Sinamba sa Paraw Regatta to join Aliwan Fiesta 2011

The 7th Sinamba sa Paraw Regatta grand champion, Grupo del Oeste of West Visayas State University’s College of Physical Education, Sports, Culture, Arts and Recreation, has bagged the chance to perform in the upcoming Aliwan Festival.

The annual festival organized by the Manila Broadcasting Company will be held this April in Metro Manila. It features various Philippine festivals.

According to Tourism Regional Director Edwin Trompeta, the grand winner of the recent Dinagyang Festival, Tribu Pan-ay of Fort San Pedro National High School, is also expected to compete in the Aliwan.

Grupo del Oeste defeated Grupo Fuerte Baile of Fort San Pedro National High School -- last year’s champion.

This year, Grupo Fuerte Baile was adjudged first runner-up. It also bagged the best in costume and best in production design minor awards.

Grupo del Oeste also won the best in music, best in choreography and best in performance special awards.
2011 sailing competition, Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival

Meanwhile, Grupo Mesa Latinos of La Paz National High School was adjudged second runner-up.

Grupo Las Brillas of Iloilo City National High School was declared the third runner-up.

The best in parade award was handed to Grupo Las Brillas.

The best in float and best in duo performers special awards were awarded to Grupo Mesa Latinos.

Sinamba sa Paraw Regatta is one one of the side events of the Paraw Regatta Festival, now on its 39th year of sailing.

(photo credit: Joel Miles Molina)



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