A Passion For Fiestas: The BGC Passionfest 2014

The BGC Passionfest 2014 Car Plate emblem

The BGC Passionfest, held for the past 2 years, may well be Bonifacio Global City’s (in Taguig) version of its “town fiesta”, replete with entertainment, art and food exhibits, parades, sports, shopping and other outdoor activities. November is about that time of the year when the spirit of one of the country’s national heroes, Andres Bonifacio come alive with local and foreign visitors swarming along the streets of BGC to get the “fiesta” feel of this highly urbanized district of Metro Manila!

This year’s Passionfest which will be held on November 28, 29 and 30, 2014 is themed A BONI-FIDE URBAN FIESTA and will offer a breathtaking showcase of local performers and exhibitors alike.

As with the previous year’s events, the atmosphere will again be buzzing with people and anticipation will focus again largely on the street parades of performers in Pilipino costumes, the BGC-wide SALE of merchandise and if you want to sample local street food, hundreds of  food stalls would be lining up all around the area.

And for you runners out there, there will be the usual fun run dubbed, the RUN BGC 2014: URBAN ADVENTURE which will be an adventure race type of run where groups of 10 runners each will have to solve mind-boggling clues, tackle exciting challenges and explore BGC!

For those who have never experienced BGC’s Passionfest, reserve these 3 days of fun and adventure. Be there early, eat all the delectable street foods, have some beer, bring your cameras and make it a special time for the whole family.

Here’s a complete guide and description of the event:

BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY HOLDS “A BONI-FIDE URBAN FIESTA”

TO CELEBRATE BGC PASSIONFEST 2014

Bonifacio Global City’s annual three-day event tradition dubbed BGC PASSIONFEST is set to once again fill the dynamic city with various activities focused on culture, art, fitness, lifestyle and most of all, FUN!

This year’s theme, A BONI-FIDE URBAN FIESTA, features a full Filipino fusion on November 28, 29 and 30, 2014, outlining everything that makes BGC the most passionate place to be—food, shopping, art, outdoors, games, fitness & entertainment. Every layer celebrates a city that is cut to fit life’s vibrancy.

Getting the ball rolling on November 28, A BONI-FIDE URBAN FIESTA begins with a Kick-Off Street Party where Bonifacio High Street literally comes to life with colourful Filipino dances staged in a bright parade at night. The grand street party also signals the start of the much-awaited Supremo Sale, opening the doors to the numerous participating BGC stores!

November 29 ushers in Run BGC with this year’s theme: Urban Adventure. Participants in groups of 10 must explore the city and its key features with obstacles and challenges to complete the mind-and-body experience.

Giving the Boni-fide vibe to BGC PASSIONFEST 2014 are the novelty street sights displayed in BONI-FIESTA. On November 29 to 30 at Bonifacio High Street. Your favourite street food such as kwek-kwek, fish balls, inihaw goodies are to be served on 9th Avenue and more; Local games of our childhood like patintero, chinese garter, a pabitin;


Filipino creativity at its best including Close Engkantos of the Christmas Kind: A Musical, an all-Pinoy BGC Art Mart, Jeepney Sign Art, DIY Saranggola, Chalk the Walk and musical performances; a Filipino Science Show by The Mind Museum demonstrating unique exhibits like Liquid Nitrogen Sorbetes, Apoy na Bahaghari: Science behind Fireworks, Sunugin ang Cedula! At ang Sweldo! (Burn Your Money Filipino Edition), Ang Agham ng Panahon: Science behind Weather; and Pinoy Food Science; as well as Skills Training for fellows in neighbouring barangays as a CSR activity.

On November 30, the second annual Parada de Kalesa will showcase dressed up kalesas available to take guests around BGC. The parade is accentuated by big bands complete with majorettes & street performers to bring that Boni-fide Fiesta feel to the city. The day continues with the BONI-FIESTA citywide activities culminating with Bonifa-SHOW, a variety show bringing together the best of Philippine entertainment in one stage! (Press Release)

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RUN BGC 2014: URBAN ADVENTURE

True to its trendsetting nature, Bonifacio Global City converts the typical fun run into a fast-paced citywide puzzle where BGC holds the pieces.  Teams for Run BGC 2014: URBAN ADVENTURE have to solve mindboggling clues, tackle exciting challenges, and play for amazing prizes.

Think you know the city? Run BGC 2014: URBAN ADVENTURE challenges everyone to prove it by joining the largest scavenger hunt in the country.  10 clues, 10 tasks in three hours.  Participants will be released in batches of 10 people and will be given 10 envelopes containing clue cards to the activities around BGC. After solving each envelope, they will be awarded with the location of the special tasks around the city.

The race starts by solving a puzzle to find the location of the first activity.  Upon reaching the area, participants will be asked to perform tasks that promote different activities and features that can be found inside the city.  It is a great opportunity for everyone to experience BGC like never before—giving them a chance to explore the city through the eyes of its workers like sell bus tickets, direct traffic, and help pedestrians cross the street.

Registration for RUN BGC 2014 opens on October 24, Friday and ends on November 28 or until all slots are filled up, whichever comes first.  Registration forms and run schedules are available on http://www.bgc.com.ph. Interested parties may head over to the following venues to sign up as a runner: Toby’s Sports (Glorietta, Mall of Asia & Megamall), Runnr (Alabang Town Center & Bonifacio Global City) or Brooks (SM North EDSA).

Registration fee for runners will be P500, that includes the following FREEBIES: Run BGC Souvenir Shirt, Water proof Race Bib, “Life representing” Flag Belt, and a Lootbag with goodies from sponsors.  Cash prizes await the best teams!

For more details, you may log on to www.facebook.com/BonifacioGlobalCityPH or www.bgc.com.ph

For more information about BGC Passionfest 2014, visit facebook.com/BonifacioGlobalCityPH or facebok.com/BoniHighStreet or contact us at 8183601 loc. 3104 or NMMagbitang@fbdcorp.com (Pam Magbitang).

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