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Higalaay Festival 2018

Cagayan de Oro’s yearly fiesta celebration, commonly known as Higalaay Festival, is a long weekend festivity packed with a sequence of vibrant, cultural and fun-filled core events that culminates on the 28th of August, which is the feast day of the city’s patron saint, St. Augustine.

The celebration has developed not only as the expected day of thanksgiving but also as a campaign to promote and support our city, Cagayan de Oro as a tourism destination.  The Higalaay Carnival Street Parade is one of the core events of this city’s’ annual feast in honor of St. Augustine. Here are the lists of winners:


Carnival results:

Macabalan won the as the 2nd runner up and 50 thousand, Mambuaya won as 1st and 75 thousand While Bugo National High School was adjudged as the champion in this year’s Higalaay Carnival Street Parade and brought home 125 thousand.


Special awards:

Most Diciplined: Carmen National High School

Best in Gold: Bugo National High School

Best Carnival Costume: Bugo National High School

Most Festive: Mambuaya National High School

Festival king & Queen 2nd Runner up = Liceo de Cagayan University

1st runner up = Bugo National High School

Champion = Mambuaya National High School

Higalaay civic military parade result


Float Result

3rd place SupportZebra and won 50 thousand

2nd place Palawan Pawnshop and Express Pera Padala 70 thousand

Grand Champion 100 thousand, UNI Writing Instruments


Top 10 (randomly announced):

Gusa Regional Science High School

Liceo de Cagayan University Drum and Bugle Corps.

Lumbia National High School

Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School

Agusan National High School

Pedro “Oloy” N. Roa Senior High School

Cagayan de Oro National High School

Puerto National high

Lourdes College Integrated Basic Education

Pilgrim Christian College


Photos by: Tom Udasco, Glenn Palacio and Eliza Galupo


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