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Title: Baragatan Festival Puerto Princesa City
Post by: on June 23, 2009, 10:08:17 PM
Baragatan 2009

Every year Puerto Princesa hold the Baragatan Festival which lasts the whole month of June with various activities. Today was the street dancing contest and I did not realize just how many people live here, the whole area and surrounding streets were packed and you could hardly move at times. The politicians and dignitaries gave their usual long winded speeches, which stalled the whole procedure and some of the groups had to wait outside the Capitol grounds because nothing could move.

Here are a few of the photographs I took.

The Girls
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/th_Baragatan1.jpg) (http://s279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/?action=view¤t=Baragatan1.jpg)

And the Guys
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/th_Baragatan2.jpg) (http://s279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/?action=view¤t=Baragatan2.jpg)

Some of these needed a new paint job
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/th_Baragatan3.jpg) (http://s279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/?action=view¤t=Baragatan3.jpg)

It wasn’t really that cold
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/th_Baragatan4.jpg) (http://s279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/?action=view¤t=Baragatan4.jpg)

I imagine they could play the blues
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/th_Baragatan5.jpg) (http://s279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/?action=view¤t=Baragatan5.jpg)

Are they from Mars or Venus?
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/th_Baragatan6.jpg) (http://s279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/?action=view¤t=Baragatan6.jpg)

A bad hair day
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/th_Baragatan7.jpg) (http://s279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/?action=view¤t=Baragatan7.jpg)

A feather in their cap
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/th_Baragatan8.jpg) (http://s279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/?action=view¤t=Baragatan8.jpg)

Colin
Title: Re: Baragatan Festival Puerto Princesa City
Post by: BigBird on June 24, 2009, 01:46:50 AM
Nice pics!  Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Baragatan Festival Puerto Princesa City
Post by: ilovecdo on October 15, 2010, 11:17:52 AM
Hope I can visit Palawan soon.. It\'s interesting to witness their festivals. They\'re so colorful!
Title: Re: Baragatan Festival Puerto Princesa City
Post by: c_a_p_t_a_i_n_r_o_n on October 15, 2010, 05:35:38 PM
I love the fiestas only seen our own Bohol Sandugo festival.

My niece Gerelle, has danced in one, in first year at university, she decided to focus on studying last year and this......but I\'m encouraging to dance/sing at next years ....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/twentyfirstcen/SNV32204.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/twentyfirstcen/SNV32198.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/twentyfirstcen/SNV32197.jpg)


Title: Re: Baragatan Festival Puerto Princesa City
Post by: on October 15, 2010, 09:34:20 PM
I did not watch the street parade this year having seen it several times before, and it was very hot.

Here are a few photos taken during the one month display in the Capitol grounds.

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/_MG_2013.jpg)
A few of the many stalls selling souvenirs from all over Palawan


(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/_MG_2016.jpg)
Lots of carvings (the quality is not good, my external flash decided not to work on this one and I had to drag the details from out of the shadows)


(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/_MG_2008.jpg)
Some of the people here on just one of the quiet days.


Colin
Title: Re: Baragatan Festival Puerto Princesa City
Post by: dylanaz on October 16, 2010, 04:47:35 AM
WOW nice you guys !

I really need to get out more !
Title: Re: Baragatan Festival Puerto Princesa City
Post by: tom.inbigdtexas on October 16, 2010, 06:25:13 AM
Colin,

Really enjoyed the pics... and your comments --

-- Sorry, just couldn\'t resist a couple of my own, hope you don\'t mind.



Really cute Girls... too bad the girls in the dance clubs in Big D do not look like this.
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/th_Baragatan1.jpg) (http://s279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/?action=view¤t=Baragatan1.jpg)

Wow... some more really cute Gi.... wait a minute... let me zoom in... uhh... some really handsome Guys (too bad the guys in the dance clubs in Big D do look like this.)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/th_Baragatan2.jpg) (http://s279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/?action=view¤t=Baragatan2.jpg)

The back-up singers for the Blue Man Group truly deserved the 1st Place Award they won for best costumes. 
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/th_Baragatan6.jpg) (http://s279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/?action=view¤t=Baragatan6.jpg)

Getting to hear Diana Ross and The Supremes do \"Baby Love\" was the highlight of the day.
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/th_Baragatan7.jpg) (http://s279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/?action=view¤t=Baragatan7.jpg)

Tooooooo cute for words...... I\'m speechless.
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/th_Baragatan8.jpg) (http://s279.photobucket.com/albums/kk126/colbing/?action=view¤t=Baragatan8.jpg)



OK -- so my tags lines are a little cheesy... so some of you witty folks try your hand at it.  ;D

Tom in Big D
Title: Re: Baragatan Festival Puerto Princesa City
Post by: tom.inbigdtexas on October 16, 2010, 06:42:43 AM
My niece Gerelle...
([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/twentyfirstcen/SNV32198.jpg[/url])


All right, all right, Captainron... hold it right there --- Did you have this photo posed this way to suggest that your niece inherited her attractive looks from your side of the family ?  ;D

Tom in Big D
Title: Re: Baragatan Festival Puerto Princesa City
Post by: GregW on October 16, 2010, 07:58:05 AM
Tom, is that really the Blue Man Group?     ???   :o

Or is it really James Cameron and the cast of Avatar?   ???   ::)

 ;D :D ;)
Title: Re: Baragatan Festival Puerto Princesa City
Post by: graham on October 18, 2010, 05:49:05 PM
My niece Gerelle...
([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/twentyfirstcen/SNV32198.jpg[/url])


All right, all right, Captainron... hold it right there --- Did you have this photo posed this way to suggest that your niece inherited her attractive looks from your side of the family ?  ;D

Tom in Big D


Hey Dave,

Looking a bit shaggy there old son, not like when you were in the EU???
Your niece outshines you. LOL

Graham
Title: Re: Baragatan Festival Puerto Princesa City
Post by: c_a_p_t_a_i_n_r_o_n on October 18, 2010, 06:36:18 PM

Hey Dave,

Looking a bit shaggy there old son, not like when you were in the EU???
Your niece outshines you. LOL

Graham



As do the other two nieces, Maricho in white t-shirt and Margie in red one

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/twentyfirstcen/SNV32197.jpg)

I think I look pretty good for roasting in sun from 10AM-6PM watching the fiesta