The Provincial Government of Aklan through the Aklan Provincial Tourism Office (APTO) spearheaded this year’s HIGANTE CONTEST with the theme “Aklan Festivals.” The contest was help January 17th at 1:00 PM in a street-dancing parade along the main streets of Kalibo and culminated with a Program at Pastrana Park. Various municipalities participated in the event with their respective Higantes and winning entries received cash prizes and a plaque. The winners were LGU Balete for First Place; LGU Nabas for Second Place; LGU Batan for Thrid Place; LGU Ibajay for Fourth Place; and LGU Kalibo for Fifth Place. Consolation prizes and a plaque were also awarded to those non-winning entries of LGU Madalag for Sixth Place; LGU Tangalan for Seventh Place; LGU Numancia for Eighth Place; LGU New Washington for Ninth Place; and LGU Malinao for Tenth Place.