2013 Philippine International Pyromusical Competition Winners

pyromusical2013Another year of spectacular light show above the waters of Manila Bay happened at the 4th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition. Held at the Bay Side of SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City, 11 countries again competed this year and showcased their pyromusical expertise from February 16 to March 23, 2013

The 11 countries in competition this year includes Japan, Finland, Taiwan, Spain, United Kingdom, South Korea, Italy, Netherlands, China, Australia, and Canada, with Philippines performing for the closing exhibition.

Last Saturday, March 23, 2013 together with my friends Ate Mhay, Rex and Nixon (with Angel and Mamang also), we went to MOA to witness the performance of the last country in competition, Canada. The show started a bit late as scheduled, but it’s worth the wait as Canada presented a good show worthy of duplicating their win last year. Their fireworks show wowed many spectators and I can say I enjoyed it more than their last year’s performance.

And after the judges deliberations and tallying of their scores, the winners for the 4th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition were revealed and as follows;

2nd Runner-up : Finland (Oy Pyroman Finland Ltd.)

1st Runner-up : Canada and China (Fireworkd Spectacular of Canada & Liuyang new Year Fireworks Manufacturing Co. Ltd.)

Grand Champion : United Kingdom (Jubilee Fireworks Ltd.)

At the closing, Philippines being the host country also performed but not in competition. It was a lively and also spectacular performance from Platinum Fireworks with music from FUN, Jennifer Lopez, Psy, Rihanna, Angeline Quinto and others.

All in all it was another memorable experience at the Pyromusical competition. It was my 2nd year in a row to witness this event and will be looking forward to it’s next year’s edition.

*Videos courtesy of okal85 and PlatinumFireworks

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