Laoag Pamulinawen Street Pageantry and Revelry

SunshineLaoag Street Pageantry

The Rizal Street, the main street of Laoag, was more blazing than ever, fitting droves of performers, revelers, devotees and onlookers.

The main entrance of the Laoag Supermarket was converted into a grandstand, accommodating the VIPs attending the Pamulinawen Festival 2013 Street Pageantry. I had a little unpleasant experience at the foot of the stage — the blogger that I am, I wanted to get a closer view of the dances, but I was shooed away by a man in pink tee, perhaps a city hall employee, ‘coz only photogs/media with pink IDs were allowed at the area according to him, as if I’d be causing a major distraction, LOL, me no amalayer. I just went back again, and squatted (literally on the ground) beside the quietly seated Councilor Tamayo. It’s my city, too, hello?! In fairness, everyone else was nice and seemed to be having a good time under the scorching heat.

Happy to share my overexposed photos, I like the look though:)

Upside DownChristian Espiritu

– Laoag’s pride, ace choreographer Christian Espiritu, the force behind the Laoag City Gymnastics Group.

Laoag Street Pageantry 2La Paz Drummersof a featherWonderingPamulinawen Festival Street RevelryStreet ShowIlocanaGleamPamulinawen FestivalTouristsMaverick Gomez and Co.

On the right: all the way from Barcelona, Spain, nineteener Maverick Gomez, TFC Europe Star Search winner.

The Laoag Mayor's Wife

– The Laoag Mayor’s wife, the indefatigable Chevylle Fariñas.

Pamulinawen DancersBigao
Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2013

Laoag Pamulinawen Festival 2013 Calesa Parade of Colors

Calesa Parade of Colors

‘Tis the time of the year to celebrate my most revered display of true Laoagueño tradition and culture. The officials of the city might be moving too fast, changing the landscape and exacerbating the traffic issue, yet the oldest mode of transportation in Laoag endures. Until when? In God we trust.

Manong CucheroLaoag Pamulinawen Festival 2013 Calesa ParadeMinoretteSandia (Watermelon)The Chef HorseSunshine City CalesaBlack BeautyIlocos Norte AttractionsLyreDe ColoresParade of ColorsIlocanasCute BoyRizal Street, LaoagYear of the Snake CalesaWhite Horse

Eco-friendly ka pa!

Ronald McDonald at the 2013 Pamulinawen FestivalRed HorseBubble Maker

Lots of love and hugs to all the balikbayans who are visiting town. BlauEarth can’t thank enough the wonderful blog readers from New York, Canada, California, Hawaii, the Philippines, and other parts of the globe. You know who you are:) Enjoy the sunshine, peeps!

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2013