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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, October 22, 2012
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Brgy. Taculing was again the champion this year of the 6th Electric MassKara performing float competition and bested nine participants at the Tourism Strip at Lacson Street in Bacolod City, Saturday.

The float of the barangay featured a large red bird depicting the “Manok ni San Pedro,” while dancers attired like roosters with head dresses that looked liked the animal’s comb, danced on it.

Brgy. 30, that had a castle-inspired setting, was second, while the entry of Brgy. 2, that featured a giant MassKara in front of their float, wowed the audience with the sexy attire of their dancers, placed third.

Other participants were barangays 23, 38, 40, 35, 7, 33, and Tangub.

Heavy rain delayed the start of the 6th Electric MassKara but the skies later cleared and fine weather allowed the huge crowd to have fun and enjoy the show.

Eli Tajanlangit, MassKara festival director, said the champion received P50,000, the second placer P30,000, and third placer P20,000. Ten barangays participated in the Electric MassKara 2012, the sixth to be held by the city.

Every participant performed a three-to-seven minute dance number at the five post-stations at the Tourism Strip, he said.

The production designs of the floats were anchored on the theme, "Life Is Good in Bacolod.” The participants used different colors, from pastel to neon. The bright lights even made each float like a moving night club while others featured giant masks.

Aside from their colorful and bright floats, the contingents also showed their uniqueness in their MassKara, some of which were patterned on a masquerade, others had extended and oversized headdresses attached to their masks, and some were in personalized styles.

The contingents were judged based on their creative use of materials and lights, music, choreography, costumes, and sequence, and the audience impact.

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia and his wife, Elsa, Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson, and Tajanlangit presented the awards to the winners.

The judges were Dennis Ascalon, Jade Snow Dionzon, Hilario Campus III, Barry Cervantes and Maureen Austira.*LTG

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