BINATBATAN FESTIVAL CALESA PARADE

BINATBATAN FESTIVAL CALESA PARADE. The calesas of Vigan City, decked with decors made from local materials and carrying designs/miniatures depicting Vigan’s arts and culture, take the spotlight in a parade held on Apr. 28, 2019 as part of the Binatbatan Festival of the Arts in this city. Until the 80s the kalesas served as major public transport for residents. Today, they continue to transport visitors to tourist destinations around Vigan and help keep the city’s air clean by minimizing exhaust fumes from motor vehicles. (photo by Imelda C. Rivero)