Festivals Politics


The rich cultural heritage of Las Piñas City took centerstage once again in the celebration of the 14th Waterlily Festival.

Senator Cynthia Villar, who started the festival  in 2006, said the event through the years, has served the purpose of being the show window for the city’s most talented performers and the most beautiful and creative people.

“We are very proud of this festival.”

“We are very proud of this festival which we also hold to express our commitment for a lifestyle that is in harmony with nature and the environment,” Villar said.

The yearly festivity was attended by more than 2,000 participants and tourists and spectators coming from nearby areas.

Among the activities lined up for the occasion was the coronation of Miss Las Piñas Waterlily 2019 at Villar Sipag Complex where Mikaela Grace Salcedo of Barangay Pamplona 3 took home the crown and the P25,000 cash prize.

Judged as first runner-up and winner of P15,000 cash was Nicole Beatrice Catabay of Barangay Talon 2; and second runner-up and winner of 10,000 cash prize was Marian Angela Dela Pena of Barangay Pamplona. People’s Choice awardee meanwhile was Mikee Valerio of Bgy. Manuyo 1.

Miss Las Piñas Waterlilly candidates wore ternos made of 100% waterlily.

The winners of this pageant were judged according to beauty, intelligence and overall uniqueness and creativity of the waterlily gown. Candidates were also chosen for their communication skills and involvement in community service.

Candidates representing the different barangays were required to wear  mestiza ternos made of 100% waterlily.

Meanwhile in the inter-school street dancing competition, the group composed of students from Las Piñas North National High School, Las Piñas City Science High School and Las Piñas City Technical Vocational High School emerged as the champion and bagged the P50,000 cash prize.

The first runner-up and winner of P30,000 cash prize was Las Piñas East National High School, Las Piñas East National High School Talon 4 Annex and Las Piñas East National High School Equitable Village.

The second runner-up and winner of P20,000 cash prize was the group of CAA National High School and CAA National High School Annex. Winners of this competition were judged according to their water lily costume and props, choreography and technicalities.

The festival also featured a water lily product exhibit of enterprises coming from Laguna and Rizal.

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