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Aliwan Festival 2013


April 13 2013 – a much anticipated festival for many. Since 2007, I make sure to attend this festival as much as I could. What made this popular? Well.. various contingents all over the Philippines come to Manila and perform their native dances. Winners will be awarded with a prizes but I guess the “prestige and pride” is what matters to the contestants.

For those who’d like to join the festivities in the upcoming year, I suggest to go as early as 10 am to have a closer interaction with the contingents and to have a better photo opportunities with them.

Here’s my rendition of “Faces of Aliwan”

Aliwan Fiesta 2013

Aliwan Fiesta 2013

Aliwan Fiesta 2013

Aliwan Fiesta 2013

Aliwan Fiesta 2013

Aliwan Fiesta 2013

Aliwan Fiesta 2013

Aliwan Fiesta 2013

Aliwan Fiesta 2013

Aliwan Fiesta 2013

Aliwan Fiesta 2013

Aliwan Fiesta 2013

Aliwan Fiesta 2013

Aliwan Fiesta 2013

Aliwan Fiesta 2013

Aliwan Fiesta 2013

Hope to see you next Aliwan Festival

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Posted by on April 26, 2013 in Aliwan Festival 2013, Manila

 

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Panagbenga Festival 2013


First of all, I’d like to apologize for the late post. I’ve been so busy lately… 🙂

Anyway, It was my first time going to Panagbenga Festival. I’ve heard of this before and was invited many times but it’s only Vince (my officemate) who made me say “Yes, I’ll be shooting at Panagbenga”. Coz aside from a free accommodation, Vince graduated at SLU Baguio, which happens to be a Hall of Famer at said festival.

We left Manila at around 11:00 pm and arrived at Baguio at 4:00 am (Street Parade day). It could have been earlier if we didn’t go to Vince’s place at Sison, Pangasinan.

At 5:00 am, we are already in Session Road, it’s the main street for the said festival. I was surprise how many people are there guarding their place. So if you plan to go to Panagbenga, prepare early. Eat breakfast! Very important.

Here’s some of my shots…

Panagbenga Festival 2013

Panagbenga Festival 2013

Panagbenga Festival 2013

Panagbenga Festival 2013

Panagbenga Festival 2013

Panagbenga Festival 2013

Panagbenga Festival 2013

Panagbenga Festival 2013

 

The best day to visit Panagbenga Festival is the Street and Float Parade. In our case, we missed to witness the Float showcase due to circumstances that we need to go back to Manila.

I enjoyed the event. I would go back given a chance.

 
 

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What to Explore in Ilocos Norte?


What makes Ilocos Norte (or the whole part of Ilocandia) so popular is because it’s a destination with complete package. There are sceneries to enjoy, festivals to experience, native food to try, and historical sites and churches to visit. People from the south don’t mind the 10-12 hours drive from Manila because everything in you see in Ilocos are worth it. So aside from the famous beach and falls, what are the other places to explore in Ilocos Norte?

Bangui Windmills – Just simply being there while having a closer view and hearing the sound of the giant “electric fan” is magnificent. I’ve been here couple of times but each visit seems to excite me. A nice place to visit.

Bangui Windmill

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