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Tabanog Festival

One of Oroquieta City’s favorite past times is the Tabanog (Kite-Flying) Festival, which is held during the Summer months. The festival is held in the Plaza, near the bay front. Oroquieta City’s bay front is somewhat comparable to Chicago’s Lake Michigan, except the warm and soothing trade winds are irresistible to everyone’s desire to a fly kite with full enjoyment.

Tabanog Festival Preparation

The Tabanog festival is a competition open to legal residents of Oroquieta City only. Each person may only register one kite, and registration must be done before the scheduled festival date. This year the Tabanog Festival was held on April 20th from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and the kite registration deadline was April 19th. Kite entries were required to meet the requirements for dimension and description.

Tabanog Festival Parade

This year's Tabanog Festival was spectacular. Many participants worked hard and wittingly presented their kite entries. Of course, it is always a big challenge for contest judges to determine the winners, especially with a beautiful presentation such as this. However, among the good - there is the most, among the most - there is the better, but among the better - there is the best!


2002 Tabanog Festival Contest Results
Biggest KiteMost Artistic KiteMost Symbolic Kite

Winner
Joel Saturre
Talic, Oroquieta City
Kite No. 35

Runner-Up
Melvin Salvacion
Talic, Oroquieta City
Kite No. 29

Winner
Lorenzo Maghinay
Purok 5, Canubay, Oroquieta City
Kite No. 11

Runner-Up
Cleno Saguindang
Poblacion 1, Oroquieta City
Kite No. 21

Winner
Diego Cano
28 Lower Loboc, Oroquieta City
Kite No. 24

Runner-Up
Roger Sumalpong
Pines, Oroquieta City
Kite No. 13

Tabanog Airborne

Here are the details of the yearly Tabanog Festival. There are two winners selected and the requirements are as follows: a) All kites must be more than 2 feet in diameter; and, b) commercially sold kites that are made of plastic must have painted designs. All entries must be registered on or before the designated deadline.


Kite Categories and Winning Criteria
Category & CriteriaPoints to WinRunner UpWinner
Biggest Kite:
  Measurement
  Artistry of Design
  Craftsmanship
  Ability to Fly
 
40%
30%
20%
10%
P1,500.00
(Philippine pesos)
P3,000.00
(Philippine pesos)
Most Artistic Kite:
  Artistry of Design
  Originality
  Craftsmanship
  Ability to Fly
 
40%
30%
20%
10%
P1,500.00
(Philippine pesos)
P3,000.00
(Philippine pesos)
Most Symbolic Kite:
  Symbolism
  Craftsmanship
  Design
  Ability to Fly
 
50%
20%
20%
10%
P1,500.00
(Philippine pesos)
P3,000.00
(Philippine pesos)

This festival is sponsored by the Oroquieta City Tourism Council and Sangguniang Kabataan Federation. Points of Contacts are:

Ullyses Diadula or Dodong Capapas
Oroquieta City Museum
City Hall Annex Building, 4th Floor
Oroquieta City, Philippines

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