Where is the Aliwan Fiesta in the Philippines?

Where is the Aliwan Fiesta in the Philippines?

Aliwan Fiesta is an annual event that gathers different cultural festivals of the Philippines in Star City Complex in Pasay wherein contingents compete in dance parade and float competitions.

What are the prizes for winning Aliwan Fiesta?

The top ten contingents in the cultural dance and float competitions receive cash prizes, with the top float winner receiving P500,000 (roughly US$11,000) and the winning cultural dance group getting P1 million (about US$23,000) as well as the bragging rights of becoming the champion of Aliwan Fiesta.

What does the word Aliwan mean in Tagalog?

Aliwan is a Tagalog word for “entertainment” or “amusement.” Aliwan Fiesta festivities are covered live on DZRH News Television annually. The parade float of Panagbenga Festival of Baguio was decorated with local flowers and handicrafts.

What was the purpose of the Aliwan Festival?

The contingents, meanwhile, aim to promote their respective regions both economically and tourism-wise. It was originally organized as a visual extravaganza for the Christmas season, but it has since been held during the summer months of either April or May. Aliwan is a Tagalog word for “entertainment” or “amusement.”

Who are the streetdancing champions of Aliwan Fiesta?

Other Aliwan Fiesta streetdancing champions include Halad Festival of Midsayap, Cotabato (2003) and 2004 Dinagyang’s Tribu Atub-Atub, 2005 Pintados de Passi of Passi City, Iloilo 2010 Dinagyang’s Tribu Paghidaet, Dinagyang’s Tribu Pan-ay in 2011, and in 2015 and 2016 Tribu Katbalaugan for the Manaragat Festival of Catbalogan City.

How many times has Laoag won Aliwan Fiesta?

Laoag’s PAMULINAWEN festival has the distinction of winning the float competition the most number of times. The province of CEBU, in turn, holds the record of the most wins in the Reyna ng Aliwan Pageant—six consecutive times from 2009 until 2014, and recapturing the crown in 2016 and 2017.