It’s Aliwan Fiesta na!



Named as ‘Mother of All Festivals’ featuring street parade, pageant and float competition this festival gathers all cultures nationwide to promote their respective provinces’ economy and tourism.

Aliwan 2017 is set on April 20 until 22. The culminating activity wherein colorful floats and graceful moves of all participants will be showcased on Saturday, April 22.

The following are the contingents of the grand parade:

1.Banhayan Festival of Muntinlupa -(Baklad Cultural Dance Troupe)

2.Panagbenga Festival of Baguio-  (Pinsao Natl High School)
3.Balitok Ti Alicia Festival of Isabela
4.Antipolo Maytime Festival -(San Jose Natl High School)
5.Niyogyugan Festival of Quezon-(Dolores Hambujan Dancers)
6.Iloilo Dinagyang Festival -(Tribu Salognon)
7.Manggahan Festival of Guimaras -(Hubon Binagtong)
8.Cinco de Noviembre Festival of Bago City,Negros Occidental-(Sigabong Sang Mga Kanyon)
9..Manaragat Festival of Catbalogan, Samar  (Tribu Katbalaugan)
10.Meguyaya Festival of Upi, Maguindanao  (Nangi Natl High School)
11.Inaul Festival of Datu Piang, Maguindanao  (Datu Piang Performing
Arts Guild)
12.Padang Padang Festival of Parang, Maguindanao (Amir Bara
Lidasan National High School)
13.Timpuyog Festival of Kiamba, Sarangani (James L. Chiongbian
National Trade School Performing Arts Troupe)

Float Competition:

Kneeling Carabao Festival – Pulilan, Bulacan
Pilipinas, Quezon Naman – Catanauan, Quezon
Bambanti – Roxas, Isabela
Bangka de Muntinlupa
Tacloban Santa Cruz de Mayo
Kulitangtang Festival – Tantangan, South Cotabato
Samaya – Cotabato City
Kampilan – Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao
Kadsabuyoga Mal’na – Mother Kabuntalan, Maguindanao
Salanguni sa Maguindanao – Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao
Dayang-Dayang festival of Pasay
Panagbenga – Baguio
Hubon BInagtong Manggahan Festival – Guimaras
Maskaroster – Bacolod City
Al Cinco de Noviembre – Bago City, Negros Occidental
Utanon festival of Dalaguete
Kapaginaul sa Maguindanao – Datu Piang, Maguindanao
Kuyog a Damak – Parang, Maguindanao
Meguyaya Festival – Upi, Maguindanao

Tugtog Ng Aliwan:

Sakasak Musical Ensemble – Baguio City

Baklad – Muntinlupa City
Hubon Binagtong – Guimaras
Tribu Katbalaugan – Catbalogan City
James L. Chiongbian National High School – Sarangani
Amir Bara Lidasan National High School – Parang, Maguindanao
Datu Piang Performing Arts Guild – Datu PIang, Maguindanao
Nangi National High School – Upi, Maguindanao

However, the festival will not be complete without the Reyna ng Aliwan candidates.

On April 22 night, 22 ladies will showcase their talent and intelligence for this year’s Reyna ng Aliwan to be held in front of Aliw Theater.

  • Rowena Gandeza, representing the Manggahan festival of Guimaras
  • Julie Faith Agsalud, representing the Zamboanga Hermosa festival
  • Aira Abedin, representing the Inaul festival of Maguindanao
  • Angelica Doguiles, representing the Pescao festival of Zamboanga
  • Patricia Kate Gonzales, representing the Antipolo Maytime festival
  • Alexia Sonia Edmund, representing the Bambanti Festival of Isabela
  • Leidda Paulette Babasanta, representing the Sikhayan festival of Sta Rosa, Laguna
  • Ariella Jazmine Roque, representing the Tuna festival of General Santos City
  • Cherry Rose Fernandez, representing the Panagbenga festival of Baguio
  • Liezel Libria, representing the Sultan Kudarat festival of Maguindanao
  • Maria Ahtisa Manalo, representing the Niyog-yugan festival of Quezon province
  • Apriel Smith, representing the Utanon festival of Dalaguete, Cebu
  • Kathleen Mae Lendio, representing the Karansa festival of Danao City, Cebu
  • Alyssa Charish Vivas, representing the Kneeling Carabao festival of Pulilan, Bulacan
  • Kyla Ocso, representing the Kalivungan festival of North Cotabato
  • Elaine Segura, representing the Iloilo Paraw Regatta festival
  • Marla Alforque, representing the Sinulog festival of Cebu
  • Maria Vivien  Fabella, representing the Boling-Boling festival of Catanauan, Quezon
  • Venisse Charm Costibolo, representing the Sangyaw festival of Tacloban City
  • Carmela Villaruel, representing the Timpuyog festival of Saranggani
  • Angelica Gabriel of Pasay City
  • Erna Torreblanca, representing the Masskara festival of Bacolod

The Aliwan Festival is being brought to us by the Manila Broadcasting Company, together with the Cultural Center of the Philippines.



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