It's getting bigger and bigger every year. Gathering more than thirty contingents from various cities and towns of Cebu, the Pasigarbo sa Sugbo now becomes one of the highly anticipated events in Cebu. The festival which is one of the highlights of the celebration of the 439th anniversary of Cebu as a province.
Spectators lined up the streets of Mandaue city as contingents danced to the Pasigarbo rhythm. All roads led to the Cebu International Convention Center for the second time to host the grand showdown of the best festivals of the island.
Food, products and traditions were a common theme for all. The contingent from Badian won the best in costume award and in turn the 5th place by showcasing their most notable product, the banig. As expected, the entry from Alcoy town showcased the endemic black bird in their dance while the grand champion from Bantayan island captured the judges' hearts by presenting life at sea.
The List of Winners:
Palawod Festival - Bantayan Island
Haladaya Festival - Daanbantayan
Siloy Festival - Alcoy
Ani-anihan Festival - Tabuelan
Banig Festival - Badian
Tostado Festival - Santander
Sinamay Festival - Carmen
Soli-Soli Festival - San Francisco, Camotes Island