Aliwan 2011

Summer has officially started and the way I celebrate it is with a vivid bang! 

Last April 16, 2011 the Aliwan 2011 Grand Parade was held at the Quirino Grandstand, hundreds of people photographers and the like rushed to the grandstand to take photos of the vivid, charming and energetic participants from the different provinces of the Philippines competes to see who's got the best fiesta (festival). 
It was very hot that afternoon but nothing stopped the participants not even us photographers to get down and dirty (and sweaty) It was such a wonderful spectacle to see different provinces showcase their vibe, culture and their people. I myself was proud to see that my "kababayans" was also there to make a stand for our province and I was glad that they came up to 5th place this year.

Sadly I have to go home early since I have classes early the next day and I got my 2 memory cards filled with photos from the event, but I will definitely be back again there next year and be adequately prepared.

Cheers to the people behind this wonderful event and to the participants who endured the agonizing heat as they performed I bid them my congratulations both to the winners and to the non-winners.


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Patrick Jude M. Ilagan born June 24, 1990 is a graphic designer, photographer and content specialist based in Manila, Philippines. Patrick is a graduate of University of Santo Tomas wherein he earned his degree in Fine Arts major in Advertising.

After graduating he worked as a graphic designer and art director for on Gadgets Magazine under Great Minds Media Inc. which is a publishing company based in Quezon City, Philippines in 2011 until 2012. He then moved to Web Providers Dev. Pro as a content writer which later on became Digital Room Inc. (Philippines) wherein he became a digital marketing specialist. In the same year he moved to Web Providers Dev. Pro he also part-timed as an instructor for a local college based in Makati, Philippines wherein he taught graphic design.

Patrick wrote and made downloadable content for You the Designer which is a graphic design lifestyle blog in 2012 until early 2014 with artist Kerby Rosanes. In mid-2014 He shifted his efforts and co-founded photography lifestyle and inspiration blog named You the Photographer with George Nacpil. He is currently the blog's editor.

Patrick often refers to himself as a pixel craftsman since he is mostly working with a computer. Patrick mostly uses Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Lightroom for his work.

When not working Patrick immerses himself in TV shows, movies, books and games. He is also a fan of underground live music shows, food fairs, art exhibits and roaming around museums.