Emmanuel Mulawan from Cagayan de Oro City recently bagged 3rd place in the just concluded World Costume Festival held in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.

Mulawan’s creation is inspired by the Filipino common tao’s staple ride — the jeepney. It is attuned with the long-standing call for jeep modernization that will greatly benefit the riding public, jeep operators and drivers, and the environment. Painted in blue, this creation is also a symbol of the unified vision of the Filipino for a stable economy, harmonious society, and lasting peace, especially in Mindanao, where the creator traces his roots.

In the heart of Emmanuel Mulawan comes a deep sense of pride in representing his beloved city of Cagayan de Oro, that is why his fluid design is reflective of the bodies of water that are identifiable of the City of Golden Friendship — the majestic Cagayan River that meets the Macajalar Bay up north. A river rafting adventure destination, CDO celebrates its Higalaay Festival every eight month of the year, thus the 8 rays of the sun, crafted in this masterpiece.

See his amazing design below.

An entry from Ilocos Sur won 1st place while General Santos City bagged 2nd place.

Check out Mulawan’s motorela-inspired entry last year. Photo credits to the owners.

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