Monday, May 4, 2009

battle of the morions - moriones festival 2009

we were so privileged that we've witnessed the first Battle of the Morions interpretation competition during the Moriones Festival 2009.one thing that i like about the festival was the tourism booth that provided free detailed tourists information in the form of a booklet. it includes in it the one week schedule of the activities of the whole Festival on the different towns of Marinduque.it made it easier for us to check what we need to witness and activities that we can skip. one activity that we made sure we watched was the Battle of the Morions presentations.the competition allows the participants to perform as a group the reenactment of the Longinus story. it focused more on the beheading of this converted Roman soldier. you can review the story here.four groups from the different towns performed at the town arena. area was filled with people eager to see another event that'll happen for the first time.coming along with each group are their own music group that provided rhythm to the presentation. some came in mardigra beats.it was not yet as impressive, but it was a good start. something that we can look forward to see next year as it thrives.

56 comments:

Hilda said...

It's kind of weird seeing Roman soldiers dancing! ;D

Skippyheart said...

ang ganda talaga nitong series mo na ito dong. =)

have a blessed week ahead. TC

REDLAN said...

dami talagang festivals sa pinas. Iba't ibang concept. Saya-saya. Thanks for bringing us to moriones festival dong!

Luke Wiley said...

A cool event!

sheng said...

Wicked pictures, colorful costumes, what more can i say, I only need to hear the drums beat, and it's as if i was there...

gillboard said...

Now that's the Moriones festival that I remember... hehe

Rawr Prince said...

grabe kah.,
hehe.

yan yung advantage mo!hehe.

sana maka witness din ako nito kuya! envy! envy!hehe

carlotta said...

nice photos! sana makanood din ako ng moriones sa susunod! :)

the donG said...

>hi hilda, odd isnt it. only in the philippines but they say it's for the sake of art and festivity.

>hi rebecca, thanks! you to have a great week ahead.

>redlan, dami talaga. hindi ko na alam kung ano yung susunod kong puntahan.

>luke, cool to be there.

>hi sheng, that's true. im planning to take some video on my future trips.

>gillboard, cool!

>rawr prince, sama ka next year. im bringing a group there. just watch out for the details after the marinduque series.

>hi carlota, everyone's invited to the event next year. just keep in touch for the details after the marinduque series. thanks for dropping by.

Bengbeng said...

so much color n festivity.i can jus ikmagine i am there

paoruiz said...

hahaha macho men dancing. uhh.. hahaha.

dencios said...

boss alam mo na a amaze ako everytime na tumitingin ng pic mo kasi ang ganda sa mata lalo na sa mga katulad kong malabo at may bonus astigmatism pa haha

at ang galing talaga ng mga kulay ng costume nila a. saka halatang pinaghihirapan :)

unang basa ko "battle of the morons" hahaha yun nga kasi malabo na mata ko haha :D

uncleawang said...

I can picture how colorful is the event & that's battle great !!!!.
Thanks for sharing.

Tita Beng said...

Great photo shots you got there. The fest looks so colorful and lively!
Kaka-enjoy lang if we get to see all those fests in actual presentations. They somehow lift the Pinoy spirit in us!

Btw, thanks for the visit thru "An Asian Traveler". I already added you in my links. I hop[e you'll do the same. Also in my other blog -
http://ailecgee.i.ph

r-yo said...

mukhang lalaking festival pa ito ah. way to go! :-)

Lantaw said...

dami mo palang photos talaga ng Moriones :). I have yet to meet one up close :)

atticus said...

wow. may abs na, sing and dance pa. sana inuwian mo ako ng isa.

harharhar!

luna miranda said...

it's great that organizers of this festival did a good job. pang-macho lang pala 'to---no girls allowed to participate?:D

aiLee920 said...

wow... very colorful festival...
i've never been to marinduque before... heheheh

witsandnuts said...

Ang galing! I liked this post most among the Moriones series. On a lighter note, tiningnan ko yung abs sa first few photos. Costume nga pala. Heehee.

the donG said...

>bengbeng, i hope you get to see one of our festivals.

>pao, hahaha... that's true. unlike other festivals.

>dencios, ganda din lang talaga ng mga costumes. hirap nga pag malobo mata. hehehe... patingin ka na.

>uncleawang, im hoping that you get to see some of our festivals.

>hi tita beng, that's true. it's nice to see them in pictures but it's really different being there. it's also in the experience.

thanks for including me in your blogrool. i already included you in my links.

>r-yo, im sure it will.

>lantaw, dami dami to. umabot halos 800 yung moriones lang. kinuhanan ko kasi lahat para may archive.

>hi atticus, hehehe... sama ka next year.

>hi luna, ok na din ito as a start. mostly lalaki pero meron ding mga babae. you can see one in my previous post.

>hi ailee, ganda dun. sama ka next year. lapit na lang nito sa lucena.

>witsandnuts, thanks! it's usually part of the vest.

Carver said...

I am enjoying your festival shots so much. The costumes are fantastic.

Reena said...

i like this set very very much! ...maybe because of the abs. hahaha...i can't take away my eyes off them. :)

reminds me of the movies The Gladiator and 300.

dong, next time you're there, you know na what to bring home for me ha. :) this is way better than dope! hahaha. tc!

PUSANG-gala said...

,maybe being of those performers would really make you feel good about yourself---just imagine the joy you give to the excited crowd......

PUSANG-gala said...

Dom---punta ka Anda---naku---natakot namn ako---baka madisappoint ka kasi subrang simple lang nung island at napakapayak ng Buhay---at yung Tondol---honestly---I am not a big fan of the place kasi for me para lang syang plain burger--- no added flavors---I donno----

Dennis Villegas said...

Umulan pala diyan nung Moriones festival. This is the first time I've seen Moriones dancing..di ko yata ito nakita last year.

Thanks for sharing, Dong!

Chyng said...

Ganun pala yun, I dont know the Moriones story either. And thanks sa booklet, mas naaapreciate ng tourists and travelers pag may guide.

Btw, Enrico and I are sooo OK. My entry was just a repost. My bad for making a confusion. ;)

Photo Cache said...

what an impressive festival. i'm sure this one's well attended by both local and foreign tourists.

alicesg said...

Oh so lovely to watch a parade. I think I would be busy clicking my camera. :)

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

This festival looks really different and interesting. :)

dyosa said...

Oh wow! Ang ganda! I love the details, the colors, the works. Talagang pinaghandaan.

olan said...

HI DOM... salamt sa pagpost nito kasi ngayon ko lang tlga nabasa at nakita in photos na may ganun pala talagang kadami Morion tuwing festival nila. I thought sa holy week lang. Oist, wen ka magdavao?

Pietro said...

Very colorful event! Many good scenes and subjects to photograph indeed. Beautiful images!

the donG said...

>hi carver, nice to know that. thanks!

>hi reena, kulit mo lagi. sama ka naman next year di ba?

>pusang-gala, definitely. they are as excited. pupunta talaga kami ng anda. kaya hingi ako ng mga tips pagpunta doon.

>dennis, yes umulan nung bandang gitna. pero tuloy pa rin yung presentation. first time nangyari.

>hi chyng, galing talaga nung ginawa ng tourism nila. sana makasama ka next year.

kala ko nga ngayon yon. repost pala.

>hi photocache, there were foreigners but we were expecting a big domestic tourists. but there were just enough. hindi pa talaga masyadong pinupuntahan itong moriones that's why im bringing a group next year.

>hi alicesg, you'll definitely enjoy taking photos. the colorful masks are really photo perfect

>hi napaboaniya, very different because even in the philippines this festival is unique. only in this island.

>hi dyosa, talagang pinaghandaan talaga. kaya sama ka next year.

>olan, ganda talaga ng moriones festival. it happens during the holy week pero yung mga competitions happens mostly during holy thursday.

by june na ako makakapunta.

>pietro, you'll really enjoy taking photos. the costumes are beautifully made.

zherwin said...

Interesting. I just hope they won't do the dancing as it looks weird having soldiers dancing on a holy week (holy week nga ba ito?) hehehe.

Joy said...

Oh wow! That must have been a spectacular scene. And you are right - having the Tourism Department on board is very helpful. This is one of the things I'd like to contribute towards in the Philippines. Perhaps you and I can sit down with others (especially someone from the Tourism Dept who has the power to make decisions) and figure out how we can improve the tourism industry!

Sorry for not visiting sooner. I was away for 3 days. Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comment. Come back tomorrow for a new series!


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Raft3r said...

the costumes are awesome
buhay na buhay
kaso mukhang mainit isuot
hehe

coolwaterworks said...

Ganda ng series mong ito Dong...
Napansin ko lang, bakit walang mask yung mga nakayellow cape?

bluedreamer27 said...

meron din palang scenarios sa moriones festival
interesting thanks for sharing dong

stan said...

what an awesome parade that mustav been!

Ax said...

grabe, parang 300 na movie lang!

hehe.

kuya dong, next year ka pa di ba pupunta ulit dyan?!

alexander said...

This is an unusual performance. Very interesting.

Alexander
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jeanny said...

You never stop amazing me dong. Those are great photos. You captured the real beauty of the event. What can I say....splendid job!

dodong flores said...

Hi, donG hO. You really captured the heart of the festivity through this vast collection of colorful photos. At ang galing ng mga kuha mo talaga...

KRIS JASPER said...

Good day My Face Book buddy!

JOSHMARIE said...

morning kuya. muling dumaan

ALiNe said...

Awoo awoo! I like the colors...

Lawstude said...

ang galing dom. swerte mo naman kasi first time na may pa-contest na-cover mo pa. definitely, another festival worth-going to.

Heart of Rachel said...

I admire the great effort those people put into their costumes and presentations.

I am Xprosaic said...

Uu nga series an ito! jijijijiji... bukas Cebu ako kaso sa camotes island lang ako day our sa sat tapos balik na dito pag sunday uwi na...pag monday sa Manila naman... kaya d gaano makagala... hayz....

I am Xprosaic said...

Dong Ho salamat sa iyong info tol!... i will try to capture many pictures but i know i only got few hours and i just need to maximize my time... hehehhehe... napressure ako bigla dun ah! Sana nga may mga makukuha akong magaganda despite sa kakaibang sked ko for the next days to come...jejejjeej

bw said...

very very colorful ! nice pics :)

darkhorse said...

pra na akong namamasyal sa Pinas dito - Dong! wla akong masabi sa work mo...tc

SandyCarlson said...

What an impressive drama.

brotherutoy said...

ito, opinyon ko lang pero I find it cheesy kung pasasayawin ang mga Centurions. but great photos, nevertheless. at least, sa kuha mo, kagalang-galang pa rin ang mga dancing centurions.ΓΌ

Garando said...

Loved the photos! That's a really good coverage!
Sigh... Kahit nung bata pako I always wanted to go to the Moriones festival. I was so intriqued by their huge masks kase. Hopefully i get to go there someday with Garandee.

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