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

Pamulinawen Festival 2013 Parade of Faces

Lady Pamulinawen

Glamour is back at the recent floral parade of the Pamulinawen Festival. Smiles as bright as the sunshine… modern Filipiniana regalia… gay princesses and fairies… farm animals making merry… adorned miniature landmarks… a vibrant touch of Chinese red to mark the new Year of the Water Snake… just what Laoag needs in 2013!

BandBlowing AwayStripesFacesPamulinawen Festival 2013 Floral ParadeButterfly EffectJollibeeMiss Pamulinawen International 2012

Miss Laoag International 2012 Aiyana Camille “AJ” Mikiewicz

Hand PhoneCabeza Elementary School Floatli'l audienceWhose Feet?Li'l White BootsUnited Laoaguenos HawaiiPintadoBronzed BeautyBeauty in BlackModern Maria ClarasParasolsMiss Pamulinawen Festival 2013 beautyPretty in PinkMay payneta pa siyaFestive Maria ClaraCriminology InternsThe Java Hotel FloatJaynny and GlennLaoag Pamulinawen Festival 2013 Floral ParadeBarangay 27 FloatTagapulot

The tradition of tagapulot-making.

Hap Chan beauties

Gloss… pretty ladies in figure flattering cheongsams.

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