A BEER run, a Brazilian-inspired dance contest called Rampada and the presence of video and disc jockeys from Holland and South Korea spiced up the two-day Kadaugan Street Party in Lapu-Lapu City over the weekend.
The party occupied a 1.6-kilometer stretch of the M.L Quezon highway and drew thousands of visitors from Cebu and elsewhere, Lapu-Lapu City officials said yesterday.
“This is much more than what we expected. I think the Kadaugan Street Party has become well known even though this is only our second year,” said Lapu-Lapu City Councilor Harry Don Radaza, chairman of the tourism committee.
The Rampada contest drew in 13 barangays and assorted private firms that sent dance contingents for street dancing and a stage showdown.
Barangay Buaya took the P200,000 top prize in both the barangay category (P50,000) and the open category (P150,000).
In second place were barangay Pajo with P40,000 while barangay Pajac got P30,000 for third place in the barangay category.
Imperial Palace and barangay Pajo won second prize and third prize respectively in the open category.
Barangay Buaya also won the Best in Rampada, Most Lively and Best in Costume special awards.
The Imperial Palace contingent was judged Best in Headdress and Most Colorful while barangay Gun-ob grabbed the Reyna Bulakna award.
About 1,000 people participated in the Beer Run where participants drank free beer instead of water.
The Lapu-Lapu city government spent P1.2 million for the party out of a P1.6 million budget with the rest of the amount put up by private firms. Correspondent Norman V. Mendoza.
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