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
Best in Music - Kasadyaan Festival
Best Costume - Manggahan Festival
Pride of Place Award - Abreian Kawayan Festival
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).