It was exactly 10am when I arrived in the Pacific Drive of SM Mall of Asia. The parking lot assembly point was still empty and the only thing I saw were the trucks loaded with costumes and props of several Aliwan Fiesta 2010 contingents.
The temperature was humid so I decided just to roam around inside the Mall while waiting for the Aliwan contigents to assemble. I saw several travel bloggers like Byahilo, Habagat Central and Explore Ilo-Ilo in the parking area taking photos of Aliwan Fiesta 2010 participating floats and street dancers.
After taking few portrait shots and photos of the floats, I went back to the Mall to rehydrate and have quick lunch. I came back just in time for street dancing competition. I don’t have a Media pass that’s why I have to bear with the huge photographers crowd. I was totally disappointed with some of the organizers (I supposed) who stands in front of us as if there’s no photographers at their back.
I decided to leave early after the performance of Halamang Dilaw Festival from Marilao Bulacan since I still have to meet a friend in Makati. Among the street dancing performances that I witnessed, I think the Kasag Festival is really impressive. With several unique and interesting coreography, colorful costumes and great props – I already forecasted that Kasag Festival will be included in the top three:)
I’m quite disappointed with Panagbenga Festival of Baguio City. Being one of the most crowded and most popular festival in the country, I think Panagbenga Festival organizers should improve their performance next year.
2010 Aliwan Float Winners
2010 Aliwan Street Dancing Competition Winners
See you in Aliwan 2011….