Monday, April 07, 2008


Get your cameras ready, folks. Manila's largest and most colorful street dance festival -- Aliwan Fiesta 2008 -- is just around the corner.

The grand parade will take place on May 3, Saturday, traversing the length of Roxas Boulevard from the Quirino Grandstand, and culminating in front of Aliw Theatre in Star City
at the CCP Complex in Pasay City.

And to add spice to this year's festivities, the Manila Broadcasting Company is mounting a photo contest -- “Sayaw, Padyak, Indak” -- which is open to both amateur and professional photographers, using digital or film-based cameras.

However, please note that all entries become the property of MBC, which may not bode well with many photography enthusiasts and professionals.

Nonetheless, the prizes are:

* P50,000 are at stake for the first prize winner.
* P25,000 going to second place.
* P10,000 for the third prize.

All entries -- printed in full color in 8x10 size -- should be submitted to:

Eloi Baltazar
MBC office at Sotto Street
CCP Complex, Pasay City

Deadline for submission of entries is on May 16, 2008 at 5 p.m. Complete details may be found on the MBC website at

Above mages taken from last year's festivities.

Related links: Aliwan Fiesta 2007 - Photo Essays

The Day Before the Festival

The Enchantment

The Noisemakers and Peacekeepers

The Street Dancing

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via Byahilo


posted by Señor Enrique at 7:18 AM


Blogger pusa said...

thanks for sharing this senor! have a good week ahead

April 07, 2008 8:09 AM  

Blogger Sidney said...

Always a fun and colorful event !
I hope I can attend this year. Missed last years events.
And I need 50,000 pesos right now! ;-)

April 07, 2008 9:00 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Hi Pusa,

My pleasure :) You should cover this event. It's really incredible. The cream of the crop (festival street dancers) from various Philippine regions compete in this one major event.

April 07, 2008 9:49 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

And should you grab all three, you'd end up with P85,000.00, Sidney. A cool sum for a sweet Nikkor lens :)

Nonetheless, better not miss this one!

April 07, 2008 9:50 AM  

Blogger nutart said...

can't wait for your pics, eric!

Enjoy the rest the week ahead!

April 07, 2008 6:23 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Been looking forward to this festival, Bernadette. Am really excited :)

Many thanks ... you, too!

April 07, 2008 8:51 PM  

Blogger Ebb Tide said...

Couldn't express in words the deep emotions these colorful photos instilled in me. Well done! Looking forward to more. Do you share copies to your viewers? I am interested to use them as reference for future paintings.

April 08, 2008 12:25 AM  

Blogger Aura said...

Very nice & colorful pics SE! That should be fun and a nice event, "sali din ako"!!!

Sorry,i´ve been quiet lazy these days. Salamat sa dalaw mo!

April 08, 2008 2:05 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

And I thought you must've been busily traveling with you husband, Aura :)

I've always been fascinated by the islands of Greece and its early civilization. Your pictures from your travels are wonderful reminders.

April 08, 2008 7:08 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

My friends in NYC's fashion industry once said that I'm color blind, Ebb Tide, and this may be the prime reason why I tend to favor incredibly vivid subjects such as in these photographs.

You are most certainly welcome to use my photos as references to your future atworks :)

April 08, 2008 7:12 AM  

Blogger princess_dyanie said...

what time is the parade? what time should I be there?

April 08, 2008 12:58 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I would suggest to go to Quirino Grandstand before 3pm :)

April 08, 2008 10:38 PM  

Anonymous eric said...

thanks for the link. see you there!


April 09, 2008 11:00 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

My pleasure, Eric!

April 09, 2008 11:05 AM  

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