Airphilexpress through Roxas City.Panay Island has four airports.Sagana!
Of course,at the end of the day,I had to remind myself that Masskara and Ati-atihan are two distinct festivals of different genre.And that's a good thing.Me kanya-kanya silang appeal.
Tribal Big Category WINNERS
GRAND PRIZE: Black Beauty Boys (third straight year)P150,000
1st runner-up: Kabog (second in 2011 and 2012.) P80,000.
2nd Runner Up: Tribu Bukid Tigayon P50,000.
Pangawasan Tribe of Makato, Aklan;
Tribu Parola of Daja Norte, Banga, Aklan and
Maharlika of Dumga, Makato, Aklan.
Each of them received P10,000 as consolation prize.
Other tribes competing in the Tribal big category were Tribu Tiis-Tiis of New Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan and two other out-of-town entries - Lord Eagles of Dumga, Makato, Aklan and D' Kamanggahan Tribe of Poblacion, Makato, Aklan.
No Smoking and No drinking? Duh!
No holds bards in Ati-Atihan.
There were a lot of bloopers during the parade.Since people can join bthe ati's on the street and dance all you want,it was a bit difficult for me to take photos.Not because of the fast movement but because of people suddenly appearing in the frame.Kinda funny coz some of the street dancers carry with them cigarrettes,even bottled alcoholic drinks.Nakakatawa kasi maya-maya may susulpot na 'good morning towel' vendor or softdrinks/mineral water vendor sa gitna ng parada.Even saw one cutting through the parade with a cart full of deliveries of goods.Adik lang!
Ati-Atihan is held every January and culminates on the third Sunday of the month.It's just one of the many reasons to visit Kalibo. https://www.airphilexpress.com/ flies to Kalibo 6x daily.Be sure not to miss it next year.Like me,I am sure you will have a blast.
"Celebrate the religious faith...the devotion to the Senor Sto. Nino de Kalibo." Viva kay Senor Sto. Nino ! Hala Bira Kalibo!