Perangat Festival 2022: Oroquieta and Jimenez Champions at Dance Showdown and Ritual Presentation - The Filipino Rambler


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Friday, November 18, 2022

Perangat Festival 2022: Oroquieta and Jimenez Champions at Dance Showdown and Ritual Presentation

Cheers and glee filled the Misamis Occidental Provincial Athletic Complex (MOPAC) Grounds in Oroquieta as contingents compete in the 1st Perangat Festival Dance Showdown and Ritual Presentation.

Yours truly was honored to have been invited to witness this joyous event and experience the hospitality and warmth of the Misamisnon people and discover the untamed expanse of their beaches, waterfalls and scenic mountains. I will be sharing more of that on a separate blog.

Perangat Festival is a celebration in honor of the province's bountiful harvest and showcases its traditions and attractions. Formerly known as 'Pasungko', they changed the festival name to 'Perangat' , a subanen of Muasenso or Progress. Asenso Misamis Occidental is the brand of the current administration under the leadership of Gov. Henry Oaminal.

The Perangat Festival centers on the Subanen culture, tradition, progress and thanksgiving. 10 contingents from the different cities and municipalities featured costumes, props, musicality and dance highlighting the rich Subanen way of life.

The participants to this year's Perangat Festival are the contingent from:

  • Sapang Dalaga
  • Concepcion
  • Jimenez
  • Tangub
  • Sinakaban
  • Plaridel
  • Lopez Jaena
  • Ozamis
  • Don Victoriano
  • Oroquieta

Oroquieta bagged the trophy as this year's City Category Winner. They also won the following awards:
  • Best in Costume
  • Best in Musicality
  • Best in Props
  • Best in Choreography

Here's the winning performance of Oroquieta:

Jimenez was hailed Municipal Category Winner. They also won Best in Props, Best in Costume and Best in Choreography.
1st Runner Up: Don Victoriano (also won Best in Musicality)
2nd Runner Up: Lopez Jaena
3rd Runner Up: Sinacaban

Look at the champion presentation of Jimenez:

Oroquieta won 300,000 in cash while Jimenez received 200,000.

Calamba won Best Perangat Float.

Special thanks:

  • Gov. Henry Oaminal
  • Madam Myra Paz Abubakar, DOT Undersecretary 
  • Madam May Salvana-Unchuan, DOT 10 Regional Director 
  • The whole provincial government of Misamis Occidental
  • Sir Albert Neri Medina, Supervising Tourism Operation Officer 
  • Sir Decius Esmedalla, OIC Chief Tourism Operations Officer
  • Miss Ruby D. Ala, Executive Assistant for Tourism
  • Tourism officers and Staff of OPTACA
  • Miss Maria Margarita Montemayor, TPB COO 
  • Sir Albert Gadia, TPB Market Specialist


  1. That's awesome! Congratulations! To the winners well deserved so talented

  2. Great experience ito nakapunta at nakawatch their festival and congratulations to all winners

  3. Ang gagaling at tlga nmna npka talented nila 😍 well deserved . Congratulations ❤️ğŸŽ‰


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