Cagayan Valley and Northern Philippine Islands

Mammangi Festival and City Mayor Josemarie Diaz Triumph at Aliw Awards 2023

The prestigious Aliw Awards 2023, held on December 11th at the iconic Manila Hotel, celebrated excellence in the realm of festivals and event organizing. Mammangi Festival of the City of Ilagan, Isabela, emerged victorious, clinching the coveted title of “Best Festival Practices/Performance,” solidifying its reputation as a paragon of cultural brilliance.


In a double triumph for the City of Ilagan, Mayor Josemarie Diaz was honored with the distinction of “Best Festival Catalyst/Organizer.” Mayor Diaz’s visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to fostering a vibrant festival culture in the city have undeniably left an indelible mark.

The awarding ceremony brought together luminaries and influencers from the cultural and events landscape, shining a spotlight on those who have contributed significantly to the enhancement of the festival experience. Mammangi Festival and Mayor Josemarie Diaz’s recognition at the Aliw Awards 2023 reflect the city’s dedication to fostering a rich cultural tapestry and its commitment to providing unparalleled festival experiences.

The Department of Tourism, Region 2, extends heartfelt congratulations to the City of Ilagan through the City Mayor Josemari Diaz for these remarkable achievements. Such accolades not only elevate the city’s profile on the national stage but also contribute significantly to the region’s allure as a cultural and festival destination.

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