7-peat: Black Beauty Boys wins Ati Sadsad

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Monday, January 16, 2017

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KALIBO, Aklan – For the seventh straight year, Black Beauty Boys outperformed other Tribal Big groups to take home the P180,000 grand prize in the Sadsad contest of the Ati-Atihan Festival on Saturday.

Thirty tribes and groups and 11 individuals competed for titles and P963,000 in total cash prizes in various Sadsad categories.

The contenders and the spectators, including Child Jesus devotees, braved the rain just to witness the competition, said Albert Menez, chairman of the festival organizer Kalibo Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan Foundation, Inc.

Bannered by 80 street dancers in vibrant-colored costumes, Black Beauty Boys got the nod of judges in eight judging areas.

“The strong devotion and sadsad panaad of Black Beauty Boys to Señor Santo Niño despite the rain steered them to victory,” said Lucas Francisco, leader of the tribe from Barangay Linabuan Norte.

Vikings of Barangay Dumga, Makato town, placed second and took home P100,000, while Kabog of Barangay Estancia, Kalibo, settled for third place and P60,000.

Consolation prizes went to Maharlika of Dumga, Makato; Pangawasan of Cayangwan, Makato; and Tribu Tiis-Tiis of New Buswang, Kalibo. They received P20,000 each.

Other Tribal Big groups were D’Kamanggahan of Poblacion, Makato, and Tribu Timawa of Andagao, Kalibo. They got P15,000 each.

In Tribal Small, Tribu Alibangbang – also of Linabuan Norte, Kalibo – was declared champion and got P80,000.

Last year’s champion Tribu Bukid Tigayon settled for second place and P50,000, while Tribu Responde of New Buswang, Kalibo won third place and P40,000.

Other Tribal Small contenders were Tribu Ninolitos of Tigayon, Kalibo; Lezo Tribe of Ibao, Lezo; and Tribu Tikbalang of Manhanip, Malinao. They received P10,000 each.


Following are the winners in the other categories and their respective prizes:



Royal Scorpio – first place, P70,000

Aeang-Aeang – second place, P30,000

Pirates 1962 – third place, P20,000

Pagmukeat and D’Emagine – consolation prize, P10,000 each

Road Side, Lagalag 27 Original, Gala Drumbeat, and Bae-ot Bae-ot – other participants, P5,000 each



Tribu Ilayanhon mga Inapo ni General Candido Iban – first, P70,000

Apo ni Inday – second, P30,000

Malipayong Ati – third, P20,000

Kinantuing, Maninikop and Sinikway nga Ati – consolation prize, P10,000Anono-o Group – other participant, P5,000



Enigmatic Verushka, La Negra Picca and Balik Ati – P3,000 each



Mangwayen, Pantastika and Immortal – P3,000 each

All the Ati-Atihan tribes joined the Pilgrims Mass and religious procession on Sunday before the winners were announced during “Pagpadungog” at the Magsaysay Park last night./PN






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