Friday, December 16, 2011

Luglugan: Pancit Malabon Festival

Even before I started blogging, I'm already a fan of some travel blogs and my favorite part of their blogs are those bongga festivals they were able to witness. I actually tried to book a flight to Cebu for Sinulog Festival early next year, but failed! Better luck next time. :) And I realized, we have this Luglugan Festival in Malabon, I don't need to go to other places and spend a lot.

It is now the 8th year of the said festival which is a project of Congresswoman Jaye Lacson-Noel and is yearly organized by Malabon M. E.T.R.O (Medical Emergency Transport and Rescue Organization) headed by Jojo Flores and overall organizer this year si Jonjon Santos.

Year 2009, Luglugan Festival was recognized as the Best Tourism Event for food category of the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP)

 Drums and Lyre c/o Councilor Ian Borja
Valenzuela Marching band c/o Mayor Sherwin Gatchalian
Higantes from Angono, Rizal

Selected students of Malabon National High School 

And of course, the highlight of the event is the giant Pancit Bilao measuring 15 feet in diameter, divided into 4 triangular trays, with almost 90 kilos of noodles. Four different Pancit-makers in Malabon were given each tray to fill in.

A tray was given to my grandmother. She has been doing this for the festival for a few years already. 
(c) Jay-jay Cruz
(c) Jay-jay Cruz
(c) Jay-jay Cruz
Good thing my cousin took some photos because I was in somewhere :)

The view of the giant bilao before the parade started. Succeeded in trying to catch the truck with the giant bilao. Checked! 4 tray completed.
Clockwise from upper left: Nanay's ; Rosy's ; Zeny's(my grandmom's) ; Roy's 
Thanks to Miggy Santos for taking these pictures for me :)
(Enough for these pictures. Nakakagutom!!)

Time to eat. :))
They provided 7000 paper plates for distribution but others were very ready and brought their own plastic bags and bowls, approximately 8000 people were fed.
Anong sinabi ng lalagyan niyo sa hawak ni Congresswoman? Iseserve pa yata sa catering yung hiningi! :))
Congresswoman Jaye Lacson-Noel, serving the Pancit Malabon
I think there was a program after this.
See you on the 9th year! :)

Natawa ako sa pagkakapose ko dito. :))
After the parade, the Higantes were set aside. and it's time to have some pictures....
 Badtrip kasi, daming nagpapapicture sa 4 na higantes at hindi kami makasingit. Since hindi naman namin habol magkaroon ng picture sa 4 na higantes (kadamutan begins), pinatalikod namin yung dalawa habang nagkakagulo yung iba sa isang side. Wise. :)


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