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.

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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.

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

Celebrity Sightings in Ilocos

Commercial model/TV actor/poster boy Rye Fariñas at the Provincial and City Government Joint Christmas Party 2010.

Showtime Season 2 Grand Champion, The Laoag City Gymnastics Group in a rare live performance.

Michael, Matthew and Borgy Manotoc with their fabulous mom, Gov. Imee Marcos, at the St. Augustine Church in Paoay.

Photos by Blauearth  Copyright © Blauearth™ ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Laoag City Gymnastics Group makes tv history

Watch the pride of Laoag City, The Laoag City Gymnastics Group in their winning performance in ABS-CBN’s Showtime. The group emerged Showtime Season 2 Grand Champion. Agbiag!

In the group are Alliudin Panaraag, Denisse Daguro, Mark Joseph Agbayani, Melvin de los Santos, Axeniel Cua, Aldrine, AC Agliam, Bobby Caspe, Annalyn Santiago, Katherine Cipriano, Neriza Pangan, Thea Velasco, Suerte Matute, KC, Asnipa, Jelo and Jansen (Sorry for the incomplete names. I’ll try to get an updated list.) The performance was choreographed and styled by the awesome team of Christian Espiritu, Eric Viernes and Jeff Agliam