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Monday, October 17, 2016

Bakood Festival 2016 part 2 - the colorful marching band street parade and drum battle at Bacoor Government Center


SEPTEMBER 24, 2016 - Its our 2nd day for the Bakood Festival, after waking up early in the morning and ate our breakfast at Island Cove, we prepared our gears for a one day coverage. The Bacoor Tourism team transported us in the hearts of Bacoor City to witness, feel and absorb the colorful sights and sound of the annual Bakood Festival.

We were told that the festival grandstand near the Bacoor church will serve as the judging area for the marching band street parade.

you can read my part 1 blog post here at


Bakood Festival bloggers of the year are covered by
Lace Llanora -
Azrael Coladilla  - this blog!
Ted Claudio -
Enzo Luna -
Alyzza Sanchez - blog rep for
and Aci Bornea - blog rep for

Ganda ng tshirt namin! for me this is the best festival shirt ever!
I also like the colors and XL size is just right for me.


It was hard to travel going to the venue, the roads are already closed and the streets are occupied by the crowd of Bacoor town folks and assembly and parade of 50+ marching bands that came from the different provinces of the Philippines.

We're so glad that the security persons ushered our van to reach the grand stand area.

On photo, our Bacoor Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla with the international judges and VIP from PASAMBAP and also President Duterte's Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco


Its my first time to watch the start of the main marching band parade. Wow! the intro and start of the street parade is very explosive! its very alive and lots of energy.


This band plays the song "Shut up and dance with me", in horns and beats.
The dancing majorette also gave some colors, the entire band members are dancing while playing the tunes.


Then we saw some float parading infront of the grand stand.
These are float props that will be used for the drum battle competition.


Another props.
Its not part of the street dance, but this will be used for the drum battle contest.
Marching band will have their street dance routine shown here a the grandstand and then at the evening, they will use these props for their drum battle contest entry, that's marching band routine plus drama skit.


This is a photo gallery of our beautiful majorettes, flag bearer or color guards.
The color guards carries the banner and flags that represent where they came from.
the majorettes, as always are the loveliest front of the entire corps.

The color guard marches infront and they arrive in full force, they will not stop and they will zip through the crowd.
















And below is my photo gallery of our drum majors or field commander.
They take control and give orders to the entire drum corps, color guard and majorettes.







Drum majors or Field commanders are like the orchestra leader.
Always at the front and giving orders what the entire crops should do.

Here's a photo gallery of the Bugle Corps
One of the most important part of the entire marching band. They blast some tunes along with beats of the drum corps.












Here's the Drum Corps
Each drum beat guides the marching band's formation and march.


Anak ng Zapote band
the oldest marching band group in the country, they are established since 1925






wow!!! naka Pearl drum is kuya!

Here's the complete list of the 53 marching band that participated at the annual Bakood Festival 2016

1. Mall of Asia Marching band
2. Citizen's Brigade Band of Dasmarinas City
3. Marines Polytechnic Colleges Foundation Legaspi City Albay Marching band and majorttes
4. Davao Blue Eagles
5. Banda San Jose of Las Pinas City
6. Banda Kabyaw Inc of Cabiao, Nueva Ecija
7. University of Luzon Drum and Bugle Corps of Dagupan City
8. Angono Wind Ensemble of Angona, Rizal
9. San Lorenzo Ruiz Band 2003 Inc of Bacoor City
10. Cabiao Band 96 of Cabiao, Nueva Ecika

11. Santa Maria De Bethania Marching Show Band of Sta. Maria, Bulacan
12. The Dragons of Cabiano Youth Concert Band 88 of Cabiao, Neuva Ecija
13. Banda Independete 22 of Pililia, Rizal
14. Digos City National High School Marching Band of Digos City
15. Family Band Bacoor Assoc Inc of Bacoor City
16. D'Original Band of Prof. Hilariin F. Rubio of Bacoor City
17. Saint Nicolas Band of Paranaque City
18. Carmona Cavite Marching Band 2013
19. Landayan Brass Band of San Pedro, Laguna
20. Nuestra Senora Dela Paz Band 25 of Maragondon, Cavite

21. Penaranda Band of Penaranda, Nueva Ecija
22. VSPV Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps of Cavite City
23. Banda Kabataan 77 of Bailen, Cavite
24. Our Lady of Mediatrix Band of Bacoor City
25. Banda Sta. Monica of Tanza, Cavite
26. Banda Sto. Tomas of Sto. Tomas, Batangas
27. Banda San Pedro 22 of San Pedro, Laguna
28. Primero 1 Band of Maragondon, Cavite
29. Banda 3 of San Pedro, Laguna
30. Power Seven Youth Club of Bacoor City

31. Unity Band 10 of Bailen, Cavite
32. Holy Rosary Youth Band of Rosario, Cavite
33. 96 Band of Bacoor City
34. Banda Maliksi Uno 45 of Bacoor City
35. Mardicas Band of Ternate, Cavite
36. Anak Zapote Band of Bacoor City
37. Banda Niog of Bacoor City
38. Rizal Technological University Brass Band of Mandaluyong City
39. Banda Dos Banalo of Bacoor City
40. Banda El Gobernador Assoc Inc of Bacoor City

41. St. Joseph Band 98 of Bailen, Cavite
42. Imus Youth Symphonics Band 83 of Imus City
43. St. Michael's Symphonic Band of Bacoor City
44. Butiong Band 4 of Lian, Batangas
45. Banda Uno Bacoor Cavite of Bacoor City
46. Boys of Caridad Troop 45 of Cavite City
47. Banda 26 Sta. Ana of Taguig City
48. Banda Otcho Manalo of Taguig City
49. Banda 1 Palingon-Tipas Youth Symphonic Band of Taguig City
50. Pandacan Community Band of Manila

51. Black Nazarene Banda Quatro of Bacoor City
52. Banda 8 of Bacoor City
53. Pililia Regiment Band of Pililia, Rizal


Me at the coverage field
my gear that day
1. Nikon D5300 with kit lens
2. SJCAM M20 action camera
3. OPPO F1 camera phone


Met some Bacoor town folks during the street parade. These two kids march around and followed an incoming marching band.


Taking a break at Digman Halo-Halo
The best halo halo in town!


The best halo halo can only be found here in Digman Halo-Halo located in Digman st, Bacoor, Cavite


At around the afternoon, we transferred here at BGC or the Bacoor Government Center. Its an amphitheater behind our newly built Bacoor City Hall.


Trophies for the best marching band street parade winner.
Grand winner will receive PHP100,000 cash prize.


Getting ready for another blow by blow event coverage!
#EATgetaway team is ready!


Our Bacoor Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla on stage for an opening remarks.


PASAMBAP awarded this plaque to our Bacoor Mayor.


There were 13 marching band that participated for the drum beat contest.
Each band displayed their choreography and also their drum beat skit.


The bands performed their tunes and also showed their skills of marching band formation.
This is not easy routine. We were at the 2nd level of the arena that day to appreciate the dance and band formation. Ang galeng nila!


Photo op with Bacoor Councilor Rowena Bautista-Mendiola and Bacoor Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla with son Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla

Thanks to our Bacoor Tourism Officer Edwin Guinto for inviting us this year.
Im excited to witness again the annual Bakood Festival this 2017. also the national competition of MUSIKO 2017:The Biggest and Grandest Marching Band Parade of the Philippines.

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, Philippine Bloggers Network, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. Azrael's Merryland Blog is included in a list of top 50 Blogs in the Philippines , ranked 65th in Top 100 Blogs that Matter , 49 must read lifestyle blog in the Philippines. and rank 40th in 100 Top Philippine Blogs by Feedspot.
He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.
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