Sandugo street dancing is back after 3-year hiatus

By Helen Castaño | 11:58 AM July 29, 2023

The Sandugo street dancing competition in Bohol province has returned after it was suspended for three years due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Locals and tourists would witness the colorful street dancing parade of costumed dancers and the float parade today, July 30, at 3 p. m.

There are 10 contingents which will vie for this year’s championship. These are the municipalities of Pilar (Tribu Pilarnon), Loay (Banay Loaynon), Talibon (Tribu Islahanong Talibongnon), Carmen (Tribu Carmenanon), Guindulman (Tribu Guindulmanon), Calape (Tribu Calapenhon), Getafe (Tribu Ambacon),
Buenavista (Tribu Pangpanganon), Tubigon (Tribu Anyag), and the City of Tagbilaran
(Tribu Tagbilaranon).

The contingents would assemble at Plaza Rizal and they would perform their way to the CPG
Sports Complex through CPG North Avenue.

Each contingent has 125-215 participants consists of
performers, props men, support, and creative staff who strictly should be Boholanos
as implemented in the competition’s rules and guidelines, except for instrumentalists
due to the limited number available in the province.

The grand champion will receive P500,000 and a trophy, while the first and second
runners-up will be awarded P300,000 and P150,000, respectively.

Special awards such as Best in Street Dancing will receive
P100,000, Best in Musicality and Best in Costume will receive an amount of P50,000.

Non-winning contingents will receive a consolation prize of P50,000 each.

The significance of celebrating the Sandugo festivities is part of showcasing Bohol’s rich history and vibrant culture being the country’s first UNESCO Global Geopark.

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