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 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.
Here are the winners:
Marsheil Q. Panganiban
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.
Best in Special Effects
Most Impressive Size
Best in Detail and Design
Most Socially Relevant
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, my team, is happy to be part of the first Goldenboy Herrera Kite Festival.
- Job Oberio
- Aero Cam Media
- Yenz Sarao of Passionista25