Sinulog 2009 winners: Buyogan bags crown
Buyogans show their winning form at the Cebu Sports Center – the grand performance venue of Sinulog 2009, yesterday, Jan. 18, 2009. Below, the scene at Imus Ave., Cebu City:
While I am getting ready for the awarding rites set at 1PM today for the Sinulog 2009 at Cebu Sports Center, let me just post the winners in the major categories which were announced late last night (more to come, for sure; photos included)…
Free Interpretation (FI) category:
- Champion: Tribu Buyoganon of Abuyog, Leyte
- 2nd: Lumad Basakanon, Basak, Cebu City
- 3rd: Carmen, Cebu contingent
- 4th: Lanao del Norte contingent
- 5th: Karatong Festival of Dulag, Leyte
Sinulog-based (SB) category:
- Champion: Tangub City, Misamis Occidental’s Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe
- 2nd: Don Sergio Osmeña Sr. Memorial National High School (NHS)
- 3rd: Silaw Culture and Arts of Carcar City NHS
- 4th: Siloy sa Alcoy
- 5th: Pakol Festival of Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental
Street Dancing: Champion: Tangub City, Misamis Occidental’s Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe
The Buyogan Festival – crown holder of the recent Leyte Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival – bagged the grand prize, frustrating defending champion Lumad Basakanon (which also lost to Tacloban’s Tribu Kabatok during last year’s Sangyaw Festival) and last year’s Sinulog second place winner Municipality of Carmen (third placer this year).
Aside from trophies, first place winners (both SB and FI) will receive P500,000 each; second placers, P400,000; third, P300,000; fourth, P200,000 and fifth, P100,000. Choreographers of winning contingents get P30,000 (first); P20,000 (second); P15,000 (third); P10,000, fourth; and P5,000 (fifth). The best in street dancing gets P500,000 (first); P300,000 (second) and P100,000 (third).
All winners will be formally recognized during the awarding ceremony and repeat performance at the Cebu City Sports Center at 1 p.m. today.
Update Jan 27, 2009: View initial batch of photos featuring winners of the Free Interpretation category and other Sinulog ’09 highlights: https://gerryruiz.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/sinulog-09-highlights/