Who will be the Grand Champion for the 25th Anniversary of Padul-ong Festival 2017?
Padul-ong Festival marks its 25th anniversary this year, ten contingents will compete for PADUL -ONG Festival 2017.
300,000 Cash for the grand prize winner
2nd prize winner will get P250,000 cash,
3rd prize winner P200,000 cash
while non-winning contingents will take home P100,000 each.
The festival, considered one of the highlights of the city’s fiesta celebration, starts with a mass at the chapel of Barangay Punta Maria early morning on the 7th of September.
The image of the Blessed Virigin Mary is then taken to Borongan Port through a fluvial parade and paraded around the city proper.
Competing contingents then gather at the city plaza to perform their re-enactment of the story of the Padul-ong or how the Blessed Virgin Mary is traditionally believed to have travelled from Portugal to Borongan City and how her interventions helped shape the culture and faith of Boronganons.