Dinagyang Festival loses Aliwan Fiesta crown

ILOILO. Tribu Panayanon during their performance at Quirino Granstand on April 28, 2018.

DINAGYANG festival failed to retain its crown during the Aliwan Fiesta on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Manila.

Tribu Panayanon from Iloilo City National High School, which was the overall champion of the Dinagyang Festival, placed only 3rd in the Aliwan Fiesta, after Kasadyaan Festival of Leyte which was named the Street Dance champion and Manggahan Festival which landed in 2nd place.

The competitors, representing the different Philippine festivals, performed in two venues: Quirino Grandstand and Aliw Theatre.

Here is the list of winners:

Street Dance Competition

Street Dance Champion - Kasadyaan Festival

2nd place - Manggahan Festival

3rd place - Iloilo Dinagyang Festival

4th place - Meguyaya Festival

5th place - Binirayan

Special awards

Best in Music - Kasadyaan Festival

Best Costume - Manggahan Festival

Pride of Place Award - Abreian Kawayan Festival

Float Competiton

Best Float - Fiesta Tarakloban Float

2nd Place - Sinilatan Float

3rd Place Winner - Kapasiti Float

The runners-up were IPI-Sinulog Float, Catanauan Float; Abra New Day Float; Tagultol Float, Bangsa Maguiranun Float, Biton Float, and Singkaban Festival Float.

Reyna ng Aliwan 2018

Queen - Chelsea Fernandez (Sangyaw Festival)

1st Runner-Up: Chanel Mistyca Villamor Corpuz (Abrenian Kawayan Festival)

2nd Runners-Up: Shaila Mae Del Mar Rebortera (Sinulog Festival); Ashanti Shaine L. Ervas (Niyogyugan Festival and Lady Justerinnie G. Santos (Singkaban Festival).


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