Aliwan Fiesta 2013

The “Festival of the Champions” once again surprised the spectators in Manila as champions of different festivals all over the Luzon, Visayas and Mindano gather in just one extravagant event, the Aliwan Fiesta 2013. This year, 17 contingents proudly showcased their colorful costumes, most rehearsed dynamic dance performance and musical score inspired by their vibrant culture and unique tradition.
Pasaka Festival of Leyte

Here are the list of 17 contingents who joined the Streetdance Competition in Aliwan Fiesta 2013. 

1. Panagbenga Festival of Baguio City 
2. Boling-Boling Festival  of Catanauan, Quezon 
3. Mango Festival of  Masinloc, Zambales 
4. Dinagsa Festival of Muntinlupa 
5. Dalaksagaw Festival of Manila
6. Pandang Gitab Festival of Oriental Mindoro 
7. Adivay Festival of Benguet
8. Ang Tipulo Festival of Antipolo, Rizal
9. Mahaguyog Festival of Sto. Tomas, Batangas 

10. Pasaka Festival of Tanauan, Leyte
11. Dinagyang Festival of Iloilo City 


12.Padang-Padang festival of Parang, Maguindanao
13.Sagayan Festival of Buluan, Maguindanao
14.Meguyaya Festival of Upi, Maguindanao 
15.Kalilangan Festival of General Santos City
16. Kalivungan Festival of North Cotabato
17. Zamboaga Hermosa Festival of Zamboaga City 


Mango Festival of Masinloc, Zambales

Adivay Festival of Benguet

Mahaguyog Festival of Sto. Tomas, Batangas

Dinagyang Festival of Iloilo

Every year, the activities of the event are Pasakalye, Reyna ng Aliwan, Float Competition and the Street Dance Competition. The street dance competition is the most awaited activity of all, held on the last day (Saturday) of the 3-day event. 

Mango Festival, Zambales

Meguyuya Festival of Upi, Maguindanao
Ang Tipulo Festival of Antipolo

The contingents assembled in the Quirino Grandstand where they performed their first dynamic performance, subsequently parade of the contingents and float held along the Roxas Boulevard and went straight to Aliw Theater, CCP Complex for their biggest and final performance.

Zamboanga Hermosa Festival

Meguyuya of Upi, Maguindanao

Mahaguyong Festival of Sto. Tomas, Batangas

Boling boling of Quezon Province

Dinagyang Festival

Here are the list of the winners in Streetdance Competition:

Grand Champion: Dinagyang Festival – Iloilo City ( bagged P 1,000,000 )
First Runner - up: Kalivungan Festival – Midsayap, North Cotabato ( P 500,000 )
Second Runner - up: Meguyaya Festival – Upi, Maguindanao ( P 250,000 )
Third Runner - up: Padang-Padang Festival – Parang, Maguindanao ( P  150,000 )
Fourth Runner - up: Adivay Festival – Benguet ( P 100,000 )

Five Runners - up: Ang Tipulo Festival – Atipolo City ( P 50,000 each )
                                Mango Festival – Zambales
                                Pandang Gitab Festival – Oriental Mindoro
                                Pasaka Festival – Tanauan, Leyte
                                Sagayan Festival – Buluan, Maguindanao

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

Kalilangan Festival of General Santos City

The Reyna ng Aliwan ( Aliwan Festival Queens)

Dinayang Festival

The winners of the Reyna ng Aliwan are as follows:
Aliwan Fiesta Queen 2013: Sinulog Festival - Jamie Herrell ( won P 100,000 )

1st Runner up: Dinagyang Festival - Emily Victoria Oke ( P 50, 000 )
2nd Runners up: Kalilangan Festival - Janette Roanne Sturm ( P 10,000 each )
                              Kabankalan Sinulog Festival - Johanna Saad
                              Lingganay Festival - Shella May Kumarasammy


And here are the winners in the Float Competition.

1st Place: Bahandilan Float of Alang-alang Leyte ( won P 500,000 )
2nd Place: Balinali Sang Gadung Float of Mangundadatu, Maguindanao ( P 250,000 )
3rd Place: Gak't Kastili sa Banobo Float of Northern Kabuntulan, Maguindanao (P100,000 )
Runners up: Sinulog Float - Cebu City  ( P 25,000 each)
                      Panimbang A Tarakoku - Mother Kabuntalan, Maguindanao
                      Pusaka Float - Maguindanao
                      Niyog-Puso ng Quezon - Catanaun, Quezon
                      Datu Odin Sinsuat Float - Maguindanao

                      Panagbenga Festival - Baguio City
                      Sagayan Float - Buluan, Maguindanao


Aliwan Fiesta is definitely the grandest event in the country where variety of beautiful culture and tradition place in to one and I thought the biggest winner were the people who witnessed how rich our country’s heritage is.


  1. galing galing naman! see you again next time Kirk! :)

  2. yesssss! see you asap kuya mervz!

  3. asap talaga? pwede bang soon?! hehehe! mag ready ka na sa June for Tacloban! Taralets! :)

    1. nakisingit lang. haha nsa tacloban dn ako sa june for the festival. hehe its my hometown

  4. awesome photos and inspiring kasi di pa ako nakaka-attend ng Aliwan Fiesta haha. Something to look forward to because of the photos you took :)

  5. @kuya mervz - di pa ko sure about jan. :( pero mag mamasskara festival ba ulit kayo?

    @doc wends - salamat doc wends!ang saya lang sa aliwan, para na din ako nakapunta sa respective provinces nila.

  6. Aww! wrong timing ang sked ng Aliwan :( Ganda ng mga shots Kirk!

  7. @traveling morion - next year dont missed it.
    Hindi ako sure if inuuto mo lang ako about sa shots ko. hehe. salamat ser sobra, magpapractice na nga ko mag picture ng maayos ayos! hehehe


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