Siloy Festival of Alcoy during the Aliwan Fiesta 2009

April 26, 2009

The Pride of Alcoyanons in Aliwan Fiesta 2009


The municipality of Alcoy in the Southeastern part of the province of Cebu derives most of its income from the Dolomite mines, which are the biggest in the world.
But Alcoy is also home to the Mag-abo Forest where reside the Black Shama - or Siloy - a type of bird that sings a very soothing melody. With its natural habitat now designated as an ornithologist's dream destination, the Siloy's rapidly diminishing population is being zealously conserved not just as a symbol but as a cause. The festival in its name is held on the feast day of Sta. Rosa de Lima, whose intercession is invoked by the residents to protect Alcoy's eco-tourism program.

The beauty of cebuana was crown as Aliwan Festival Queen 2009.


Sian Elizabeth Maynard Aliwan Festival Queen 2009

2 comments:

Cebu Philippines Expat April 27, 2009 at 9:20 PM  

Alcoy is a great small town in Southern Cebu Province, I have been there many times. It's a peaceful place with a great beach nearby, Tingko Beach.

jayr April 27, 2009 at 10:58 PM  

@ Cebu Philippines Expat. Alcoy is really nice place..

i visited your site..cool!! http://www.cebu-philippines.net
got 10points for me..

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