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PHOTOS: A Glimpse of the MassKara Festival 2018

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Belle Piccio | Nov 16, 2018

PHOTOS: A Glimpse of the MassKara Festival 2018
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A month-long celebration with a week of jam-packed activities leading to the main event which falls every 4th Sunday of October, the MassKara Festival is also celebrating the Charter Day of Bacolod City.

READ Wear Your Biggest Smile at the MassKara Festival

TRIVIA: House Bill 7044 has already been approved 2018 by The Senate on it’s third and final reading last September 10, 2018, declaring that June 18 of every year is a special non-working holiday in Negros Occidental.

The City Government was successful in correcting Bacolod’s history. It was on June 18, 1938, that former president Manuel Quezon signed the Commonwealth Act No. 326 creating the city of Bacolod while October 19, 1938, was when the first mayor of the city was inaugurated.

39th MassKara Festival logo

The 39th MassKara Festival theme “Happy Birthday, Bacolod!” celebrates a milestone which is the 80th birthday of the city.

The festival is one of the biggest events of Bacolod City that is celebrated annually. It features colorful smiling masks worn by the participants during the street dancing competitions.

Here’s the list of winners for the Street and Arena Dance Competitions.

For the Elementary School Category: the 3rd Runner up is Patricia Homes Elementary School, 2nd Runner up is C.V. Ramos Elementary School which is also awarded Best in Concept and the 1st Runner up is Montevista Elementary School.

The elementary school category champion is E.T.C.S 2 which also collected several special awards for Best in Choreography, Best in Original Music, Best in Mask and Best in Costume.

For the High School Category: 3rd Runner-up goes to Bacolod City National High School, 2nd Runner-up is Mansilingal Agro Integrated High School which received the Best in Concept award and 1st Runner-up is Singcang National High School which is also Best in Choreography.

The champion for the high school category is Mandalagan National High School which received the awards for Best in Original Music, Best in Mask and Best in Costume.

The Barangay Category winners are as follows.

  • 4th Runner-up: Barangay Mandalagan
Barangay Mandalagan
  • 3rd Runner-up: Barangay Alijis
Barangay Alijis
  • 2nd Runner-up: Barangay Villamonte with special awards for Best in Concept and Best in Mask
  • 1st Runner-up: Barangay 18 with special awards for Best in Choreography and Best in Costumes
Barangay 18
  • Champion: Barangay Tangub with a special award for Best in Original Music
Barangay Tangub

Did you enjoy the MassKara Festival 2018? Tells us about it!

(MassKara Festival 2018 street dance photos courtesy of Michael Angelo Cubos unless otherwise stated.)


How to Get There

From Manila, you can fly to Bacolod (Php3500++, round trip, 45 minutes). From Bacolod-Silay Airport, you can take a shuttle, or a cab and ask to be dropped off at your destination.

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