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Aspirants of the Mutya ag Lakan it Kalibo Ati-Atihan beauty pageant will have the rare opportunity of seeing for themselves an inland resort in Capiz this coming November 24.

Kaliboatiatihan-47Ideally located in the heart of Lantangan, Pontevedra, Capiz, Maribert Inland Resort offers comfortable stay for vacationers with its leisure and recreational amenities. The resort, about 34 kilometers away from Roxas City airport, has a swimming pool, restaurant, convention hall, and accommodation rooms.

While in Capiz, the finalists and festival organizer Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan Foundation, Inc. (Kasafi) will enjoy complimentary overnight accommodations in Maribert Inland Resort. They will have a fashion show in the resort’s pool area, featuring live bands from Roxas City, Capiz and Kalibo, Aklan starting at 6 p.m.

Twelve competing tribes are officially registered as of October 31 with festival organizer Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan Foundation, Inc.  (Kasafi) for next year’s Ati-Atihan competition.

Kaliboatiatihan-46Ati-Atihan street dancing contest, one of the highlights of the yearly Ati-Atihan festival in honor of Senor Sto. Nino de Kalibo, is scheduled on January 19, 2013.

Reigning champion Tribu Parola of Barangay Daja Norte, Banga, Aklan will lead five other tribes for the Tribal Small category.

ASU student won Best Model, Ibesate grabs over-all artist award

A 19-year old student of Aklan State University (ASU) won the best model grand prize of the first-ever Body Painting competition held to coincide with the opening salvo of the 2013 Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan Festival.


Quiny Ninang shows the winning form that helped her bag the Best in Model grand prize in the body painting competition of Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan Foundation, Inc. (Kasafi) held Saturday at Kalibo Pastrana Park.

Quiny Ninang of Andagao, Kalibo, Aklan bested 14 other body painting models for the top prize of P5,000.  She was painted by ASU architecture student Stephen James Prado, who is also the first runner-up for the artist category.

The Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan festival will start with a bang and a mix of artistry and pageantry this Saturday.

The opening salvo starts with theKaliboatiatihan-26 street dancing of Ati-Atihan tribes along the main streets of Kalibo and the body painting competition in the afternoon. 

Streets near the Kalibo Pastrana Park will be closed to traffic at 3 p.m. for the opening salvo on October 27.

Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan Foundation, Inc. (Kasafi) chairman Albert Menez said sixteen artists in the body painting competition are vying for a total of P36,000 cash prizes sponsored by the festival organizer and the San Miguel Brewery, Inc.

The grand winner will take home P10,000 cash prize, first runner-up gets P5,000 and the third prize winner will receive P3,000. Trophies for the top three winners are presented by Aklan Governor Carlito Marquez, Vice Governor Gabrille Calizo-Quimpo and Aklan Rep. Florencio Miraflores.

The 13 non-winning entries will receive P1,000 each and certificates from Kasafi. The artists will be judged on their creativity (40%), visual impact (30%), color scheme (20%) and quality of artist application for 10%.


A total of P704,000 cash prizes await the winning groups of the 2013 Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan festival contest.

Kaliboatiatihan-17For the second straight year, cash prizes for the Ati-Atihan tribe contest has been retained, said Albert Menez, who chairs the Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan Foundation, Inc. (Kasafi).

The tribal big category winner will be given P150,000 cash prize,  P80,000 for second place, P50,000 for third and three consolation prizes of P10,000 each.

For the small tribal  category, first prize will get P60,000 while P40,000 for second, P30,000 for third and three consolation prizes of P8,000 for each contingent. 

Kasafi also allocated P50,000 for the grand champion in modern group category, P25,000 for second place and P15,000 for third place.

Two consolation prizes of P5,000 each will also be awarded in the modern group winners.

Balik-Ati category first prize winner will receive P50,000 while the runner-up will get P25,000 and third place P15,000.

Winners in the Individual Balik-Ati category will take home P3,000 each.

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