10 Kasadyahan tribes vie for coveted title and prizes in Dinagyang Festival 2015

January 25, 2015 12:45 pm 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 24 — Ten Kasadyahan tribes or mardi gras groups vied for the coveted title and big prizes in the Kasadyahan Regional Cultural competition, one of the highlights of this year’s Dinagyang Festival 2015 which took off following a mass and brief opening program at the jampacked Iloilo Freedom Grandstand Saturday morning.

These competing Kasadyahan tribes or mardi gras groups came from the different places in the region that include Pinta Flores of San Carlos City, Sigabong sang mga Kanyon from Bago City, and Masskara Festival of Bacolod City, all in Negros Occidental; Salakayan Festival of Miag-ao, Tribu Kaing of Buga National High School in Leon, and Tribu Pantat of Zarraga, all in Iloilo province; Tatusa Festival of Caluya, Antique; Padagyaw Festival of Astorga, Dumarao, and Tribu Solodnon of Patabang Tapaz, all in Capiz province; and the Hubon Balsahan sa Manggahan Festival of Sibunag, Guimaras.

These tribes showcased their festival, culture, way of life and belief in their respective places in a more colorful performance in five judging areas in the city.

These judging areas is located at the Iloilo Freedom Grandstand, in front of the Iloilo Provincial Capitol, Delgado-Mabini Streets, Quezon-Ledesma Streets and Ma. Clara fronting the Iloilo central market area.

Kasadyahan Tribe committee chairman Dr. Eden Deriada said winners will be judged based on the following criteria that include endurance-30 percent; choreography-30 percent; performance-30 percent; and costume and props-5 percent.

Prizes at stake in this year’s Kasadyahan tribes competition are as follows: champion – P150,000; 1st runner-up – P 125,000; 2nd runner-up, P100,000; 3rd runner-up, P75,000; 4th runner-up, P 50,000; and consolation prizes of P10,000.

The awarding of winners for the Kasadyahan Festival will be announced Sunday simultaneous after the Ati-Atihan tribe competition. (PNA)

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