DAGUPAN CITY – Dagupeños and tourists flocked Tondaligan Blue Beach in Barangay Bonuan Gueset when the city held its second Kite Flying Competition on April 6 as part of the month-long  Bangus Festival 2019.

The Tondaligan sky was alight with colors as some 48 participants from different places like Bacolod, Laguna, Batangas, Caloocan, Pampanga, Baguio, Alaminos, Binmaley and Lingayen showcased their various kite creations.

With no cap on its maximum size, participants were encouraged to be creative with the theme of “Bangus Festival 2019, the Happiest Fish Fest Ever!” under the categories of open kite, flat kite and three-dimension.

The kites were judged on their ability to fly, creativity, relevance to the theme, kite construction materials, audience impact.

Special awards such as People’s Choice, Local Kite Maker’s Choice were also given to chosen participants.

Mayor Belen T. Fernandez disclosed that activities such as the Windsurfing Clinic and Kite Flying Competition serve as opportunities help in promoting not just the annual festival, but also the beauty and continuous revitalization of the Tondaligan Beach.

The 2019 Bangus Festival will formally open with ‘Gilon-Gilon Ed Baley’ Street Dancing Competition, one of the festival’s most-anticipated events. The grand opening parade will be held on the city’s main thoroughfares on April 12. (Verdelle De Vera/CIO)