Net proceeds from the Ati-Atihan Festival here held on January 10–16 totaled P1.835 million, according to festival organizer Kalibo Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan Foundation Inc. (Kasafi).
As of January 25, Kasafi had some P1.481 million cash on hand.
Cash receipts generated from the festival totaled P4.182 million, with account receivables of P583,000, the Kasafi revealed.
Sponsorships and financial support/donations were the biggest sources of the foundation’s income, Kasafi Chair Albert Menez said.
Other major sources of income were ticket sales from the Hala Bira! Ati-Atihan Nights on January 10–13 and Mutya it Kalibo Ati-Atihan pageant on January 5 amounting to P334,200. The depot sales of drinks at the Kalibo Magsaysay Park amounted to P130,618.25, said the Kasafi.
The Black Beauty Boys was declared grand champion in the Tribal Big category of the recently-concluded Kalibo Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan Festival.
The Ati tribe from Brgy. Linabuan Norte here bested perennial titlist Kabog of Brgy. Estancia and six other competing tribes for the P70,000 grand prize.
Kabog brought home P40,000 while Libtong Boys of the same village placed third and got P30,000.
Tribu Tiis-Tiis of Brgy. New Buswang and two out-of-town tribes Maharlika Tribe and Lord Eagles, — both of Brgy. Dumga, Makato — each won a P10,000 consolation prize.
Other contesting tribes in the Tribal Big category were Pangawasan Tribe of Brgy. Cayangwan, Makato, Aklan and D'Kamanggahan Tribe of Brgy. Poblacion, Makato, Aklan.
The Aklan Photographic Society (APS), with Ati-Atihan Festival organizer Kalibo Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan Foundation Inc. (Kasafi), recently named the winners of the photo competition "Faces of Ati-Atihan."
Bart Baylon of Makato, Aklan bagged the grand prize for the first-ever photo competition in line with the Ati-Atihan Festival.
His photo entry "Happily Devoted to Each Other" bested 97 other entries, and allowed him to bring home the P15,000 cash prize.
The Kalibo Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan Foundation Inc. (Kasafi) has recently released the cash prizes for the winners of the Ati-Atihan Festival tribe competitions.
According to Dennis Dalida, Kasafi’s chair on Group Participation, a total of P415,000 was distributed to the winners in the Modern, Tribal Small, Tribal Big, Balik-Ati and Individual categories.
Modern tribe winners received a total of P61,000 — of which P30,000 went to grand champion Scorpio 11-19; P15,000 to Aeang-Aeang and P10,000 to Adlaw Gabii ni John.
Balik-Ati tribe winners received P64,000. Lilo anong Ati ag si Datu Marikudo led the winners and bagged the category’s P30,000 grand cash prize.