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It’s yet again time to celebrate the annual Tawo Tawo Festival in the city of Bayawan. For this Tawo Tawo Festival 2018, the days of February 04-27, 2018 will be filled with different events such as street dancing, sporting events, Miss Bayawan and a lot more! Click here to read more and see schedule of activities.
Once again we were invited by our friend Eli G. Manlangit to Bayawan City, This time for the Daygon 2015 – contest. We only can speak for ourselves and some people in the audience we talked to, the evening was a beautiful, entertaining event
28th Tawo-Tawo Festival
The Tawo Tawo Festival 2015 in Bayawan City marked its 28th of its kind. The festival is certainly one of the most famous celebrations of whole Negros Island. What need to be mentioned in a very positive way is the organization. Mr. Eli G. Malangit runs a tight, well thought through, and intelligent office.
Therefore it is not surprising that the showdown as well as the street-dancing started in time. An event starting in real-world time is in the Philippines as rare as an ice-block in the Sahara.
Mr. Malangit told the Dumaguete.com team: “I can not let the children sitting and waiting in the heat for some VIPs and officials to arrive. We start in time !“.
Tawo-Tawo Festival Showdown
The Tawo-Tawo 2015 Showdown started at 10:00 am. At that point most participants were already up and practicing since hours. The sun was already burning and if anybody needed a quick breakfast, it would have been no problem to boil an egg on the cemented grounds. The opening speeches were kept pleasantly brief and the first group got ready. Nine contingents were participating. Five in the Gagmay/Junior Tawo-Tawo category, four in the Dagko/Senior Tawo-Tawo category. Following some pictures (not sorted by contingents).
Gagmay Tawo-Tawo Category
- Barangay Boyco
- Barangay Suba
- Tayawan Elementary School
- Barangay Villareal
- Bayawan East Central School
Dagko Tawo-Tawo Category
- Bayawan National High School
- Kulamboyan High School
- Barangay Poblacion
- Barangay Banga
and here the last few pictures:
The Miss Bayawan 2015 beauty pageant was held on the IBC grounds (Integrated Business Center). It was split into two events, the talent night and the coronation night. The Miss Bayawan Talent Night was held on February 15th in front of a patiently waiting crowd. The Coronation Night took place the following evening. When the talent night finally started, the eight candidates entered the stage in what the organizer called “play-dress”.
Miss Bayawan Talent Night
After -what appeared never ending- speeches, introductions and intermissions it was time for the Miss Bayawan 2015 candidates to show their talent. With all respect to the effort the candidates put into their performance, it appeared that they rather do something their handler want, but not something they are talented in. Our office goldfish shows more talent when playing piano than what we witnessed on the IBC stage. Maybe nowadays talents are limited to speed-texting and clicking “Like” on social networks, both not suitable for a big stage. Anyway, here some pictures:
An event like this can’t be held without many hand working together. Following some of them:
Miss Bayawan 2015 – Coronation Night
Miss Bayawan 2015 Coronation Night was clearly on a much higher level compared to the happenings just 24 hours earlier at the Talent Night. To get the audience at the packed IBC grounds into the right mood the eight candidates presented themselves in stunning Tawo-Tawo costumes.
Miss Bayawan Swimsuit & Business attire
The business attire round as well as the candidates in swimsuits were next to be on stage.
Miss Bayawan 2015 – Evening Gown
Not “50 Shades of Grey”, but any variation of blue was the color for the gowns the candidates presented themselves on the stage in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Make your own pick who would be your winner of the titla.
Congratulations to Miss Bayawan 2015
Bayawan City, the agricultural capital of Negros Oriental is celebrating its famous Tawo Tawo Festival 2015. While the actual Festival is celebrated with street dancing and showdown on February 17, the schedule of activities fills nearly 3 weeks. The Motrad competition opens the weeks of celebrations on Sunday, February 08, the “Day for Potpot Driver” is closing the Fiesta on March 1.
Tawo Tawo Festival 2015 – Calendar of Events
Sunday February 08, 2015
Tawo-Tawo Motard Competition at the City Boulevard
Monday February 09, 2015
8:00AM Spiritual Service at the City Gymnasium
8:00PM Opening Ceremonies Presentation: Ms. Bayawan2015 at the City Quadrangle
Saturday & Sunday February 7 & 8, 2015
8:00AM – 5:00PM 11-A-Side Invitational Football Tournament at the BCECS Grounds
Saturday February 14, 2015
6:00 PM Dinner for a Cause and Valentine’s Concert at the City Quadrangle
Saturday & Sunday February 14-15, 2015
8:00AM Drag Race Competition
Sunday February 15, 2015
6:00AM 8th National Mountain Bike Challenge at the Cabcabon Hills
8:00AM 2015 Tawo-Tawo Dart Tournament at the City Gymnasium
8:00PM Ms. Bayawan 2015 Talent Night at the IBC Ground
Monday February 16, 2015
8:00AM 2015 Tawo-Tawo sa Humayan Final Judging at IBC Ground
4:30 PM Mass Procession at the IBC Ground
8:00PM Miss Bayawan Coronation Night at the IBC Ground
Tuesday Feb 17, 2015
9:00 AM Concelebrated Mass at Saint Thomas of Villanueva Parish
10:00 AM Tawo Tawo Festival Showdown at IBC Ground
11:30 AM Sky Diving Exhibition
2:00 PM Tawo Tawo Festival Parade Street Dance at Bayawan City Street
5:00 PM Awarding: Tawo-Tawo Mascot Design and 2015 Tawo-Tawo sa Humayan Competitions
7:00 PM ABS-CBN Night IBC Ground
Wednesday Feb 18, 2015
8:00 AM 2015 Fiesta Civic Parade at Bayawan City Streets
8:00 PM WOWAP & AVT Night at the City Quadrangle
Thursday February 19,2015
8:00 PM Globe Night at the City Quadrangle
Friday Feb 20, 2015
8:00 AM Inter-LGU Invitational Badminton Competition at the City Gymnasium
Saturday & Sunday February 21-22, 2015
8AM – 10PM Basketball & Volleyball Friendship Game at the City Gymnasium
Saturday February 21, 2015
8:00 AM Tawo Tawo Festival Enduro Cross Challenge at the IBC Ground
8:00 AM Bancaton at the Bayawan City Boulevard
Sunday Feb 22, 2015
8:00 AM Tawo Tawo Festival 2015 Bayawan 6th PNP Proficiency Firing and Invitational Shootfest at the Cabcabon
11:00 AM 2015 Tawo Tawo Triathlon at the Bayawan City Boulevard
February 1 to 28, 2015
daily Tennis Tournament at the Bayawan City Plaza
daily 4:00PM to 11:00PM 2015 Carnival at the Bayawan City Boulevard
Sunday Mar 1, 2015
8:00 AM Larong Pinoy – Adlaw Sa Mga Potpot Drivers (Day for Potpot Driver ) at Bayawan City Boulevard
See you at the Tawo Tawo Festival in Bayawan
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