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By Philippine Information Agency (PIA 8)
April 21, 2010

TACLOBAN CITY  –  The Pasaka Festival of Tanauan town, reigning Kasadyaan-Pintados Festival champion, is this year’s bet of the Province of Leyte to the Aliwan Festival, the much awaited annual nationwide street dancing competition which showcases the country’s best of the best festival street dancers from all over the Philippines.

Mayor Roque Tiu informed that the Pasaka Festival featuring the students from the Tanauan National High School, is all set for the Aliwan Festival. Observing the dress rehearsal which was conducted on Sunday, April 18, Mayor Tiu said the group is indeed in high spirits and is ready to show Leyte’s best festival form.

For this year’s Aliwan, Leyte is participating in the three festival contests: the Streetdance competition which will be participated in by the Pasaka Festival, the Float Competition with the Bahandi Han Dagat of Tanauan, Leyte and the Reyna ng Aliwan where Leyte will be represented by Ms. Marirose Modesto of Tanauan, Leyte.

The Reyna ng Aliwan 2010 will be conducted at the Aliw Theater at 7:00 o’clock in the evening of April 23 while the Aliwan Festival will be held on April 24, Mayor Tiu said.

Mayor Tiu disclosed that the reigning Aliwan Champion is also from Leyte. This is the Buyugan Festival which unfortunately will not be able to participate in this year’s Aliwan.

It is not the first time that the Pasaka Festival of Tanauan has joined the Aliwan Festival, Mayor Tiu said. In 2004, the PASAKA Festival composed of the elementary pupils of Barangay Bislig, placed second winning P500,000.

With the help of God and with the intervention of the Patroness of Tanauan, Our Lady of Assumption, it is hoped that the Pasaka contingent will do well at the Aliwan.

About 17 festivals, 11 Reyna ng Aliwan candidates and twelve floats from all over the country will vie for this year’s Aliwan Festival which is scheduled on April 22-24, 2010.

The Aliwan Festival Street dance will have a new route. It will commence at the back of the Mall of Asia and the final showdown will be held in front of the Aliw Theater in Sotto Drive, just beside the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Assembly area will be somewhere behind the SMX Convention Center.

There will be two judging areas. One at the back of the Mall of Asia and the final judging area will be in front of the Aliw Theater. The street dance will start at 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon.

Another improvement to this year’s Aliwan Festival is the mandatory performance of all major prize winners immediately after the Awarding Ceremony.

The Pasaka Festival of Tanauan, Leyte