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Aliwan Fiesta: The Grand Festival of Champions

Aliwan Fiesta is one of the most sought-after events in Manila sponsored by the Manila Broadcasting Company. Every year, Aliwan draws approximately around 5,000 performers from all over the Philippines to let them showcase the festival in select provinces.

This 2017, Aliwan Fiesta also drew thousands of spectators as the festivities closed last 22 April 2017 at Aliw Theater, CCP Complex, Pasay City.

Aliwan Fiesta 2017 (photo by Aaron Legaspi Nomo)

Aliwan Fiesta 2017 (photo by Aaron Legaspi Nomo)

In this 3-day Mardi Gras in Manila, you will get a taste of what to experience when in the Philippines. Almost all of the provinces participated in the Aliwan Fiesta Bazaar which showcased every province’s local (and some indigenous) products.

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Aliwan 2017 Results

To cap the three-day event, the Grand Street Parade and Grand Float Parade started in Quirino Grandstand in Manila and the different contingents from all over the Philippines paraded their way to Roxas Boulevard to their final staging area in Aliw Theater in Pasay.

Winners: Grand Float Parade

First place: Santa Cruz de Mayo (Tacloban City, Leyte)

Santa Cruz de Mayo Float - Tacloban City, Leyte Aliwan Fiesta 2017 | Turista Boy

Second place: Kapaginaul sa Mindanao (Datu Piang, Maguindanao)

Kapaginaul sa Maguindanao Float Aliwan Fiesta 2017 | Turista Boy

Third place: Al Cinco de Noviembre (Bago City, Negros Occidental)

Al Cinco de Noviembre Festival (Bago City, Negros Occidental) Aliwan Fiesta 2017 | Turista Boy

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Runners up:

Utanon (Dalaguete, Cebu)
Maskaroster (Bacolod City, Negros Occidental)
Kuyog A’ Damak (Parang, Maguindanao)
Kadsabuyoga Mal’na (Mother Kabuntalan, Maguindanao)
Kulitangtang Festival (Tantangan, South Cotabato)
Isabela Bambanti Festival (Roxas, Isabela)
Samaya (Cotabato City)

Rest of the contingents:

Kneeling Carabao Festival (Pulilan, Bulacan)
Pilipinas, Quezon Naman (Catanauan, Quezon)
Bangka de Muntinlupa (Muntinlupa City)
Kampilan (Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao)
Salanguni sa Maguindanao (Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao)
Panagbenga Flower Festival (Baguio City)
Hubon Binagtong Manggahan Festival (Guimaras)
Meguyaya Festival (Upi, Maguindanao)

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Winners: Grand Street Dance Parade

First place: Iloilo Dinagyang Festival – Tribu Salognon (Iloilo)

Second place: Hubon Binagtong Manggahan Festival (Guimaras)

Third place: Manaragat Festival – Tribu Katbalaugan (Catbalogan, Samar)

Manaragat Festival, Catbalogan City, Samar, Aliwan Fiesta 2017 3rd place Street Dance | Turista Boy

Fourth place: Tayo na sa Antipolo Maytime Festival (Antipolo, Rizal)

Tayo na sa Antipolo Maytime Festival, Antipolo, Rizal, Aliwan Fiesta 2017 4th place Street Dance | Turista Boy

Fifth place: Meguyaya Festival (Upi, Maguindanao)

Meguyaya Festival, Upi, Maguindanao, Aliwan Fiesta 2017 5th place Street Dance | Turista Boy

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Runners up:

Balitok Ti Alicia Festival (Alicia / Angadanan, Isabela)
Panagbenga Flower Festival (Baguio City)
Cinco de Noviembre Festival – Sigabong Sang mga Kanyon (Bago City, Negros Occidental)
Timpuyog Festival (Kiamba, Sarangani)
Inaul Festival (Datu Piang, Maguindanao)

Rest of the contingents:

Banhayan Festival (Muntinlupa City)
Niyogyugan Festival (Dolores, Quezon)
Padang Padang Festival (Parang, Maguindanao)

Special Awards:

Best Folkloric Performance:
Panagbenga Flower Festival (Baguio City)

Best Costume and Best Musical Accompaniment:
Iloilo Dinagyang Festival (Iloilo)

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Reyna ng Aliwan 2017

Reyna ng Aliwan 2017: #15 Marla Alforque (Sinulog Festival, Cebu City)

Reyna ng Aliwan Fiesta 2017 | Turista Boy

1st Runner Up:
#10 Apriel Smith (Hinulawan Festival, Toledo City, Cebu)

2nd Runners Up:
#17 Venisse Charm Costibolo (Sangyaw Festival, Tacloban City, Leyte)
#9 Ma. Ahtisa Manalo (Niyogyugan Festival, Dolores, Quezon)
#6 Arielle Jazmine Roque (Tuna Festival, Gen. Santos City)

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Rest of the contingents:

Diane Irish Joy Lacayanga (Panagbenga Festival, Baguio City)
Alexia Sonia Edmund (Bambanti Festival, Roxas, Isabela)
Alyssa Charish Vivas (Kneeling Carabao Festival, Pulilan, Bulacan)
Angelica Gabriel (Dayang Dayang Festival, Pasay City)
Patricia Kate Gonzales (Tayo na sa Antipolo Maytime Festival, Antipolo, Rizal)
Vivien Fabella (Boling Boling Festival, Catanauan, Quezon)
Leidda Paulette Babasanta (Sikhayan Festival, Sta. Rosa, Laguna)
Kathleen May Lendio (Karansa Festival, Danao City, Cebu)
Elaine Segura (Iloilo Paraw Regatta, Iloilo)
Rowena Gandeza (Manggahan Festival, Guimaras)
Erna Torreblanca (Masskara Festival, Bacolod)
Julie Faith Agsalud (Zamboanga Hermosa Festival, Zamboanga City)
Angelica Doguiles (Pescao Festival, Zamboanga)
Carmela Villaruel (Timpuyog Festival, Sarangani)
Kyla Osco (Kalivungan Festival, Kidapawan, North Cotabato)
Liezel Libria (Sultan Kudarat Festival, Nuling, Maguindanao)
Aira Abedin (Inaul Festival, Datu Piang, Maguindanao)

Special awards:

Festival Costume Competition:

Aliwan Fiesta 2017 Festival Costume Winners | Turista Boy

Patricia Kate Gonzales (Tara na sa Antipolo Maytime Festival) – center
Marla Alforque (Sinulog Festival, Cebu City) – left
Vivien Fabella (Boling Boling Festival, Catanauan, Quezon) – right

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 Tugtog ng Aliwan

Tugtog ng Aliwan Fiesta 2017 Winners | Turista Boy

First place: Meguyaya Festival (Upi, Maguindanao)
Second place: Inaul Festival (Datu Piang, Maguindanao)
Third place: Tribu Salognon, Iloilo Dinagyang (Iloilo)

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Rest of the contingents:

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)

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*All media used in this blog are from the Aliwan Fiesta Facebook and Twitter pages. (proper credits)*

If you want to read the Aliwan Fiesta 2017 schedule, click here!

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14 thoughts on “Aliwan Fiesta 2017 Results

  1. Joanna says:

    What an amazing festival, it makes me think of Rio, with all those beautiful carts in the parade. I love colorful festivals and if I will ever go to Manila I will make sure to chose the dates so that they include the Aliwan festival as well. It looks like the entire city is celebrating.

    1. Yup! The entire city was literally celebrating! Though Rio carnival is much grander, I can say Aliwan will be better in the coming years!

  2. Marge says:

    The event looks like a whole lot entertainment indeed, giving justice to its name. The costumes of the beauty queens are very creative and impressive. I can imagine that oohs and ahhs from the crowd. I have never attended this event; this is my first time I’ve heard about it actually. Maybe next year I can go ahead and join, just as spectator though haha.. Would love to see the float parade.

    1. Tara next year, ate Marge! Pero super daming tao! Dapat buong araw kang nasa bleachers para hindi ka maagawan ng upuan. Hihihi! 🙂

  3. maegan says:

    Oh WOW! This looked like a lot of fun! I love new festivals.

    1. Yup! It was so much fun! Witnessing 13 different festivals from all over the Philippines is a great deal! 🙂

  4. Huy wow! Never heard of this but looks fun! Take me, please? LOL.

  5. Ambuj Saxena says:

    Brilliant post on Aliwan festival in Manila. Hey Aldrick, you must visit India. India is the land of festivals. I think you’d enjoy a lot here.

  6. It’s a shame that I have never experience such festival. Huhu. I think I need to experience them when I get back! This looks fun!

  7. Darlene says:

    Wow those are very colorful and intricate costumes. No wonder they won! This looks like a really entertaining and fun festival!

  8. It’s really nice to experience different festivals. Hope you had a good time.

  9. The Aliwan fiesta seems so colourful and spectacular. It seems to have a carnival kind of atmosphere. I am sure that the air is surcharged with thrill and excitement during the period of the festival. Everyone must surely have a rocking time. Hope to visit someday.

  10. What a colorful festival to be around. The costume competition reminds me a bit of the brazilian festival parade. Bookmarked!!

  11. cathy says:

    Ang gaganda! Ng mga photos, candidates and lahat! why I wasn’t here? haha kidding aside loves. You’re always lucky to get to witness and be part of these kinds of events around the Philippines. Ikaw hah, next time, you should join me! Tayo naman ang mang aaliw! Meoooww!! Hugs! xx

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