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:

~ by gerryruiz on 19 January 2009.

19 Responses to “Sinulog 2009 winners: Buyogan bags crown”

  1. Sir, post naman ng Tribu Kabatok…

    I haven’t seen their photos in the net.

    Sayang, waray ak makakadto.=’C

  2. hi! i’m elmer, a dancer of tribu alikaraw… i’m so proud of abuyog even though our group and their group had a misunderstanding… i was really wowed by their performance yesterday… you’re really the pride of leyte!!!

  3. Congratulations!!!!

  4. Congratulations!!!

    The Abuyognons in UAE (AUAE) are proud of the Tribu Buyoganon!!!

    Pit Senyor!!!

    Thank you Sir Gerry for this wonderful and fresh news update!!!

  5. hi there! great news. was there a competition for sinulog queen? who won in the float contest? thanks! did you join the photo contest, too? i guess there will be an exhibit by the end of this month at ayala or sm?

  6. Buyogan Festival of Abuyog, Leyte and Sinanduloy of Tangub City both showcased very breathtaking performances yesterday which made the judges pick them as the champs. And each had a unique way of interpreting a story that all the audience can relate to. They had huge props which were functional in their respective performances. Plus points to their performance.

  7. cute au mga bees sa abuyog. mka rejuvinate bsag kpoy n au within the parade route of sinulog. hehe. hpe to see dem at next year’s sinulog edition 2010.

  8. Right after their performance last Sunday, I already knew they were going to win!
    All Leyteños are proud!

  9. go mga taga-abuyog! yeaaaah!!!

  10. Congratulations Tribu Buyoganon!!! Proud talaga ak sin duro… I’m proud to be an Abuyognon!!

    “We felt like we were there with the contingent because of the scene interpretation and choreography. Unlike the others where we just sit back and wait for them to finish.” – comment by the Chairman of the Board of Judges of the Free Interpretation category of Sinulog Festival.

  11. So that’s why you took forever! You were blogging hahaha!

  12. deserving au ang buyogan wui… and basakanon dili jud angay ibutang sa second place…
    asta pud and carmen pang 4th ug 5th jud sila…..

    maypa ang mga nakadaug sa sb puro deserving..


  13. charisse, why did you say nga dili deserving ang carmen and basakanon? do you mean nga mas dapat ang karatong of dulag ang nasa third or second?

  14. it was really great meeting you again, sir gerry! see you again in tacLoban during the pintados-kasadyaan (kung meron pa… ) or the sangyaw.

    or at the Aliwan Fiesta on April 25

  15. My pleasure, Eric. And thanks for the early SMS confirmation on the Sinulog results. Made me post them more confidently hehe 😉

    Leyte is hosting this year’s Palarong Pambansa on April 26 – May 2. Flight skeds could be really tight. But for sure it would be great to cover Aliwan too! 😉

  16. congrats to the Tribu Buyoganon and to the Karatong Festival of Dulag, w/c bagged the 5th place even if it was their first time to join the Sinulog Festival. luckily i was able to talk to some of their members and posed with the Sinulog Festival Queen 1st runner-up. it was a great experience to see our very own contingents here in cebu. indeed, they are our province’s pride!

  17. d best gud it mga taga abuyog,, deserving gud sira nga mudaog..
    i was der sa abellana sports center san pag sinulog gud,
    dat time pag perform san abuyog, as in nanindog an ak barahibo ky an mga tawo sa ak luyo nag standing ovation para san buyoganon..
    magana gud liwat, as in d best gud pagkitaon sa personal an era performance… i’m proud to be an Abuyognon!!!!!!

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