The Kasadyahan Festival 2012, composed of nine groups, brought its audience to a cultural journey to the different parts of Western Visayas.
Among the nine competing groups in this year’s Kasadyahan, the Salakayan Miagao: Ipadayaw group stood out as champions. The Salakayan portrayed how the people of Miag-ao fought for their faith. The participants showed variety of emotions, one of which are the wailing young women.
The Mandaragat of San Jose, Antique followed as first runner-up. This group showed that they enjoyed their performance even under the scorching heat of the sun.
The Hubon Sinulog Sang Oracon of Sibunag Guimaras and Sinadya sa Halaran Festival of Roxas City placed second and third runners-up, respectively.
Meanwhile, Tribu Maragtas composed of students of West Visayas State University ended up as 4th runner-up.
In just a day, the audience witnessed a glimpse to different festivals in the Western Visayas region. Other participants in the Kasadyahan included Sigabong Sang Mga Kanyon of Bago City, Hugyaw Kansilay of Silay City, Palayag Sang Buenavista of Guimaras, Tribu Panguyang of Tibiao, Antique.
The Kasadyahan Festival 2012 was one of the highlights of the Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo.