Pandan Festival of Mapandan town and Agoo, La Union's Dinengdeng Festival romped off with the championship crowns and won P150,000 each and especially-designed bangus trophies in two separate categories.
Despite heavy rainfall during the presentation, the crowd's enthusiasm didn't wane as they patiently waited for the resumption of the contest after more than one hour.
Vice Mayor Belen Fernandez, chairman of the Bangus Festival that features this grandest street dancing competition, said they decided to divide the category because of the rain, the first prior to rainfall and the second, after the rain.
But they doubled the prizes because of the difficulty of performing due to the rainfall.
Pandan got also the Best in Costume with P20,000 while
Other winners were with trophies and cash were: Laoag's Pamulinawen Festival and San Fernando, La Union's Pindangan Festival as first runners-up with P80,000 each; Dagupan City's Bangus Festival and Infanta, Pangasinan's Mangga Festival as second runners-up with P60,000 each; Umingan's Kalansay, Payak Manok Festival and Villasis' Talong Festival as third runners-up with P30,000 each and Sto. tomas, Pangasinan's Corn Festival and San Carlos City, Pangasinan's Mango-Bamboo Festival as fourth runners-up with P20,000 each.
There were 14 contingents that competed.-