IN PHOTOS: The Most Extravagant Street Dance Costumes of MassKara Festival 2015

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Belle Piccio | Oct 28, 2015
IN PHOTOS: The Most Extravagant Street Dance Costumes of MassKara Festival 2015

What did you miss in this year's MassKara Festival? One of the many highlights of the celebration is the display of the brightest and and most colorful costumes and masks made by the talented Bacolodnon artists. 

View these amazing artworks below and find out which barangay or school took home the prize for the best costumes:  


#1: Barangay Pahanocoy

Brgy. Capt. Noel Libo-on, Coordinator Roque L. Nessia, Choreographer & Mask Designer Glenn A. Recaido, Costume Designer Ronel Laban

#2: Barangay 27

Brgy. Capt. Myrna B. Obligar, Coordinator Faith Grace Marcelino, Choreographer & Mask Designer Jessie James A. Aguirre, Costume Designer Maddona Perez

#3: Emilio Lizares National High School

#4: Barangay Villamonte

Brgy. Capt. Friday M. Solinap, Coordinator Nancy Loplop Bonete, Choreographers Jireh P. Jorbina and Boyet Andarada, Costume Designer Bonnie Canete, Mask Designer Nick Salem

#5: Barangay 33

Brgy. Capt. Karen Pineda, Coordinator & Choreographer Ruel D. Calansingin, Costume Designer Buddy Goopio and Ruel Calnsingin, Mask Designer Buddy Goopio

#6: Asuncion L. Lizares Elementary School

#7: Barangay 34

Brgy. Capt. Teodoro H. Yulo, Coordinator Gazelle Siason, Choreographer Iryl Siason

#8: Barangay 22

Brgy. Capt./Coordinator/Choreographer & Costume/Mask Designer Segundo Cabalcar Jr.

#9: Barangay 29

Brgy. Capt. & Coordinator Reymart Salga, Choreographer & Costume/Mask Designer Raymundo Cabrillos

#10: Education & Training Center School II (ETCSII)

#11: Barangay 1

Brgy. Capt. & Coordinator Rosalina C. Tinosan, Choreographer Rusty Marcado, Costume & Mask Designer Joel Jausan

#12: Barangay Singcang National High School

#13: Barangay 11

Brgy. Capt. Ronelo Cervales, Coordinator Loynnie Grace T. Morles, Choreographer & Costume/Mask Designer Marvin F. Diancin

#14: Barangay Handumanan

Brgy. Capt. Ma. Febe F. Legaspi, Coordinators Myrna M. Palaran and Roger Custodio, Choreographer Roel B. Rabor, Costume & Mask Designer Roger Custodio

#15: Barangay 26

Brgy. Capt. Antonio L. Arroz, Coordinators Dexter Inventor and Joseph Ferdinand-Silva, Choreographer Dexter A. Inventor, Costume & Mask Designer Jonathan Cachela

#16: Barangay Tangub

Brgy. Capt. Noli V. Villarosa, Coordinator & Choreographer Shamynn Quilantang, Costume & Mask Designer Jodette Magahari

#17: Graciano Lopez Jaena Elementary School

#18: Alfredo M. Montelibano Sr. Elementary School

#19: Vista Alegre Elementary School

#20: Barangay Bata

Brgy. Capt. Angelito V. Abaraing, Coordinator Ruel D. Alarcon, Choreographer & Costume/Mask Designer William Bangcaya Jr.

#21: Barangay Granada

Brgy. Capt. Alfredo P. Talimodao Jr., Coordinator Armando M. Vito, Choreographer Joedem Casabuena, Costume & Mask Designer Munching Saldo

#22: Illuminado Nessia Sr. Elementary School

#23: Luisa Medel National High School

#24: Andres Bonifacio Elementary School I (ABESI)

#25: Sum-ag National High School

#26: Barangay 39

Brgy. Capt. Dante S. Danoy, Coordinator Allan Amarate, Choreographer Carmelo B. Jalando-on, Costume Designer Meloy and Nica

#27: Barangay Alangilan

Brgy. Capt. Rodrigo L. Jagunap, Coordinator Rodelyn H. Jagunap, Choreographer Eduard Espigol, Costume & Mask Designer Loyd Dolar

#28: Barangay 12

Brgy. Capt. Harry A. Demapanag, Coordinator Reynaldo C. Diarota, Choreographer & Mask Designer Jenru G. Aloro, Costume Designer Gina Grace Malunes

#29: Barangay 14

Brgy. Capt. Tito N. Abonales, Coordinator Janice S. Maningo, Choreographer Alexander S. Maratao, Costume & Mask Designer Joel Jausan


Barangay Villamonte wins the MassKara Festival 2015: Best in Mask and Costume. The costumes are still on display in a Bacolod mall until the end of the month.


How to Get There

From Manila, you can fly to Bacolod (Php2500++, round trip, 45 minutes). From Bacolod-Silay Airport, you can take a shuttle (Php75-100 per head), or a cab and ask to be dropped off to your destination.

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