As I took pictures of the students getting themselves ready for the dance parade I realized that indeed the  Masskara Festival has come a long way already.Few years back, when you say “school category”, one would have the idea that the costumes of the dancers are not really as “bongga” as compared to the “barangay” or open category.But , now I can’t help but adore the kids not only in their high spirit but with  their beautiful costumes as well.

I truly love  the flamboyant  costumes with hysterical colors and outlandish designs.


I will try to upload as fast as I could the Barangay Category Tomorrow , I’m sure it will be truly  “bonggaesous”.

The participating schools are Paglaum Village Elementary School,  Vista Alegre-Granada Relocation Elementary School, Crispino Y. Ramos Elementary School, Estefania Elementary School, Education and Training Center School lll, Abkasa Elementary School, Villa Esperanza Elementary School, Bata National High School, Mansilingan Agro Industrial High School, Bacolod City National High School and Barangay Singcang-Airport National High School.

Meanwhile, I have to prepare myself for the judging of mask making contest of greenwich tonight and the most awaited electric masskara of course.

About Masskara Festival:

The Masskara Festival is a festival held each year in Bacolod,Philippines, every third weekend of October nearest October 19, the city’s Charter anniversary.

The festival features a street dance competition where people from all walks of life troop to the streets to see colorfully masked dancers gyrating to the rhythm of Latin musical beats in a display of mastery, gaiety, coordination and stamina. Major activities include the MassKara Queen beauty pageant, carnivals, drum and bugle corps competitions, food festivals, sports events, musical concerts, agriculture-trade fairs, garden shows, and other special events organized ad-hoc every year.

The Street Dancing is divided into two categories; the schools division and the barangays, the latter is considered as the highlight of the street dancing competition.

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