Sunday, March 9, 2014

The 5th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition

The 5th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition is an annual event of lights and colours that brightens the sky of Manila Bay, it opens every February in SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. Each Saturday, two countries will showcase their spectacular firework displays accompanied by music using the theme of their choice. I was able to witness the third instalment of the competition wherein Japan and France showed their awesome and breathtaking pyromusical masterpieces. You should go and watch this event, it's worth the money and time.

TIP: Get the P500 VIP ticket for a better view of Manila Bay and the firework exhibition. Be an hour or an hour 1/2 early at the venue to get the front seat spot. Food and beverages are available inside. Other ticket prices are P1500 (Patron with dinner), P300 (Gold) and P100 (Silver). You can by your tickets at the venue and around SM Mall of Asia during the event, you may also check Ticketnet and Ticketworld online.


FRANCE
The Journey of Water
Brezac Artifices



JAPAN
Heavenly Universe in the Sky
Tamaya Kitahara


Other competing groups are Australia, Spain, United Kingdom, China, Germany, Finland, Canada and USA. Platinum Fireworks of the Philippines is part of the opening and closing exhibition. 

5th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2014 Schedule


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sto. Niño de Malolos Fiesta


Every last Sunday of January is the feast day of Sto. Niño de Malolos, the patron saint of Barangay Sto. Niño or formerly known as the Kamestisuhan street where old houses and mansions can be found. The event was organized by the Sto. Niño de Malolos Foundation and attended by almost two hundred images of little Jesus in different form and sizes coming from different parts of Bulacan and nearby provinces like Pampanga and Nueva Ecija. There are also images coming from Manila, Cebu, Dumaguete, Isabela and in the other part of the globe like America and Canada. The feast day is a celebration of light and colours as seen in the beautifully designed and lighted carrozas. Sto. Niño de Malolos Fiesta is said to be the most celebrated procession and the greatest tribute to the Child Jesus in Luzon.

The procession starts at 6 in the evening, this is after the 5PM mass and a small program in the stage setup at the patio of the Cathedral. Each carroza will pass by the stage and the image will be introduced to the public before it go around the Malolos town proper. 

Sto. Niño de Malolos

Upper Left: Sto. Niño de Salvacion














Lower Right: Sto. Niño de Buena Salud


Lower Right: Sto. Niño de Praga de Baliuag

Upper Left: Sto. Niño Dormido
Lower Right: Niño Divino Jesu Innocente

Lower Left: Sto. Niño de Morenito





Upper Left: Sto. Niño de Guerero



Upper Right: Sto. Niño de Pandacan
Lower Right: Sto. Niño de Cebu













Lower Right: Sto. Niño Hiyas ng Bulacan







Lower Left: Sto. Niño de Perdido

Upper Right: Sto. Niño de Baliuag









Upper Right: Sto. Niño de Dumaguete
Upper Left: Sto. Niño de Paombong



Lower Right: Sto. Niño el Rey