Posted January 20, 2015
Written by Jay-ar M. Arante
Boys Black Beauty Boys from Barangay Linabuan Norte, won again as the champion in Tribal Big category for Ati-Atihan Festival's street dancing competition.
They received P150, 000.00 grand prize, followed by Maharlika who received P80,000.00 while Pangawasan Tribe won a third place with a prize of P50,000.00.
Although not as fortunate as the Boys Black Beauty Boys, the Tribu Tiis-Tiis of Barangay New Buswang and D'Kamanggahan also received a consolation prize of P10, 000.00 each.
While in Tribal Small category, the Kabog group was declared champion with P60,000 prize, followed by Tribo Alibangbang as the second placer with P40,000 cash while Trbu Bukid Tigayon got the third place who received P30,000.00
Holding its championship record for five years, the Scorpio 11-19 won in Modern Group category taking home P50, 000.00 prize.
Second place here is the Road Side with P25, 000.00 followed by the D'Emagine with a cash prize of P15, 000.00 respectively.
In Balik-Ati category, the Tribu Ilayhanon nga Inapo ni General Candido Iban bagged the championship and received a prize of P50,000.00 while Lilo-anong Ati na Mananggiti got the second place with P25,000.00 cash prize.
It will be recalled that 28 tribes joined in the Ati-Atihan Festival 2015 and competed in Big group category, Tribal Small category, Modern Group category and Balik-Ati category.
In this regard the Kalibo Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan Festival Foundation Inc., Aklan Provincial Government and Local Government Unit of Kalibo were happy to the successful celebration that was witnessed by hundreds of thousands of people and devotees of Sr. Sto. Niño.