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A former officemate of Tutubi emailed him the schedule of the upcoming Aliwan Fiesta to be held on April 23-25 in Manila, something he missed these past few years but expects to miss again this year due to personal reasons. The Aliwan Festival 2009 schedule of activities:
April 23, 2009 (Thursday)
Streetdance Forum (CCP Silangan Hall)
* One Town, One Product Shoppers Bazaar * Band Concert and Pasakalye (Aliw Theater outdoor stage - 7:00 p.m.)
April 24, 2009 (Friday)
* One Town, One Product Shoppers Bazaar * Aliwan Festival Queen Talent Competition (Star Theater, 1:30 p.m.) * Aliwan Festival Queen Pageant Night (Aliw Theater outdoor stage - 7:00 p.m.)
April 25, 2009 (Saturday)
* One Town, One Product Shoppers Bazaar * Grand Parade (Aliw Theater Complex to Quirino Grandstand - 4:00 p.m.) * Awarding Ceremonies (Quirino Grandstand - 9:00 p.m.)
Do visit the official website of Aliwan Fiesta for the updated schedules and latest news. Tutubi intends to try his luck someday in the photography contest...after improving his really mediocre photography skills of course. Note the parade route and festival venue from Quirino Grandstand up to CCP complex in Pasay City