Friday, August 26, 2011

Roads rarely taken

On my way home from a photo tour (organized by the City Government of Tacurong, for the Igpat sang Kamera Photo Contest) I chanced upon this glowing "round ball" in Datu Paglas, Maguindanao.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Kadayawan Festival 2011 - Indak-indak sa Kadalanan

    I may not be a fan of Durian but nothing can stop me from loving the Kadayawan Festival. It's my first time to witness this said "King of Festival" and since I enjoyed it so much, I promise to be back next year with my full gear! Being a fan of Philippine festivals, I was so curious to know what this famous festival had to offer. 
    When my parents dropped me off along the Magsaysay area, I bravely walked in the streets and took pictures of the dancers under the scorching heat of the sun. While I was catching up with the last contenders, I found out that they're all the way from Surallah, South Cotabato. I did remember them during the T'nalak Festival. Being their loyal kababayan from SOCCSKSARGEN, I followed their journey until the end of the festival. Seeing the kids dance their hearts out made me feel so proud of them. I thought the win was definitely in the bag. They were so disciplined and enjoyable to watch. Mark my word, the kids from Purok Sison Elementary School are a force to reckon with in the Aliwan Fiesta.
    As expected, the dancers from Purok Sison Elementary School were hailed as grand slam champions in the open category while performers from Magallanes Elementary School won in the Davao-based category.

                                                           Moments of the champions!

                 Allan Laguyo, official choreographer of Purok Sison Elementary School Performing Arts Group
The kids are now celebrities!
Dancers from other contingents

Congratulations to Purok Sison Elementary School! South Cotabato, nag-iisa ka! And as what the kids always say, "Uswag Surallah!"
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