10th Siargao International Game Fishing Tournament
Siargao International Game Fishing Tournament – Today, April 6, 2017 was the opening ceremony for the 10th celebration of the fishing tournament. At around one in the afternoon, the village of Pilar, Siargao Island, held the Lip-Lipan (Sailfish) Festival. That was accompanied with a ‘clustered’ barangay competition, with a female contestant for each barangay in Pilar.
First of all, every contingent competes for who carries the sailfish icon best. All the while they try to steal the attention of the fishing competitors and other onlookers.
Then, different dance groups from all the villages in Pilar follow their girl and wear costumes especially designed for the sailfish dance ceremony.
By three in the afternoon, the leaders of Pilar will have cut the ribbon for the Tiange-Tiangge (Market Fest).
In addition, they will display a photo exhibit to celebrate a decade of holding the international game fishing tournament.
There was also a welcome dinner and a tribute to the original pioneers of the fishing tournament.
Furthermore, it was accompanied with a fireworks display that evening.
For more information on the 10th Siargao International Game Fishing Tournament, check out the pictures of the schedule below.
Furthermore, we will try to post some more pictures of the tournament soon.
Therefore, be sure to check by the hour!