DAGUPAN CITY – At least six clustered barangays will compete  in the featured Gilon-Gilon ed Baley on April 21 as part of  the Dagupan Bangus Festival 2017.

This year’s Gilon-Gilon will be chaired by Punong Barangay Julie Ann Perez of Barangay Pantal as her barangay is now excluded in  this year’s competition, now  being a hall of famer for winning the title of the Gilon-Gilon Street Dancing for three consecutive Bangus Festivals.

Bangus Festival 2017 Executive Chairman Epee Rafanan disclosed that the clustering aims to provide opportunities for the barangays to be able to showcase  bigger and better street dancing presentations.

The participants  are Cluster 1: Salisay, Mangin, Bolosan, Tebeng, Mamalingling and Tambac; Cluster 2 – Bonuan Gueset, Bonuan Binloc, and Bonuan Boquig; Cluster 3 – Calmay, Carael, Salapingao, Lomboy and Pugaro.

Cluster 4 – Caranglaan, Bacayao Sur, Bacayao Norte, Mayombo and Herrero-Perez; Cluster 5 – Lasip Grande, Pogo Grande, Pogo Chico, Malued, Lasip Chico and Lucao; and Cluster 6 – Tapuac, Poblacion Oeste, Barangay 1, Barangay 2 and 3, and Barangay 4.

Eventual winner in the Gilon-Gilon will earn the right to represent the city in the Festivals of the North, a battle of Festivals’ All-Star Street Dancing winners in different provinces and municipalities set  on April 28.

To date, eight participants have already signified their intention to join the Festivals of the North 2017 These are Tinungbo Festival of Pugo, La Union; Dinamulag Mango Festival of Masinloc, Zambales; Pamulinawen of Laoag, Ilocos Norte; Pindangan Festival of San Fernando, La Union; Halamanan Festival of Guiguinto, Bulacan; Abel-Iloko Festival of Caoayan, Ilocos Sur; Goat Festival of Balungao, Pangasinan; and Damili Festival of San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/March 23, 2017)