Pasigarbo sa Sugbo Festival of Festivals was once again held last August 10-13, 2011 at the Cebu International Convention Center grounds in Mandaue City. It featured the search for Pasigarbo sa Sugbo Festival Queen, Ritual Showdown, Streetdancing, Andas Making, and Best in Jingle Competition. Forty municipalities and cities of the Province of Cebu crossed the threshold together as the cultural activity was initiated. Bogo for the third time sent the Pintos Festival contingent choreographed by Christian Kay Yurango.
Dancers and propsmen of Pintos Festival entry were chosen from among the members of Katipunan ng Kabataan in their high school and college who passed the screening conducted in July. Eighty dancers and one hundred six props-men improved each day as they rehearsed the rituals that convinced the staff and committee they had the confidence to win the competition.
Princess Grace Alvorado of Kabkaban Festival (Carcar City) and Mikee Kristine Beltran of La Torta Festival (Argao) prevailed as 3rd runner up and 2nd runner- up, respectively. Leonora Cristina Kristensen of Sugat Kabanhawan Festival (Minglanilla) reigned as 1st runner-up and Halad Inasal Festival (Talisay City) candidate, Mary Lorens Goyenechea was crowned Pasigarbo sa Sugbo Festival Queen 2011.
City of Bogo’s Pintos Festival ranked fifteenth in the Ritual Showdown competition. Sarok Festival (Consolacion), Kagasangan (Moalboal), La Torta (Argao) and Isda Festival (Madridejos) placed 4th, 3rd and 2nd respectively. Kabkaban Festival (Carcar) won the event and received 1 million pesos. - TJL
Kagasangan Festival Moalboal, La Torta Festival Argao, Isda Festival Madridejos, Kabkaban Festival Carcar
Famous Bogohanon - Mira Mae Dimmerling
KANAAS GIKAN SA AMIHANAN
OCTOBER 2011 VOL. 1 NO. 2