The rain had poured down hysterically around Batangas for the past two days. But no matter how bad the weather was, it did not stop the people of Rosario from celebrating their 324th Founding Anniversary.
Yesterday, June 9, the team drove down to Rosario for the Sinukmani Festival 2011 and the street dance competition. We’ve been to quite a number of festivals before which have similar events yet there’s always something new to look forward to.
The Sinukmani Festival 2011 was supposed to be on the street along Gualberto Avenue but due to the not so pleasant weather, it was moved to Luansing Plaza where 117 participants from the LGUs, NGOs, business and education sectors lined up their Sinukmani Festival entries.
Each sinukmani entry was not judged based on how it tastes but rather on how it was presented for the festival. The criteria for judging was 70% for presentation and 30% for the concept.
With more than a hundred of participants packed inside the Luansing Park, parang magkaka-stampede! Haha. The entries, aside from appearing na nakakagutom, were visually attractive. Rosarians are creative people and what’s even more admirable is the thought that the participants spent money, time, and effort on their entries. It paid off, applause to them.
But among the entries, only five were chosen to win (each will take home P5,000) this year’s Sinukmani Festival. The entries by the way were judged by Mr. Ruel Gonzales, DTI-Batangas Provincial Director; Ms. Brida Mendoza, Provincial Assistant Head of Planning and Development Office; Ms. Chona Andal, Administrative Officer of Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office.
Sinukmani Festival 2011 winners (in no particular order) :
> Brgy. Balibago
> Brgy. Colongan
> Cebuana Lhuiller
> Day Care Women
> Russel’s Bread Basket
Congratulations to all the winners! Oh, before I conclude this, we’d like to thank Richard Perez of Nonstop Salon for giving us a piece of his sinukmani. Yummy! 😉
To view more photos of Sinukmani Festival 2011, visit WOWBatangas.com Facebook Page.
Take a look back on the photos of Sinukmani Festival 2010 and what happened a year ago in Rosario.