Zamboanga Kite Festival

2:47 PM
From the simple to the bizarre. The entries to the kite flying competition launched last Saturday at Paseo del Mar as part of the 2015 Summer Festival featured original creations that speak of Zamboangueno ingenuity and talent.

The variety of entries submitted for the figure and flat categories came in different shapes, color and sizes and were adjudged for their functionality as well as creativity. The flat kites were 2D or two-faced kites while the figure kites were those built as 3D figures with realistic shapes.

After the 3-hour competition, Rebner Bello who submitted a kite with the UN flags design topped the figure category and went home with P5,000 cash prize with a plaque. Second place with P3,000 cash prize was Glen Saavedra, whose entry was designed like an owl while Ronald Quibilan garnered the third prize of P2,000 with his butterfly-design kite. All winners got a plaque.

Kites with different shapes, sizes and colors showing Zamboangueno ingenuity were featured in the Kite flying competition at Paseo del Mar, May 9, Saturdayin line with the 2015 Summer Festival. JOEY BAUTISTA

In the flat category, the kite with the big butterfly design submitted by Jason Geroy was adjudged as the top winner with P3,000 cash prize. Second and third place winners were Ronnie Mariano whose entry resembled the angry bird and Joshua Soriano with his fish-designed kite with P3,000 and P2,000 cash prize, respectively. All winners received a plaque.

Rebner Bello also garnered the Bulador del Pueblo (Favorite of the Crowd) special award in the figure category with Marvin Entrata getting the title in the flat category. The Chiquiting Bulador (smallest kite) award went to Glen Saavedra in the figure category and Jerome Espiritu got the title in the flat category. The Jumbo Bulador (biggest flying kite) special award meanwhile went to Rebner Bello in the figure category and Jayson Geroy in the flat category.

The Kite Flying competition was one of the highlights of the 2015 Summer Festival and was graced by Acting Mayor Cesar Iturrale, acting Vice Mayor Roel Natividad and City Sports Director Dr. Cecil Atilano. (Sheila Covarrubias)

#DanzaVerano

11:23 AM
Save the date! On May 23, 2015, Zamboanga will have the grandest party at sundown at Paseo del Mar. Danza Verano, a festival of Art, Fashion and Music is the first of its kind in the region. It is a celebration of the glorious days of sun and fun in Zamboanga City. One of the components of Danza is a open Art fair where people can bring home handcrafted art and accessories, and take pictures at the photobooth. Winners of the four categories in the Zamboanga Hiphop Dance Competition will have an encore performance and house prizes will be given away.

Local DJ's and percussionist will lead the crowd with the latest soundtracks of the season. Limited passes are distributed at the Paseo del Mar outlets: Mano-mano na Paseo, Pinokyo, Bistro and Distrito. Danza Tank tops are also up for orders by KingJay Prints for only P250. Here's the breakout ad for Danza Verano. See you there!


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