Kalibo prepares for Ati-atihan festival 2010

Preparations are up for the Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-atihan Festival 2010, according to the Kalibo Ati-atihan Management Board (KAMB).

In a press conference, Kalibo Mayor Raymar Rebaldo said next year’s festivity will be launched during the foundation of this Ati-atihan town on November 3.

”We are now studying how we could be able to minimize commercialism and political showdowns for next year since we expect that politicians will take advantage of the revelry given the forthcoming election,” Rebaldo said.

Already, the participating tribes were made to understand that they are prohibited from displaying political and commercial posters while conducting a free-spirited street dance along the major thoroughfares of Kalibo.

But Rebaldo admitted that the local government unit might be having a hard-time preventing the festival from being tainted with politics and commercialism.

“Nevertheless, we are also currently working to make the century-old festival a spectacular event; we are now trying to revive the original ati-atihan tribes as much as possible,” he said.

The highlight of the festival, which has been dubbed as the mother of all festivals in the country, is set on January 15-17.

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  1. dong ho says

    still hoping that ill be able to attend it next year! salamat sa update.

  2. wedding favors says

    It’s a long preparation process. I guess the event will be a memorable one. I think, many guest will be present including local and national artists. Many band groups will also participate in the said event. This is the most awaited event in Kalibo..

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