Kagay-an Festival 2011 : Folkloric Street Dance Competition

One of the usual highlights of every Kagay-an Festival is the Folkloric Street Dance Competition which was done last August 26, 2011. The event was well participated this time compared to last year. This is also the first time that the competition was opened to other places outside Cagayan de Oro. Zamboanga Sibugay, Gingoog City and Initao Misamis Oriental took part of the said competition to make it more exciting and colorful.

 The participants were as follows: Gingoog City, Lapasan National High School, Province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Tribu Bugohanon, St. Peters College Balingasag, Misamis Oriental Institute of Science and Technology (MOIST) Balingasag, Initao Tribu Dumuduong and Tribu Hyundai Gusa

Zamboanga Sibugay Contengents – Click image to enlarge

Every group consisted of 50-80 members. Popular theme of the performances were Giving thanks and honoring the “Birhen sa Kota” and “Coconut Legend”. Among the 8 contenders, delegates from Zamboanga Sibugay emerged as the Grand Winner bringing back home 250,000 and a trophy. 2nd Prize went to Barangay Hyundai Gusa with 200,000 plus trophy. Balingasag’s St. Peters College got the 3rd place bringing home 150,000 and a trophy and another 5,000 as Best in Music awarded by LBC. The rest of the participants got

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Kagay-an Festival 2011: Float Competition Winner

A quick glimpse of the winning Float for this year’s Float competition. This is the second win of Synnex Concentrix. As the largest call center in Cagayan de Oro to date, Concentrix is inspired to show something that will encourage investors to put their money in the City while showing as well its culture and 2 of the trademarks CDO is known for, the Ostrich and the Pineapple. One catching part of the float is the tagline that says “Invest, Enjoy and Stay in CDO” . Concentrix received 150,000 plus trophy as the grand prize winner.

The participating floats were judged based on the following:
CREATIVITY / ARTISTRY————————————————- 35%
– Animation / presence of live characters on the float.
– Relevance to competition theme
– Propriety of costumes
ORIGINALITY OF DESIGN—————————————————30%
– Concept
– Uniqueness
– Craftsmanship
OVER-ALL IMPACT———————————————————25%
– Attractiveness
– Vibrancy of Colors
– Harmony of colors


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Ms. Kagay-an 2011 Angel Carbajal

Cagayan de Oro crowned its new Ms. Kagay-an 2011 last August 25, 2011 at the Limketkai Atrium. 9 Panel of Judges whose chairman was an Icon Faschion Designer, Mama Rene Salud decided the fate of the 12 lovely candidates representing different baranggays and schools from around Cagayan de Oro City.


20-year-old  nursing student from Capitol  Angel Carbajal of Cugman bested her 11 rivals to the crown. She impressed the judges with her answer to the final question on how would she use her influence should she be named Ms. Kagay-an 2011to promote CDO . On the other hand, another crowd favorite and well applauded 20 year old Jamie Joy Bantigue from MUST (Mindanao University of Science and Technology) won the 1st runner up along with 7 other minor prizes.

Ms. Angel Carbajal’s winning moment

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