Colors Fill the Skies in Alabel’s First Kite Festival

Butterflies, dragonflies, and eagles in huge sizes and bright colors hovered above the Goldenboy Farm in Alabel two hot summer days of May. People flock to see these colorful creatures adorning the town’s skies. But it was different when the fishes, a boat, a giant squid, airplanes, and even a huge box started to fly. They roused a cheery applause from the audience of the first Goldenboy Herrera Kite Festival, May 8 and 9, 2014.

kite festial

Kite enthusiasts from the neighboring provinces and cities and even from Luzon gathered at the three-hectare flyzone in Alabel, Sarangani Province to showcase their masterpieces and, of course, to win the grand prize — a whopping Php 50,000.00 in cold cash, tax free!

In the early morning of May 8, young kids tagged along their parents or older sibling to register to the kids and teens categories.

kite festival flyzone

 

Here are the winners:

 

KIDS Category

 

1st Place
Marsheil Q. Panganiban
Koronadal City

2nd Place
Romel Mingo
Alabel

3rd Place
Dave Cadungog
Koronadal City

 

TEENS Category

 

1st Place
Carlo Naungayan
Glan

2nd Place
Ernie Legada
Alabel

3rd Place
Clifford Bangoy
Koronadal

 

The second day, May 9, was a fiercer competition. It was really a battle of the sizes and designs as adults try to outdo their competitors . Despite the lack of wind that day, the kites did not fail to entertain the eager audience, most of them witnessed a kite festival for the first time.

ADULT Category

 1st Place
Mohaimen Sultan
Glan

2nd Place
Jonell Javier
Koronadal

3rd Place
Eric Basit
Batangas City

 

Special Awards

 

Makabayan Kite
Romel Abayon
Glan

Best Flyer
Jonathan Josol
Davao City

Best in Special Effects
Jay-ar Lacaba
Koronadal City

Most Impressive Size 
Marcello Nabella    
Glan

Best in Detail and Design        
Toto Cutamora                                   
Koronadal City

Most Socially Relevant          
Godofredo Tampus                            
Glan

Best Engineered                        
Jimboy Villar                                      
Alabel

Breakthrough Kite                    
Renan Embajador                              
Glan

Organizer’s Choice                  
Arjay Villarin                                      
Glan

Organizer’s Choice                  
Dhodoy Canones                                
Koronadal City

 

winners

first place kite festival

 

2nd Place
2nd Place

3rd place kite festival

 

The Kite Festival was a personal initiative of Councilor Goldenboy Herrera, using his personal funds.

“Susubukan po natin na sa susunod mas palalakihin pa po natin ang Kite Festival,” Coun. Herrera said as he thanked the participants, the guests, the organizing team, the volunteers, and the people who witnessed the event.

team bundol mountaineers

 

Team BUNDOL Mountaineers, my team, is happy to be part of the first Goldenboy Herrera Kite Festival.

 

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