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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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  • emmz

    …to all festival lovers….

    tx2 tau…….

    dancer me ng tribong halad….

    2 time grand champng aliwan…

    wa8 q kau..

    09077217927…

  • emman

    …..go halad of cotabato!!!!!!!!……

    twice na kaung ng grandchamp….

    kya niyo ulit iuwi ang korona!!!!!…..

    …..patayuin niyoulitang mgaaudience sainyong perfrmance!!!!!!!….

    HALAD ROCKZ!!!!

  • eunice

    pintados de pasi is the best!!!hehehe coz im from passi!!! go go go iloilo!!!

  • dora the explorer

    i accidentally got into this site while searching accomodations in bacolod… and was surprised to see that theres a debate on which festival is the best… i have only experienced SINULOG since im from Cebu… but im going to see MASSCARA this Oct 2008 for the first time since my husband is from Bacolod. but my husband said that SINULOG is way better than MASSCARA. and another thing that got me really amused when i read the comments here is when you guys say ilonggos are TIKALON.. haha THAT IS SOO TRUE! i have noticed that ilonggos really have this INNATE characteristic of being TIKALON, not just w/ my husband but w/ other ilonngos i’ve met… so amusing.. and they pretend they dont understand Cebuano or bisaya, when they actually do…. 🙂

  • ann

    hey guyz!!malapit na sinulog, ati-atihan at dinagyang..maganda na naman itong panoorin.

  • ann

    Siguro yung dating schedule, mga april 27,I think..what festival ka pala? sana kami din, makasali kami uli.

  • ardria009

    kelan next aliwan? ganda tlga aliwan festiva sana makasali ami….. hehehehe

  • artistiko07

    Congrtulations to:

    1st – DINAGYANG FESTIVAL of Iloilo
    2nd – MASSKARA fESTIVAL of Bacolod
    3rd – PARAW REGATTA of Iloilo

    BEST TOURISM EVENT OF THE COUNTRY

  • Cebuano

    I dont want you guys arguing who is the best and what place is more popular. One should accept reality and if it hurts, then nobody can cure it but yourself. Accept that its not always the same person or group that is on top.

    Now, with regards to Dinagyang and Sinulog I was able to witness Dinagyang twice and Sinulog at least every year and I can objectively say that Sinulog is the better one. More people coming, more activities, the activities are related to the most important celebration which is the Fiesta of Sr. Sto. Nino.

    For me, Sinulog is the Mother of All Festivals in terms of prestige, size, and marketability.

    peace to all

  • mahalai

    at wala na silang masabi… natameme na sa post ko… hahahahaha!! mag po-post lang kasi, hindi nag iisip… tsk tsk tsk…

  • jez

    hahaha go dinagyang..

  • mahalai

    eto na naman… magsasabi na naman sila na invited daw sila, pero wala naman nangyari… bakit?!? akala ko ba mayaman ang cebu?!? isn’t the sinulog foundation funding you to perform abroad?!/ in that case, mas mayaman pa pala ang dinagyang even if maliit lang ang prizes dito, kasi naman, its all about religious dancing and NOT DANCING FOR THE CASH!! HAHAHAHA!! i just found out that why sinulog is inviting out of town contingents, wala kasing ka latuy-laoy ang sinulog pag walang OTC… gosh, ang dinagyang nga, nakaka survive kahit puro iloilo contingents lang. and, kaya daw sumasali ang mga tribes sa cebu is because of the cash!! si chexxter ang may sabi niyan, taga cebu siya malamang. kala ko ba religous event ang sinulog?!? tsk tskt tsk.. kung tutuusin, mas religious pa nga ang dinagyang, kasi, wala kaming paki sa prize na yan, dahil ang gastos sa preparation pa lang eh more than triple compared sa prize na makukuha, so, who’s more dedicated to the CHILD JESUS NOW?!? aber?!? answer this!!

  • res

    you can distinguish the cebuanos from ilonggos..tsk..tsk..

  • kyle

    uu nga invited yong lumad… pero yong dinagyang nag popromote lang… kasi d pa sila sikat… wawa naman…

  • SUGBOANON

    hahay, hindi yata alam ng mga taga ilo-ilo na hindi lang ang sinulog ang naka receive ng invitations outside the philippines… mismo ang lumad yata ang ininvite doon sa malaysia! kung tutuusin, matagal nang iniinvite ang sinulog to perform all over the world…

  • Rodel

    There is a cultural presentation on the said event, DoT (through its Team Japan led by Director Benito C. Bengzon, Jr. and staff Renee Marie N. Reyes and Eva Zulueta) brought over a cast of CCP artists from Ballet Manila, Ballet Philippines Kidz, Ramon Ubusan Folkloric Group and the Tribu Bola-Bola Drummers. Topbilling the cultural show were popular couple Robert Seña and Isay Alvarez , both stars of the West End production of “Miss Saigon.”

  • Rodel

    Philippine Festival 2007 was a big success at the Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, Japan last Saturday (July 14).

    Hindi ko pala alam na ang Tribu Bola-Bola Drummers of Dinagyang Festival participated the event.

  • lei

    im sure sinulogsucks is from dinagyang festival..

  • taga-cebu

    @mm: why not answer it straight? i just want to confirm it with you sana…because how you answer the posts will reflect your personality…….anyway….you don’t have to answer my question na….clear na sa akin….
    your still using the same words….wawa naman si @mm…

  • sinulogsucks

    champions can be left behind by second placer..

  • sinulogsucks

    champions can be left behind by second placer.

  • mm

    taga-cebu; ok! if you insist, ang TANGA2x mo talaga PROMISE!!..Pakihanap nga nito (mm>>July 12th, 2007 at 11:17 pm).. sa mga friends lets help sinulog….

    kyle; be happy!! WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA………

  • taga-cebu

    @mm: the readers of this forum can decide sino sa atin ang below the belt ang mga posts…..i think. readers (yong hindi bias), can already recognize us in some ways through our posts…..just an observation :

    @mm – never answer questions straight, but will answer it with another questions….always posting TANGA and INGGIT

    @fan – questioning the Aliwan judges but cannot gave names, how can that be? ..always posting PICTURES PICTURES ng Dinagyang sa ibang bansa but until now walang makikitangb pictures….

  • taga-cebu

    @mm: in your last post it just shows again na your jumping from one topic to another…i ask you a question….still you didn’t answer it…the question is “TANGGAP MO NA BA NA TALO ANG DINAGYANG SA ALIWAN 2007? ..but you insist in your post that you answer all my questions…..you still haven’t answered it….

  • kyle

    maraming recognition yong sinulog… pero pinakamaraming promotion yong dinagyang kasi hindi pa sila sikat… promote muna kayo ng promote who knows sisikat rin kayo balang araw…

  • mm

    whaaaaaat? now, who’s recycled.. ako ba?

    ha? I had answered all your questions…maybe you forgot na pullout previous post mo. medyo below the belt na siguro message mo doon.. pero okey lang….

    taga-cebu, i thought you were a good researcher.. maybe this (mm>>July 12th, 2007 at 11:17 pm) would satisfy you.. now, sino ba mahilig sa diversion dito? it is the popularity, recognition and the history of the festival we are talking about right now my dear, not the history from two month ago….

    and so, tanggap mo muna na rin ba “taga-cebu” na mas marami ang recognition ng dinagyang vs sinulog?

    haaay….ambot! sulit2x, balik2x a!

  • taga-cebu

    @mm: haven’t you noticed sa mga post mu? pag na-question ka sa post mu biglang nag 360 degrees ang sagot mu…pag na -question ulit balik na namn sa 360degrees..walang point…pabalik pabalik ang explanation pa-ikot-ikot….i guess the topic is about Aliwan 2007…so tanggap muna @mm na talo talaga ang Dinagyang sa Aliwan 2007? Just gave me a straight answer @mm…

  • taga-cebu

    @mm : what’s the relevance of your post sa topic and issue dito? jumping from one issue to another…same words “TANGA at NAIINGGIT”……….

  • kyle

    sikat na ang dinagyang sikat po kayo sa ilo-ilo lang pero sa ibang parti ng mundo e1 ko lang… sa pag kakaalam ko sikat yong mga illongo sa pagiging tikalon… ^_^

  • kyle

    ano kaya ang pag kakaiba ng invitation at promotion?

    sabi ng guro ko nong grade 1 pa me yong promotion daw ay yong para sa hindi pa sikat or kunti or wala pang nakakaalam kaya nag popromote pero yong invitation daw ay para sa mga magagaling at magaganda katulad ng mga champions…

    e1 ko lang ngayon…

  • mm

    taga-cebu,

    punta ka sa iloilo by plane. pagdating mo doon sa airport magtanong-tanong ka. dahil, santa barbara and cabatuan area are dominated by kinaray-a speaking people.. malapit lang yan sa city of iloilo pero iba dialect doon….

    now, i thank you pa nga dahil well aware ka na pala sa dinagyang ibig sabihin, sikat na gid ang dinagyang.. peace!!hahahahahaha……….

  • mm

    at sa mga pinagsusulat ng mga kasama, ka berks, ka pamilya, ka kilala mo dito or whatever.. pa inosente; pa ignorante; tatanga tangahan pa, as if wala talagang alam.. nanlalait, nam bully pa at parang naiinggit pa.. so what do expect me to call it? diba TANGA TALAGA AT NAIINGIT!!!!

    at kung wala kayong insecurities, but d nalang kayo mag post ng achievements ng festival nyo para masabi pa natin na mas, “sikat na sikat” na talaga kayo. at baka mabati ko pa kayo dyan….

  • mm

    taga-cebu,

    well, i’ll tell you this.. you still don’t understand.. kaya read this message carefully;

    “A 13th century (c.1212AD) event explains the origins of the festival. A small group of Malay datus, fleeing Borneo, were sold some land by the Ati people, the original inhabitants of Panay Island. The new arrivals celebrated the event at a great feast by painting themselves black to look like them.”

    Ngayon, sinabi ko ba sa previous post ko na iisa lang ang ati-atihan at dinagyang? no!! both are very much similar, but each festival has a different concept. at baka hindi mo parin makita na PANAY ISLAND as a whole ang naksulat dyan. marami sa mga ilonggos are also the descendants ng mga atis…. makikita mo yan kung taga iloilo ka, dahil half of population of the ilonggos in general, are karay-a (atis original dialect) speaking and that includes other provinces of panay island.. and that, dinagyang was created also, to preserve its atis cultures/heritage and history ng mga ilonggo.. the festival is formed to give awareness also, sa mga ilonggos kung saan sila nag mula.. makikita mo nga yan sa mga color of the skin ng mga orig. ilonggo people “maitim”..
    Dinagyang festival is concentrated to the cultural/history and religious showcase; while ati-atihan, is devotedly to its religious culture…. now, get it?

  • Beyond the unknown> it was tribu ilonganon.

    to all the rest, maghinay-hinay lang. i may delete comments taht i may find offensive or below the belt.

  • taga-cebu

    just an observation of dinagyang defenders here…sa previous post nila…they keep on posting..i=post na ang mga pictures..but until now wala akong nakitang pictures ng perfromance ng dinagyang sa states? WHY? WHY? and a big WHY?

  • taga-cebu

    From @mm:”taga-cebu, do some deep research pa para malaman mo kung ano talaga ang relevance ng ati-ati sa dinagyang, para di ka naman mag mukhang tanga….wahahahahahahaha……”

    for your info, i already made a DEEP research….but if you insist…sana Ati-atihan in Iloilo na lang ang Festival nyo….and not Dinagyang….clear naman siguro yan na ang source of Dinagyang is copied from Ati-atihan..but the city of Iloilo wants to have a different festival..kaya they created Dinagyang…and ngayon you want us to believe that Ati-atihan and Dinayang are one? are you crazy? by the way… it was stated naman in WIKIPEDIA that Ati-atihan was the basis for all other Festivals …please read below and understand what you read @mm…it’s from your kababayan Dinagyan defender in this furom @fan:
    A 13th century (c.1212AD) event explains the origins of the festival. A small group of Malay datus, fleeing Borneo, were sold some land by the Ati people, the original inhabitants of Panay Island. The new arrivals celebrated the event at a great feast by painting themselves black to look like them.

    The Ati are still distinguishable today by their dark skin and curly hair, and the name “Ati-Atihan” translates as “To be like an Ati”. It is considered to be, “The Mother of all Philippine Festivals” which was eventually copied by other similar celebrations across the Philippines such as the:

    Dinagyang of Iloilo
    Halaran of Capiz
    Binilirayan of Antique
    Maskarahan of Bacolod
    Sinulog of Cebu.

    And also Ati-Atihan’s of several nearby smaller towns of Aklan, Antique, and Capiz.

    I think the statement above….just reveals that Dinagyang and Ati-atihan is not the same…furomers..kayo na lang mag decide sino ang hindi marunong umintindi sa binabasa nila…kung sino ang TANGA…si taga-cebu o si mm….

  • mm

    taga-cebu, do some deep research pa para malaman mo kung ano talaga ang relevance ng ati-ati sa dinagyang, para di ka naman mag mukhang tanga….wahahahahahahaha……

  • mm

    yeah yeah yeah sikat na festival nyo. Pero dinagyang is the best!! hahahahahahahahaha……

    ang pagkatalo ng dinagyang, matagal nang natanggap ng lahat.. kaya d na kailangan pang ulit-ulitin. at pag inulit pa, malamang na uliyanin na kana..wahahahahahahaha….

    pero, ang popularity ng dinagyang hindi basta2x nabababoy..hahahahahahaha….
    kaya ilang beses mang matalo o baboyin sa competition, sandamakmak parin ang invitation.. ganoon ka popular ang dinagyang!… simple lang….

    simikat ang sinulog dahil sa cebu..
    sumikat ang dinagyang, dahil sa the best ito..
    may invitation sa US ang dinagyang, kaya tama lang na mag promote ito.. na realize lang ng dinagyang na it’s time to promote outside the country dahil in demand na ito..hahahahahahahaha…

    haaaaay….. gigil na gigil talaga sa inggit ang iba..WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…

  • Somebody is hallucinating here from fan: “hahaha… may newfound BOHOLANO frend told me na evedry year pala, outsiders ang mga winners sa sinulog. talunan palagi ang representives from cebu.
    LUMAD BASAKANON’s success should be given to BOHOL kase taga bohol sila. ”

    You gotta be kidding me! is this serious?? wahahahah tapos na ang laban,surrender na ta ani mga taga cebu…Its just the same as the people of cebu are not really cebuanos but bol-anons.wahahaha.How come a normal person has the guts to say this..Grabe na to!hahahah

  • dale nichole

    for:FAN….
    hoi,ano sabi mo?…the dancers of lumad basakanon and the cebu city group in aliwan are not totaly from cebu?… gumising ka nga tikalon ka…
    ambisyosa kayong talaga nga taga dinagyang,wala nang magawa kaya naninira nalang…

    on the other side,thats why there are lots of OUT OF TOWN CONTINGENTS IN SINULOG,kasi sikat ang sinulog at infearness to the sinulog foundation,malaki kasi ang price sa sinulog,di gaya sa inyo dyan dinagyang,
    WALANG BUDGET!!!

  • Maayong adlaw sa tanan diri..Just askin, Who are the representative of the dinagyang contingent in the States?? Was it the tribu Ilonganon or another dance troupe?

  • kyle

    DONG WORI DINAGYANG SIKAT PARIN KAYO SA ILOILO WAHAHAHAHAHAHA PERO SA ATING BANSA SIKAT KAYO SA PAGIGING MAYABANG KAYO NA ANG TIKALON FESTIVAL OF THE PHIL… WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE… WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…

  • kyle

    ANONG HINDI TAGA CEBU YONG LUMAD BASAKANON?
    PUNTA KAYO SA BRGY. BASAK SAN NICOLAS CEBU CITY…
    AT MAKIKITA NIYO SILA DOON… MAY SARILING FESTIVAL DIN YONG BOHOL YONG SANDUGO FESTIVAL BUT SINULOG YONG DALA NG LUMAD KUNG TAGA BOHOL SILA? WAHAHAHA IBA TALAGA PAG SIKAT NA DAMING NAG MAMAY-ARI WEEEEEEEEEE…

  • kyle

    WAHAHAHAHAHA PROMOTION LANG PALA TONG PINAG MAMAYABANG NILA DAHIL SA NAKAKAAWANG FESTIVAL NA TO WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…

  • kyle

    FROM NEWSTODAY- ILOILO
    In a related development, Jimena said their US trip is very fruitful and successful as they were able to promote Dinagyang to the fullest. The people only know about SINULOG and Ati-atihan but not DINAGYANG. The trip created awareness among other nationalities living in the US.

  • dagoy

    dinagyang rules.

  • taga-Cebu

    by the @fan…ano ba nag denidefend mo dito? DINAGYANG or ATI-ATIHAN? in my previous post…i did mention wala naman problema sa Ati-atihan….ang may problema dito ang DINAGYANG…not so recognized….

  • taga-Cebu

    @fan: i mentioned, na walang full description of Dinagyang in WIKIPEDIA, why is that? common sense…its not that popular…..bakit ang ati-atihan , Sinulog meon sariling description asa WIKIPEDIA? just can’t understand bakit wala ang DINAGYANG…give the site kung saan meron full description ang Dinagyang…yong general site ha…yong parang dictionary like WIKIPEDIA…when you say meron kayong BUDGET for trips abroad…akala ko ba INVITED ang Dinagyang….so you pay own expenses just to go abroad? parang kayo yata ang naghahanap ng mga rockets nyo..kasi ang lam ko if you’re group is famous..they will invite you ang all expenses paid….of course Cebu Sinulog is very popular, kaya daming mga contingents from other provinces….no big deal naman yan sa mga taga Cebu..we accepted that they are better than us….but during Aliwan festival…they cannot represent the Sinulog ..that is why Lumad is the official entry from Cebu…regarding your, they are from Bohol…maybe..tsismis mo lang yon…walang katotohanan…same sa tsismis mo na ang ibang judges are choreographers og Sinulog…YOU CAN’T EVEN GET THE NAMES OF HE JUDGES SA ALIWAN…how can you be so judgemental…SINULOG IS SIMPLY THE BEST….

  • fan

    well, there are more important things to do in cebu as well as in iloilo. it’s just that dinagyang can afford to send dinagyang to perform in the U.S. (through an INVITATION huh!!!!!!) and next year EUROPE…….

    it’s a way for dinagyang to showcase the talent and the rich culture of the Philippines.

    just accept the truth na LUMAD BASAKANON should be BOHOL’S pride and not cebu. wala talga kayo binatbat kase sa sinulog pa lang, talunan na pala lahat ng cebu representatives sa outsiders………

    syanga pala, sabi rin pala ng BOHOLANO frend ko na gumanda lang daw talaga ang sinulog because of the delegates from CAMIGUIN, TANGUB CITY, BOHOL, etc. that means, yung magaganda daw ang taga labas

    hay naku, accept the fact dahil it really shows sa kung sino ang mga nananalo sa sinulog every year

  • fan

    hahaha, di niyo pala afford to send your students abroad to perform…. sa DINAGYANG kase, may budget talaga nakalaan for DINAGYANG to go out of the country and present dinagyang personally at di lang portrayed ng kung sino man….at next year, sa EUROPE naman ang punta ng dinagyang…….

    magpakatotoo ka kase mamatay ka sa inggit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • fan

    tsaka yung statement that you are inssting and imposing “along with sinulog” is just one commentary of one person…kung meron man talaga…..

    pero the DOT only considers ATI-ATIHAN as the msole MOTHER OF PHILIPPINE FESTIVAL……… wag mo na ipilit dahil 26 years old pa lang ang sinulog samantala ang ati-atihan, centuries na……… GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!

  • fan

    at tsaka, wag na kayo mg ilusyon na mother of philippine festival din ang sinulog ddahil IISA lang ang MOTHER OF PHILPPINE FESTIVAL which started it all and all the other festivals followed it and that is ATI-ATIHAN…

    ang kapal talaga……….. self proclaimed!!!!!!!!

  • fan

    taga-cebu, i dont know the names of the judges but it was mentioned in a news commented by other delegates who qeustioned the integrity of the judges. syempre, they will not allow the names of the judges to be disclosed.

    and it was found out by people from other delegates who joined the aliwan na two judges have an affiliation pala with sinulog. kaya they questioned and suggested that next year, the judges should be impartial.. yun lang

  • fan

    hay naku, definitely, the dancers of dinagyang are all from iloilo. they are students from a national high school here in iloilo city. eh ang sinulog, kailangan pa pala mag pirate sa BOHOL. it only means to say na di pala kaya ng cebu talunin ang mga taga BOHOL, TANGUB CITY, CAMIGUIN, etc.

    hahaha… may newfound BOHOLANO frend told me na evedry year pala, outsiders ang mga winners sa sinulog. talunan palagi ang representives from cebu.

    LUMAD BASAKANON’s success should be given to BOHOL kase taga bohol sila.

    hay naku, wala pala kayo binatbat sa totoo lang kase pirated pala ang narerepresent sa inyo whahahahaha

  • fan

    lost ka talaga taga-cebu…. kase you’re insisting that mother of philippine festival ang sinulog…. kaya ayan, basahin mo. ATI-ATIHAN is the true queen of philippine festivals…….

    tsaka, wikipedia is not he only site that gives info. it’s just one of them

    dinagyang is included na sa wikipedia ng iloilo city……
    hay naku, y some people are not resourceful……. ang kitid talaga….whahahah

  • taga-Cebu

    From fan: “ayan, taga-cebu, basahin mo. that is the article of Ati-Atihan in the wikipedia. ngayon, sabihin mo pa na ang sinulog and mother of all festivals…….. ang kapal talaga ng mukha……… whahahaha”

    did i question about Ati-atihan? ang question ko bakit wala ang dinagyang sa WIKIPEDIA, wala po siyang full description sa WIKIPEDIA, the name dinagyang was only mentioned, no description at all….

  • taga-Cebu

    From fan: “hello, taga-cebu, sinulog started only in 1981. dinagyang in 1968. u should wake up…………..”

    No question about that, what’s important for me is anong festival ang mas sikat ….anong festival ang mas maraming tao ang mag -attend… do you that almost 60% of the total Philippine tourists visited Cebu? a person can never win if he can’t accept realities…just accept the fact that Cebu Sinulog is more popular than Dinagyang and any other festivals in the philippines…and when you learn to accept that, baka Dinagyang will also gain populatity..but if you’re always thinking that dinaya kayo, lutong macau ang Aliwan….you’ll never be a winner….

  • taga-Cebu

    From fan: “btw, after this years US tour of dinagyang, next year they are going to Europe naman. mind, invitations lahat ito to perform abroad…… mamatay kayo sa inggit!!!!!!!!!!”

    Sinulog are not jealous about this @fan for your info…as posted, Basakanon dancers are mostly students and professionals, we cant afford our students to be out of the country just to perform….they are more important things to do in Cebu…about that performing in the US and other part of the world…Sinulog was already presented to various parts of the world but not the Basakanon…it was represented by he San Diego dancers….the group toured around the world na….just for your info….

  • taga-Cebu

    From fan: “taga-cebu, if you dont know yet, two of the judges in the aliwan festival in 2006 and 2007 are choreographers or consultants of sinulog……. talagang lutong macao ang results………”

    are you sure they are choreographers of Sinulog? maybe consultants because for sure they are experts on tribial philippine dance but im sure they are not choreographers of Sinulog, maybe choreographers but not in sinulog during the Aliwan festival…..can you name the judges of the Aliwan Festival 2006 and 2007? if you cannot give me the complete list of judges..maybe the people who are reading this furom will agree with me that you are just making stories….yon ang opinion mu, kasi natalo ang Dinagyang…in your mind lutong macau, …can you not accept defeat? mention pa kayo ng crab mentality ang Sinulog just cant accept that Ati-atihan is the mother of Philippine festivals…accepted ko na po yon..along with Sinulog po…baka ikaw ang di maka accept….@fan

  • taga-Cebu

    i got this info from a friend who has a friend from bohol. From fan: “lumad basakanon tribe that represents sinulog festival is actually not from cebu. the tribe is from BOHOL. yung pinagmamalaki niyong sinulog pala eh di naman taga cebu ang representative. ano ba yan? wala na bang authentic na taga cebu talaga na tribe? kailangan pa ba ninyong mag pirate?

    dream on…….”

    how can you be sure that your Dinagyang dancers are authentic from Iloilo? i doubt..halos lahat ng mga dancers ng sinulog are students and proffesionals..so if they are from bohol or from iloilo or from minadanao, its okay with the Sinulog, they are still Filipinos…and they are welcome to join in Sinulog…anytime…just like the recently concluded Miss Universe…Ms. Germany and Norway (notsure) are half-Filipinas…hope you get my point….

  • taga-Cebu

    From fan:”hay naku, bat di nila matanggap na ang ATI ATIHAN of kalibo talaga ang MOTHER OF PHILIPPINE FESTIVALS!!!! nag iilusyon talaga sila!!!!”

    I already agree that Ati-atihan and Sinulog are Mothers of Philippine Festivals…”as stated “ALONG WITH SINULOG”, hope you can understand that statement….iba naman yata ang Ati-atihan and Dinagyang, right?
    Ati-atihan is in Aklan while Dinagyang in Iloilo and Sinulog in Cebu…

  • taga-Cebu

    @fan, wala naman question about Ati-atihan, my question is bakit wala ang Dinagyang sa WIKIPEDIA, have you read my posts? it was stated that Ati-atihan ALONG WITH SINULOG, considered as Mother of all Philippine Festivals, so meaning ang dalawa ang considered na Mother and when Aliwan was formed, it was also considered as Mother of all Festivals…..got it?

  • fan

    A 13th century (c.1212AD) event explains the origins of the festival. A small group of Malay datus, fleeing Borneo, were sold some land by the Ati people, the original inhabitants of Panay Island. The new arrivals celebrated the event at a great feast by painting themselves black to look like them.

    The Ati are still distinguishable today by their dark skin and curly hair, and the name “Ati-Atihan” translates as “To be like an Ati”. It is considered to be, “The Mother of all Philippine Festivals” which was eventually copied by other similar celebrations across the Philippines such as the:

    Dinagyang of Iloilo
    Halaran of Capiz
    Binilirayan of Antique
    Maskarahan of Bacolod
    Sinulog of Cebu.

    And also Ati-Atihan’s of several nearby smaller towns of Aklan, Antique, and Capiz.

    Ati-Atihan was originally a pagan festival. Missionaries gradually added Christian meaning. Today, Ati-Atihan is celenbrated in honor of the Christ Child, the Santo Niño. Three days of parades lead up to the main procession that starts in the church on Sunday afternoon. The parades are colorful and vibrant, much like the Mardi Gras carnival in Brazil.

    ayan, taga-cebu, basahin mo. that is the article of Ati-Atihan in the wikipedia. ngayon, sabihin mo pa na ang sinulog ang mother of all festivals…….. ang kapal talaga ng mukha……… whahahaha

  • fan

    A 13th century (c.1212AD) event explains the origins of the festival. A small group of Malay datus, fleeing Borneo, were sold some land by the Ati people, the original inhabitants of Panay Island. The new arrivals celebrated the event at a great feast by painting themselves black to look like them.

    The Ati are still distinguishable today by their dark skin and curly hair, and the name “Ati-Atihan” translates as “To be like an Ati”. It is considered to be, “The Mother of all Philippine Festivals” which was eventually copied by other similar celebrations across the Philippines such as the:

    Dinagyang of Iloilo
    Halaran of Capiz
    Binilirayan of Antique
    Maskarahan of Bacolod
    Sinulog of Cebu.

    And also Ati-Atihan’s of several nearby smaller towns of Aklan, Antique, and Capiz.

    Ati-Atihan was originally a pagan festival. Missionaries gradually added Christian meaning. Today, Ati-Atihan is celenbrated in honor of the Christ Child, the Santo Niño. Three days of parades lead up to the main procession that starts in the church on Sunday afternoon. The parades are colorful and vibrant, much like the Mardi Gras carnival in Brazil.

    ayan, taga-cebu, basahin mo. that is the article of Ati-Atihan in the wikipedia. ngayon, sabihin mo pa na ang sinulog and mother of all festivals…….. ang kapal talaga ng mukha……… whahahaha

  • fan

    tsaka taga-cebu, only deserving people deserve civilized comments. but not a BOBA at ilusyonada!!!!!!!! got it!!!!!!!!!

  • fan

    hello, taga-cebu, sinulog started only in 1981. dinagyang in 1968. u should wake up…………..

  • fan

    btw, after this years US tour of dinagyang, next year they are going to Europe naman. mind, invitations lahat ito to perform abroad…… mamatay kayo sa inggit!!!!!!!!!!

  • fan

    taga-cebu, if you dont know yet, two of the judges in the aliwan festival in 2006 and 2007 are choreographers or consultants of sinulog……. talagang lutong macao ang results………

  • fan

    i got this info from a friend who has a friend from bohol. lumad basakanon tribe that represents sinulog festival is actually not from cebu. the tribe is from BOHOL. yung pinagmamalaki niyong sinulog pala eh di naman taga cebu ang representative. ano ba yan? wala na bang authentic na taga cebu talaga na tribe? kailangan pa ba ninyong mag pirate?

    dream on…….

  • fan

    hay naku, bat di nila matanggap na ang ATI ATIHAN of kalibo talaga ang MOTHER OF PHILIPPINE FESTIVALS!!!! nag iilusyon talaga sila!!!!

  • taga-Cebu

    Another Article:

    “Summer time in the Philippines is also called the fiesta time because there are many festival that is celebrated all over the country. But there is one festival that is celebrated that incorporates all the different festivals of the Philippines into one grander, louder and more colorful festival that is happening outside of their own provinces and right at the core of Manila, the Aliwan Festival.

    Aliwan Fiesta is known as the mother of all Philippine festivals will be celebrated on April 26 and 28. The Aliwan Festival is on its fifth year and organized by the Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC) together with the cities of Manila and Pasay, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Aliwan Festival brings tourist attraction in Manila because it has so much to offer and brings a new level of excitement.

    Aliwan Festival 2007, named as “Mother of all Fiestas”, brings together hundreds of of the country’s finest craftsmen, street performers, and amateur models hand-picked to compete in the dance parade competition and float competition. The center of the attraction in this fiesta is the “Reyna ng Aliwan” beauty pageant. Cash prizes awaits the winners in the competition. The contingents are after the honor that they will get for being named as the best of the best.”

    If Aliwan is now considered as the Mother of ALL PHILIPPINE FESTIVALS, Sinulog being the Champion for year 2006 and 2007, therefore, Sinulog is simply the best…

  • taga-Cebu

    From fan:
    “excuse me, ang bobo mo talaga dale nichole!!!!!! super bobo ka talaga to the max. the MOTHER OF ALL FESTIVALS is definitely not sinulog!!!! it is KALIBO ATI-ATIHAN. get your facts right at wag kang mag ilusyon!!!!! BOBA!!!!!!!!!”

    Below is the description given in the internet:

    “It is considered to be, along with the Sinulog of Cebu, “The Mother of all Philippine Festivals” which was eventually copied by other similar celebrations …”

    with the statement above, Sinulog and Ati-atihan are considered the mother of philippine festivals….agree fan? baka answer mu BOBO talaga si taga-Cebu….comment please….civilised comment lang sana….

  • taga-Cebu

    “It is considered to be, along with the Sinulog of Cebu, “The Mother of all Philippine Festivals” which was eventually copied by other similar celebrations …”

    if you’re to search in google, “mother of philippine festivals” you’ll find the above description…..Ati-atihan and sinulog are considered as mother of philippine festivals….to all Dinagyang fans…bakit walang description ang WIKIPEDIA about dinagyang? ….. baka not very popular….

  • taga-Cebu

    nakakatawa naman mga Dinagyang fans dito, if you’re group is in the States performing, good for you, but you have to accept that during the Aliwan festival talo kayo….is it hard to accept na talo kayo sa 2006 and 2007 Aliwan Festival? wake up….

  • imoy

    ano yang ecd dance company?

  • fan

    tsaka, walang ibubuga? whahaha. DINAGYANG is the only festival in the country to go to the US through an invitation and perform there. mainggit ka BOBA!!!!!!!!

  • fan

    excuse me, ang bobo mo talaga dale nichole!!!!!! super bobo ka talaga to the max. the MOTHER OF ALL FESTIVALS is definitely not sinulog!!!! it is KALIBO ATI-ATIHAN. get your facts right at wag kang mag ilusyon!!!!! BOBA!!!!!!!!!

  • Ate

    Ati-atihan, Aklan – 1212AD
    Dinagyang, Iloilo – 1968
    Halaran, Capiz – 1980
    Masskara, Negros Occidental – 1980
    Binirayan, Antique – 1974
    Sinulog, Cebu – 1981

  • Ate

    Who’s your mommy?

    Ati-atihan of Aklan is the Mother of All Philippine Festivals.

    A 13th century (c.1212AD) event explains the origins of the festival. A small group of Malay datus, fleeing Borneo, were sold some land by the Ati people, the original inhabitants of Panay Island. The new arrivals celebrated the event at a great feast by painting themselves black to look like them.

    The Ati are still distinguishable today by their dark skin and curly hair, and the name “Ati-Atihan” translates as “To be like an Ati”. It is considered to be, “The Mother of all Philippine Festivals” which was eventually copied by other similar celebrations across the Philippines such as the:

    – Dinagyang of Iloilo
    – Halaran of Capiz
    – Binilirayan of Antique
    – Maskarahan of Bacolod
    – Sinulog of Cebu.
    – And also Ati-Atihan’s of several nearby smaller towns of Aklan, Antique, and Capiz.

    Ati-Atihan was originally a pagan festival. Missionaries gradually added Christian meaning. Today, Ati-Atihan is celenbrated in honor of the Christ Child, the Santo Niño. Three days of parades lead up to the main procession that starts in the church on Sunday afternoon. The parades are colorful and vibrant, much like the Mardi Gras carnival in Brazil.

  • dale nichole

    In general….

    All i can say is,
    Sinulog are still the best festival in the philippines…
    Not only that,
    THE MOTHER OF ALL FESTIVALS!….

  • dale nichole

    hahay?…..

    ka-awa awa naman ang iba dyan???… parati nlang nag mamayabang,peru sa tutoo lang wala namang ibubuga!!!!!!!!
    hahahahaha….

    bato bato sa langit ang tamaan wag magalit?….

  • Oscar

    Next year (June 2008) sa Europe naman sila pupunta. Dinagyang is now capturing the world.
    Congrats Dinagyang!

  • fan

    thanks for the info oscar. actually, dumating na ang dinagyang delegates from the U.S. today (july 3). they got standing ovations in all their performances in texas and minnessota. they stayed there for almost 3 weeks. and the dinagyang executive said that the tour of dinagyang in the States was a big success. congrats!!!!!!!

  • mm

    don’t worry sinulog, i salute you anyway….
    it’s just that, i posted only some of the citations of dinagyang. but this doesn’t mean, putting you down. and it does not really matter to me who’s the best. anyway, both festival and all the others were also amazing….

  • Oscar

    Mas lalo silang maiingit dito….

    With blistered feet, dancers of the ECD Dance Company continue to delight audiences in several performances in Minnesota, Saturday, June 23, 2007, on the last leg of the cultural promotion of Dinagyang which brought the Iloilo City contingent to a series of shows in the United States. “Fantastic and great dancers!” were some congratulatory words from the audience as they leave the theatre after the performances. In fact, the two curtain calls got standing ovation.

    In Minnesota, Dinagyang was first featured Tuesday, in the annual parade of the Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce. Advanced information from the Philippine Center of Minnesota (PCM), which entered the group in the parade, reported that the Dinagyang presentation has garnered an award as Best Crowd Pleaser. The parade, considered as one of the biggest spectacles in that part of the state, was participated in by about 125 groups and Dinagyang was participant number 100. People lining up the streets were very appreciative of the exotic costume and spirited streetdance; they met the approaching entourage with applause and whistles. The drum accompaniment was just a recording coming from a speaker atop the van that was at the back of the warriors. The group was joined by members of several Filipino groups under the umbrella of the PCM – the Filipino Minnesotan Association (FMA), the CSFM, Philippine Study Group, Philippine Nurses Association, Philippine Medical Association, among others.

  • fan

    hoy kyle, porket ilonggo na mayabang na… baka ikaw ang mayabang. tsaka, marami sa mga cebuanong kilala ko ay mababait at humble pero ikaw, kangkongan ang ugali mo!!!!!!!! whahahaha

  • fan

    these recognitions are given and awarded to dinagyang by highly respected and recognized institutions. di lang gawa gawa no kaya mamatay talaga kayo sa inggit!!!!!!!! whahahahaha

  • fan

    tsaka, hay naku ang dami talaga naiinggit sa dinagyang. whahahaha

  • fan

    hay, nabuhay na naman ang mga bobo dito!!! ang lakas ng hangin sa mga utak nila….. nag iilusyon as the third best festival in the world…. huh!!!!!!!! hay naku, gawa gawa na naman sila ng kung ano anong iluston kase wala na silang magawa. hahaha!!!!! hoy, mga bobong johnro at sugboanon, mangarap kayo sa mga bituin….. whahahaha

  • Kyle

    kung the best kayo bat pinolot kayo sa kangkungan nong Aliwan 2006 at 2007 contest yon at doon nagkakaalaman kung sino yong the best na sinasabi niyo…
    hahay ang yayabang talaga kahit talong talo sila ng SINULOG… hahaypaano ilonggo kasi wahahahahahaha…

  • mm

    OK… HMM… let me think for dinagyang!?.
    1. Dinagyang is the BEST TOURISM EVENT in the PHILIPPINES;
    2. DINAGYANG is the only festival worldwide being supported by the UNITED NATION to promote in the world its “Millennium Developement Goal” program;
    3. and also, awarded by the Asian Development Bank as best practices in cooperation with the local government and the non-government organizations in good governance.

    that’s all for now, i’ll be posting for an update later.. bye!!

  • marvin_kim

    iba naman kasi pag sinabing “mayabang” sa “may iyayabang”. so, dinagyang has every right para magyabang kasi naman, hindi matinag-tinag ang record. kahit ano pa sabihin nyo, hindi naman yan “tikal” kung may pruweba di ba?!? haller. common sense. kaya nga i have the right to say that dinagyang is the best. hello kyle, is your sense common to you?!? duh!

  • mm

    OK… HMM… let me think for dinagyang!?.
    1. Dinagyang is the BEST TOURISM EVENT in the PHILIPPINES;
    2. DINAGYANG is the only festival worldwide being supported by the UNITED NATION to promote “Millennium Devepment Goals”;
    3. and also, awarded by the Asian Development Bank as best practices in cooperation with the government and non-government sector..

    that’s all for now, i’ll be posting for an update later.. bye!!

  • Queenie

    I think Sinulog is the best Festival in the Philippines, been in Cebu for the Sinulog for about 3 years straight now, and it’s really a good event….never heard about Dinagyang…

  • johnro-lumad addict

    GO SUGBOANON! IPAMUKHA SA KANILA NA WALNG SILBI ANG PAGIGING BEST TOURISM EVENT SA PHILIPPINES LANG!

  • SUGBOANON

    hmmm, proud talaga ang ilo-ilo sa kanilang pagiging BEST TOURISM EVENT sa PHILIPPINES! pero hindi alam ng lahat na ang sinulog ang THIRD BEST FESTIVAL in the WORLD!
    1st: CARNIVAL in Rio de Janiero
    2nd: ROSE PARADE in America
    3rd: SINULOG FESTIVAL in CEBU, PHILIPPINES
    so, ano pa ang imumukha ng dinagyang? I got this records mismo from the Sinulog Foundation Office ha!!

  • johnro-lumad addict

    hahaha! at last sinagot na rin ang mga katanungan koh… let me make myself clear ha… hindi lang ang lumad ang gumagamit ng the same concept all over again dahil mismo ang dinagyang keeps using their risers… hmmm, am i correct? basta ang gustp ko lang, kapag walang maninira sa sinulog, walang maninira sa dinagyang

  • makatiboy

    yup, dinagyang is really superb. ive seen it during the aliwan festival years back and became an instant fan of the festival. for me, dinagyang is the best especially when it comes to choreography and execution. very complicated and fast.

    congrats dinagyang for being adjudged as the BEST TOURISM EVENT in the Philippines.

    looking forward to seeing dinagyang every year in the aliwan festival.

  • neil

    dinagyang is superb.

  • kyle

    sa lahat na hindi makatangap sa kanilang pagkatalo sa aliwan 2007 lalo na yong dinagyang… wak muna kayong mag yabang sa susunod ok, baka iiyak nanaman kayo dito… nakakaawa na kayo sa totoo lang… ang kayabangan niyo ang nagpapalo sa inyo… mga tikalon kasiiiiiiii weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee……..

  • kyle

    uu nga tapos na yong competition pero pinag sisigaw pa rin ni marvin kim na sila parin ang pina ka magaling sa lahat na mga tikalon wakokokokok… at wala ng makatatalo sa kanila…

  • lei

    hindi pa ba kau sawa sa kakaaway jan??
    tapos na ang competition..tanggapin nalang ang resulta..wala ring patutunguhan yan eh…

  • ram

    ngi pangit man na!!!!!!!!!!! bahala kamo madaog ghapun mga ilonggo. go ilo-ilo…….

  • mm

    PEACE BE WITH YOU ALL!!!!!
    PEACE BE WITH YOU ALL!!!!!
    PEACE BE WITH YOU ALL!!!!!
    PEACE BE WITH YOU ALL!!!!!
    PEACE BE WITH YOU ALL!!!!!
    PEACE BE WITH YOU ALL!!!!!
    PEACE BE WITH YOU ALL!!!!!

  • marvin_kim

    oscar,

    ever heard of crab mentality?!? or utak talangka?!? hindi nawawala yan! nasa kultura at dugo na ng mga pinoy yan! kaya nga tayo hindi maka usad eh. kasi nga naman, panalo na sila, ang dami pang mga satsat at panlalait. ay ewan. mga ugak talaga!

  • Oscar

    Some people here are making prejudice.

    Irrational suspicion or hatred of a particular group, race, or religion.

    Pinoy ba kayo?

  • cobskie

    coby hir frm alikaraw! oops! cool down mga idol! you two are both fantastic, ok?

  • marvin_kim

    and also john-ro. kaya nga sa huli na rin pinakita yung mirrors kasi nga, wala nga namang salamin noong unang panahon, kaya nga may “transition” na tinatawag. bakit, mula umpisa ba, pinakita na yung mirrors? hindi naman eh.

    at dahil dumami ang STO. NIÑO for the reason that people are celebrating for the STO. NIÑO. hindi naman kasi magkatulad ang sinulog sa dinagyang kaya huwag mong i kumpara yung bilang ng STO. NIÑO dahil yun nga yung pinag kaiba ng dinagyang sa sinulog.

  • marvin_kim

    ahem, hindi talaga ma gets ni john-ro yung singificance ng mga risers, mirrors and changing costumes… again i will answer your questions as what have others posted here…

    the mirror:
    it was said that during olden age, mirrors were said to be something that could drive th spirits away, kaya nga may “bagua” ang mga chinese di ba? and history tells us that it was the chinese who first came here in the philippines for trading and commerce! chinese culture had already proliferated here in the philippines even before the spaniards!

    “changing” (its supposed to be adding!) costumes and the elementals:
    hindi “totally” religious dancing ang dinagyang! it is a religious event but it also showcases the culture of aetas and how they managed to survive along with the sudden change in today’s culture or status quo! the changing of costumes simply show “DEVELOPMENT”! metaphor na yan. hindi naman kailangan maging literal ang presentation like yours! also, dinagyang showcases not only jubilation, unlike yours again, because, it showcases the totality of aeta life and how the STO. NIÑO changed their life! kaya nga nasa end na part na yung STO. NIÑO kasi nga, mas nauna na yung early beliefs for anitos and elementals!

    and also johnro, you are looking on the literal essence of dinagyang kaya hindi mo ito maintindihan. of course, hindi mo masasabi na cultural dance ang dinagyang kasi hindi mo naman ito inaabangan every year, and also, hindi kailangan maging literal and dance, unlike yours again, para maintindihan ng lahat. hindi ka naman siguro bobo dahil alam mo ang salitang “abstraction”. hindi mo kailangang i detail ang lahat dahil magiging mahaba lang ang dance, kaya nga sa dinagyang 7-10 minutes ang performance for every judging areas (5 judging areas! and with a street dancing with that, imagine parading kilometers in distance, under the heat of the sun!) para ma emphasize ang performance kahit abstract lang sya.

    the risers:
    it serve as their sanctuary, di ba nga doon nanggagaling ang mga costumes nila, with that idea already, we could say that they made it as their habitat and that’s where they do their living.

    sana naman, mas maintindihan mo na ito. and this would stop your ranting on dinagyang. kung hindi, ewan ko na lang. tama nga siguro yung sinabi ni fan. or masyado lang makitid yung perspective mo!

  • fan

    DIN, pls post na pics or videos ng dinagyang’s performance in the states……. thanks

  • fan

    defensive ka lang sister kase wala ka nang masabi kaya you’re resorting to projection….. yan ang defense mechanism always used by people who are bobo but cannot accept the fact that they are

  • fan

    johnro, let me set the record straight. if you read all my messages here, i didnt say negative on sinulog. di ako nagbitiw anything negative sa festival niyo. i only reacted sa pangit na sinabi ng kapwa mo cebuano na si sugboanon. he said that iloilo means “pahid tae.” of course, nagalit ako kase i have to defend my birthplace. tsaka if you read my messages, i didnt say negative about cebu. actually maganda pa nga ang cebu. ive only said that marami detractors ang dinagyang and whatever those people do, they cant put dinagyang down dahil dinagyang has proven many times to be the pride of iloilo just like sinulog as the pride of cebu.

    we become emotional and lead into nasty exchange of words. i only defended iloilo for not being a pahid tae just as what your kababayan said. as for me, i only said na si subgoanon ang pahid tae dahil nakakahiya siya sa mga kapwa cebuanos.

  • johnro-lumad addict

    THE ONE WHO SAYS THE ONE WHO IS!!

  • fan

    formal debate!!!!!! yikes!!!!!!!!! ano ba yan? very desperate ka na talaga just to prove ang pagkabobo mo sister? hehehe

  • fan

    well, mga tanong mo kase senseless at baseless. di ko kailangan sagutin lalo na tanong lang yan na galing sa isang bobang sister!!!!!!! whahahaha

  • fan

    in spite of all of this, congrats pa rin sa dinagyang to all of its success. kahit ano pa sabihin ng mga detractors diyan, it will make dinagyang stronger and more popluar than ever. and the performance in the states is just one of the many icings in the cake. meron ba kayo niyan? wala no kaya mamatay kayo sa inggit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • johnro-lumad addict

    hindi ako nahihiya dahil walng dapat kahiyaan noh.. ako mahihya sa pipitsuging pictures? no way!! kahit mag perform kayo sa states, wala akong pakialam dahil alam kong mas blessed ang Cebu in secret ways ng Sto. Niño… hmmm!

  • fan

    ewan ko na lang pag nakita niyo pics ng dinagyang sa states….. mamatay kayo talaga sa inggit dahil dinagyang pa lang ang naka perform doon…… worldwide na talaga ang appeal ng dinagyang…..

  • fan

    inggit ka lang uy!!!!! kahit wikipedia pa, wala kami pakialam. hahaha

    di lumabas ang dinagyang sa city hall dahil pinakiusapan sila ng mayor kase lalo lang gugulo dahil may dalang mga armas ang mga taga sinulog. panay pa nga ang sorry ng mayor sa dinagyang.

    tsaka di mo kailangan i research ang dinagyang kase di mo alam kung pano mag research kase bobo ka!!!! hahaha

    mamaztay ka sa inggit sa dinagyang!!!!! hahahaha

  • johnro-lumad addict

    bakit naman magsisimula ng away ang sinulog kung sila ang nanalo? may logic bayun? mas may basehan yata kung sasabihin nating nagsimula ng away ang dinagyang dahil hindi nila matanggap ang pagiging 1st runner-up lang noh!! kung totoo man na ang sinulog ang nagsimula ng away, for what reasons naman aber? tell me…

  • fan

    DIN, once you have the pictures na of the performances of dinagyang sa states, paki post naman dito. or better yet, yung video sa youtube. kase ang iba dyan ay nagsasabi na naiilusyon lang tayo. kaya ipakita ang evidence. hehehe

    mamatay sila sa inggit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • fan

    ay, are you belittling the abilities of the aetas? they survived all the bitter and harsh situations that you can’t even survive in a day. of course, aetas can jump. hahaha. yikes, napakabobo naman ng topic na to. walang sense kase walang sense din yung nag comment. inggit talaga ang marami sa dinagyang.

    no matter what you people do to put dinagyang down, dinagyang will become more popular and grander than ever. congrats dinagyang for the success. more performances coming in asia, us and all over the philippines. mabuhay ang dinagyang!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • johnro-lumad addict

    aaah, may salamin na pala noong panahon ha? marunong na palang magbihis ang mga ati sa harap ng salamin… hmmm sino kaya ang hindi sure noh??

    anyways, saure ako na ang sinulog lang ang dance offering na approved ng church dahil makikita mo talaga sa sayaw ang pagiging thankful ng mga dancers sa sto. niño!! may historical background pa nga ang sinulog eh… ang dinagyang, para lang yatang gawa-gawa ang sayaw na yan eh… hmmm, totoo bah?? sino nga ba ang unang nagsayaw ng dinagyang? makikita ba ang thanksgiving to the sto. niño sa sayaw nila?? para yatang ginagawang props lang ang sto. niño sa sayaw nila! could anyone please prove me wrong…

  • fan

    tsaka, umaalingasaw na naman ang baho ni sugboanon!!!! amoy-tae kase galing sa baboyan ang bobong yan… ikaw ang pahid-tae!!!!!!!

  • fan

    ay, lumabas na naman ang kabobohan at pagka ignorante ni sugboanon. kakahiya ka sa lahat ng mga cebuanos!!!!! ang bobo bobo mo talaga to the max!!!!! inggit talaga ang bobong ito sa dinagyang!!!!! hahahaha

    asan na mga pictures ng dinagyang sa states? pwede mapost dito para mamatay sa inggit ang mga bobong yan!!!!!

  • Kyle

    kaya nga may mirror dahilnag bibihis sila sa harap ng tao kaya pag katapos mag bihis nag titinginan sila sa salamin…
    at ang ganda pa ng exit ng dinagyang BRAVOOOOOOOOOOOOO… nice concept nice verynice… mag research naman kayo ng maayos gaya2x (concept from Tribu Sinanduloy of Tangub sinulog 2005? walang wala namang kabulohan…

  • Ambot!

    r u sure iisa lng ang sto. niño noon? r u sure n sinulog lng ang dance n inialay sa sto. niño? R YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUU SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEE??????

    The answer 2 ur questions is,,,, ITS AN ART! DAMU QUESTIONS AH!! KAMU N GANI DAUG!!!! AY AMBOT!

  • johnro-lumad addict

    ??? anoh ba ang ibig sabihin ng prejudiced? hah? but i say that SUGBOANON is correct dahil dapat angkop sa concept ang mga props, choreography, at costume… bakit naman gumagamit nga sto. niño ang mga dancers ng dinagyang kung iisa lang ang sto. niño noong unang panahon? kaya na bang gumawa ng sto. niño ang mga aeta? Sa sabi sugboanon, may salamin na ba ang mga aeta nonn? may changing of costumes na ba noon habang nagwoworship sa sto. niño? sa nalalaman ko, ang sinulog lang ang dance na iniaalay sa sto. niño and always revolves around the sto. niño!!

    COULD ANYONE PLEASE TELL ME THE ANSWERS?

  • Oscar

    ^^^Bigoted opinion.

    I have nothing to say but….prejudiced!

  • SUGBOANON

    question: may mirrors na ba sa sinaunang panahon? gumagamit na ba ng salamin ang mga aeta? yung mga elements, kailangan ba yun bugawin? yung pag change ng costume while dancing, worship ba yun sa sto. niño? yung mga aeta ba ay mga christiano? remember, cebu is the cradle of christianity in the philippines!

  • archblue

    salamat naman at both parties calm down …hehehe… in the end ..nasa ibang bansa na ang pumili kung aling event tribe or contender and iinvite nila na pumutna sa kanilang lugar … it will not be a competition but will be success to the invited tribe and also an experience that each person on the tribe will have and the pride of the place where they come from … kung me anomalya man wala …we cant do anything about it coz it is already finished …to my fellow illongos ..kung me anomalya ..hanap na lang din kayo kakampi …if there is none …let us prepare for another round next year .. 🙂 but before that … sana sumali at manalo tribe ko para sila naman ang magrepresent ..hehehe.. (btw: my tribe has the highest rank on awards..hehe..) to all..peace out ..to beyond ..thanks …kala ko magfire out ka …joke… and to aliwan festival.. more power :)..wag na kayo mag away…pag nawala ang aliwan..di na kayo maaaliw…wahahaha

  • marvin_kim

    kaya nga eh… kasi naman, instead mag dakdak ng mag dakdak ang mga iba jan, hindi muna nila inaalam ang mga pinagsasabi nila…. and truely, it pays to be good reader, at least, kahit hindi mo alam ang pangkalahatan, may konti ka namang nalalaman, just to back you up if you have to raise points on some matters… hindi yung, magpopost ka nga lang ng comments, sablay pa….

  • Lester

    OO nga naman! Tama! Its just simply shows that festivals had a gr8 impact in terms of invitng tourists to spend their time here in pilipins! Income p kc un ng pilipinas! theres a lot of festivals here that we should be proud with! D q lng alam sa ibng lugar but here n Iloilo kc each town has its own festival like Bayluhay, Salakayan, Pintados, and many more. kaya lng, cguro Dinagyang and Sinulog r some of festivals n sumikat tlaga.
    Instead, we can combine forces! n e invite mga tourists to witness our Festivals. heheheheeeheehhhhhhhhhhhhhhehheheeheh!

  • Thanks for the reply archblue, In my opinion both festivals should be credited in bringing thousands of tourists in our country. Filipinos should be happy that Dinagyang is chosen by the UN and branded as the best tourism event in the Phils..Cebu has a title na in terms of tourism,it is the #1 tourist destination in the Phils(highest #of tourists arrival).Positive attributes must be balance to all..

  • archblue

    beyond: I just want to ask some detailed questions to my ilonggo friends..whats the role of sto. Niño in dinagyang? Like for example the presentation of Ilonganon? Can somebody explain to this site the connections/relationships of the 4 elements(colorful dancers) if im not mistaken,the eta tribe,the mirror and the child jesus.Para naman maliwanagan kaming mga cebuano.

    well ..if you know how each step is interpreted and what is the purpose of each burloloys …well dinagyang (in my opinion) is a showcase of culture and religion …ibig sabihin this event is not only about focus in sto. nino like you have said “Sa Sinulog kasi nag eevolve lahat sa Sto Niño ang sayaw” but also how or what culture of ilonggos are..the way we live… and all the things that affects our daily lives… i guess they used mirrors kasi dahil sa sinaunang panahon … pinapaniwalaan na ang mirror ay may kapangyarihan na tumaboy ng masasamang elemento … the colorful dancers ,painting their bodies all over has also meanings …research mo na lang… di ko naman kailangan isa isahin …read ka din articles about dinagyang to know the facts about this event and why it is chosen as “THE BEST TOURISM EVENT in the Philippines” and also …kung gaya lang ng dati na open ang aliwan sa contingent festivals ng iloilo …d mu masabi na merun lang kaming dinagyang dahil year 2005 ..inubos ng iloilo ang tropeo(champion -pintados de passi 1st kahilwayan of sta barabra 2nd dinagyang ) … saka kahit natalo sila…ndi pa naman bumaba sa 1st runner up or 2nd runner up ang position nila..so dinagyang even if u lose..it’s ok …just keep it up …importante ma maintain ang rank 1 2 3 kasi not all the times iisang mata lang ang nakatingin sa inyo … saka kung anumang pinag aawayan niyo …well ..it is just a contest may nanalo talaga at may natatalo…and aliwan is just a station event …so i guess kahit anumang sabihin niyo..DINAGYANG is STILL the best coz WOW PHilippines wouldnt award it as the best tourism event in the country for nothing ….and UN acknowledge it too …hope SINULOG would have the same status para masaya d ba??

  • I just want to ask some detailed questions to my ilonggo friends..whats the role of sto. Niño in dinagyang? Like for example the presentation of Ilonganon? Can somebody explain to this site the connections/relationships of the 4 elements(colorful dancers) if im not mistaken,the eta tribe,the mirror and the child jesus.Para naman maliwanagan kaming mga cebuano. Sa Sinulog kasi nag eevolve lahat sa Sto Niño ang sayaw, that is why thanksgiving is the usual concept na maipresent.At saka in my opinion kaya siguro naka pagsabi ung iba diyan na parang props lang ang patron ng cebu kasi parang halo halo na ang concept.Hindi siya ang ung pinaka star unlike dito sa amin..Pero mas better may magexpalin nito..Gawin nating educational ang site nato instead of bashing..Lamat gid mga toh..

  • marc

    Banned si Zaldy.
    Let’s start friendly comments, walang ingitan.

  • fan

    hay naku, kaya nga raw nanalo ang cebu dahil dalawa sa mga judges ay consultants or choreographers ng lumad basakanon tribe of sinulog. syempre, dapat ipanalo nila ang tribe nila. kakahiya talaga…… anu comment, zaldy?

  • fan

    wag niyo na patulan si sugboanon. kase ignorante yan. wala siyang alam at nakakhiya ang mga sinasabi niya. marami talagang detractors ang dinagyang kase marami ang naiingit sa dinagyang. well, dinagyang will be the first festival in the whole country to perorm and invade the UNITED STATES.

    tsaka sugboanon, wag na wag mong sabihin na pahid tae ang iloilo dahil iloilo has the most number of universities outside metro manila and that only means iloilo is the most premiere city in education outside manila. nakakahiya ka dahil masyado kang ignorante. ang bobo mo talaga. ur a shame to all cebuanos! hindi ka pilipino dahil asal tae ka. cebu is a beautiful place and hindi ka dapat manirahan diyan. doon ka dapat tumira sa mga baboyan kasama mga tae doon dahil doon ka nababagay.

  • Din

    zaldy,
    hehehe….walang kwenta ang Dinagyang?

    ahay…softheaded person.

  • Din

    hay INGIT! Isang nakakalungkot na ugali ng Pinoy.

    BTW, Approved na ang US Visa ng Dinagyang Dancers para sa 2007 Texas Folklife festival in San Antonio, Texas and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    This June 10 Dinagyang and Masskara performers will be at SM Mall of Asia.

  • mm

    Congrats! Dinagyang for being invited in the 2007 Texas Folklife festival in San Antonio City, USA to be held on June 8-10.. hala bira dagyang na!!! sana sa susunod europe naman.. peace with you all…

  • marc

    For your info SUGBOANON if you don’t know the history :

    Dinagyang was called Ati-atihan like that of the Kalibo festivity. History tells that it started when a replica of the image of Señor Sto. Niño was brought to the San Jose Parish Church in Iloilo from Cebu. The people of Iloilo honored the coming of the image and then became devotees. Until they made the day of the Image’s arrival as his feast day which falls on the 4th Sunday of January. Since 1968, it was already considered a yearly celebration, culminated by a nine-day Novena, an Ati-ati contest and a fluvial procession on the last day.

    Post by:
    SUGBOANON » June 4th, 2007 at 2:20 pm

    alam nyo, hindi ang mga lumad ang nag-aasal na parang mga walang modo dito ano? diba and ilo-ilo ang nagsimula ng away doon sa isabela? anong tawag nya diyan? nakapasimula na ba ng away ang mga cebuanos? and dagyang means “coming of the sto. niño”… hmmm, nakarating ba ang sto. niño sa ilo-ilo? hoy for your info, ang sto. niño aya nasa cebu hindi sa ilo-ilo…pinapakita nyo rin(citing the ilongos) that hindi talaa nakaratin ang sto. niño sa ilo-ilo dahil sa pinapakita ninyong masamang asal! at totoo naman eh na meaningless yun dance ng dinayang…OPINION KO LANG ITO HA, AND TAKE NOTE… WALANG WRON OPINION!

  • marc

    SUGBOANON,
    Wala ka na bang ibang masabi tungkol sa Festival nyo?

  • marc

    After the group’s performance in Texas, they will also visit Minneapolis, Minnesota to perform during the halftime of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). It is not only the city’s honor to perform in Minneapolis but of the entire country.

    The city’s opportunity to perform in two US states is a big promotion boost of the Dinagyang Festival. It is a venue to encourage Filipino balikbayans to see and witness next year’s Dinagyang festival.

  • marc

    Dinagyang will not be peroforming this coming Indepedence Day Celabration but ILOILO City’s premiere cultural and religious festival will invade the USA.

    Dinagyang will perform in 2007 Texas Folklife Festival at San Antonio, Texas, USA on June 8-10.

  • marvin_kim

    at biglang nawala ang mga detractors… wala na kasing ma ipukol sa mga ilonggo… hahayz… may klase na naman next week. our classes are bound to start on june 12, but i wont attend the only class i have for that day (retorika).. i better watch the repeat performance of DINAGYANG at quirino gradstand on the 12th… maaga pa yun.. to my fellow ilonggos, wee you all there! ^_^

    basta ilonggo BASKOG!!

  • fan

    dinagyang has all the reasons in the world to be proud. it has performed in many parts of asia and has been invited to perform many many many times. and it is almost 40 years old. and it is the ONLY festival in the philippines supported by the UNITED NATIONS. and until today, it is still being invited to perform in many parts of the country. DINAGYANG festival, we are very proud of your success!!!! kahit marami pa diyan ang detactors niyo, you have proven yourself in everything you do. dinagyang is still the most applauded and well loved by the public in the aliwan. masakit man but this is the fact.

  • mac

    SUGBOANON,
    That was unfair comments sa Dinagyang Festival. You were stubbornly unreceptive sa Dinagyang Festival. Anong akala mo sa Ilongo basta-basta gagawa na lang ng Festival na walang basehan? You better refrain from commenting.

  • mac

    I just want to clear, Sinulog Mardi Gras was started only in 1980 while Dinagyang Festival was started in 1968. Iloilo Ati-atihan was the original name of the festival and it was later rename in 1977 as Dinagyang Festival to differentiate it from that of Kalibo Ati-atihan Festival.

    In 1974, the Iloilo Ati-atihan (Dinagyang Festival) played a vital role in the “Operation Balikbayan” program of the Department of Tourism (then Ministry of Tourism) by providing visitors with a unique form of cultural entertainment.

    The successful yearly celebrations of Dinagyang Festival, the former First Lady Imelda Marcos encourage other Cities, Towns and Provinces to have their on own distinct festival. Kaya nagkaroon ng Sinulog, Masscara and other festivals ang bawat lugar because of the success of Dinagyang Festival to attract Tourist.

    Hindi ipagkakaila na ang Dinagyang ang naging benchmark ng lahat ng Festivals sa buong bansa.

    Dinagyang also give respect sa Ati-atihan festival dahil ito ang pinaka-unang Festival sa buong bansa (more than 500 years na ang Ati-atihan).

  • makatiboy

    and ace durano had something to do with it as well. i watched the festival and i can truly say that the most applauded and most watched festival even during practice sessions is the dinagyang festival. one time may concert nga ang side a malapit sa practice area. the concert stopped for a while because the dinagyang tribe practiced and people went flocking to the practice area.

  • makatiboy

    did you know that at least two of the judges in the aliwan festival (2006 and 2007) were either consultants or choreographers of the sinulog festival specifically the lumad basakanon tribe? somthing fishy there, don’t you think?

  • hello..
    sa mga tga mandaluyong na nag asikaso samin when we were in manila.. salamat sa lahat!!! thanx din sa judges.. nadala kami ulit sa top 8..

  • hello philippines!!! especially to the babaylan festival paricipants of Bago City Negros Occ….. i know we did our best sana if blessed next year makasali tayo ulit and we can bring home the grand prize!!! sa mga other contingents ng aliwan 2007 i know you did also your best.. and sana mgktakta tau ulit jan next year!!!!

  • he…y

    SUGBOANON,

    If you dont know kung anu talaga ang history at trademark ng dinagyang better shut-up!!!!!also to others you dont know whats the relevance? If cebuanos(refered) are really dancing for sto. nino bakit ganyan kayo makaasal, or really pretending to survive and this cool stuff for your own goods…mag-research kayo, and for your information ilongos are know for “dagyang” a celebration for the coming of Senior Sto. Nino so they can do whatever they want as the celebration goes…so the unmeningful steps that you are saying are the steps which recognizes sto. nino…:-) wala akong ibig sabihin nagpapaliwanag lng brothers and sisters!!!

  • he…y

    SUGBOANON,

    If you dont know kung anu talaga ang history at trademark ng dinagyang better shut-up!!!!!also to others you dont know whats the relevance? If cebuanos(refered) are really dancing for sto. nino bakit ganyan kayo makaasal, or really pretending to survive and this cool stuff for your own goods…mag-research kayo, and for your information ilongos are know for “dagyang” a celebration for the coming of Senior Sto. Nino so they can do whatever they want as they celebration goes…so the unmeningful steps that you are saying are the steps which recognizes sto. nino…:-) wala akong ibig sabihin nagpapaliwanag lng brothers and sisters!!!

  • wala

    alam nyo, hindi nakareach yung dinagyang sa standards ng sinulog dahil wala silang basehan sa kanilang festival… Bakit nga ba na create ang dinagyang? mag historical sgnificance bah? bakit may Sto. Nino bah? doon ba nanggaling ang Sto. Nino? diba sa cebu yun? could somebody tell me? I think na mas may relevance yata ang sinulog…

    so ano nah? anybody reply beh…

  • wala

    alam nyo, hindi nakareach yung dinagyang sa standards ng sinulog dahil wala silang basehan sa kanilang festival… Bakit nga ba na create ang dinagyang? mag historical sgnificance bah? bakit may Sto. Nino bah? doon ba nanggaling ang Sto. Nino? diba sa cebu yun? could somebody tell me? I think na mas may relevance yata ang sinulog…

  • mm

    yap your right.. just like “ilonganon” na fake. here’s the word: marvin_kim, thanks sa pagtatangol pro tama na kac totoo naman ung sinasabi ng iba dba? kung eesipin nga mas recycled ung sayaw natin kc last yr gumamit tau nang riser hanggang ngaun nakariser parin tao tsaka totoo naman dba na gumamit tau nang salamin katulad nang tangub?? wala na tayong magagawa kung d tangapin ang katotohanan.. tsaka tama sila na mas masklaro ung concept nila kaysa sa atin…. isa pa ang nagsimula nang gulo non sa isabela ay ung fire element nang dinagyang.. dba? kung talagang member ka ng ilonganon, alam mo dapat un!!!!!

    jesca, ok…. it is all yours.. i am happy para sa inyo na yan.. dinagyang has been their already… i just hope no politics involved in the cancellation of invitation other..hurray!!viva sinulog!!

  • ilongganon

    one thing lang marvin_kim… wag mo naman lahatin ang mga bisaya coz d lahat nang bisaya ganun…pano nalang ung friends ko na bisaya? d nasali cla sa mga sinasabi mo… if i wer you? d ko na papansinin yan!!//

    peace all..=)

  • ilongganon

    ai nko alan, pagpasensyahan mo yan…. kung talagang di ka bobo wag mo nang patulan… kaw na nga nag sabi na u dont stoop down ur self down to there level ryt??? wag mo na patulan.. malay mo may gumamit lang sa nick na yan na kakilala nya!? na isip ko lang yan kac ginawa ko yan minsan… hehehehe… peace all…

  • jesca

    Hello Dinagyang I want you to know that your invitation for the coming Independence Day Was cancelled sorry nalang sa inyo mga dinagyang…….Dahil kaming mga Lumad Basakanon ang Babalik sa Manila……….

  • marvin_kim

    alam mo winnie, im starting to feel pity over ayer… wala na kasing ibang magawa at name mersonal na.. gosh, i never wondered why, wala nga palang breeding ang mga bisaya. i could generalize it by the way they comment here. ahem, sorry kung hindi ganun ga bastos kasi, kami lang naman yung mga lovable people in the philippines.

    tama ka nga, dinagyang had performed several outside the country. it was tribu bola-bola of iloilo national high school that gave way for dinagyang to be recognized in the whole world. after them, naging sunud-sunod na ang invitation sa dinagyang to perform everywhere. sana, sa europe naman sila mag perform. ^_^

  • winnie

    marvin kim,
    ok lang yan kahit pa natalo nang paulitulit ang dinagyang. it is not the money or who ever wins the contest. what matter most is the satisfaction of entertainment for all.. even foreigners can tell who’s their favorite.. anyway, we all know that dinagyang can stand on its own kahit wala yang aliwan.. truly, dinagyang need not have to prove themselves to anyone because “dinagyang/kasadyahan”, has already established itself globally.. kaya nga (given privilege) lagi ang pagsali sa aliwan/the pleasure of aliwan to have the “dinagyang” participation. alam mo kasi, “dinagyang” is a crowd drawer and entertainer. kaya nga, kahit di pa sumali ng dinagyang next year it’s fine with me. instead, what “dinagyang needs to focus on, is to perform outside the country like the place of europe or america. sa pagkkalam ko kasi, ang “dinagyang/kasadyahan” ay naka perform na sa ibat ibang bansa like sa japan, singgapore, malaysia, nepal, etc. take note! lahat ng yan invitation….
    kaya nga, you don’t need to feel insecure or have pity on them. inaasar ka lang ng mga yan. alam naman natin na pag bisaya trademark na ang palaban kaya relax kalang; control yourself dear. pero kung saan ka masaya suportahan taka ya….
    oo nga pala nagkaroon ng request performance ang dinagyang nang magkaroon ng international convention sa iloilo.

  • tasyo

    huwag maniniwala sa site na ito:

    http://globalnation.inquirer.net/cebudailynews/news/view_article.php?article_id=63254

    pawang kasinungalingan lang ang laman nito.

    nya ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

  • dd

    FYI:

    only cebu can represent sinulog. if they’re bringing sinanduloy, then it was definitely not sinulog….. and not from cebu.

  • its better 2 leave this one…until nxt year!!!

  • NONSENSE ba???

  • What we can say hindi naman cguro bobo c alan at marvien….Marvien_Kim you got it baby kaya nga tinawag na comment dahil comment hahaha…..

  • marvin_kim

    ere, ako ba nag umpisa ng away?!? uhm sorry but that accusation has neither bases nor grounds. kaya nga comments ang nakalagay dito kasi, comments lang ang nilalagay dito.

    comments lang naman ang nilalagay ko dito, but i don’t know, kasi may reply sa comment and then somebody started using words below the belt, and to retaliate back, i have to use such words also, and mind you, hindi ako nang aano hangga’t hindi ako pino provoke, sino ba nang provoke ng una? ako ba?

    may nang una kasi mag comment ng hindi maganda, so, since it hurt my ego so much (he talked about gays being dancers), dapat lang na i defend ko ang point ko. and looked, before i post my comments here, wala akong pinatatamaang significant persona.

    and, how true is this, nakasali na pala way back before ang sinulog?!? thru sinanduloy or correct me, if, iba yung festival na ni represent nila?!? kasi, kung sinulog yung ni represent nila, natalo sila. 3rd daw sila eh, tapos, hindi na sila sumali ulit. correct me if im wrong ha.

    P.S.
    ayer, hindi ako tanga, sorry but i won’t stoop down to your level of befouled manners, yun, tanga ang gumagawa nun hindi yung mga intelehente. and mind you, could you manage to get an average of 1.16 or 1.23?!? kasi, hindi naman ako makakakuha ng ganung average if tanga ako, so SORRY, HINDI AKO TANGA! heaven forbid, wag sanang bumalik ang karma sa mga pinagsasabi mo. and since you started this below of the belt words, bring it on babe! hindi kita uurungan!

  • LEONIDAS

    hanggang nan dyan yong LUMAD BASAKANON palagi silang CHACHAMBA ng CHACHAMBA sa pagiging CHAMPION…

  • LEONIDAS

    CHAMBA lang yong panalo ng LUMAD BASAKANON 2 times lgn kayong sumali at 2 times kayong champion, sana maka chamba kayo next year… sa taga DINAGYANG wak kayong iiyak chamba lang yon ng TAGA SINULOG…

  • LEONIDAS

    nalilito ako sa pwet at mukha niyo dahil sa mga T-BACK… mukha ba yong may soot ng t-back at pwet ba yong may paintings?

  • LEONIDAS

    idol talaga ni marvin kim yong ilo2x dahil parin sa mga t-back weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee… itom ug mga kunot. wahahahaha……..

  • johnro-lumadaddict

    Let us all unite…

    Peace man!

  • johnro-lumadaddict

    LET US ALL REMEMBER THAT OUR DANCES ARE FOR THE STO. NIÑO…
    GOD DOESN’T WANT US TO FIGHT JUST FOR THE TITLE OF BEING CHAMPION… LET US ALL UNITE AND DANCE AS ONE SO THAT STO. NIÑO WOULD APPRECIATE OUR DANCES BETTER…

    MGA LUMAD, AYAW NALANG OG PATOL KAY HINIMDUMI NGA ANG ATONG SAYAW KAY PARA SA STO. NIÑO DAYON DAPAT NA TA MUHUNONG PARA DILI BAWI-ON SA STO.NIÑO ANG GRASYA NGA IYANG GIHATAG NATO…

    PEACE NA TA BEH…

    MARVIN-KIM, STOP IT NAH BECAUSE BAKA HINDI KAYO NANALO THIS YEAR DAHIL LAGI KAYONG NAGSISIMULA NG AWAY… JUST ASK SORRY TO STO. NIÑO…

  • “basta ako dont stick with one lollypop sabi ng friend ko we are following our own culture patterns but we should also make sense with it wer known to be creative using skintones during earlier period”

  • Alan

    ayer, since 2005 hindi bumababa sa two Iloilo contingents ang ini-invite sa Independence Day celebration at ang main performer ay Tribu Kahilwayan ng Iloilo kahit hindi sila nanalo dahil ang angkop ang kanilang performance sa selebrasyon.

  • ayer

    ginawa na nilang dalawa ang invited from ilo2x para may makita naman silang maganda.kahit nag iisa lang ang sinulog doon.stil, applauded parin sila…kawawa naman ang mga talunan…. congrats to us..:)winners………sorry lossers.

  • Alan

    Dalawang Dinagyang contingents ang invited sa Independence Day celebration.

  • ayer

    ahhhh….. nag invite den pala sila nang talonan??!!!!

  • Alan

    Invited ba ang Sinulog sa Independence Day celebration sa Manila next month?
    Dinagyang is already invited to perform.

  • JANZEN

    Mgaling tlaga ung sinulog back 2 back champ….

  • JANZEN

    Eii tlagang talo kau ilonganon dhil ndapa ung dlawang dancer nyo and dpat lng na mtalo kau dhil myabang kau

  • dale nichole

    HELLO TO ALL:
    I HOPE THAT THIS EXCHANGING NON-SENCE COMMENTS AND SUGGESTION TOWARDS OTHERS MAY END…
    WE HAVE TO PUT IT IN OUR MIND, THAT WE ARE ALL NOTHING WITHOUT GOD…
    HE PLANS EVERYTHING FOR US,HE KNOWS WHATS THE BEST THING FOR US,AND WHATS GOOD FOR US…
    FILIPINO PEOPLE PLEASE FORGIVE EACH OTHERS,LET US BE UNITED FOR THE GOOD OF OUR COUNTRY,AND FOR THE BEST OF OUR TOURISM ECONOMY…

    GOD BLESS CEBU…
    GOD BLESS ILOILO…
    AND GOD BLESS THE PHILIPPINE AND THE FILIPINO MEN….

  • ayer

    see…..??? kita nyo mo na marvin-kim??? ginagawa mulang tanga ang sarili mo sa pagtatanggol sa mga kasamahan mo!!

  • ilonganon

    marvin_kim, thanks sa pagtatangol pro tama na kac totoo naman ung sinasabi ng iba dba? kung eesipin nga mas recycled ung sayaw natin kc last yr gumamit tau nang riser hanggang ngaun nakariser parin tao tsaka totoo naman dba na gumamit tau nang salamin katulad nang tangub?? wala na tayong magagawa kung d tangapin ang katotohanan.. tsaka tama sila na mas masklaro ung concept nila kaysa sa atin…. isa pa ang nagsimula nang gulo non sa isabela ay ung fire element nang dinagyang.. dba? kung talagang member ka ng ilonganon, alam mo dapat un!!!!!

  • gerry

    kailan pala ipapalabas ang aliwan 2007 sa TV anong channel po?thnsk you

  • dale nichole

    marvin_kim…
    hay……BOB talaga si marvin_kim…hehehe look at the CONCEPT OF THE DANCE marvin_kim,nga PINTADOS people is what they tried to PORTRAY to the PEOPLE,ang PAMUMUHAY ng nga NINUNU ng nga PILIPINO…ei kayo may ati-atihan ba nay may SALAMIN?…MAY ALAM NABA ANG NGA SINAUNANG TAO,TUNGKOL SA NGA SALAMIN NA YAN HAHAHAHHA?…..
    HELLO TRY to LOOK again,the CONCEPT LAST YEAR of CEBU CITY is about,LIVELYHOOD in the MOUNTAIN,and the CONCEPT this year is about FISHING.ANG LAKI NG KAIBAHAN NYAN?BOBO…
    kayo palagi nlang naka T-BACK,PATALONTALON SA RISER,parang nga aswang…KAYO ANG DAPAT MAG PALIT NG CONCEPT…PALIBASA OLD STYLE, and hey there custome is not recycle,tingnan nyo sa DROMERS nila,sila ang gumamit ng old custome,para ipakita sa nga I S E C U R E dyan na hindi nag pa ulit2x ng custome ang cebu city….
    Again marvin_kim,used MICROSCOPE,o kaya HIRAMIN mu ang DVD SA ALIWAN KUNG WALA KAYONG DVD CD NALANG KAYA SA ALIWAN HA TAKE NOTE: SA ALIWAN 2006 AT 2007?…AY WALA NA PALA KAYONG PERA NA PAMBILI KASI NAG HIHIRAP NA PALA KAYO?…
    at kaya pala nag SHOW kayo sa MALL OF ASIA kasi kailangan na ninyo ng BUDGET HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH….KAWAWA NAMAN KAYO???????…..marvin_kim i was the one who have the right to say,I PITY YOUR GROUP THE DINAGYANG,kayo ang dapat mag change ng CONCEPT

  • sonicwavette

    Marvin Kim,
    kung talagang may kinalaman si Ace Durano sa pagkapanalo ng Lumad, punta tayo sa ABS-CBN at GMA at lahat ng mga newspapers, ipaBOMBO radyo natin siya. spill the beans, GIRL! you’ve been talking about politics BUT YOU NEVER SAID HOW IT WAS INVOLVED SPECIFICALLY since you’re hiding behind a nickname, it wouldn’t be so hard for you to spill it out, right?!C’mon, be brave enough. you’re the one who’s so vocal about Ace Durano. Let’s ask Mr. Durano to read your comments and ask him if he has something to do with it. okay, so you’ll shut up, we’ll all shut up. how about that?

  • sonicwavette

    Sinulog is ruining Marvin Kim’s Life. I’m so happy!

  • sonicwavette

    marvin kim, if you want your representative to win in a national competition, then make your own ALIWAN festival para gaya2x ka rin di ba, at wala na ring sinulog na sisira sa buhay mo. hahahaha

  • sonicwavette

    marvin kim sounds like he’s hiding something in his closet.. come out, come out KIMBERLY… LOL!! many talk, many wrong!!

  • tasyo

    bakit nyo itinapon ang pagiging champion sa gayong nasasaktan kayo kapag pinulot namin????

    nya ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

    .

  • tasyo

    talagang basurero ang choreographer namin……

    naghahakot ng championship award na ibinasura ng dating champion.

    nya ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    .

  • tasyo

    ang problema kasi sa t-back…..

    hindi na ma distinguish kung alin ang puwet at alin ang mukha nyo.

    nya ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

    .

  • tasyo

    predictable na naman ang buhay ng dinagyang ngayon.

    isang taon na namang iiyak dahil sa pagkatalo.

    nya ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    .

  • tasyo

    sori po kung nanalo na naman ang lumad…..

    kasalanan po ng dinagyang….. pinagbigyan na naman nila kami…

    nya ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    .

  • tasyo

    nindot ug sayaw ang dinagyang…..

    tribesmen nga nagdala ug mirrors…….

    nya ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

    wala nay laing concept ana?????

    basin kamo ang walay choreograper.

    nag-ilis while dancing….. klaro kaayong kinopya from tangub.

    nya ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

    .

  • Zup people..I watch aliwan last april 28..Maybe Tribu alikaraw did not make it to top it is because their performance is very much influence by the sinulog..You know what i mean, if you able to watch sinulog over the years..Like for ex. same music specially the buggle part and the ritual thing.As you can see the set up of instruments is very much pattern by the sinulog.I think hilongos was so influence by the cebuanos causing their defeat,maybe next time they will have an identity on their own.. dont get me wrong about this but thats the true..So originality is a big question…Nevertheless its a wonderful performance though,plus very very colorful costumes..

  • lei

    hei,balita ko nag-away away daw ang mga dinagyang at mga sinulog sa santiago last May 5,2007,nakakahiya!!!!!!!!sino na naman ang nagsimula??

  • lei

    may mga bagong steps naman ang lumad ah..

  • marvin_kim

    ang yabang naman ng dating na 3rd best festival ang sinulog sa world?!? may proof ka ba?!? paki post nga ng article na nagsasabi kayo ang 3rd best in the world. ni hindi nga kagandahan yang festival nyo. dependent pa sa out of town contingents. tapos, sasabihin pa nilang parang perya yung sa ibang contingents. bat pa kayo nang invite kung lalaitin nyo yung ibang contingents?!?

    dale nichole:
    i don’t need to use a microscope para kilatisin ang costume ng lumad dahil malayo pa lang, alam ko na nang ni recycle nyo lang ang costume nyo. anong problema sa t back?!? hindi recylce yun dahil hindi mo ba alam na ganun ang costume talaga ng mga ati?!? duh! common sense. hindi yun trademark (katulad ng sinasabi nyong trademark ng sinulog yang tights na may tattoo), kundi nasa umpisa pa yan! the audience love you?!? give me a break! you’re making me laugh really hard darling! you’re delirious! feeling mo sikat kayo?!? duh!?!? wake up darling. nanaginip ka yata. i wonder why ILONGANON performed at SM MALL OF ASIA after aliwan and basakanon didn’t?!? sino klaya ang crowd favorite?!? hellouer?!? nanaginip ka pa rin yata! at bakit ako maiingit sa inyo?!? the hell icare with your money. nauubos din yan. pero ang satisfaction ng tao eh hindi. at dun hindi nagmimintis ang DINAGYANG as comapred to you. nakakaantok ang performance. hay… masyadong play safe anf lumad. wala. walang pinagkaiba. kahit saan ka mag punta… reapeat performance lang. hay… booooorrrrrriiiiiinnnnnnnnggggggggg!!!

    BASURERO NG CHOREOGRAPHY! may choreographer pa ba kayo?!? tsk tsk tsk! i pity him or her… wala na ba siyang ibang alam?!? CHANGE IS CONSTANT even in a dance.

  • astrid

    Dinagyang is still my favorite. They are well-choreographed. I witnessed the celebration when I went to Iloilo City last January. Competition is fierce, as the performers strut their stuff on the city streets, shaking and moving in time to the furious drumbeats. The mayhem is infectious – and fun.
    I also watched them during Aliwan Fiesta, they are great!

  • teerfa

    If you dont mind kung sampu cguro ang contingents ng Iloilo
    may makalusot pa kaya??????????????
    Tribu Ilonganon
    Tribu Pintados de Pasi
    Tribu Paghidaet
    Tribu Kahilwayan
    Tribu Taga-Jaro
    Tribu Bola-bola
    Tribu Tribu Silak
    Tribu Tultugan
    Tribu Atub-atub
    Tribu Grupo-Ilahas

    Try kaya!!!

    —- di nga nakalusot ung pinaka sikat dyan…

  • teerfa

    nakarinig pala ako ng comment na parang folk dance ang sayaw ng lumad basakanon… folk dance nga, tapos sa dinagyang is cheerdance… pero eto lang masasabi ko…

    TINALO ANG CHEERDANCERS NG MGA FOLK DANCERS… ANG SUWEEET TALAGA…

  • dale nichole

    hello marvin_kim,
    i know ur a fan of iloilo…kung pumoputok ang butchi mu sa inggit isarili mu nlang,wag mu ikalat sa internet,nag dadala kalang ng away dito…o baka naman kayo ay hindi marunong gumawa ng isang sayaw ng limang minuto lang,e kasi ang style nyo ay bulok na sa paningin ng nga tao…insecure lang kayo…sinabi mu lang na parang perya ang aliwan,dahil hindi na kayo nakaka kuha ng 1,000,000.00…
    Hindi ba kayo marunong kumilatis ng custome?…maybe you should used microscope!!!!….
    ma awa naman kayo nag dadala pa kayo ng tig iisang sto.ninyo peru ang ugali ay hindi makakain ng aso,nga tikalon talaga kayo nga ilongo…at ito pa,the judges of aliwan are all profesional,hind basta basta…pang huli pa,if you said that our choreography,has no impact,why is it the audience loves us…KANINO KAYANG CUSTOME ANG PAULIT ULIT…

    BAKA NAMAN MASAKIT LANG ANG BIDBID NYO,DAHIL TINALO LANG KAYO NG SIMPLING BACKDROP…O BAKA NAG HIHIRAP NA ANG IBA DYAN…
    BATO BATO SA LANGIT ANG TAMAAN WAG MAGALIT….

    LOVE YOU ALL GUYS!!!
    CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS!!!..

  • afreet

    WHEN YOU SAY COSTUMES… DAPAT FIT SA CONCEPT SA CONTIGENT… THAT IS WHY LUMAD BASAKANON IS WEARING BODY SUITS WITH TATTOOS PRINTED BECAUSE WE ARE INTERPRETING THE LIVELIHOOD OF A PINTADOS COMMUNITY… HINDI KATULAD NG IBA DYAN COSTUME PA LANG AND DUMI NA… TRY TO THINK ABOUT IT… DIBA MAY NAKACOSTUME NA T-BACK LAST YEAR… TAPOS NGAYON MAY NAKACOSTUME PA RIN NA T-BACK… NOW, KANINO ANG RECYCLED COSTUME…

  • afreet

    GUYS GUYS GUYS!!! WAG NAMAN KAYONG MAG-AWAY DYAN…

    SIMPLE LANG NAMAN ANG SASABIHIN KO SA INYONG LAHAT…

    SINULOG IS THE 3RD, TAKE NOTE… 3RD, GRANDEST FESTIVAL IN THE WHOLE WORLD… TAKE NOT AGAIN… IN THE WHOLE WORLD!!!

    SO… SORRY NA LANG SA INSECURE SA SINULOG FESTIVAL…

    BLEEEEEEEEEHHH…..

    UNG NAG COCOMENT NANG BAD ABOUT SINULOG… SORRY GUYS HINDI KAYO ANG JUDGE… EVEN THE PEOPLE IN MANILA CAN SAY KUNG SINO ANG MAGANDA, MAGALING AT APPLAUDED!!!

    THAT WOULD BE ALL… THANK U SA NATAMA-AN!

  • dali_oms

    try u lang kahit sampo oh 1,000,000,000 hindi kami matatakot noh,,,mga bobo,,,talonanan

  • ruben

    ^^^ MAYBE…the winner should have been ALIKARAW. hehe.
    di pa masyadong kilala ngunit ganunpaman
    they have tried their very best and as a newbie,
    mind you, they got the 3rd place in this competition.
    and at least nasa linya na sila ngayon ng mga winners
    kahit underdog in the sense that DINAGYANG and
    SINULOG ay matagal ng kilala at point factor na kasi yun.
    sa lahat ng winners…congratulations!
    DASDAS HILONGOS!

  • marvin_kim

    sonicwavette:

    darling, the real winner should have been alikaraw! NA REVERSE YUNG RESULTA!? second pa ring ang ILONGANON at 3rd lang ang sinulog!! GET THE PICTURE?!?!? why its unfair to say politics is involve?! eh totoo naman talaga! i’ll tell you this, why would you ask for judges in a competition if you’re not going to impose that results they made?!? aber?!? THE ORGANIZERS HAVE THE MONOPOLY OF THE RESULTS!! BETTER ASK THEM PERSONALLY TO KNOW WHAT I MEAN! PERYA NA ANG ALIWAN DAHIL SUMALI NA ANG SINULOG. AND ITS TRUE, SOME OF THE RULES OF SINULOG WERE CARRIED TO ALIWAN, SO ,MAS FIITING YUNG ALIWAN SA MGA SINULOG CONTINGENTS AS COMPARED TO OTHERS LIKE HERE IN MANILA AND OTHER PARTS OF LUZON. BAKIT KASI, 5 MINUTES LANG?!? EH MAHIHIRAPAN TALAGA MAG ADJUST ANG IBANG FESTIVALS DAHIL (IF IM NOT MISTAKEN) YUNG HALOS LAHAT SA KANILA EH MORE THAN 5 MINUTES ANG PRESENTATION?!? DI BA?!? AND LOOK, NI HINDI MAN LANG NAG IBA ANG CHOREOGRAPHY NG LUMAD AS COMPARED TO LAST YEAR. SA COSTUME?!? DARLING, DINAGDAGAN NYO LANG ANG COSTUME NYO NG BAHAG AT CHALECO. HUWAG KANG MAGSINUNGALING DAHIL YUN PA RIN ANG GINAMIT NYO LAST YEAR!

    basta ang masasabi ko lang, BASURERO NG CHOREOGRAPHY. walang ka dating dating ang performance nyo! na bore ako and not only me but other spectators as well…

  • tasyo

    kung tutuusin, hindi pa impressive ang record ng lumad sa aliwan.

    dalawang beses pa lang sumali, at saka dalawang beses pa lang nanalo.

    hindi tulad ng iba diyan, minsan lang nanalo sa kadaming beses na sumali.

    nya ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

    .

  • tasyo

    FYI:

    sa mga hindi marunong kumilatis ng costume dyan!

    basic wear ang skin toned na body stocking ng lumad …. kaya similar ang kulay sa last year at this year (kulay ng balat).

    pero sa mga accessories, you are completely wrong kapag sinasabi nyong recycled.

    mag-aral naman kayong kumilatis ng costume.

    nakakaawa naman kayo…. kumakahol sa hangin….

    nya ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa..

    .

  • tasyo

    this is deja vu!

    panalo ang cebu …..

    hindi matanggap ng mga natalo…..

    nya ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    .

  • johnro-lumad addict

    Viva Pit Senyor!

  • johnro-lumad addict

    Go LUMAD! Viva Pit Senyor! Go Sugboanon!

  • johnro-lumad addict

    tama ka, sonicwavette! Halos nga mga two na matapos ang practice ng basakanon! Tapos sasabihin lang na hindi sila karapatdapat sa napanalo nila! Basta, GO LUMAD!

  • sonicwavette

    Marvin_Kim, I think it’s UNFAIR for you to say that politics even has something to do with it. It’s not even well thought. Pray, do tell, my darling, specifically, what’s this PULITIKA brouhaha you’re insinuating? don’t say that “baka sumama ang loob nila” BRING IT ON, GIRL! LUMAD is the BEST because they are NUMBER ONE. what part of that didn’t you understand? Be fair, grandma! Every member of Lumad gave their best, their sweat, life, blood, tears for this and you just sit there in your cozy little chair in front of your computer while they were there representing MY CEBU, sacrificing everything just to be the best, and I’m sure the contingents from your hometown did the same. But there must be somebody who’s best, and the second best, and we all know who they are.

    oh, here’s a suggestion: why don’t you join your troops to aliwan next year? Maybe with your presence and expertise, you guys will finally bag the first prize? How about that, sweetiepie?

  • Ronnie

    To Jeff,

    You can always defend yourself and I don’t have to defend sinulog here because in the first place I am not a Cebuano and i don’t have any allegiance to that city or province.

    Look at what you commented. You agreed to the comments posted by that person named Jasper…you guys personify the typical Pinoy, with crab mentality who does not develop nor grow and tend to harbor or harp the negativity instead of the success. You can make suggestions on how to improve but not to put down the performance of others.

    As I said, no matter what you say, you are a crab!!!!

  • s.a.d 03

    well aliwan festival is one of the greatest event in the phil. history coz it showcase the talents of the diff. region… it only shows that filipino is very active in terms of tourist attraction….

  • Pero hindi naman ibig sabihin nun kawawa ang mga talo…
    Pagkakataon lng ang nagdekta…
    At un naman ang totoo…
    Repetition!!!

  • Well…
    Lei and spyder were both right!!!
    Agree naman ako sa mga sinabi nu guys but take note lei na
    unfair yun para sa iba wala naman akong ibig sabihin kundi
    concern lng…

  • Jeff

    To Ronnie,

    That was my observation and it is not a crab metality. Meron ba akong sinabing masama sa Sinulog?

  • Spyder

    wow congratz s nanalo… but ganda tlga ng ilonganon ganda ng movements at vry active p sila!!! Syng d nadala ung Tribu Kahilwayan! kung dinala lng nila ung lahat ng props at ung music nila n maganda d dinala… mas maganda p ung performance ng Kahilwayan last Kasadyahan Festival. Nkkiyak tlga un!!! kung nkta nyo lng sana!!!

  • lei

    xempre ang gagawin nilang choreography eh yung related sa festival nila,alangan naman na papalitan nila..revival pwede,,kaya tanggapin nalang..better do your best next time..okei..no hurt feelings

  • ronnie

    To Jeff,

    What do you expect in a performance? Surely, they aim for a perfect choreography. You are a typical Pinoy with crab mentality. Move on!

    Ronnie

  • SOCY

    hoy JASPER…ka baga gud nimu ug nawng….ka ka hilas gud nimu,kinsa man ka para mu balikas sa taga cebu…
    kaw maoy nag paka ulaw,baga ug nawng…

    JASPER AMAW…

  • jazz_me

    Congratz pala sa mga taga-Leyte!!! kahit 1st timers
    Hope 2 challenge u guyz next year…
    Pintados din ang Festival nu di ba?
    Kami PINTADOS de PASI’ sa Passi City, Iloilo
    Tingnan natin!!!
    B-)

  • jeff

    Agree, mas magaling ang Tribu Alikaraw compared sa Lumad Basakanon. Hope next year may bago silang choreography na ipapakita.

  • rey of martires
  • hi guyz taga cebu ako at alam kong may maraming nag comment sa cebu “DAHIL ANG DAPAT MANALO AY ANG TRIBU ALIKARAW NG LEYTE” patawad mga kapwa ko sugbuanon kasimas gusto ko ang performance ngleyte kysa sa atin!!!!!!!!!!
    mga peste kayo ta taga cebu pakauwaw lamang ta“`

  • yen_yen

    hahaha oo nga atik talaga ang mga taga ilonganon hahaha t wala man kmu binatbat hahahahahahahahaha

  • hi guyz taga cebu ako at alam kong may maraming nag comment sa cebu “DAHIL ANG DAPAT MANALO AY ANG TRIBU ALIKARAW NG LEYTE” patawad mga kapwa ko sugbuanon kasimas gusto ko ang performance ngleyte kysa sa atin!!!!!!!!!!

  • jeff

    Last year (2006) I saw the performance of Sinulog sa Aliwan Fiesta, its almost the same this year pati costume.
    Kaya siguro perfect ang choreography.

  • Good luck guyz next year!!!
    Bye…
    Keep on saying were proud to be Filipinos
    Dahil kung hindi tayo proud
    hindi cguro aabot ang lahat ng to
    D2!!!
    🙂

  • Ronnie

    I witnessed the Aliwan 2007. Surely, the Sinulog contingent was the best. They were precise, choreography is perfect and entertaining. Although Dinagyang gave a close shot.

    I am not a cebuano but from Pasig City.
    We must be proud that we have so many festivals in the country.

  • If you dont mind kung sampu cguro ang contingents ng Iloilo
    may makalusot pa kaya??????????????
    Tribu Ilonganon
    Tribu Pintados de Pasi
    Tribu Paghidaet
    Tribu Kahilwayan
    Tribu Taga-Jaro
    Tribu Bola-bola
    Tribu Tribu Silak
    Tribu Tultugan
    Tribu Atub-atub
    Tribu Grupo-Ilahas

    Try kaya!!!

  • Sa mga naghahanap ng qoutes…
    advise ko guys dont get this one,

    “CHANGE IS CONSTANT”

    Sa world class choreographers pala ng pinoy we’re really proud of you guyz…

  • Hi!!!

    It’s good to know for the first time may nanalong champion back-to-back pa! Pero it’s sad to accept na recycle nga lang for two years… Huwag naman kayong ma-offend totoo naman…
    Costume,
    Choreography(parallel),
    Music
    Congratz sa mga nanalo!!!
    Deserving talaga kayo…
    Sa mga Ilonganon tanggapin nu nalang guys…tapos na eh!!!
    Better luck next time’
    See you soon pala;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    “ABANSE PINTADOS DE PASI”
    sana makuha nu ulit ang championship next year!!!
    🙂

  • lei

    deserving naman pala ang mga sinulog festival…

  • lei

    tnx..ddcage,,,:->

  • lei

    eiy,,kailan pala sa tv mapapanood?

  • lei

    marvin_kim,,,hindi mo yata matanggap na nanalo ang cebu ah….its better na tanggapin mo nalang kasi wala kanang magagawa eh,tapos na..pero kung gusto mo talagang iloilo ang mananalo eh di sana sumali ka….

  • tasyo

    this is deja vu.

    panalo ang cebu… talo ang iloilo..

    nya ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • tasyo

    very entertaining ang dinagyang, meaning nakakatawa.

    tribesmen na may dalang salamin!

    nya ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • tasyo

    walang kwenta ang LUMAD!!!

    kaya nga nag CHAMPION SA ALIWAN!!!

    nya ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

  • johnro-lumad addict

    GO LUMAD!

  • johnro-lumad addict

    hahay, nanalo na naman ulit ang lumad! this just proves na maganda talaga ang gawa ng mga cebuano! Lumad talaga is the best noh? marvin_kim, klarong klaro na ikaw ay taga ilo-ilo ngunit hwag mo namang ipakita sa lahat na kayo ay mga SOUR-LOSERS! basta, forever fan ako ng lumad!! go sugboanon! viva pit senyor!

  • guyz hindi naman kami sumali para makipag away ang sa amin lang ay maipakita ang sinulog pero anung magagawa natin eh maganda ang sayaw namin so ang nga tao nalang ang tanungin natin kung sinu ang mas maganda……play ground demo..na kong play ground demo. ang tingin ninyu basta hindi nnyu maekakaela na kami ang panalo………….OK………PERIOD

  • hello guys nakaka-awa nan kau.lalo na yung mga taga ilo-ilo
    hindi lang ninu matanggap ang inyung pagkatalo may dios tayung humuhosga laging tandaan na dapat magka-isa lalo na iisa lang ang dinadala natin ang sto.nino hindi ba kayu nahihiya sa ginagawa nyu ……lit the pepol jugde not you and lit the judges jugden notyou…………………..PERIOD

  • marvin_kim

    well… as what they are bragging that they are the best (KUNO!! i know the reason why they won anyway.. but i won’t tell it here… baka sumama pa loob nila… hay buhay… PULITIKA… excuses nothing even if its just a mere festival.. Aliwan is not the best, im telling you!)..

    Champion (daw… na hindi naman! yuck! perfect recyclist… mga basurero ng choreography!) – sinulog

    1st runner up – dinagyang festival

    2nd runner up – alikaraw festival (this tribe should have been the winner! i liked their performance a lot!) better watch this in youtube to know what i mean…

    overall, walang kwenta ang aliwan… konti lang ang mga nanood… wala ngang tremendous applause sa sinulog eh.. mas maingay pa ang cheer sa alikaraw! im not lying because i was there in quirino grandstand… di ko lang alam sa aliw theater… pero all i can say is, hindi talaga deserving ang sinulog PARA SA AKIN!! yun lang…

  • gerry

    update naman dyan kung sino ang mga naging winners this year aliwan fiesta 2007

  • ASK

    AS;LKC

  • kaijeru

    Every contingent did their best… Congratulations!!!

    Anyhow, Lumad Basakanon of Cebu City has proven once again their mastery of their crafts… Sa Sinulog Festival pa nga lang sa Cebu, makita nga lang ng crowd sa grandstand na nakapasok na sa entrance ang Lumads, naghihiyawan na…

    No wonder na kung sila na ang nagpe-perform, palakpak at hiyawan na ang maririnig mo even before the instrumentalist beat their drums until the dancers went out of the sports center…

    Iba talaga ang Lumads…

    Congratulations to all the choreographers, contingents, organizers of Aliwan and for everybody who took part in the event…

    Mabuhay Tayo, PILIPINO!

  • ddcage

    lei:

    it’s already in youtube. 3 groups pa nga lang.

  • lei

    paki tel nga kung kailan mapapanood sa tv…at sa youtube..thanks

  • lei

    kailan po mapapanood sa youtube?at kailan maipapalabas yung mga pictures?pls

  • lei

    congrats to lumad basakanon!!!!!!great job..continue the good work..

  • charm

    CONGRATS!!! lumad basakanon of Cebu City for winning again in the aliwan dance festival 2007. GO SUGBUANON!!! VIVA PIT SEÑIOR!!!

  • nelas

    congratulations to ALIKARAW of HILONGOS, LEYTE-aliwan fiesta 2007–2nd runner-up …ist timer yet..at par with the best. hope to see you in 2008

  • Glenford C. Labial

    Ey! Please post the official winners of Aliwan Festival 2007…tnx.

  • Glenford C. Labial

    Do you guys have the website where I could access the actual Aliwan Festival 2007 performances? Please post tnx. -Glenford C. Labial of Cagayan de Oro City—

  • Glenford C. Labial

    Wow! I’m so happy about the good news! LUMAD BASAKANON won for the 2nd year! Congratulations guys! you desrved to be proclaimed this year’s Aliwan Festival 2007 CHAMPION! Keep up the good work and Viva Pit Senyor! —Glenford C. Labial of Cagayan de Oro City—

  • rey of martires

    Congrats sa Lumad basakanon and the other winners..

  • ddcage

    it’s my pride to be the first to congratulate the first back-to-back first placer of the aliwan festival 2007…

    LUMAD BASAKANON OF CEBU CITY…

    oh, sa mga ayaw tumanggap ng pagkatalo dyan, umpisahan nyo nang gumawa ng kwento tungkol sa lutong macao part 2.

    galingan nyo ha.

    .

  • herman

    Anong oras po mag start ang grand parade contest?

  • john

    anong oras po ba ang start ng grand parade sasaturday?
    this will be my first time to watch the aliwan fiesta ao im trying to catch all the performances that will be shown by the different conyingents. tnx

  • HALA BIRA ILOILO
    PADULONG SA PAG BAGO
    HALA DAGYANG ILOILO
    HALA BIRA ILOILO
    VIVA SR. STO NINO!!!!!
    SA TANAN NGA TINIUN IKAW ANG PALANGGAON!!!!

  • marvin_kim

    sa saturday pa ang grand parade… manonood ako… i have to text my fellow ilonggos here in manila so that we could congregate and make a crowd of Ilonggos. mas masaya kasi kapag kasama mo mga kababayam mo! ^_^

    to dali_oms…

    jokes are half meant… don’t be too rude darling… it’s not pleasing even if it was only a joke, and besides, how could DINAGYANG survive for almost 40 years? we’re not even inviting other performers… it simply shows that we can stand also alone… di ba, some of them said that Sinulog couldn’t prosper well without the out of town contingents… someone said that… i forgot his username here… sabi nya, hindi daw ganun ka lively ang sinulog kasi parang kulang kapag walang OTC..

  • lei

    hope makasali din kami next year..

  • lei

    GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!! sana walang lalaki ang ulo..(-.-)
    hmmmmm…bukas na ang competition,,God bless to all!!

  • artics

    Hello to all!!!
    VIVA LA MUY LEAL Y NOBLE DE CIUDAD DE ILOILO!!!!
    Goodluck and God Bless to DATU PAIBURONG’s Contigent-DINAGYANG AND KASADYAHAN FESTIVAL!!!!
    MAbuhay ang mga kasali sa ALIWAN!!!!

  • dali_oms

    I HOPE WE CAN GET THE CROWN AGAIN,,,,

  • dali_oms

    MABUHAY ANG LUMAD BASAKANON THE PRIDE OF CEBU CITY,,,,,,,

  • dali_oms

    MAMATAY SANA ANG DINAGYANG FIESTIVAL,,,,,, KASI PANGIT,,,,,JOKE JOKE JKOE,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • dali_oms

    haloooooooo,,,,,to all,,, im proud of lumad basakanon,,,cuz for me they are the best of all,,,,, i hope lumad u can get the crown again,,,,,just remember always bring back home the bacon,,,,,coz i know that CEBU CITY,,,,is the best of alllllll,,,,,,,,

  • jeffrey

    THERES A LOT OF COUNTRIES THAT DINAGYANG FESTIVAL PERFORMED….. DINAGYANG REPRESENTS THE PHILIPPINE CONTIGENT

  • jeffrey

    MABUHAY DINAGYANG FESTIVAL OF ILOILO CITY WALANG KATULAD……………………..MABUHAY MGA ILONGGO. THE MOST FRIENDLIEST PEOPLE OF THE WORLD

  • jeffrey

    goodluck to DINAGYANG and kahilwayan………. i hope you wil win this years aliwan2007… im very proud of dinagyang festival because of the award as best tourism event in the philippines awarded by board of tourism officers in the philippines…..and take note, DINAGYANG festival is the only festival in the philippines supported by the united nations……

  • lei

    pki update naman ako kung kailan mapapanood sa youtube,,,pls.

  • lei

    to marvin_kim
    i agree to what you’ve said..magaling naman ang mga bakla na sumayaw..mas flexible din silang sumayaw..and about sa choreographer,karamihan din mga bakla eh,kaseh,magaling ang mga bakla na bumuo ng mga steps(magchoreograph)..
    about sa pagsali ng mga bakla,they have the freedom to join,as long as they know how to dance..everybody can join a compit.kahit sino kapa…..

  • good luck and peace to all!!!!!!!!

  • hello PLEX of iloilo…wag naman ganyan,i have read your comments of aliwan 2006,remember plex that our lives has ups and downs…and that means,in every competation theres a winner and theres a loser,we should accept the fact that the iloilo contengent has been defeated by the other contengents such as the lumad basakanon of cebu city…
    And you should accept that there are better than the iloilo…that is all i can say,and i do believe that it is not the cebu city who has started this kind of exchanging bad comments and suggestion towards the other,as what i have observe,it is the deffeated contengent who started this,who cannot accept the reality
    of true competation…

    sports lang tayo lahat…

    OKEY…..

    cebu city

  • hi there mga friends…thank you for wishing the LUMAD BASAKANON good luck…I my self and the whole city of cebu wish them the best of luck,i know they can do it again this year!!!…

  • I hope the lumads are win this year go lumads!!!!hope they win the one million pesos!!!go!go!go!LUMAD BASAKANON,,,HHEHEHEEH

  • hi there mga friends…thank you for wishing the LUMAD BASAKANON good luck…I my self and the whoe city of cebu wish them the best of luck,i know they can do it again this year!!!…

  • hi there!!!i hope the lumads are win this year go lumads!!!!hope they win the one million pesos!!!go!go!go!LUMAD BASAKANON,,,HHEHEHEEH

  • Rick

    I hope Lumad will win this year’s Aliwan. Good luck to them, hope they prepared for this even if they are no longer the official dance group of the City of Cebu. Good luck to all of you guys.

    Argao, Cebu

  • dale nichole

    Ano ba ang gusto nyo?yong patalon2x lang at gumagamit ng marami at malalaking tila,ang mga props at anim lang ang steps na ginagamit ng pa-ulit2x,yan ang tunay na playground demonstration…di lang pang high school,pang elementary pa!!!…
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA KAWAWA NAMAN KAYO!!!

    hello nalang sa mga cebuano,infearness to the sinulog contengent,they dance very well,at ang bait pa nila…

  • dale nichole

    hello mga pipz!!!
    paalala lang po!kailan man ay hindi naging playground ang sinulog festival,specially the dance of LUMAD BASAKANON…
    hindi ba kayo marunong tumingin ng sayaw???…
    Ingit lang kayo,sinlug is still the best!!!Try to compare your dance PLSSSSS!!!!!!!

  • marvin_kim

    kasi robert, ganito yun, nai-inggit lang ang mga yan dahil di nila matanggap na mas flexible at mas magaling pang sumayaw ang mga bakla kesa sa kanila…as simple as that!

    come to think of it, there’s nothing wrong if gays are performing for a dance… im sure sa ibang festivals maraming baklang sumasali, so why bother?!? sa sinulog meron din yan no! hello! this is reality people! we better get used to it! only idiots believe otherwise! and sad to say, we are not one of those idiots!

    and sa lahat ng mga festivals, 75% ng mga choreographer dun eh bakla! dahil ang mga bakla ang may pinaka artistic instinct sa lahat when it comes to dancing!!

    no offense meant!
    PEACE!

  • robert

    ay naku,,,,, pustahan na lang kaya tayo para malaman natin kung ano talaga,,,,,,,basta wag gawing babae ang bakla,,,,,,, wala na ba kayong mga lalake jan,,,,,, bakit ang mga bakla pa,,,,wala silang kasalanan…… pwede ba,,,,,,,

  • lei

    good luck to all!!!!

  • lei

    alla,,,nag-aaway na naman..hintayin na lang ang competition at dun na lang magpasiklaban…………ng sayaw..,kei bah??

  • marvin_kim

    im an ILONGGO and im proud to be one! THE MOST LOVABLE PEOPLE IN THE PHILIPPINES!

    HALA BIRA ILOILO! MATAHUM NGA BANWA KO!
    SA TANAN NGA PANAHIN IKAW ANG PALANGGA-ON!!

  • marvin_kim

    what are you trying to insinuate with this statement?!?
    *
    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,,,,,,,,*

    let’s see if who’ll give a play ground demonstration! i saw your performance on youtube and all i can say is that, it’s your team who gives playground demonstration not ours! and we’re not lying because our statements can be proved by the videos in youtube, so better yet, just give it your best shot and we’ll give ours! enough said! PEACE!

  • 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!!

  • 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.

  • 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.