With tens of thousands of devotees and tourists poured into the streets of Kalibo, Aklan to celebrate the Senor Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan festival, it was time for the Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan Foundation, Inc. (Kasafi) to savor the success with flying colors.
Festival foundation chairman Albert Menez said the Ati-Atihan festival in honor of Senor Sto. Nino de Kalibo has been hailed a major success, making it the best year yet for Kasafi.
Asked if how he would rate this year’s Ati-Atihan festival held from January 11 to 20 if score out of 10?
Black Beauty Boys, for the third straight year, defended its Tribal Big category title to win the coveted P150,000 grand prize in the recently-concluded Ati-Atihan street dancing contest, according to festival organizer Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan Foundation, Inc. (Kasafi).
The tribe from Barangay Linabuan Norte defeated Kabog and seven other Ati tribes for the top prize. Kabog received the first runner-up prize of P80,000. The tribe from Barangay Estancia was adjudged second in 2011 and 2012.
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The net income for the 2013 Kalibo Ati-Atihan festival surged to a record P4.745 million, according to a statement of income and expense released by the festival organizer.
While net income of the 2013 festival was 33 percent higher than the 2012 net income of P3.194 million, the Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan Foundation, Inc. (Kasafi) also reported P3.930 million in expenses, down 7.42 percent from the expenses of P4.222 million of last year.