IN PHOTOS: The colorful Mimaropa 2017 festival in Romblon
MANILA, Philippines – The Mimaropa region has a lot of untapped places to check out. At the recent Mimaropa street dance parade and competition in Romblon, the media were not only treated to the colorful street dances of the provinces, but also an opportunity to see some sights in Romblon.
Mimaropa stands for Occidental and Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan.
Select media who flew in from Manila and guests from the nearby provinces were fortunate to see the street parade and the dance showdown at the Odiongan Sports Complex.
The dancers of Calapan City were awarded 3rd place, while Puerto Princesa's performance got 2nd place. Occidental Mindoro was adjudged this year's grand winner.
One could definitely feel the festive mood during the street parade, as the provinces showed their respective uniqueness.
#Latepost - Sharing some of the videos from the Mimaropa festival last Nov 20-25. I was fortunate to have experience a different part of the country. Here's the group from Occidental Mindoro. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines pic.twitter.com/ULrgfXDckt— alexa villano (@alexavillano) December 9, 2017
Here's another video from the people of Marinduque pic.twitter.com/zKMJg0dXad— alexa villano (@alexavillano) December 9, 2017
Aside from the festival, we were fortunate enough to drop by a pili nut processing plant and the Looc Marine Sanctuary.
There's more to discover about the Philippines, and with next the Mimaropa festival scheduled in Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro, in 2018, there will definitely be more new things to learn about the country. – Rappler.com