Tag Archive for: Street Dance

Kapaw Festival 2024 in Basay

Kapaw Festival 2024 – Basay – Negros Oriental

The Kapaw Festival 2024 in Basay was a full success. When the street dance competition started the streets of the town were one big party.

Tayasan Festival

Tayasan Fiesta 2015 – Street Dancing

Tayasan Fiesta 2015 - Street Dancing

Street Dancing – Tayasan Fiesta 2015

Once again the DC Team went north to visit a municipality. We were invited to the Tayasan Fiesta 2015 by the honorable Mayor Nonong Ruperto to the week-long celebrations. One of the first Highlights was of course the Street Dance Competition. It started like announced “spot on”at 8:00 AM… Nah, we are joking

Tayasan Fiesta 2015 - Street Dancing

When we arrived at 7:30 AM to get some preparation shots, there was only ONE (1) contingent could be spotted at the very far left corner of the big Tayasan Plaza. The next group arrived some when around 8:20 AM. Anyway, the Street Dancing in Tayasan started finally around 10:00 AM.

Tayasan Fiesta 2015 - Street Dancing

When the contingents where finally released from the covered court, the dancers put on their brightest smiles for the thousands of Tayasanos along the streets of the municipality.


Tayasan Fiesta 2015 - Street Dancing

Yag-Yag Festival

Yag-Yag Festival 2015

Yag Yag Festival 2015

The Yag-Yag Festival 2015 of Barangay Cangmating in Sibulan was nothing less than a huge success. The Float and Show Down winner of Buglasan 2014 demonstrated why they got the Top Spot at the Festival of Festivals last year. The DC-Team is totally undecided if the monkeys of the Pakol Festival in Sta. Catalina or the crablets of the Yag Yag Festival are their favorite.

Yag Yag Festival

One thing we recognized immediately when arriving in Sibulan were the bright stunning smiles of most Yag Yag Festival participants. We are not sure what the reason was but the DC Team sent the best looking photographer there, which is certainly a factor to have the ladies putting on their brightest smile… or maybe they were just laughing about him.

Yag-Yag Festival 2015


Pakol Festival - Sta Catalina

Pakol Festival 2015

Most Dumagueteños remember the little monkeys at the Street Dancing and Showdown of the yearly Buglasan Festival. The DC Team followed the invitation of the local tourism officer and visited the municipality in the south of Negros Oriental for the Pakol Festival 2015.

Pasayaw Festival 2015 - Street Dancing

Canlaon Pasayaw Festival 2015

The Pasayaw Festival 2015 in Canlaon City took place on March 19. Six contingents from different schools in Canlaon participated as well as three contingents from neighboring municipalities of Guihulngan, La Libertad and Tayasan. Here some images of the Pasayaw Festival 2015 street dancing and showdown.

Festivals - Negros Oriental

Kapaw Festival 2015 – Street Dance

The Kapaw Festival 2015 in Basay was a full success. The municipality of Basay was on its feet and a fully packed gym cheered for all four contestants participating in the showdown. When the street dance competition started the streets of the town were one big party.

Kapaw Festival Basay

Street Dancing at Kapaw Festival 2015

Basay Street Dance Competition – Kapaw Festival

Basay - Negros Oriental

Basay - Street Dance

Kapaw Festival 2015

Kapaw Festival - Basa

Kapaw Festival 2015 in Basay

Kapaw Festival 2015 in Basay

Kapaw Festival - Basa

The annually Kapaw Festival in the municipality of Basay is a week of neverending activities. This years celebrations are held from March 13 to March 18 with the actual Festival on Monday, March 16 with the street dance competition and the Showdown. The search for Miss Basay 2015 is taking place at the municipality Gym on March 17.

Kapaw Festival 2015 – Schedule of Events

Friday March 13, 2015

8:00am Basketball Championship Games at Municipality .Gymnasium

Saturday March 14, 2015

7:00 pm Talent and Presentation Night Municipality .Gymnasium

Sunday March 15, 2015

8:00am Billiard Competition at Billiard Hall Basay Public Market.

8:00am Technical Rehearsal Kapaw Festival Municipality Gymnasium.

6:00pm Minus one Bulilit and Senior Division ,Balak, Balitaw, Pop Dance Competition at Mayor Cañamaque Commercial Complex,

9:00pm Live Band at Mayor Cañamaque Commercial Complex

Monday March 16, 2015

7:00am Fluvial Parade Basay Fish Port

9:00am KAPAW SHOWDOWN at Municipality .Gymnasium

11:00am SUGBA-SUGBA FESTIVAL at Basay Fish Port


7:00pm A night to remember with Jennifer Lee of Viva hot babes at Municipality .Gymnasium

Tuesday March 17, 2015

7:00am TRIATHLON at Basay Fish Port

2:00pm CIVIC PARADE at Municipality Quadrangle to Municipality .Gymnasium

7:00pm Search for Miss Basay 2015 at Municipality .Gymnasium

Wednesday March 18, 2015

10:00am CONCELEBRATED MASS at Roman Catholic Church

7:00pm BIG DISCO Night Municipality .Gymnasium

Happy Fiesta 2015, Basay

Tawo-Tawo Festival Bayawan

Tawo Tawo Festival 2015 – Showdown

Tawo-Tawo Festival 2015

Mr. Eli G. Manlangit

Mr. Eli G. Manlangit – Chairman, Tawo-Tawo Festival

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 Bayawan

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).

Bayawan Tawo Tawo Festival


Tawo-Tawo Bayawan 2015

and here the last few pictures:


Tawo-Tawo Festival - Bayawan City

Mabinay - Langub Festival

Langub Festival 2015 in Mabinay

The Langub Festival in Mabinay highlights the celebrations of the town fiesta. The word Langub originates from the local phrase for “cave”. Mabinay is well known as the cave capital of the Philippines with estimated 400 caves. 45 have been explored and seven are open to the public to visit. Thousands of spectators were lining the streets of Mabinay to watch the street dancing competition of the Langub Festival 2015. Eight competitors were showing their dances to the cheerful visitors and the watchful judges.

Langub Festival - Street Dancing

Many political “heavyweights” followed the invitation of Mabinay Mayor Ernie Uy to join the festival and enjoy the Showdown held at the Market. We spotted Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr, Negros Oriental Rep. George Arnaiz, Dumaguete City Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria, Sibulan Mayor Maning Diputado and many councilors from different towns and cities of Negros Oriental.

Mabinay - Langub Festival 2015

Langub Festival 2015 Clusters & Judges

Langub Festival in Mabinay

Langub Festival 2015 – Official Results

Street dance
1st Cluster#6 – Tribu Paabba
2nd Cluster#4 –Tribu Ati-a
3rd Cluster#1 – Tribu Dhagpas

Mabinay Fiesta 2015

Mabinay Fiesta 2015

Mabinay Fiesta 2015

The annual fiesta in Mabinay will be like always celebrated in honor of Sr Santo Niño. The Mabinay Fiesta 2015 has the theme:” GO for Progress thru Mabinayanihan” and will be held on January 24 & 25, 2015. The go in the theme stands also for “Greener & Organized”

The activities start already on January 20 with the Government Employee’s Night at 8:00pm at the Municipality Covered Court. Highlights of this years Fiesta in Mabinay are of course the “Miss Mabinay 2015” beauty pageant and the Langub Festival with Street Dancing and Showdown on January 24.

Mabinay Langub Festival

So if you have no other plans, why not getting on a bus and visiting the municipality to attend the Mabinay Fiesta 2015.

Mabinay Fiesta Schedule

Tuesday January 20, 2015
Government Employee’s Night – 8:00pm at Mun. Covered Court

Wednesday January 21, 2015
3G Grand Finals – 8:00pm at Mun. Covered Court DISCO

Thursday January 22, 2015
Miss Mabinay 2015 Selection and Coronation Night – 7:00pm at Mun. Covered Court

Friday Jaunary 23, 2015
CIVIC Parade 7:00am , Livelihood Congress and Agro – Fair – 9:00am , MEV Cultural Show 7:00pm DISCO

Saturday January 24, 2015
Mayor’s Cup (Shooting Competition) Level 2 – 8:00am at A- Hits Firing Range
Langub Festival 2015 – 1:00pm Street Dance/ Showdown, DISCO

Sunday  January 25, 2015
High Mass ( Santo Niño Parish Church) 9:00am, Mabinay Motocross at Barangay Tadlong 8:00am, DISCO

Happy Fiesta 2015 Mabinay