Aliwan Fiesta 2007


Get ready as the country’s biggest, and most colorful festivals will once again converge in Manila for the annual Aliwan Fiesta 2007!

Aliwan Fiesta 2007
L-R: Meguyaya Festival of Maguindanao; Cebu City Sinulog; Placer Masbate’s Himag-Ulaw Festival; GenSan’s Kalilangan Festival


The event is slated April 26-28, 2007. The streetdance competition will start at the Quirino Grandstand and will end at the Aliw Theater atthe CCP Complex.

At stake is P1 Million Pesos and the bragging rights as the “Philippines’ Best Festival.”

Expected to join this year’s edition is the Lumad Basakanon, the Grand Champion of the Cebu City Sinulog Festival 2007, and the Tribu Ilonganon the winnder of Iloilo City’s Dinagyang Festival2007. The former won the 2006 Aliwan Fiesta grand title while the latter won the 1st runner up trophy.

List of Winners HERE

Upcoming Festivals to watch out for!

Sinulog 2010
Ati-atihan 2010
Dinagyang 2010
Panagbenga Festival 2010
Philippine International hot Air Balloon fiesta 2009 Clark Pampanga

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  • marvin_kim

    ayan na naman, nag umpisa na namans silang mang alipusta ng festivvals, darling, if you cant give a good comment, better keep it to yourslef or just keep your mouth shut because its not pleasing to the yes of other readers here!

  • lei

    wag sanang ganyan baka makarma ka,,,,,,just give your best na lang…malapit na ang contest,ang pagprapraktis na lang ang atupagin mo…

  • robert

    sa mga lumad basakanon memebers wag masyadong lalaki ang ulo nyo dahil hindi kagandahan ang dance nyo,,,,,,,,,pang high school day celebration lang yan……..bato bato sa langit ang tamaan wag magalit…….. im just telling the truth………….in fairness ang ganda ng play ground demo nyo,,,,,,,,,, from pakalog festival

  • robert

    sa mga lumad basakanon memebers wag masyadong lalaki ang ulo nyo dahil hindi kagandahan ang dance nyo,,,,,,,,,pang high school day celebration lang yan……..bato bato sa langit ang tamaan wag magalit…….. im just telling the truth………….in fairness ang ganda ng play ground demo nyo,,,,,,,,,,

  • paula

    ito ito, concern lang kami ha, wag ng gawing babae ang bakla dahil malansa tingnan……. at ang pangit nilang lahat, pwede sila sigurong gawing props or aswang basta depende sa festival nyo at concept,,,,,,,,jan sila nababagay……in fairness……..from dinagyang iloilo….

  • paula

    well, kita kits na lang tayo ha,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,natatawa na ako sa mga kasinongalingan ninyong lahat!!!!!!! ay nako, sige panalo na kayong lahat,,,,,,,,in 1 condition,,,,,, dapat wala ng play groun demonstration sa performance ha,,,,,,pake check lang please,,,,,,,,good luck and break your legs………..

  • jeff

    The winning tribes in this year’s Dinagyang competition Tribu Ilonganon of Jalandoni Memorial National High School and Tribu Kahilwayan of the Sta. Barbara National Comprehensive High School are all set for the Aliwan Fiesta in Manila.

    They are going to have a send off party this Friiday at Iloilo Freedom Grandstand. The street leading to the grandstand will be closed for the said send off party.

    Iloilo will also field a giant float made of indigenous materials carrying a “big warrior” in full Dinagyang costume of the native Atis during Aliwan Fiesta.

    Cara Jeanne Sullano will vie for the Reyna ng Aliwan Beauty Contest.

    Dinagyang souvenir items, like Dagoy key chains, Ilonggo delicacies, T-shirts and others, will be exhibited for sale at the Aliwan Bazaar.

    Hala Bira Iloilo!

  • marvin_kim

    we’ll see… but im sure, this year’s going to be very very hot! i mean, with all these Philippine Festivals, we can beat the Grand Parade of the mexicans!

    and with very good news, since im here in manila, i can watch it live this time! even if i have to come home late! tapos na kasi midterms namin during that day!

  • jays

    Makikita nyo muli ang Tribu Lumad Basakanon..Don’t Shack to their new dance steps and Musicality………Hope nga makadaog sila Sa Manila Dahil Halos inangkin nila ang lahat ng Awards sa Sinulog……………………

  • jays

    Sana walang mangangaway kung sakaling di nila matanggap ang kanilang pag katalo just put in your mind na sana Sports lang walang personalan ok……

  • jays

    Hello To All Contingent kita 2x lang tayo sa Aliwan…..Hope nga makadaog og balik ang Lumad Basakanon The Proud Of Cebu….Viva Pit Senior…

  • lei

    good luck to all contigents!!!!
    wish you all the best..
    to all dinagyang,give your best,,show them what you got..

  • jeff

    Dinagyang Fstival has a good track record in Aliwan Fiesta – the National Streetdancing Competition
    2003 – 1st runner-up
    2004 – CHAMPION
    2005 – 2ND RUNNER-UP
    2006 – 1ST RUNNER-UP
    And they are also the only festival which are given previlege to send 2 contingents (TRIBU ILONGGANON AND TRIBU KAHILWAYAN) to the 2007 edition of ALIWAN FIESTA slated on April 26-28 in Manila.

    Hope they will capture again the top spots of this contest.

    MABUHAY ILOILO DINAGYANG FESTIVAL!!!

  • elmo

    i’ve watch aliwan festi last year and it was so good hope….this year it will be much better and bigger for i just dnt knw how many contestant from the other region’s will joining this favolous contest…hope i can join and watch too… goodluck to my friends whos joining this contest…HON>>>ATOG>>> hehe godbless t.c

  • elmo

    goodluck to isabeliños

  • biboy

    I have been bitten by the travel bug and has been doing a lot of traveling. There is a website which has helped me a lot – http://www.hoparound.net. It gives you an excellent listing of fiestas, where and when it is held. What’s great is that you will also see a list of micro tourism service providers per location. So you can plan your trip to the fiesta you want to visit and arrange for the services you would need during your stay even before your leave your place by using the internet.

  • tasyo

    it’s so amazing to witness a showcase of various festivals in the philippines.

    what’s not good is that losers tend to reject judges’ decisions and create their own stories (like the lutong-macao thing, and boasting that thye’re better than the proclaimed winners).

    do we really have to put others down if we do not make it?

    .

  • rey of martires

    go philippine festivals…

  • OTIK

    go lumad basakanon go………………

  • bobet

    kelan po ung deadline for sub,ission of entries?? hhmmm.. meron din kasing invitation daw for borongan’s PADUL-ONG FESTIVAL… lalang po.. hmmm… GOD bless aliwan 2007! hope to be there on april!!

  • http://deleted bobet

    kelan po ung deadline for sub,ission of entries?? hhmmm.. meron din kasing invitation daw for borongan’s PADUL-ONG FESTIVAL… lalang po.. hmmm… GOD bless aliwan 2007!

  • bobet

    kelan po ung deadline for sub,ission of entries?? hhmmm.. meron din kasing invitation daw for borongan’s PADUL-ONG FESTIVAL… lalang po.. hmmm… OD bless aliwan 2007!

  • Jake

    No tickets required. The performance will be at Quirino Grandstand in Luneta and infront of Aliw Theater. The parade and street dancing route will be from Luneta to PICC Ground passing along Roxas Blvd.

  • http://www.miriamsy.com miriam

    do we need to get tickets? how do we get tickets? :)

  • Jake

    During the awarding ceremony of Dinagyang Festival, the two winning tribes (Tribu Kahiilwayan winner of Kasadyahan Contest and Tribu Ilonganon winner of ATI contest) were invited by an official of the Manila Broadcasting Company, to officially represent the Dinagyang Festival in the Aliwan Fiesta 2007 slated on April 2007 in Manila.

    Dinagyang is given privilege by the Aliwan Fiesta, as the only festival that will showcase two winning tribes.

    I hope also to see more contigents from Iloilo Province aside the two from Dinagyang Festival. The Tultugan Festival of Maasin, Iloilo which was included in top 10 (7th place) performer of Aliwan Fiesta, and the Pintados de Pasi of Passi City, Iloilo which always on the top 3 spot since joining the festival 3 years ago.