. You have to admire the painstaking work that goes to every costume and make-up of the participants in the Ati-atihan parade. The basic soot black paint is made alive by the vibrant reds, oranges and yellow body and face paints that make them photogenically attractive. Still, when I view the photos I have captured, I am amazed with such beauty that went to making those faces a form of art.
. I think there were 16 “tribus” this year who paraded in the streets of Kalibo (I actually lost count!). Each group garbed more famboyant than the previous tribe. Multiply one soot-painted face by a thousand, and you can imagine the mood permeating in the whole place … HALA BIRA!
. VIVA SENOR STO. NINO! VIVA!
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