Next year’s Kambal Festival is expected to be merrier as Angeles City Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr. has vowed to double up the cash prizes for the winning participants.
Elated by the festivities brought about by the Kambal Festival 2023, where 18 participants competed at the Angeles Heritage District on Saturday evening, Mayor Lazatin said he will up the ante by doubling up the cash prizes.
The increase in cash prizes is expected to entice all the city’s 33 barangays to participate in the 2024 Kambal Festival, the 4th iteration of the competition where participants vie for the Best Float, Identical Twins—Category A, Identical Twins—Category B, Most Festive Float, Street Dancing Competition—High School, and Street Dancing Competition—Elementary. There are also consolation prizes and early brid prizes.
Mayor Lazatin said he expects the city’s 33 barangays to participate in the annual Kambal Festival next year, which is part of the month-long Fiestang Kuliat celebrations.
For the recently concluded Kambal Festival, the Champion Best Float received P100,000; 1st Runner Up-P50,000; 2nd Runner Up-25,000.
The Grand Winners in the Identical Twins Category A and B, have received P50,000 each; 1st Runner Ups-P25,000 each; and 2nd Runner Ups-P15,000 each.
The Most Festive Float Special Award received P20,000.
In the Street Dancing Competition, both categories in Elementary and High School, the Grand Winners received P100,000 each; 1st Runner Ups-50,000 each; and 2nd Runner-Ups-P25,000 each.
A consolation prize of P10,000 and P10,000 for the “Early Bird” were also provided.