Miss Las Piñas Waterlily Festival 2019

Water hyacinth or more popularly called water lily is the highlight of the annual festival in Las Piñas city.

Miss Manuyo 1

Miss Talon 2

Several beautiful candidates which represented different barangays and places within the city. The pre-pageant was held last July 19 at the Villar Sipag Convention Center.

Miss Pamplona 1, she also won special prize ” Miss Farlin Baby Face 2019″

Miss Manuyo 2

Some of the awards included the “People’s Choice” and Best in Waterlily costume.

Miss Almanza 2

Miss Daniel Fajardo

flower bouquets, trophies and crown made from water hyacinth 

Miss Waterlily Festival 2019

l-r people choice, 2nd runner-up,  Miss Las Piñas waterlily festival 2019 winner ( Ms. Mikaela Grace Salcedo from Pamplona 3)  and first runner-up

One of highlights of the Las Piñas waterlily festival is the search for the city’s most beautiful lady which had the intelligence, poise, grace, physical beauty and able to wear the costume made from water hyacinth.

Candidates were also chosen for their communication skills and involvement in community service.

The national costume are quite spectacular but for some participants, it is quite hard to carry the dress specially when going up the stage.

The winners of this year’s pageant have won trophies, crown made from water hyacinth ( aka water lily), sash made from water hyacinth, cash prizes which includes Php 25,000 for the grand champion, Php 15,000 for the first runner-up and Php 10,000 for the second runner-up.

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Dance Festival and Handicrafts Showcase at the 14th Waterlily Festival

Colorful street dancers participated by different school in Las Piñas ,agricultural products and items made from water hyacinth were showcased at the 14th Waterlily festival.

The festival was well-attended by thousands of residents of the city, guests and foreigners. Senator Cynthia Villar, who started the holding of the festivities in 2006, said the festival through the years, has served the purpose of being the show window for the city’s most talented performers and the most beautiful and creative people.

“We are very proud of this festival which we also hold to express our commitment for a lifestyle that is in harmony with nature and the environment, ” Villar said.

14th Water lily ( Water Hyacinth festival)

Unang Hirit of GMA channel 7

Unang Hirit of GMA channel 7 went to cover the festivities and dozens of media correspondents , bloggers and vloggers were present during the event.

different handicrafts made from water hyacinth

The yearly festivity is participated in by more than 2,000 attendees,tourists and spectators coming from nearby areas like Cavite, Parañaque, Metro Manila and as far as Tanay ( Rizal), Bulacan and Laguna provinces.

coin holder, tissue holder for sale

Villar Sipag booth

baskets, bags, plate holder from water hyacinth

Although the water plant is popularly called waterlily . It is known as water hyacinth or ( Eichhornia crassipes ) which was introduced to the country during the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade in the mid-16th century.

slippers, bags made from stalks of water hyacinth

The water hyacinth became naturalized in waterways and tend to clogged the system during rainy season. When floral foam was not yet popular, water hyacinth stalks are also used by florists for their floral wreath.

Prizes

Inter-school street dancing competition was held from 6:00am to past 9:00 am. Groups composed of junior highschool students enrolled in the city competed for the following prizes : Champion :Php 50,000, First runner-up, Php 30,000 and Second runner-up for Php 20,000.

high school students in colorful native costumes made from water hyacinth stalks

Winners of the competition was judged according to their water hyacinth costume, props, choreography and technicality.

Mood was festive and people are anticipating next year’s 15th water lily festival 2020.