstand

Dinagyang Festival, which was represented by Tribu Panayanon of the Iloilo City National High School, bested 16 other regional festivals from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Mango festival from Zambales

Dalaksagaw festival of Baseco, Tondo , Manila

Baseco Compound’s Dalaksagaw, an acronym for “dasal, lakbay, sayaw, at sigaw” — celebratory modalities instituted by the Augustinian friars of Intramuros who have jurisdiction over the area.

Dinadyang Festival participant

Dinagyang festival won the champion prize of P1-million cash on top of P10,000 prize as Best in Music and another P10,000 as Best in Costume.

Second place award was given to Kalivungang Festival of Midsayap, North Cotabato winning P500,000 cash prize.

a roving van

Aliwan street dancing festival is one of the biggest festival in the country , with the best provincial festival winners vie for the national title. The event is well advertise in major newspapers , blogs, posters and even roving vans

girls clad in flower costume

Miss Iloilo Dinagyang – Ms.Victoria Emily Oke was also declared as first runner up in the search for Reina ng Aliwan 2013, which was won by Jaime Ferrell of the Sinulog Festival of Cebu. Oke won P50,000 cash and another P5,000 as Best in swimwear candidate.

traditional costume from Maguindanao province

ALIWAN FIESTA 2013 STREETDANCE COMPETITION

GRAND CHAMPION
Dinagyang Festival – Iloilo City

FIRST RUNNER-UP
Kalivungan Festival – Midsayap, North Cotabato

SECOND RUNNER-UP
Meguyaya Festival – Upi, Maguindanao

THIRD RUNNER-UP
Padang-Padang Festival – Parang, Maguindanao

FOURTH RUNNER-UP
Adivay Festival – Benguet

FIVE RUNNERS-UP
Ang Tipulo Festival – Antipolo City
Mango Festival – Zambales
Pandang Gitab Festival – Oriental Mindoro
Pasaka Festival – Tanauan, Leyte
Sagayan Festival – Buluan, Maguindanao

SPECIAL AWARDS:
Best in Music: Dinagyang Festival
Best in Costume: Dinagyang Festival
Best in Folkloric Interpretation: Adivay Festival of Benguet

Ms. Victoria Emily Oke

Pasay City float which celebrates their 150th founding anniversary

Bahandilan Float – Alang-alang Leyte- winner first place

FESTIVAL FLOAT COMPETITION

1st Place
Bahandilan Float – Alang-alang Leyte

2nd Place
Balinali Sang Gadung Float – Mangundadatu, Maguindanao

3rd Place
Gak’t Kastili sa Banobo Float – Northern Kabuntulan, Maguindanao

Runners up
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

Padang Gitab festival participant

The town of Bansud, Oriental Mindoro will present the Pandang Gitab festival, culled from the folkloric dance pandanggo sa ilaw which originated from the fisher-folk of Lubang island.

ladies dress in traditional costume from Mindoro

Note : Unlike last year, the street dancing competition and parade started a bit late.  According to an insider source, the organizers decided to move the street dancing to a later time slot due to the summer heat which can cause some participants to collapsed due to heat exhaustion .

Here is part 2 : Aliwan Festival Trade Exhibit https://renz15.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/aliwan-festival-2013-trade-show/

Aliwan festival was supported by   Smart Communications, Tanduay, Alaska, My Juiz, Cherry Mobile, Coca Cola, 7-11, Hanabishi, Republic Chemicals, Unique Toothpaste, Pride Detergent, M. Lhuillier, Dunkin’ Donuts, Sulit.Com, Solaire, Manila Ocean Park, and Islands Souvenirs, Department of Tourism , Cultural Center of the Philippines, City of Manila , City of Pasay   Aliwan Fiesta is now on its 11th year.  The grand culminating parade on April 13 kicks off from Quirino Grandstand and making its way to the Aliw Theater’s outdoor stage at the CCP Complex, where the awarding ceremonies were held.

For inquiries, call 832-6125, email siarcega@mbcradio.net, or log onto the official website at http://www.aliwanfiesta.com.ph

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