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Aliwan Fiesta 2013 Winners and Photos

Yesterday, I was at the Quirino Grandstand to observe and take photos of the Aliwan Fiesta 2013 Contingents. As expected, the weather was humid despite the fact that the contingents were in a shaded area, we still felt the summer heat while we are all waiting for the opening parade.

Dinagyang Festival 2013 Festival Dancer
Dinagyang Festival 2013 Festival Dancer

This year, I don’t have photography and writing assignments for Aliwan Fiesta so I just decided to take some portrait shots of some selected delegates and skip watching the parade infront of the Quirino Grandstand.

Festival Street Dancers from Mindanao
Festival Street Dancers from Mindanao

Just like the previous years, the delegates holding area opposite of Manila Hotel was crowded with delegates, organizers, photographers and other familiar faces like bloggers and friends from print media.

Aliwan 2013 Contingents from Mindanao
Aliwan 2013 Contingents from Mindanao

Winners of Aliwan Fiesta 2013 Street Dancing Competition

GRAND CHAMPION – P1,000,000.00
Dinagyang Festival Of Iloilo City

FIRST RUNNER-UP – P500,000.00
Kalivungan Festival – Midsayap, North Cotabato

SECOND RUNNER-UP – P250,000.00
Meguyaya Festival – Upi, Maguindanao

THIRD RUNNER-UP – P150,000.00
Padang-Padang Festival – Parang, Maguindanao

FOURTH RUNNER-UP – P100,000.00
Adivay Festival – Benguet

FIVE RUNNERS-UP – P50,000.00
Ang Tipulo Festival – Atipolo City
Mango Festival – Zambales
Pandang Gitab Festival – Oriental Mindoro
Pasaka Festival – Tanauan, Leyte
Sagayan Festival – Buluan, Maguindanao

Festival Dancers from Luzon
Festival Dancers from Luzon

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

Reyna ng Aliwan 2013 Winners

Tribu Himag-ulaw – Placer, Masbate [Photo credit-]
Sinulog Festival – Jamie Herrell [Photo credit-]

Aliwan Festival Queen 2013 – Sinulog Festival – Jamie Herrell
1st Runner up – Dinagyang Festival – Emily Victoria Oke

2nd Runners up
Kalilangan Festival – Janette Roanne Sturm
Lingganay Festival – Shella May Kumarasammy
Kabankalan Sinulog Festival – Johanna Saad

Street Dancers from Benget
Street Dancers from Benget

Best in Festival Costume: Jamie Herrell of Cebu’s Sinulog Festival
Most Unique Smile: Jamie Herrell of Cebu’s Sinulog Festival
Best in Long Gown: Gaille Anne Surriga of Gensan’s Kalilangan Festival
Best in Swimsuit: Emily Victoria Oke of Iloilo’s Dinagyang Festival

Aliwan Fiesta 2013 Festival Float Competition

First Place – Bahandilan Float – Alang-alang Leyte
Second Place – Balinali Sang Gadung Float – Mangundadatu, Maguindanao
Third 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

Congratulations to all the winners, See you next year in Aliwan Fiesta 2014!

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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