At least 10 different Buglasan Festival of Festivals costumes will be on display at the Robinsons Place shopping mall in Dumaguete City starting today.
The activity, called Postura de Negros Oriental, will showcase the festival costumes of contingents from the towns and cities that have participated this year and in previous years in the Buglasan Festival held every October.
Raffy Duhaylungsod of the Negros Oriental Tourism Council said at least 10 groups are expected to participate in the Postura de Negros Oriental, that opens today and will run until Oct. 27.
The Postura de Negros was launched Sunday with the ceremonial unveiling of the official Filipiniana ensemble of the Sandurot Festival of Dumaguete, the capital of Negros Oriental.
Originally, other festival costumes were to be displayed on the same day, however, the contingents begged off, saying these were still to be used for the grand showdown and street dancing competition of the Buglasan Festival of Festivals and the search for Buglasan 2013 King and Queen yesterday.
While only six contingents participated in yesterday's Festival of Festivals, Duhaylungsod said they have the commitment of other cultural contingents to feature their festival costumes.
The six contingents that competed yesterday for this year's grand champion of the Buglasan Festival of Festivals and their candidates for the Buglasan pageant were Justino Rafael Alcala and Christine Bellosillo, representing the Hudyakan Festival of Bais City; Nicando Boiser and Jogie Torres of the Hambabalud Festival of Jimalalud; Wayne Banaybanay and Rosette Nuico of the Pakol Festival of Sta. Catalina.
Other participants were Kyle Barte and Lindsay Belnas of the Tawo-Tawo Festival of Bayawan City; Dominic Colina and Ivy Clemente of the Ayuquitan Festival of San Jose; and, Psalm Kevin Oracion and Camela Christy Olis of the Saulog Festival of Tanjay City.
Duhaylungsod said the “Postura” will enable locals and tourists to see and appreciate the uniqueness and beauty of each festival in the towns and cities of the province.*JFP
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