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King & Queen - Buglasan 2014

Buglasan 2014 – King & Queen Competition

The King & Queen Competition of Buglasan 2014 was in our humble opinion the absolute highlight of the activities on the stage at Freedom Park. Eight gracious candidates were competing for the Queen title together with eight gentlemen who were in the contest for this years Buglasan King. The contest happened after a whole day of strenuous activities, starting with the showdown early morning, followed by the street dance parade.

Buglasan 2014 - King & Queen

Buglasan 2014 – King & Queen Candidates


King & Queen – Presentation

The presentation of the candidates was supported by their dancers. This made the presentation a fast paced and very entertaining part of the show.

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Buglasan 2014 – King & Queen – Evening Attire

Buglasan 2014 - King and Queen

 

 

Jimalalud - Hambabalud Festival

Buglasan 2014 – Showdown and Street Dance

The Buglasan 2014 – Showdown and Street Dance was traditionally held on Friday. This day was also a special regional holiday. As it could be expected, the Macias Sports Complex and the streets of Dumaguete were packed and it appeared that whole Negros Oriental came to its capital to enjoy the festival of festivals. After all judges, politicians, celebrities and beauty-queens were present, the show finally could start.

Buglasan 2014 Showdown

Eight participants were competing in different categories. The ninth performer was Sta. Catalina with the famous Pakol Festival. They did not participate, as their little monkeys always got the heart of the audience and the judges and basically won all Buglasan competitions over the last years. For this achievement, they got rewarded with the “Golden Slam” and a nice big trophy. It need to be said that Sibulans Yag Yag festival would be a serious competitor for the dance-troop from Sta Catalina and it would be a close call who gets the title at Buglasan 2014 – Showdown and Street Dance.

Following some pictures we took at the Buglasan 2014 – Showdown and Street Dance 

 1 – Bayawan Tawo Tawo Festival

1 - Bayawan Tawo Tawo Festival


 2 – Sibulan Yag-Yag Festival

2 - Sibulan Yag-Yag Festival

 

4 – Jimalalud – Hambabalud Festival

Jimalalud - Hambabalud Festival

5 – Dumaguete – Sandurot Festival

Dumaguete - Sandurot Festival

 

6 – San Jose – Ayuquitan Festival

San Jose - Ayuquitan Festival

 

7 – Bais -Hudyaka Festival

7 - Bais -Hudyaka Festival

 

8 – Tanjay – Bod Bod Festival

Tanjay - Bod Bod Festival

9 – Sta. Catalina – Pakol Festival

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Trophy for Grand Slam Winner Sta. Catalina - Pakol Festival

Trophy for Grand Slam Winner Sta. Catalina – Pakol Festival

Folkdance Competition - Buglasan 2014

Buglasan 2014 – Folkdance Competition

The Buglasan 2014 Folkdance Competition was a colorful event held last night on the Ninoy Aquino Freedom Park Stage. Even the weather was on the side of the organizers. The few clouds which caused some rain an hour before the even started were blown away and the groups could perform their Spanish influenced dances as planned.

Folkdance Competition - Buglasan 2014

Backstage at Buglasan 2014 – Folkdance Competition


Folkdance Competition - Buglasan 2014

 

The competition started only with a slight delay. The few empty places in front of the stage were filled quickly and the folkdance groups in their colorful costumes were ready to enter the stage.

Folkdance Competition – Buglasan 2014

Folkdance Competition - Buglasan 2014

The Ballroom Dancing Competition

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results falk dance & ballrom

 

 

Battle Of the Bands - Buglasan 2014

Buglasan 2014 – Live Band Competition

15 bands from all over Negros Oriental joined this years Live Band Competition at Buglasan 2014. Each band performed 7-10 minutes. Most of them where well prepared and rocked the stage in Freedom Park.  Our winner was clearly the band from Pamplona. Just the guitarist and the bass player alone probably doubled the average age of the whole Live Band competition, and their experience clearly showed the young generation how a few guys can fill up a big stage.


But as it always is, our favorite never wins. However, there was a lot of talent on the stage and all winners in the different categories also deserved their spot.

Backstage at the Live Band Competition

Battle of the Band – Buglasan 2014


Results of the Buglasan 2014 – Live Band Competition

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Official Result provided by Negros Oriental Government

Despite the great entertaining evening and great success, some critic might be allowed. Some Bands had not even their instrument tuned proper, others had their hand on the microphone head and singing more into the hand than into the technical device, and some had a stage appearance like going for a stroll to the mall, standing around with back-pack on just looking at each other, the last thing missing was that they start texting.

Rap and Hip Hop Dance Competition at Freedom Park Buglasan

The host of the Rap and Hip Hop Dance Competition at Freedom Park Buglasan was a great one. He didn’t waste so much time to start the show. Right after the prayer and national anthem the show started with the screaming audience..

The audience was so exited and  couldn’t be controlled not to go near the stage, but the host that night was polite  asking the people to keep off the stage.Hip-Hop dancer in dumaguete

Flying Hip Hop Dancers

Dumaguete Buglasan host

Buglasan Rap Competition

Awarding

awarding for hip hop and rap competition at Buglasan

awarding for hip hop and rap competition at Buglasan

The Result Rap and Hip Hop Dance Competition

Rap and Hip Hop Dance Competition

©Negros Oriental Tourism

 

Rondalla Dumaguete Buglasan

Rondalla Competition – Buglasan 2014

Buglasan 2014 – Rondalla, Balak, Balitaw, pride and culture of Negros Oriental

Sidlakan Dance Company Concert and the Rondalla-, Kumparsa-, and Balak, Balitaw Competitions were a blast. It is great to see the Facebook generation honoring our tradition and performing. We had so much fun there and all performers did a wonderful job. Everybody who just waits for the Beauty competitions and Street-dance parades is missing out on the traditional heart and soul of the Buglasan festival.

Rondalla Dumaguete Buglasan

Sidlakan Dance Company


The evening started off at 7:00pm with a 1 hour show of the Sidlakan Dance Company. Different Groups from Junior to seniors performed their traditional and modern dances and entertained the audience perfectly.

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Kumparsa & Rondalla Competition

Rondallia senior Buglasan in Dumaguete

Balak a night of Visayan poetry

Balitaw in Dumaguete Buglasan

Balitaw Competition at Buglasan 2014

Balitaw Competition

And of course there is no competition without awarding

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Here the official Results of last nights competition provided by Negros Oriental Tourism

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Only in the Philippines

If one looks at the result, one may wonder who is the winner of the Junior Rondalla division. There was only ONE competitor, but they came in only on the SECOND place. “Only in the Philippines” is the only explanation one can find. Rumors have it that the young fellow in the picture below was so upset, that he took of his shoes to throw it at the judges, but then decided to give the judges his Kindergarten math book, so they can figure out that it is not possible to be second out of one competitor.

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Civic & Military Parade - Buglasan 2014

Civic & Military Parade – Buglasan 2014

The Civic & Military Parade of Buglasan 2014 was under a burning sun on Saturday afternoon and it would not have been a problem to fry a sunny-side-up egg on the tarmac of the roads.. When all VIP, VUPs, LGUs and marching Bands finally arrived, it got on its way from Quezon Park to the Sidlakan Negros Village where the school marching band competition was held.

Civic & Military Parade - Buglasan 2014

Civic & Military Parade – Buglasan 2014



and some more from the Civic & Military Parade – Buglasan 2014

Roel Degamo - Governor Negros Oriental

Roel Degamo – Governor Negros Oriental

Civic & Military Parade - Buglasan 2014

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Results of High School Marching Band Competition & Minus One singing Contest (Seniors)

Result winners marching bands and more

Result winners marching bands and more

Thank you so much to all Buglasan 2014 Organizers, we also thank our Negros Oriental Provincial Tourism  head  Mrs. Myla Mae Bromo-Abellana for giving us the information and recognition about Buglasan 2014   events we covered. 

Happy Buglasan 2014.

Buglasan - Civic Parade

Buglasan 2014 Civic & Military Parade

Everybody is excited about Buglasan 2014. The Civic & Military Parade through the streets of Dumaguete is after Miss Negros Oriental Tourism 2014 the second audience-magnet. The civic parade’s assembly is around Quezon Park at 1:00PM and is supposed to start at 2:00PM.

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Route of Buglasan 2014 Civic & Military Parade


From the assembly area it goes onto LORENZO TEVES STREET (formerly COLON STREET) and proceeds with a right turn into PERDICES STREET. When reaching Silliman Avenue the civic parade takes a left turn and enters RAMON-TEVES PASTOR STREET (formelry REAL STREET) with a right turn, passing Freedom Park, ending after a right turn into E.J. Blanco Drive at Sidlakan Negros Village.

Buglasan 2014  - Civic Parade

Participants of Buglasan 2014 Civic & Military Parade

  • TMO Mobile
  • Grand Marshal (PNP Provincial Director)
  • National and Provincial Colors (c/o 302nd Brigade Philippine Army)
  • Silliman University Band
  • Provincial Government Officials

Governor

Vice-Governor

SP Members

3 District Representatives

  • Provincial Employees Biker Club (PEBC)
  • 302nd Brigade Philippine Army
  • High School Marching Band Contingent #1
  • PNP Contingent
  • 7A Maritime Police
  • National Line Agency Officials and employees (CAAP, PPA, CSC, DOLE, DILG, PIA, DOST, PNRC)
  • High School Marching Band Contingent #2
  • Miss Negros Oriental Tourism 2014 Float
  • Province of Negros Oriental (Departments, Offices, Units) Employees
  • Provincial Engineering Vehicles, Heavy Equipment, Fire trucks, Ambulances
  • NORSPORT, NOSDP, NORRPA, ONE Rescue
  • High School Marching Band Contingent #3
  • DepEd Division of Negros Oriental
  • DepEd Dumaguete City Division
  • High School Marching Band Contingent #4
  • League of Students Governments – Negros Oriental (Asian College, SOSCA, FU, Mazino, MDC, NORSU, SU, SPUD)
  • Tourism Stakeholders and Partners (ATTIN, NOATA, NOHRRA, NOCCI, NOIPC, NOBDF, ONE Phote, GP Rehab, MEDTRANSCO, McGinnis Tricycles)
  • High School Marching Band Contingent #5
  • Tanjay City Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • High School Marching Band Contingent #6
  • Siaton Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • High School Marching Band Contingent #7
  • Bindoy Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • High School Marching Band Contingent #8
  • Bacong Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • High School Marching Band Contingent #9
  • Bayawan City Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • High School Marching Band Contingent #10
  • Bais City Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • High School Marching Band Contingent #11
  • Tayasan Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • High School Marching Band Contingent #12
  • Basay Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • High School Marching Band Contingent #13
  • Sibulan Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • High School Marching Band Contingent #14
  • Dumaguete City Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • High School Marching Band Contingent #15
  • Mabinay Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • ElementaryMarching Band Contingent #1
  • Amlan Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • ElementaryMarching Band Contingent #2
  • Pamplona Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • ElementaryMarching Band Contingent #3
  • Manjuyod Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • ElementaryMarching Band Contingent #4
  • Sta. Catalina Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • ElementaryMarching Band Contingent #5
  • Ayungon Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • ElementaryMarching Band Contingent #6
  • San Jose Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • ElementaryMarching Band Contingent #7
  • Dauin Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • ElementaryMarching Band Contingent #8
  • Zamboanguita Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • ElementaryMarching Band Contingent #9
  • Jimalalud Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • ElementaryMarching Band Contingent #10
  • Valencia Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • La Libertad Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • Guihulngan Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • Vallehermoso Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • Canlaon City Contingent (Mayor, SB members, Employees, Barangay Officials)
  • Foundation University
  • Corporate Sponsors
  • ABS-CBN Stars (Kapamilya Caravan)
  • Dumaguete Rover Club

Buglasan 2014  - Civic Parade

Check out our Gallery of the Buglasan Civic & Military Parade

Buglasan 2014

Buglasan 2014 – Calendar of Events

Buglasan 2014

Finally the Calendar of Events for Buglasan 2014 was released and everybody can plan the events he/she wants to attend. The Festival of Festivals is celebrated form October 17 to 26, 2014.

For all who never have been to a Buglasan celebration because they are not that long, or only for a short holiday in Negros, be aware that the clocks ticking a little bit different when the Festival of Festivals is celebrated in Dumaguete City. If you want to celebrate with Negros Oriental and visit during Buglasan 2014, better hurry up, hotels and guest houses are almost fully booked already.

Calendar of Events Buglasan 2014

Theme: Community Development thru Tourism

Friday – October 17, 2014

05:00pm Buglasan Ecumenical Service at the Capitol Forecourt Stage

05:30pm Buglasan Opening Salvo Production at the Capitol Forecourt Stage

                                   Outstanding Oriental Negrense awards and Testimonial Dinner.

                                   Opening of LGU freedom Fair Booths at the Capitol Forecourt Stage

                                   Final Negros Oriental Tourism Jingle at the Capitol Forecourt Stage

08:00pm Miss Negros Oriental Tourism at the Capitol Forecourt Stage

11:00pm Fireworks display by DSS Fireworks at Capital grounds

11:00pm SMB Live Band at the Freedom Park

Saturday – October 18, 2014

01:00pm Assembly time for the Grand City –wide Parade

02:00pm Grand City Wide Civic- Military Parade with Marching Band Competition

05:00pm Opening SNV LGU Heritage Booths at the Sidlakan Negros Village

05:30 pm Duo Tenors Concert  Lead by Almar Pastidio at Capitol Forecourt

6:00 pm  Buglasan Festivaland Lead by AMBAK Production /PTU at Piapi Beach

07:00pm Minus One Singing Competition Senior Division at the Capitol Forecourt Stage

                 Duet Competition Senior Division at the Capitol Forecourt Stage

08:00pm Social Dancing Competition Senior Citizen at the Sidlakan Negros Village

09:00pm ABS CBN Kapamilya Caravan at the Freedom Park Stage

10:00pm Buglasan Festivaland at Piapi Beach

                 SMB Live Band at the Freedom Park

Buglasan 2014 Schedule of Events

 

Sunday – October 19, 2014

7:00 pm Sidlakan Dance Company Concert  at Freedom Park

08:00pm Rondalla Competition Junior Division at Freedom Park Stage

               Kumparsa Completion at the Freedom Park Stage

               Balak, Balitaw Competition at The freedom Park Stage

08:00pm Sinato Night at the Sidlakan Negros Village

11:00pm SMB Live Band at the Freedom Park

Monday – October 20, 2014

08:00pm Rap Competition at the Freedom Park Stage

                 Hip Hop/Pop Dance Competition at Freedom Park Stage

08:00pm Pasikat (MDC/ NORSU Saint Joseph Canlaon) at the Sidlakan Negros Village

11:00pm SMB Live Band at Freedom Park

Tuesday – October 21, 2014

02:00pm GMA Games at the Freedom Park

04:00pm GMA Kapuso Fiesta at the Freedom Park

08:00pm GMA “ Bet ng Bayan” Regional Finals Featuring Regine Velasquez & Alden Richards

08:00pm Pasikat (Asian College/Diaz Collage/SPUD at Sidlakang Negros Village

11:00pm SMB Live Band at The freedom Park

Wednesday – October 22, 2014

08:00pm Live Band Competition at the Freedom Park Stage

08:00pm Pasikat (Foundation University/Negros College Night/Villaflores) at the Sidlakan Negros Village

11:45pm SMB Live Band at the Freedom Park

Buglasan 2014 Calendar of Events

Thursday – October 23, 2014

08:00pm Folk Dance Competition “ Spanish Influenced Dances” at the Freedom Park

10:00pm Ballroom Competition at the Freedom park Stage

08:00pm COSCA/ La Consolacion College Bais/SU) at the Sidlakan Negros VillageS+

11:00pm SMB Live Band at the Freedom Park

Friday – October 24, 2014

08:00am Buglasan festival of Festival Showdown at the L. Maciaa Sport & Cultural Center

02:00pm Buglasan Festival of Festivals Street Dance at Dumaguete Street

05:00pm PALKwela Game Show at the Sidkang Negos Village

07:00pm Pasikat at the Sidlakang Negros Village

08:00pm Sidlakan Dance Company at the Sidlakang Negros Village

08:00pm Buglasan Festival King & Queen Pageant at the Freedom Park Stage

11:00pm SMB Live Band at the Freedom Park

Calendar of Events Buglasan 2014

Saturday – October 25, 2014

08:00am Lutong Garbo sa Sidlakang Negros at the provincial Agriculture Office. Conference Hall

08:00 am     Underwater Photo Contest

02:00pm       Dog Show lead by City Veterinarian at Sidlakang Negors Village

04:00pm Children’s Choir Competition at the Freedom Park Stage

05:00pm Bulilit Minus-One Competition at the Freedom Park Stage

06:00pm Bulilit Duet Competition at the Freedom Park Stage

                     Pasikat (AMA, Maritime, Maxino, STI,St.Francis Guihulngan) lead by Students Goverment at Sidlakang Negros Village

08:00pm Sadsad Sa Boulevard, Part 1 at the Rizal Boulevard

09:00pm Fireworks Competition Part 1 at the Rizal Boulevard

10:00pm SMB Live Band at the Freedom Park

Sunday – October 26, 2014

05:00pm Awarding & Thanksgiving Ceremonies at the Capitol Forecourt

07:00pm Cleanest & Greenest School Awards

                LGU Freedom Fair & SNV Heritage Booth Awards

                Sadsad Sa Boulevard Part 2 at the Rizal Boulevard

                Fireworks Competition Part 2 at the Rizal Boulevard

09:00pm SMB Live Band at the Freedom Park

Schedule of Events Buglasan 2014

To have the Festival of Festivals running smoothly are a lot of hands needed. We always want to honor the people behind the scene. Without them any festival anywhere in the world would not taking place. We want to say thank you to all helpers involved and like to share some pictures of the construction work going on at the capitol area while busy hands building the municipality booths

Buglasan 2014 – Preparation

Buglasan 2014 - Booth Construction

Buglasan 2014 – Booth Construction