By Alice Hernandez Reyes
The annual Aliwan Festival which brings together participants from municipalities all over the Philippines, a project of the Manila Broadcasting Company, Star City and the cities of Manila and Pasay, kicked off yesterday with the Shoppers Bazaar.
The 3-day event which ends tomorrow will have 17 participating municipalities joining the Grand Parade and Street Dancing Showdown on the last day.
Tonight, the Aliwan pageant will be held at the Aliw outdoor stage and will see the crowning of the Aliwan 2018 Queen.
The Quirino Grandstand will be the venue for the Grand Parade and Streeetdance Competition.