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Benguet’s Adivay 2012: What's Odd?

“Adivay” is an Ibaloi term referring to a simple family gathering. The word proves that "v" is not a borrowed letter in the Filipino alphabet, diva? 

Now, Adivay is one of the major festivity brands in Northern Luzon. Benguet's Adivay Festival is becoming a major celebration in the highlands, with thousands of Benguet people- both the Kankanaeys and the Ibalois, gathering in a jolly tune.

With my shorts and curiosity of the new things in this year’s Adivay Festival, I went to Wangal Sports Complex on November 24. Of course it was a sunny day (thanks God, the weather did cooperate well) so I was in my jogging outfit. Something as disgusting as this:

And I saw many things I was supposed to not share with you.

Adivay 2012: Horses, Cowboys and Pooh-poohs. I enjoyed listening to Country music while staring at the cowboys and horses. And of course, there were some pooh-poohs of horses on the ground!

Adivay 2012: Organic Vegetables. Benguet produces tons and tons of organic vegetables. And I love the name of this entry: Eat Your Yard!

Adivay 2012: Talking about organic, I forgot to mention that this is something organic also!

Adivay 2012: Greetings! Of course, there is no feast without some greetings from politicians, politicos and epal-iticos. 

What do you think of this year's Adivay? What have you noticed that you should not notice? 

Christian is a Marketing Communications practitioner based in Ortigas Center. In the past eight years, he has passionately worked with real estate, software, and IT service brands. To get in touch, please shoot at email to [email protected]

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