Dinamulag Festival

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Dinamulag Festival
Zambales Mango Festival Mascot.jpg
Observed by Zambales
Type Cultural, Local
Date March or April

The Dinamulag Festival also known as the Zambales Mango Festival is an annual festival held in the province of Zambales in the Philippines to celebrate or encourage bountiful harvest of the province's mangoes. The festival was first held in 1999.[1]

Background[edit]

Mangoes being sold in Iba, Zambales

Mangoes are a primary crop of the province of Zambales. Mangoes harvest in the town of Palauig are mostly exported to other provinces and Metro Manila. The festival is held to celebrate bountiful harvest of mangoes in the provinces.[2]

Mangoes cultivated in Zambales particularly the Dinamulag variety of Carabao mangoes were cited as the world's sweetest mangoes by Guinness World Records in 1995 and the country's sweetest mangoes by the Department of Agriculture in 2013.[3][2]

In 2015, other events unrelated to the province's mangoes such as sports events were introduced while the province's fruit remain the centerpiece of the festival.[2]

18th Dinamulag Festival[edit]

|GOVERNOR AMOR DELOSO]] The 18th Dinamulag Festival was held on APRIL 4-8,2017 at IBA PEOPLE'S PARK in Iba, Zambales.

One of the highlights of the said festival was the Street Dancing Competition, which The Masinloc Street Dancers won. They also have the most titles with 7 on the said event.

Some of the guest of the said event are Senator Teofisto "TG" Guingona, Chicser Group among others. Also came to the said festival are some local officials of Zambales like Iba Mayor Rundstedt Ebdane, Botolan Mayor Bing Maniquiz, Candelaria Mayor Napoleon Edquid, Board Member Renato Collado, Board Member Sancho Abasta Jr.

Events and Highlights[edit]

Palauig Festival Queen
  • Street Dancing Competition
  • PRE PAGEANT NIGHT Binibining Zambales
  • LARONG LAHI
  • PET SHOW
  • LIKHANG BUHANGIN SAND SCULPTING COMPETITION
  • MR. AND MS. BODY BEAUTIFUL
  • Zamba Tuklas Talento
  • FUN RUN
  • ZAMBALES COOKFEST
  • BAYLE ZAMBALES STREET DANCING PARADE AND SHOWDOWN
  • BINIBINING ZAMBALES 2017
  • FIREWORKS DISPLAY


Results[edit]

Street Dancing Competition[edit]

Street Dancing Results
Year 1st 2nd 3rd
2016 Masinloc Street Dancers
Prize: P150,000.00
Botolan Street Dancers
Prize: P130,000.00
Candelaria Street Dancers
Prize: P100,000.00

Binibining Zambales[edit]

Binibining Zambales Results
Year Binibining Zambales 1st Runner-Up 2nd Runner-Up
2016 Christine Juliane Opiaza (Castillejos) Elaiza Dee Alzona (Botolan) Natasha Michelle Galo (San Felipe)
2015 Nicole Shaye Dichoso (San Narciso)
2014
2013 Alyssa Mariz Encarnation (Palauig) Sandra Mae Basco Grate Christine Racel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mango Festival, Iba, Zambales". albertthebackpacker.com. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Macatuno, Allan (18 April 2015). "Zambales festival goes beyond its pride, mango". Inquirer Central Luzon. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Palma, Renzelle Ann (April 25, 2014). "The Mango Festival of Zambales". Choose Philippines. ABS-CBN Corporation. Retrieved 27 March 2016.