First place winners in the 2013 Sinulog Grand Parade are Tribu Lingganay of Alang-Alang, Leyte for the free interpretation and Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe for Sinulog-based categories.
I’ve been sure about the Alang-Alang performers even before their Sunday performance. You could say I had insider info. I chanced upon them while they were practicing at the Cebu City Sports Center a few days ago and I was literally left speechless. They were not even in costumes then.
It was a toss-up, though, for me when it comes to the Sinulog-based category. I thought there were three contingents who really stood out and I’m glad that they all made it to the top three.
The rest of the winners are: for free interpretation, Lumad Basakanon of Basak-San Nicolas (2nd), Tribu Himag-ulaw of Placer, Masbate (3rd), Talamban National High School (4th), Lanao del Norte (5th) and for Sinulog-based, Carcar City (2nd), Kulturang Placereño (3rd), Talisay City Central School (4th), and Apas National High School (5th).
Since we did QR coding of the street dancing contingents, I had to interview choreographers and trainers a few days before the Sinulog Grand Parade to compile a brief info about each one.
Here are the background articles I wrote about this year’s champions.