DAGUPAN CITY – Winner in the Gilon-Gilon ed Baley will participate only as guest performer in the coming Festivals of the North on April 27 in this year’s Bangus Festival.
Sharon Maramba of the 2018 Bangus Festival Executive Committee said that five contingents have already signified their interest to join and compete in the Festivals of the North.
These are the Dinamulag Festival of Masinloc, Zambales; Tinungbo Festival of Pugo, La Union; Halamanan Festival of Guiguinto, Bulacan; Sinukwan Sisig Festival of Angeles City, Pampanga; and Panagyaman Festival of Balaoan, La Union.
Prizes at stake are P400,000 for the champion; P200,000 for the first runner-up; P100,000 for the second runner-up; P80,000 for the third runner-up; and P60,000 for the fourth runner-up.
Special awards will be awarded to the Best in Costume with a cash prize of P20,000 and the Best Street Dancer will also receive P20,000 as cash rewards.
Maramba said there will also be Festival King and Queen with a cash prize of P5,000 each to the winners.
First runners-up will receive P3,000 each; second runners-up will receive P2,000 each.
A consolation prize of P10,000 will also be awarded to non-winning contingents. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/March 27, 2018)