The organizer of the Pamulak sa Kadayawan, Wadab Babao said during the AFP-PNP Press Corps Media Forum at the Royal Mandaya Hotel on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, that a total of 43 contingent and non-contingent floats of the Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2022 and also floats for the Pitik sa Kadayawan 2022, will be showcased on Sunday, August 21.
Babao said that there are five participants for the Dako (Big) Category, 10 for the Gamay (Small) Category, seven participants for the Lahi Category, 11 for non-competing or the Corporate category, and 10 floats for the Pitik sa Kadayawan drum-beating competition.
The competing floats in the Dako Category must have a maximum size of 8 feet wide and 16 feet long. In the Gamay Category, the floats must have below 8 feet in width and 16 feet in length. In the Lahi (Alternative Category), they must use anything indigenous or extraordinary small vehicles or contraptions, trolleys, and wheelers that should be animal driven; not electric, motorized, or fuel-powered vehicles.
The competing floral floats shall have a maximum height of 14 feet and must use at least 80 percent fresh flowers, plants, fruits, or vegetables as the medium.
For the Corporate (Non-competing) floats, the contingents are required to use at least 20 percent fresh flowers, plants, fruits, and vegetables as the medium. The maximum height for all floats shall be 14 feet from the ground.
The Dako Category first place winner will get Php 800,000, Php 600,000 for the second place, Php 400,00 for the third place, and Php 75,000 each for the two consolation prizes. In the Gamay Category, the first prize is Php 400,000, Php 300,00 for the second place, Php 200,000 for the third place, and Php 50,000 pesos each for the two consolation prizes.
Meanwhile, a Php 150,000 prize awaits the first place in the Lahi category, Php 75,000 for the second place, Php 50,000 for the third place, and two winners of Php 20,000 as consolation prizes.
The Parade will start at 6 a.m. on August 21, 2022 and will start from Roxas Avenue, left turn to CM Recto Avenue, right turn to Bonifacio Avenue, and left turn to Pelayo St., then left turn to San Pedro St.
The floats will be put on standby on Claveria St., from Corner San Pedro to Corner Bonifacio St. until 4 p.m. CIO