Showing posts with label Dumaguete City. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dumaguete City. Show all posts

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Buglasan 2011 Street Dance Competition

Jimalalud "Diwatas" from the
Hambabalud trees wave magic to the crowd
Last October 21, 2011 the 9 contingents from different municipalities and cities of Negros Oriental prance their stuff as they color the main streets of Dumaguete City and compete on the highlighted event of Buglasan Festival.


The Buglasan Festival is the first “festival of festivals” in the Philippines and is Negros Oriental’s provincial fiesta. The Province’s six component cities and 19 municipalities participate in the said festival and showcase their assets.


At exactly 2 PM, the vehicles that usually pass these streets are no longer seen. Instead, what occupy this part of the city are locals that wait for their contenders to pass and tourists that are anticipating for different surprises. Invaded, the busiest streets of the city have stopped its time.
Mabinay Langub Dancers act as the 
stalactites and stalagmites of their mystical caves


As one of the highlighted events of Buglasan, people cannot afford to miss the said event. The scourging heat of the afternoon was put on the sideshow and the temperature was raised to the limit not by the sun but by the performers.


Town after town, they showed to the people that not one festival is inferior or more important to another. After all each town is battling for the grand prize of P100,000. The second and third place winners will receive P70,000 and P50,000, respectively. Of the nine participating local government units (LGUs), six may receive consolation prizes. Energy level, parade choreography, discipline and orderliness of the participants will be the criteria for judging. Aside from these criteria, the judges are also looking for something grand, with elements that will surprise and entertain the audience.

Inagta sa Siaton Festival mimes animal movements
by the dark skinned Agtas

As the competitors dance their way to the Sidlakan Booths, were all the different towns rendezvous, they left the spectators smiles of contentment. Indeed, Buglasan 2011 Street dance competition lived up to its name as the Festival of festivals.

More pictures here...

Friday, October 14, 2011

Buglasan 2011


Finally, it is the time of the year all the Negrenses have been waiting for.
For us Filipinos, festivals had always been a great deal. It is a celebration for thanksgiving for bountiful harvests of land and sea. Each festival brings out the colorful sights and sounds that are so overwhelming and you cannot help but jive in exultation. This can happen with just a single feast. Every town and city here in the Philippines has at least 1 to celebrate every year.
But has it ever occurred to you that all these towns are going to meet and compete with one another for the so called “Festival of festivals.” Yes, that is correct!
Negros Oriental’s BUGLASAN FESTIVAL is the country’s first Festival of Festivals. All the different festivals of the province meet once a year and show off their magnificence through gathering. The Province of Negros has the following festivals to keep and most of these are secular in nature: SANDUROT (Dumaguete City), TAWO-TAWO (Bayawan City), YAG-YAG (Barangay Cangmating, Sibulan), LANGOB (Mabinay), SIPONG (Bais City), KAPAW (Basay), KINAIYAHAN (Dauin), and BAUL (Zamboanguita). On the other hand, legends related to local patron saints and religious practices are the heart of MASULOG (MASLOG, Sibulan), SINULOG DE TANJAY (Tanjay City), HAMBABALUD (Jimalalud), LIBOD-SAYAW (Bindoy), PASAYAW (Canlaon City), AYUQUITAN (San Jose), BUDYAS (Amlan), and PAKOL (Santa Catalina).


So what are you waiting for? Come and tour Negros Oriental at its finest!

DATE
TIME
EVENT
VENUE
13 Thu
08:00am
Opening of 2 day Buglasan Organic Farm Family Congress
PAO
14 Fri
08:00am
02:00pm
05:00pm
06:00pm
08:00pm
6th Buglasan Farm Family Congress
Grand City-Eide Civic-Military Parade
Buglasan Ecumenical Service
Grand Opening LGU Booths
My Negros Oriental Photo Exhibition
SMB Night
PAO
Dgte. City
Sidl. Village
Sidl. Village
Sidl. Village
Sidl. Village
15 Sat
09:00am
10:00am
02:00pm
05:00pm
Lutong Garbo Sa Sidlakang Negros
Buglasan Chess
Cheerdance Competition
Children Choir Competition
Minus-One Singing Competition Senior Division
Duet & Quartett Competition Senior Division
SMB Night
PAO
NOCC
LLMSCC
Sidl. Village
Sidl. Village
Sidl. Villagee
Sidl. Village
16 Sun
05:00pm
Rondalla Competition Junior Division
Rondalla Competition Senior Division
Balak, Balitaw Competition
SMB Live Band
Sidl. Village
Sidl. Village
Sidl. Village
Sidl. Village
17 Mon
06:00pm
Bulilit Minus-One singing Competition
Duet & Quartetr Bulilit Division
SMB Live Band
Sidl. Village
Sidl. Village
Sidl. Village
18 Tue
08:00pm
Live Band Competition
Sidl. Village
19 Wed
08:09am
07:00pm
Buglasan 9-Ball Tournament
Rap Competition
Pop Dance Competition
San Juan Street
Sidl. Village
Sidl. Village
20 Thu
07:00pm
Folk Dance Competition Junior & Senior Divisions
Dancesport Competition Junior & Senior Divisions
SMB Night
Sidl. Village
Sidl. Village
Sidl. Village
21 Fri
08:00am
02:00pm
08:00pm
Festival of the Festivals Showdown
Festival of the Festivals Streetdance
Buglasan Festival King & Queen Pageant
LLMSCC
Dgte. City
Sidl. Village
22 Sat
08:00am
05:00pm
07:00pm
Buglasan Kayaking and Canoe Adventure Race
Palkwela Game Show
Sponsor Night
Fireworks Competition Part1
SMB Night
Balinsayao
Sidl. Village
Sidl. Village
Rizal Blvrd.
Sidl. Village
23 Sun
11:00am
05:00pm
07:00pm
Outstanding Oriental Negrense Awards Luncheon
Thanks Giving Mass
Cleanest and Greenest School Awards
LGU Booth Awards
Globe Night
Kasikas Sa Boulevard
Fireworks Competition Part2
SMB Night
SNV Con Hall
Sidl. Village
Sidl. Village
Sidl. Village
Rizal Blvrd.
Rizal Blvrd.
Rizal Blvrd
Sidl. Village