Angilan, Bantolinao, Bicahan zone
grabs BasketFest ritual grand slam
TAGBILARAN CITY, March 17 (PIA)--Antequera's Zone A Basket Festival Ritual dancers comprised of barangays Angilan, Bantolinao and Bicahan performed another trademark feat to earn the grand slam victory following three consecutive wins in the Foundation day's rituals competition.
At the Foundation Days highlight Friday March 17, Zone A's extensive use of the basket, a finely choreographed dance routine that included a kuradang and a blocking that clearly sent the basket industry's message across earned them the judges nod, in the town's first ritual only competition.
The past two years, Basket Festival celebrating the town's woven honor as the basket capital of Bohol has included an elaborate streetdancing parade plus the ritual competition, town information officer Russel Villas said.
Neon yellow overalls strapped with neon pink breast shields embellished with gold and silver complemented the full basket head dresses, while the metallic green and pink wrap-around skirts strike a neat contrast to the gold sandals to earn the most colorful contingent at the ritual contest, possibly drawing the detailed attendtion to their routines.
First runner up went to Antequera's Zone B composed of ritual dancers from the highlands of Cansibuan, Canlaas and Quinapon-an.
Second runners up are Zone E with barangays Bungahan, Mag-aso and Viga.
For the festival queen award, Zone D (Bitaugan, Tupas and Sto Rosario) Vanessa batino romped away with a cool P5K, while runners up include Zones of Bungahan, Mag-aso, Viga, Sone of Canlaas, Cansibuan and Quinapon-an, and the queen from the zone comprising Danao, Danicop and Tabu-an.
Antequera opened its foundation days last Sunday, March 12 at the covered court with the town awarding is new professionals, athletes and record holders.
Mayor Jose Mario Pahang led the awarding rites even as he stressed that the Foundation Days Basket Festival should put a premium to the industry that has created a distinct identity for the town.
Last Friday, the town also handed out awards and recognition to Best Practices in barangays, puroks, households, institutions and secondary schools with their own solid waste management programs as well as gulayans.
From an evaluation by the municipal team starting January 24 to March 7, for best practices in solid waste management, Bantolinao emerged as the winner followed by barangay Ubujan and Bitaugan
For puroks category, having the best ESWM practice is Purok Aloe Vera of Villa Aurora, Purok Avocado of barangay Bantolinao and Masinabton of Barangay Danicop.
For institutions, those with best ESWM practices include Antequera Central Elementary School, Bantolinao Elementary School and Canumay primary School.
Antequera also handed out special awards to secondary institutions for their solid was management programs.
These include Christ the King Academy, Canlaas High School and Bantolinao High School. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)
Antequera Foundation Day's Basket Festival Winners show profuse basket use in their props and head dress plus intricate fast skipping routines make them again this year's favorites, completing a three year rule in the streetdancing and festival rituals category. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)