Provincial Government of Bulacan

Hagonoy town wins grand prize in

BEST FLOAT. The float of Hagonoy, Bulacan that features the creative representation of Palaisdaan Festival won the grand prize in the “Parada ng Karosa” competition held in front of the Provincial Capitol Building, City of Malolos, Bulacan as part of the Singkaban Festival 2016 opening ceremonies, Thursday morning. Inset: Dr. Eliseo dela Cruz, head of the Provincial History, Arts, Culture and Tourism Office (third from right), awards the ceremonial check amounting to P100,000 to Hagonoy Tourism Head Flordeliza Manlapaz (center). Also in the photo are (L-R) COA-Bulacan Auditor Mel Gomez, MNTC representative Sheila Pacia, Dr. Edna Eupemio, DOT consultant, Crispin de Luna, from Hagonoy Tourism and Jaymark Chico from PHACTO.

CITY OF MALOLOS – The float of Hagonoy town was hailed as the “Best Float” in the “Parada ng Karosa” held this morning at the Capitol Grounds in this city because of its artistic depiction of Palaisdaan Festival, a renowned festivity in their municipality.

TJN Pasalubong’s float from the town of Pulilan bagged the 1st runner up for its creative representation of the famous Kneeling Carabao Festival.

The 2nd runner up went to the City of Meycauayan with their float decorated with Jewelry Festival theme, which is the famous product of their city.

Winners took home prizes amounting to P100,000, P70,000 and P30,000 respectively.

Meanwhile, recipients of consolation prizes amounting to P5,000 plus a plaque include the town of Obando for their Fertility Feast, Pandi for their Fiesta Republika and Bocaue for their Pista ng Pagoda.

The floats were judged based on the following criteria: craftsmanship – 50%, theme – 25% and over-all impact – 25%.

Other participants in the parade were Philippine National Police-City of San Jose Del Monte and Pulilan PNP, Mc Donald’s, Town of Bocaue, Jollibee, Malolos CMT, Palawan Pawnshop, Provincial Government of Bulacan, Toyota Plaridel, Town of Santa Maria, and Globe among others.

Meanwhile, the crowd cheered after seeing Chef Boy Logro on the float of the Sweet and Fit Stevia Farm and the mascot of Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald Bato dela Peña.

Also, the drum and lyre bands from different schools, candidates of Hari at Reyna ng Bulacan and street dancers joined the parade.

An event dubbed as “Tamis Stevia Biko Fiesta for a Cause” was also held at the Mini Forest in this city wherein some of the proceeds of the activity will be used to give gifts to some kids in the Provincial Hospital.