Representatives of Sinulog Festival of Carmen, Cebu rehearse hours before Aliwan Fiesta 2008

Aliwan Fiesta is an annual event that gathers different cultural festivals of the Philippines in Star City Complex in Pasay wherein contingents compete in dance parade and float competitions. Organized by MBC Media Group together with Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the cities of Manila and Pasay, the event is dubbed as "the Philippines' Grandest Fiesta," with prizes totaling P3 million (roughly US$70,000). Aliwan Fiesta, which began in 2003, aims to showcase the different Filipino cultures and heritage not only to the people in Metro Manila but also to the rest of the world.[1] The contingents, meanwhile, aim to promote their respective regions both economically and tourism-wise.[2] It was originally organized as a visual extravaganza for the Christmas season, but it has since been held during the summer months of either April or May.[3] Aliwan is a Tagalog word for "entertainment" or "amusement." Aliwan Fiesta festivities are covered live on DZRH News Television annually.

Competition

The parade float of Panagbenga Festival of Baguio was decorated with local flowers and handicrafts. Seated on top is the city's Reyna ng Aliwan 2008 contestant

Aliwan Fiesta is divided into three categories: Cultural Street Dance Competition (the main event), Float Parade, and Reyna ng Aliwan (Queen of Entertainment/Amusement) competition. Each of the country's 17 regions have the option to send up to two contingents representing its respective cultural festival, as well as an option to send a representing float and or Reyna ng Aliwan contestant.[4] However, the roster of entries for the cultural dance and float competitions are limited. In 2008, the number of slots for cultural dance was increased from 20 to 24 groups, which was completed as early as January.[3] Each contingent in the cultural street dance competition—totaling up to 100 dancers as well as hundreds of musicians and support staff members—have undergone stringent elimination cycles during various local festivals before being chosen to compete in Aliwan Fiesta.[1] The highlight of the event is when all competing festivals show off their dance skills while parading for four kilometers (about 2+12 miles) along Roxas Boulevard from Quirino Grandstand to Aliw Theater grounds located near CCP.[5] The festivals range from the well-known such as Dinagyang of Iloilo City, Sinulog of Cebu City, and Panagbenga of Baguio, to the obscure but just-as-interesting feasts like Alikaraw of Hilongos, Leyte, Padang-Padang of Parang, Shariff Kabunsuan, and Pamitinan Festival of Rodriguez, Rizal.[1] Side events also include a bazaar featuring different regional products, a photography contest, an inter-scholastic dance competition (interpreting dance tunes played on MBC radio stations), Filipino street games, and a fireworks display.[5][6]

Meanwhile, the participating floats are only allowed to use local textiles, produce, flowers, and other products specific in their representing city in decorating the vehicles. Each float, portraying local folklore and indigenous traditions, is topped by a participant of Reyna ng Aliwan serving as muse. Laoag's Pamulinawen Festival has the distinction of winning the float competition the most number of times.

The province of Cebu, in turn, holds the record of the most wins in the Reyna ng Aliwan Pageant—six consecutive times from 2009 until 2014, and recapturing the crown in 2016 and 2017. However in 2019, Cebu's Sinulog festival queen who won Reyna ng Aliwan was stripped of her title for having violated the terms and conditions of her reign. The Panagbenga festival queen assumed the title and her duties for the rest of the year—the third time a Baguio lass wore the crown. The Reyna ng Aliwan pageant is considered the training ground of many national pageant winners, who have also gone on to compete—and win—international titles. Among these are Jamie Herrell and Karla Henry who won Miss Earth; Rizzini Alexis Gomez and Angeli Dione Gomez, who won the Miss Tourism International crowns back-to-back; Cynthia Thomalla, who was crowned Miss Eco International; Sharifa Aqeel who was named Miss Asia Pacific International; Vera Eumee Reiter, who won Mutya ng Pilipinas; as well as Mary Jean Lastimosa, Rogelie Catacutan, and Ahtisa Manalo, who won Binibining Pilipinas titles.

The top ten contingents in the cultural dance and float competitions receive cash prizes, with the top float winner receiving P500,000 (roughly US$11,000) and the winning cultural dance group getting P1 million (about US$23,000) as well as the bragging rights of becoming the champion of Aliwan Fiesta. Meanwhile, the Reyna ng Aliwan receives P100,000 (roughly US$2,300).[4]

Lumad Basakanon of Cebu's Sinulog, Tribu Panayanon of Iloilo Dinagyang, and the Manggahan Festival of Guimaras have all represented the country in various international festivals overseas. Aliwan Fiesta itself was featured in the Philippine pavilions at the 2011 Prague Quadrennial on Performance Space and Design, held in the Czech Republic; the Philippine delegation won the special children's prize for its efforts.

Aliwan Fiesta winners

Festival Dance (Street Dance) Competition

Year Champion 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place Runners-Up Other Runners
2023 Dinagyang Festival
(Tribu Parianon - Iloilo City)
Sinulog Festival
(Lumad Basakanon - Cebu City)
Manggahan Festival
(Hubon Balsahan - Province of Guimaras)
Halamanan Festival
(Barangay Sta. Cruz - Guiguinto, Bulacan)
Kadalag-an Festival
(Victorias Sidlak Kadalag-an Dancers - Victorias City, Negros Occidental)
Antipolo Maytime Festival
(Maharlika Dance Troupe - Antipolo, Rizal)
Binabayani Festival
(Masinloc Street Dancers - Masinloc, Zambales)
Ayat Festival
(Tawid a Balitok - Province of La Union)
Panagbenga Festival
(Pinsao National High School - Baguio)
Kangga Festival
(Mogpog, Marinduque)
2019 Pasaka Festival
(Pintados Kasadyaan festival of Leyte - Tanauan, Leyte)
Buraburon Festival
(Tribu Buraburon - Burauen, Leyte)
Manggahan Festival
(Hubon Guimarasnon - Guimaras Island)
Meguyaya Festival
(Sabaken National High School - Upi, Maguindanao)
Niyogyugan Festival
(Pagbilao dancers - Quezon Province)
Antipolo Maytime Festival
(San Jose National High School - Antipolo, Rizal)
Halamanan Festival
(Guiguinto, Bulacan)
Panagbenga Festival
(Baguio City National High School - Baguio)
Tarakuku Festival
(Kabuntalan National High School - Mother Kabuntalan, Maguindanao)
Bodong Kalinga Festival
(Saint Teresita High School - Pinukpuk, Kalinga)
Sambalilo Festival
(Cavinti, Laguna)
Kapatagan Festival
(Kapatagan National High School Dance Troupe - Kapatagan, Lanao Del Sur)
2018 Kasadyan Festival
(Tribu Buraburon - Burauen, Leyte)
Manggahan Festival
(Tribu Manggahan - Guimaras Island)
Dinagyang Festival
(Tribu Panayanon - Iloilo City)
Meguyaya Festival
(Bagabungan National High School - Upi, Maguindanao)
Binirayan Festival
(Tribu Tatusan - Antique)
Abrenian-Kawayan Festival
(Tribu Dangdang-ay - Province of Abra)
Panagbenga Flower Festival
(St Louis University - Baguio)
Pandan Festival
(Tribu Pandan - Mapandan, Pangasinan)
Bato Art Festival
(Tribu Antatet - Luna, Isabela)
Pandang Gitab Festival
(Municipality of Baco - Oriental Mindoro)
Fiesta Republica
(Malolos, Bulacan)
Tagultol Fishing Festival
(Atimonan Community Dancers - Atimonan, Quezon)
Rodriguez Dumagat Festival
(Rodriguez, Rizal)
Bakood Festival
(Teatro Baile de Bacoor - Bacoor, Cavite)
Pangumagat Festival
(Tribu Pangumagat - Balud, Masbate)
Niyogyugan Festival
(Hambujan Dancers of Dolores, Quezon - Dolores, Quezon)
Dinamulag Mango Festival
(Ibaile Street Dancers - Province of Zambales)
2017 Dinagyang Festival
(Tribu Salognon - Iloilo City)
Hubong Binagtong Manggahan Festival
(Hubon Binagtong - Guimaras)
Manaragat Festival
(Tribu Katbalaugan - Catbalogan, Samar)
Maytime Festival
(San Jose National High School - Antipolo, Rizal)
Meguyaya Festival
(Nangi National High School - Upi, Maguindanao)
Balitok Ti Alicia Festival
(Alicia, Isabela)
Panagbenga Festival
(Pinsao National High School - Baguio)
Al Cinco de Nobiembre Festival
(Sigabong Sang Mga Kanyon - Bago, Negros Occidental)
Timpuyog Festival
(James L. Chiongbian National Trade School Performing Arts Troupe - Kiamba, Sarangani)
Inaul Festival
(Datu Piang Performing Arts Guild - Datu Piang, Maguindanao)
2016 Manaragat Festival
(Tribu Katbalaugan - Catbalogan, Samar)
Dinagyang Festival
(Tribu Salognon - Iloilo City)
Meguyaya Festival
(Dr Bernabe dela Fuente Sr National High School - Upi, Maguindanao)
Sagayan Festival
(Datu Piang Performing Arts Guild - Datu Piang, Maguindanao)
Niyogyugan Festival
(Hambujan Dancers of Dolores, Quezon - Quezon)
Panagbenga Festival
(Pinsao National High School - Baguio)
Boling-Boling Festival
(Catanauan, Quezon)
Anilag Festival
(Santa Rosa, Laguna)
2015 Manaragat Festival
(Catbalogan, Samar)
Sinulog Festival
(Lumad Basakanon - Cebu City)
Mayaw-Mayaw Festival
(Pinabacdao, Samar)
Sakuting Festival
(Dolores, Abra)
Meguyaya Festival
(Upi, Maguindanao)
Kalivungan Festival
(Cotabato)
Candle Festival
(Candelaria, Quezon)
Sagayan Festival
(Datu Piang, Maguindanao)
Panagbenga Festival
(Baguio)
Pandang Gitab Festival
(Oriental Mindoro)
2014 Sinulog Festival
(Lumad Basakanon - Cebu City)
Meguyaya Festival
(Upi, Maguindanao)
T’nalak Festival
(Santo Niño, South Cotabato)
Pamulinawen Festival
(Laoag, Ilocos Norte)
Caragan Festival
(Mabalacat, Pampanga)
Kalivungan Festival
(Matalam, Cotabato)
Adivay Festival
(Kabayan, Benguet)
Pandang Gitab Festival
(Baco, Oriental Mindoro)
Bato Art Festival
(Luna, Isabela)
Kalilangan Festival
(General Santos City)
2013 Dinagyang Festival
(Tribu Panayanon - Iloilo City)
Kalivungan Festival
(Midsayap, Cotabato)
Meguyaya Festival
(Upi, Maguindanao)
Padang-Padang Festival
(Parang, Maguindanao)
Adivay Festival
(Benguet)
Sagayan Festival
(Buluan, Maguindanao)
Pasaka Festival
(Tanauan, Leyte)
Pandang Gitab Festival
(Oriental Mindoro)
Dinamulag Mango Festival
(Masinloc Street Dancers - Province of Zambales)
Ang Tipulo Festival
(Antipolo, Rizal)
2012 Dinagyang Festival
(Tribu Pan-ay - Iloilo City)
Buyogan Festival
(Abuyog, Leyte)
Lingganay Festival
(Pintados-Kasadyaan & Sinulog Festivals - Alangalang, Leyte)
T’nalak Festival
(Santo Niño, South Cotabato)
Lembuhong Festival
(Surallah, South Cotabato)
Ala Eh! Festival
(Mamang-os at Kambingan - Tuy, Batangas)
Kalivungan Festival
(Alamada, Cotabato)
Hermosa Festival
(Zamboanga City)
Pandang Gitab Festival
(Oriental Mindoro)
Dinagyang-Kasadyahan Festival
(Miagao, Iloilo)
2011 Dinagyang Festival
(Tribu Pan-ay - Iloilo City)
Dinagyang-Kasadyahan Festival
(Zarraga, Iloilo)
Lembuhong Festival
(Uswag Surallah - Surallah, South Cotabato)
Calacatchara Festival
(Calacatchara Dance Group - Calaca, Batangas)
Pandang Gitab Festival of Lights
(MINSCAT Calapan and Baco Catholic School - Oriental Mindoro)
Pakalog Festival
(Tribu Pakalog - Santolan, Pasig)
Panagbenga Festival
(St. Louis University - Baguio)
Hermosa Festival
(Zamboanga City High School - Zamboanga City)
Kalimudan Festival
(Tribu Teduray - Sultan Kudarat)
Boling-Boling Festival
(Catanauan Abaruray - Catanauan, Quezon)
2010 Dinagyang Festival
(Tribu Paghidaet - Iloilo City)
Hermosa Festival
(Zamboanga City)
Dinagyang Festival
(Tribu Kasag - Banate, Iloilo)
Unavailable Paraw Regatta Festival
(Grupo Fuerte Baile - Iloilo City)
Pasaka Festival
(Tanauan, Leyte)
Lapay Bantigue Festival
(Masbate City, Masbate)
Halamang Dilaw Festival
(Marilao, Bulacan)
Pakalog Festival
(Pasig)
Buklod Festival
(Parang, Maguindanao)
Padang-Padang Festival
(Parang, Maguindanao)
2009 Buyogan Festival
(Abuyog, Leyte)
Dinagyang Festival
(Tribu Kasag - Banate, Iloilo)
Dinagyang Festival
(Tribu Paghidaet - Iloilo City)
Siloy sa Alcoy
(Alcoy, Cebu)
Karatong Festival
(Dulag, Leyte)
Ibon-Ebon Festival
(Candaba, Pampanga)
Kalilangan Festival
(General Santos City)
Kadayawan Festival
(Davao City)
Lapay Bantigue Festival
(Masbate City, Masbate)
Lambayok Festival
(San Juan, Batangas)
2008 Sinulog Festival
(Lumad Basakanon - Cebu City)
Dinagyang Festival
(Iloilo City)
Sinulog Festival
(Carmen, Cebu)
Alikaraw Festival
(Hilongos, Leyte)
Saad Festival
(Leganes, Iloilo)
Buyogan Festival
(Abuyog, Leyte)
Desposorio Festival
(Hagonoy, Bulacan)
Halad Festival
(Tribung Halad - Midsayap, Cotabato)
Pamulinawen Festival
(Laoag, Ilocos Norte)
Kadayawan Festival
(Davao City)
2007 Sinulog Festival
(Cebu City)
Dinagyang Festival
(Tribu Ilonganon - Iloilo City)
Alikaraw Festival
(Hilongos, Leyte)
Desposorio Festival
(Hagonoy, Bulacan)
Hermosa Festival
(Zamboanga City)
Kalilangan Festival
(General Santos City)
Pasalamat Festival
(Pagadian, Zamboanga del Sur)
Padang-Padang Festival
(Parang, Maguindanao)
Babaylan Festival
(Bago, Negros Occidental)
Kahilwayan Festival: Iloilo Dinagyang
(Santa Barbara, Iloilo)
2006 Sinulog Festival
(Cebu City)
Dinagyang Festival
(Iloilo City)
Pintados de Pasi Festival
(Passi, Iloilo)
Halad Festival
(Pigcawayan, Cotabato)
Kahilwayan Festival
(Santa Barbara, Iloilo)
Pamulinawen Festival
(Laoag, Ilocos Norte)
Tultugan Festival
(Maasin, Iloilo)
Pasalamat Festival
(Pagadian, Zamboanga del Sur)
Padang-Padang Festival
(Parang, Maguindanao)
Babaylan Festival
(Bago, Negros Occidental)
2005 Pintados de Pasi Festival
(Passi, Iloilo)
Kahilwayan Festival: Cry of Santa Barbara
(Tribu Kahilwayan of Santa Barbara, Iloilo)
Dinagyang Festival
(Iloilo City)
Kadayawan Festival
(Davao City)
Kalilangan Festival
(General Santos City)
Meguyaya Festival
(Nuro, Upi, Maguindanao)
Desposorio Festival
(Hagonoy, Bulacan)
Pasalamat Festival
(Pagadian, Zamboanga del Sur)
Pasaka Festival
(Tanauan, Leyte)
Kuyog A Sagayan Festival
(Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao)
2004 Dinagyang Festival
(Tribu Atub-Atub, Iloilo City)
Kahilwayan Festival: Cry of Santa Barbara
(Tribu Kahilwayan of Santa Barbara, Iloilo)
Kadayawan Festival
(Davao City)
Balyuan Festival
(Tacloban City)
Kuyog A Damak
(Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao)
Pamulinawen Festival
(Laoag, Ilocos Norte)
Padang-Padang Festival
(Tribung Pamanok - Parang, Maguindanao)
Kuyog A Kang'gelal
(South Cotabato)
Fertility Festival
(Obando, Bulacan)
Meguyaya-Sarimanok Festival
(Nuro, Upi, Maguindanao)
2003 Halad Festival
(Midsayap, Cotabato)
Pasaka Festival
(Tanauan, Leyte)
Mananayaw
(Makati City)
Singkaban Festival
(Bulacan)
Kasadyaan Festival
(Palo, Leyte)
Sinukwan Festival
(San Fernando, Pampanga)
Padang-Padang Festival
(Parang, Maguindanao)
Hermosa Festival
(Zamboanga City)
Pamulinawen Festival
(Laoag, Ilocos Norte)
Sining Pakalagyan
(Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao)
2003 Halad Festival
(Midsayap, Cotabato)
Dinagyang Festival
(Tribu Atub-Atub - Iloilo City)
Sarakiki-Hadang Festival
(Calbayog, Samar)
Dalit Festival
(Tangub, Misamis Occidental)
Sining Pakalagyan
(Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao)
Unavailable

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Special awards

Year Best Folkloric Performance Best Costume Best Musical Accompaniment
2017 Panagbenga Festival
(Baguio)
Dinagyang Festival
(Iloilo City)
Dinagyang Festival
(Iloilo City)
2016 Panagbenga Festival
(Baguio)
Manaragat Festival
(Catbalogan, Samar)
Manaragat Festival
(Catbalogan, Samar)
2015 Panagbenga Festival
(Baguio)
Sinulog Festival
(Lumad Basakanon - Cebu City)
Unavailable
A parade float representing Kadayawan Festival of Davao City in Aliwan Fiesta 2008
Cultural Festival Champions Year(s)
Dinagyang Festival 7 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2023
Sinulog Festival 4 2006, 2007, 2008, 2014
Manaragat Festival 2 2015, 2016
Halad Festival 2003 (2)
Buyogan Festival 1 2009
Pintados de Pasi Festival 2005

Tugtog ng Aliwan

Year Cultural Festival Winner Origin
2017 Meguyaya Festival Nangi National High School Upi, Maguindanao
2015 Sagayan Festival Maguindanao

Float design

Year Champion 2nd Place 3rd Place Runners-Up
2007 Guinakit
(Sultan Kudarat, Shariff Kabunsuan)
Desposorio Festival
(Hagonoy, Bulacan)
Iloilo City: The Next Big Thing
(Iloilo City)
Kalilang
(General Santos City)
Limbonan
(Parang, Shariff Kabunsuan)
Pinaginasan sa Maguindanao
(Mamasapano, Maguindanao)
Panagbenga 2007
(Baguio)
Chrislam: Unity in Diversity
(Zamboanga City)
Boling-Boling Evo
(Catanauan, Quezon)
Pili: The Majestic Tree
(Sorsogon City, Sorsogon)
2006 Biag-Ni-Lam-Ang
(Laoag, Ilocos Norte)
The Sabutan Rainbow Parrot Fish
(Palanan, Isabela)
Boling-Boling Festival
(Catanauan, Quezon)
Panagbenga: Let A Thousand Flowers Bloom
(Baguio)
Himag-Ulaw Festival
(Placer, Masbate)
Pagayam
(Jones, Isabela)
Cry of Santa Barbara
(Santa Barbara, Iloilo)
Antipolo Maytime Festival
(Sumakah, Antipolo, Rizal)
Awang
(Upi, Shariff Kabunsuan)
Halamanan Festival
(Guiguinto, Bulacan)
2005 Sabutan Festival
(Isabela)
Paradise Found
(Baguio)
Idiay Bangir
(Laoag, Ilocos Norte)
Desposorio-Pagpupugay sa Masaganang Buhay
(Hagonoy, Bulacan)
Halamanan Festival: Hardin ng Paraiso
(Guiguinto, Bulacan)
Passinhon nga Kultura Amligan Ta
(Passi, Iloilo)
Layag Gensan
(General Santos City)
Dinagyang Festival
(Iloilo City)
Ragsak Ti Biag
(San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte)
The Grand Dundang
(Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao)
2004 Tawid (A Legacy)
(Laoag, Ilocos Norte)
Let Thousands of Flowers Bloom More Than The Usual
(Baguio)
Kanggunina
(South Cotabato)
Ang Paghubog sa Banga ng Buhay
(Ilocos Norte)
Tangguan
(Sultan Kudarat)
Ibanyuhay sa Rizal
(Rizal)
Kahilwayan Festival
(Santa Barbara, Iloilo)
Apoy Daramba
(Parang, Maguindanao)
Dinagyang Festival
(Iloilo City)
Ciudad de Flores
(Zamboanga City)
2003 Pamulinawen Festival
(Ilocos Norte)
Singkaban Festival
(Bulacan)
Hermosa Festival
(Zamboanga City)
Padang-Padang Festival
(Parang, Maguindanao)
Higantes and Parejadoras
(Angono, Rizal)
Panagbenga Festival
(Baguio)
Asia Brewery
(Makati City)
Sapatero Festival
(Marikina)
2003 Guinakit Festival
(Parang, Maguindanao)
Panagbenga: Let A Thousand Flowers Bloom
(Baguio)
Dinagyang Festival
(Iloilo City)
Pamulinawen: Sunshine City
(Laoag, Ilocos Norte)
Torogan sa Ranao
(Lanao del Sur)
Unavailable
Year Champions Runner Up Third Placer
2017 Santa Cruz de Mayo of Tacloban City Kapaginaul sa Maguindanao of Datu Piang, Maguindanao Al Cinco de Noviembre of Bago City, Negros Occidental
2015 Santo Niño Fluvial Float of Samar Sagayan Festival of Datu Piang Maguindanao Sakuting Festival of Dolores, Abra
2014 Bambanti festival of Isabela Utanon festival of Dalaguete, Cebu Indayog ti Sabsabong of Baguio
2013 Bahandi Han Eastern Visayas of Alang-Alang, Leyte Balinali Sang Gadung of Mangudadatu, Maguindanao Gak't A Kastili sa Banobo of Northern Kabuntalan, Maguindanao
2012 Pamulinawen (Laoag, Ilocos Norte) Ang Lingganay (Alang-alang, Leyte) Sagayan Fiesta (Parang, Maguindanao)
2011 Biday a Pinangasturian (Buluan, Maguindanao) Kumpit sa Kutawato (Cotabato City) Singkaban Fiesta (Bulacan)
2010 Kanggulagna sa Maguindanao (Cotabato City) Bahandi Han Dagat (Tanauan, Leyte) Kagkawing sa Maguindanao (Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao)
2009 Abel Iloko (Laoag, Ilocos Norte) Lemba (Cotabato) Dinagyang (La Paz Iloilo)
2008 Kalesa - Pamulinawen (Laoag) Peacock - Boling Boling (Catabauan, Quezon) Sinulog (Cebu)
2007 Guinakit of Sultan Kudarat, Shariff Kabunsuan Disposorio Festival of Hagonoy, Bulacan Iloilo City: The Next Big Thing of Iloilo Dinagyang
2006 Biag-Ni-Lam-Ang of Laoag City The Sabutan Rainbow Parrot Fish of Palanan, Isabela Boling-Boling Festival of Catanauan, Quezon
2005 Sabutan Festival of Isabela Paradise Found of Baguio Idiay Bangir of Laoag City
2004 Tawid (A Legacy) of Laoag City Let Thousands of Flowers Bloom More Than The Usual of Baguio Kanggunina of South Cotabato

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Reyna ng Aliwan (2003-2019; 2023-present) / Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen (2020-2022)

Year Reyna ng Aliwan
(Aliwan Festival Queen)
Festival
Origin
Cultural Festival Post Pageant Title/s International Competition
2023 Kiara Liane Wellington Cebu Sinulog Festival
2022 Marikit Manaois Baguio Panagbenga Festival
2021 Shanyl Kayle Hofer Cebu Sinulog Festival
2020 Jannarie Zarzoso Cabadbaran Dagkot Festival Miss Universe Philippines 2023 Top 18
2019 Roi Neeve Comanda (Assumed) Baguio Panagbenga Festival
Nicole Borromeo (Dethroned) Cebu Sinulog Festival Miss Millennial Philippines 2019
Binibining Pilipinas International 2023
Miss International 2023 3rd Runner-up
2018 Chelsea Fernandez Tacloban Sangyaw Festival Miss Philippines Earth-Water 2019
Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2022
The Miss Globe 2022 Top 15
2017 Marla Alforque Cebu Sinulog Festival Miss Earth Philippines 2018 Runner-up/Top 10
2016 Cynthia Thomalla Cebu Sinulog Festival Miss Eco Philippines 2017 Miss Eco International 2018 Winner
2015 Stephanie Joy Abellanida Midsayap Halad Festival Binibining Pilipinas 2018 candidate
2014 Steffi Rose Aberasturi Cebu Sinulog Festival Miss Universe Philippines 2021 2nd Runner-up
2013 Jamie Herrell Cebu Sinulog Festival Miss Philippines Earth 2014 Miss Earth 2014 Winner
2012 Angeli Dione Gomez Cebu Sinulog Festival Binibining Pilipinas 2013 candidate
Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013 Tourism International
Miss Tourism International 2013-2014 Winner
2011 Rogelie Catacutan Cebu Sinulog Festival Miss World Philippines 2011 Top 12
Binibining Pilipinas Supranational 2015
Miss Supranational 2015 Top 20
2010 Rizzini Alexis Gomez Cebu Sinulog Festival Miss World Philippines 2012 candidate
Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2012
Miss Tourism International 2012-2013 Winner
2009 Sian Elizabeth Maynard Cebu Sinulog Festival Miss Philippines Earth 2010 Top 10
2008 Mary Jean Lastimosa Davao Kadayawan Festival Binibining Pilipinas 2011 2nd Runner-up
Binibining Pilipinas 2012 Top 12 Finalist
Miss Universe Philippines 2014
Miss Universe 2014 Top 10 Finalist
2007 Mary Jane dela Cruz Bulacan Desposorio Festival Binibining Pilipinas 2009 candidate
2006 Vera Eumee Reiter Baguio Panagbenga Festival Binibining Pilipinas 2006 candidate
Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2006
2005 Syrel Aubrey Amazona Baguio Panagbenga Festival
2004 Jasmin Versoza Laoag Pamulenawen Festival
2003 Tisha Veloso Leyte Sangyaw Festival

Coffee table book

MBC presented a coffee table book in 2008 entitled Aliwan Fiesta: Celebrating Life In These 7,107 Islands. It was documented by cultural affairs specialist Susan Isorena-Arcega, featuring various photographs taken during Aliwan Fiesta's first five years. The book aims to tackle the Filipino's festive psyche, the multi-pronged treatise on what the Philippine festivals are rooted in, and the display of cultural heritage through dance and craftsmanship.[6] A second volume entitled "Aliwan Fiesta: The Festival of Champions," was published in 2013. A third volume is currently being compiled.

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c "Aliwan Fiesta '07: The mother of all RP festivals". Manila Bulletin. March 25, 2007. Archived from the original on 2008-02-16. Retrieved 2008-07-16.
  2. ^ Recebido, Bennie (April 27, 2007). "Tagalog News: Sorsogon City Pili festival dance troupe kalahok sa Aliwan fiesta". Philippine Information Agency. Retrieved 2007-07-28.(in Tagalog)
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