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3rd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition: MALTA vs. SOUTH KOREA

Don't you love fireworks?We all do!Well, the SEASON OF FIREWORKS has started.February to March is the time when the skies of Manila light up in colorful fireworks display.Yes, the 3rd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition has begun!

Last Saturday, February 11 was the opening day where MALTA and South Korea got the chance to heat things up. The reception from the public was warm. Many people flocked to the bay side of SM Mall of Asia in Pasay to watch the spectacle.

3rd Philippine Pyromusical Competition: MALTA vs. SOUTH KOREA

Last 2011, China reigned supreme as it took the glorious trophy and placed United Kingdom and Japan in the second and third spots, respectively. This 2012, China and United Kingdom are back to compete once again in this prestigious event. 

Here are the photo's of the two competing countries taken last Saturday by my blog correspondent Krizelle Marie Pari-An. Enjoy!!!!




I called my correspondent on the phone to make sure I get her first hand account of the performance of the two countries and not just judge it on the photos. Based on my experience last year, some performances could be photogenic but since it's  a pyromusical, it's more about the feeling it gives the audience as the fireworks coincide with the chosen music.What could be photogenic could feel dull in person.,after all, this is not just a fireworks display, it's a PYROMUSICAL.

So what's my correspondents verdict? MALTA nailed it.Her reasons, South Korea's fireworks are very typical and lacked diversity.Also, the music was kinda dull.Malta was able to put together the elements in harmony.
 3rd PIPC Logo
There are of course other strong contingents like China, the UK and Italy so you have to look out for that. Let's see who wins this year's competition. I will try to update you with it here in my blog. Listed below is the complete schedule so be sure you join the fun.The experience is still at its best when seen live.   

11 Feb 2012 – South Korea and Malta
18 Feb 2012 – United Kingdom and Spain
25 Feb 2012 – Finland and Portugal
03 Mar 2012 – China and The Netherlands
10 Mar 2012 – Australia and Canada
17 Mar 2012 – Italy and Philippines

PYROMUSICAL Schedule and Ticket Prices HERE:

This event would not be possible without its presenters, Close-up and Samsung Galaxy Note, co-presenters Tanduay and Yamaha, in cooperation with Platinum Fireworks and Department of Tourism. Its major sponsors FOX International Channels and McDonald’s, its official residence Microtel MOA and media partner, Philippine Daily Inquirer.
 Crowd Shot 1
 The crowd at last year's Philippine Pyromusical Competition with SM Mall of Asia
on the background

SM Mall of Asia remains to be the top lifestyle destination in the country with its endless dining, entertainment and leisure choices. This mall also takes pride in featuring the most awaited and extraordinary events of the metro every season. This February to March 2012, witness the biggest and the best annual fireworks show in Asia, The 3rd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition!

For ticket inquiries, call Ticket Net at 9115555, Ticket World at 8919999 or SM Tickets at 4702222, or check out


  1. ma-eexperience ko to sa sat.! weeee!

  2. beautiful pictures! parang ang hirap ata kumuha ng fireworks sa gabi :) This is brilliant. hehe~

  3. saan area na nakapwesto ngayon? parang malapit ah.
    may kasamang dinner at gc ulit? =)

  4. wow! ang ganda! ikaw na talaga magaling na photog! hahaha! :))

  5. wow gorgeous photos, hope to see other countries' fireworks entry next week!

  6. i wanna watch that!!!

  7. waaahh.. ganda naman.. naexperience ko na ung pyro sa company dati.. nakakaaliw sa mata.. gusto ko naman makita gantong festival :P

  8. Siyempre, biased ako. Dun ako sa South Korea! LOL. :D

  9. wow!!!!!! puteks! astig ng mga kuha!

  10. Great pictures! Just a reminder, although U.K. is back, they are being represented by a different fireworks company and therefore expectation should be back to 0 :)I recommend watching out for Portugal and Canada! :)

  11. wow, great photos bro.. keep it up..

  12. Sharp images!!! Sana maka capture din ako ng ganyan. :)


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