Its Aliwan Fiesta again! Its a yearly event organised by MBC (Manila Broadcasting Co.)held in CCP Complex. It showcase all the major fiestas and festivals all over the country and perform a spectacular performances by 5,000 dancers, musicians, and artisans. Anyone can watch cultural street dance parade with colorful float, hip-hop dance competition and beauty pageant in 3 days. The celebration aims to showcase the richness of different Filipino cultures and heritage not just in Metro Manila but to the rest of the world.
Last night, Thursday 22 April 7:00 P.M. was the first day of the fiesta. PASAKALYE CONCERT was held in Sotto Street, CCP Complex, Pasay City. It's an Inter-scholastic dance competition and band concert featuring
with special guests Danilo Barrios, Jopay Paguia and DJ's from diffirent FM radio stations.
Well, it was my first time being there and I was so excited watching the colorful "banderitas" and all the decorations around. We arrived earlier, so I got some time walking around the place.
A popular carnival -- Star City is just nearby CCP complex.
A theatre along Sotto street.
And here are the schedule:
Friday 23 April 7:00 P.M. - Sotto Street, CCP Complex, Pasay City.
REYNA NG ALIWAN PAGEANT, watch the loveliest ladies representing different festivals all over the country vie for the title of festival queen.
Saturday 24 April 4:00 P.M. - SM Mall of Asia to Sotto Street, CCP Complex, Pasay City. STREETDANCE COMPETITION AND FLOAT PARADE A grand cultural showcase highlighting unity amid diversity to compete for the million-peso prize.
There is also a photo contest: Maximum of five (5) entries per photographer, taken of different participating contingents/festivals: three (3) during the streetdance competition, and two (2) from the float parade.
First Prize - P50,000
Second Prize - P25,000
Third Prize - P10,000
Deadline for submission of entries is on May 14, 2010 at 3 p.m. more info of the contest here.