Provincial Government of Bulacan

Towns of Guiguinto, Hagonoy, DRT win in various competitions in Singkaban Festival

PARADA NG KAROSA FIRST PLACER. On behalf of the Municipal Government of Guiguinto, Department Head Renato Villanueva and staff Michael Anthony Giron receive the ceremonial check amounting to P100,000 and a trophy from the Provincial Government of Bulacan after winning first place in the Singkaban Festival 2023 Parada ng Karosa held during the Awarding Ceremony at the Capitol Gymnasium, City of Malolos, Bulacan recently. Beside them are Bulacan Culture and Arts Council Vice Chairman Romeo “Bobby” Dela Rosa and Provincial History, Arts, Culture and Tourism Officer Dr. Eliseo Dela Cruz. INSET. The winning float of the Municipality of Guiguinto inspired by their Halamanan Festival with Bahay Kubo that symbolizes a government that is open to all and a train that symbolizes the Guiguinteño’s defense for freedom that happened in Estacion de Guiguinto during the Spanish era.

CITY OF MALOLOS – The towns of Guiguinto, Hagonoy and Doña Remedios Trinidad ended the celebration of Singkaban Festival 2023 with a bang.

For the first time, Guiguinto toppled all the other competitors in Parada ng Karosa and was hailed the Grand Champion for their entry inspired by Halamanan Festival and took home P100,000 plus a trophy.

On second place was the Municipality of Angat, a first timer in the competition, won P70,000 and a trophy and Municipality of Bulakan on third spot with P50,000 cash price and a trophy. Consolation prize worth P25,000 each were given to City of Meycauayan, Santa Maria and Calumpit towns.

For Arc Making Competition, the Municipality of Hagonoy won the first place with P60,000 cash prize, Municipality of Marilao on second place with P35,000 and Calumpit town on third place with P25,000 cash incentive. The runners up namely Bocaue, Bustos and San Miguel each received P10,000.

Furthermore, Ray Alvin Gumafelix got the first place in Cultural Costume Competition and took home P35,000 and a trophy for his entry of a doll wearing the adapted arts and culture of the town of DRT.

His entry is called “Mama Lourdes of Bulacan’s Last Frontier” wherein the said masterpiece pays homage to the Miraculous Nuestra Señora de Lourdes known as “Mama Lourdes of Sierra Madre: Church from the Hill” of DRT, a mountainous terrain with a majestic view in its summits.

On second place was John Errol Pascual who won P25,000 plus trophy representing the town of Calumpit; and third placer was Daniel Feliciano Gonzales who took home P15,000 plus trophy for Guiguinto. Consolation prizes worth P8,000 each were given to Marlon Fuentes (Bocaue), Lean Robert Abejuela (Bulakan) and Anthony Mancao (Pandi).

Vice Governor Alexis C. Castro together with Bulacan Culture and Arts Council Vice Chairman Romeo “Bobby” Dela Rosa led the awarding ceremony for the three competitions. ###