Manggahan Festival, Guimaras

Guimaras is one of the small island provinces in the Philippines but with a huge and vibrant culture, breathtaking tourist attractions, and world-class mangoes. Having said that, the province created Manggahan Festival every May to showcase their gift. In this presentation, Binagtong, which means anything that is wrapped by a katsa or patadyong, will be featured to show its usefulness as an accessory to export mangoes and other products by using this piece of cloth in the hands, shoulder or head. To be included in the presentation are the unique and exciting countryside experiences for tourists  – from agri eco-adventure parks to bike circuits, historical sites, religious events and other cultural activities. Info from Aliwan Fiesta Website.

I don't have my DSLR with me, so the photos above were captured using a not so expensive action camera. This Manggahan Festival performance was part of the Aliwan Festival 2017 held at the Quirino Grandstand, Manila and they were able to get Second Place for the Dance Parade Competition with a 500,000 pesos cash price.