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Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin S. Binay invites shutterbugs and photojournalists to attend the event and take their best shots of the vast array of colors to be presented by students and residents, dressed as rare animals, flowers, insects and various forms of marine life, as they perform synchronized dance movements to a variety of musical arrangements.

“We encourage photography enthusiasts, whether amateurs or professionals, to come early on Sunday to be able to witness and take pictures of the parade of participants at 2pm along Hippodromo and A.P. Reyes Streets going towards the activity area inside Circuit Makati,” Binay said.

 Spearheaded by the MCAO in partnership with Ayala Land and Ayala Malls, the 28th Caracol Festival, Makati’s own version of Mardi Gras, continues to promote the advocacy for the preservation and conservation of Mother Earth.

The highlight of the festivity will be a costume and dance competition wherein the gaily-dressed participants will perform dances to music ranging from retro to ballroom. There will be 12 groups competing this year, three in the elementary school category, three from high school, and six from the barangay clusters.  They will be judged based on costume originality and aesthetics, and performance level of the dance.  Special awards will be given for the best costume and best choreography.

Prizes for the costume and dance contest include cash and trophies. The big winner will get P75,000, while second and third place winners will get P62,500 and P50,000, respectively. The Best Costume and Best Choreography awards each offer a P25,000 cash prize.

This year will be the second time Caracol will be held at the Circuit Makati grounds. It was celebrated in Ayala Avenue for the last time in 2012.  However, the overall theme of preserving and saving the environment has been retained.

This year’s Caracol is presented by the city government of Makati in partnership with Ayala Land, Ayala Malls, Circuit Makati, Manila Bulletin and the Department of Tourism (DOT).

Caracol was conceptualized in 1986 and ushered in the Fiesta Islands Program of the DOT in 1989.

Photo provide by Jay Ganzon
Jay Ganzon is the senior correspondent/contributor of Star Powerhouse, he also member of the Powerhouse G5 (a multimedia group of Axl Powerhouse Grp), he's also a freelance photojournalist and event photographer and also a blogger. 

The article provide by the Makati Tourism dept.

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