MASSKARA 2011:The Happy Trip’s Name the Mask Contest

In support  of the 2011 MASSKARA FESTIVAL, The Happy Trip  launched the “NAME THE MASK CONTEST”. This contest will the first in the series of The Happy Trip’s regular fun contest.

We use to call this mask “Senora”..we wanted to rename her through this contest.



1. First, Like us on Facebook.

2. Enter your entry in the “REPLY” column below. Write your name, your email and your website (if applicable) and in the ‘COMMENT BOX” Write the “NAME” you choose for the mask in this article. Write a rationale for the name ( minimum 2 & maximum 5 sentences).

3. The former Name of the mask (Senora) cannot be use anymore.

4. Each participant can only submit one name/entry.

5. The Winner will receive the mask he/she named and 3 different original designed bangles from VITO PRINTS AND PIECES. We will ship to you your prizes.

6. The winner will be picked and announced on the 16th of October 2011, during the highlights of Masskara Festival in Bacolod City.

Have a Happy Trip!




  1. CONGRATULATIONS TO LYN LAYSON, Winner for Name the Mask Contest.

    Name: Rhodora

  2. Project Dungganon Catarman Branch

    “falsas sonrisas” a spanish word for a smiling false face….

    false face- means “mask”, in which a person hide their true identity and emotion, just like us “filipino” we do hide our real emotions, we tend to smile were even deep inside our hearth is a sorrowful misery, we use this mask as our external appearance to the public for them not recognize who we are.

  3. Raniel Castañeda

    “Diwata” Mask

    In Philippine mythology, a Diwata, also known as Encantada or Lambana, is a mythological figure similar to fairies or nymphs, although this trivializes the importance of diawata in pre-colonial Philippine culture. 400+ years ago, diawata were seen as gods and goddesses.

  4. “Maanyag”

    Maanyag is a Bisaya word for beautiful. The mask will catch your attention almost immediately with its striking and vibrant colors.


    AURA GRANDE ; fabulous smile,teasing colors,and it makes a face a right to be tag as YUHUM sang BACOLODNON KA GRANDE GID…!

  6. Elmer Cario

    ” Bog-os da-og”

    Biskan dn man e butang ang Pinoy may kadalag-an, sa cini nga masskara symbolo ang pag-asa, Kita nga mga pinoy madamo na sang experiencya, sa pihak sang kapi-ot sang kabuhi padayun kita nga naga tindog sa pag asa nga sa pihak sang kadulom may kasanag.”lupad Bacolod,lupad Pinoy” epadayon asta sa adlaw nga maka siling ka……….bog-os na ang aton pag da-og!!!.

  7. SOTA — it is rare — exquisite — winner
    Bacolodnons are optimistic..we always find a reason to smile no matter what the problem is.
    Sota – the mask has different colors on each side. sign of being possite
    –IKADLAW ang LIBOG —

  8. name: SOTA

    – BACOLODNONS are OPTIMISTIC.. WE find ways to smile no matter what.
    In times of poverty, MASSKARA festival was born.
    RARE – EXQUISITE – WINNER — that’s what BACOLODNONS are.
    here in Bacolod it is always — IKADLAW ANG LIBOG


    Kay name mo ga anggid kay Milla, kag imo man na nga masskara, hahaha. peace.
    btw kilala mo ang actress nga si Milla Jovovich?

  10. Joseph Tura

    hey.meron bah photo contest sa masskara na event?

  11. “RHODORA”

    With it’s opalescent color of pink, lavender, and blue; this mask perfectly reminds me of the strikingly beautiful flower called the Rhodora. Thriving even in wastelands and harsh environments, the Rhodora (like the Bacoleños) adds a colorful infusion into a drab and even challenging external condition. Just as the people of Negros strive to appear optimistic and cheerful despite life’s adversities, the Rhodora is a simple reminder that we should always live life to the fullest no matter what situation we are in. Ralph Waldo Emerson even wrote a poem dedicated to this beautiful flower and said that: ” if eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being”

  12. Final na guid as in final…

    Lin-ay sang Kalipay |

    Nothing beats the smile of a Bacoleño especially the beautiful Bacoleño women. Their smiles bring joy to some seemingly hopeless situations. A smile is something we can give even in the face of great adversity. 😀

  13. Lin-ay sang Yuhum. Nothing beats a Bacoleño’s smile especially among Bacolod’s beautiful women. This mask symbolizes it all. 🙂

  14. Heintje Gonzales

    La Dolce Vita. It stands for “the sweet life”. For me that best describes the mask above.

  15. Genio Dominic B. Alojado

    ” DAGWAY YUHUM DAGYAW” – The three Hiligaynon words that describe on what is Masskara Festival. Its “the face”, “the smile” and “the celebration”. The face that we show amidst its sorrowful beginnings in 1980 that showcases the famous smile that made us known here and abroad, and the the celebration and revelry that everybody would love to join and enjoy.

  16. name: Feliz = meaning cheerful..Bacolodnon are cheerful.The mask reminds me of the happy faces,memories and good life here at the city of smiles 🙂

  17. Jamie Baloyo

    vit, i so love the Fantasia Kolora bangles… 🙂 I will market it here sa Manila if ok lang sa imo?

  18. Name: Cotton Candy Mask

    The mask reminds me of the common festival fare, blue and pink cotton candy. The beads also look like the multi-colored puffed candy rice me and my parents feed the fish in the Lagoon. I would imagine anyone wearing this mask to look like a candy head.

  19. Jing Duatin

    The name i choose is “ILONGGA” , simple yet outstanding. just like the ilongga woman.

  20. Marivic Rio

    Tessa! for Tessa Valdes Prieto

  21. Name: Cara Bonita

    Cara Bonita stands for pretty face as depicted in the mask design. It simply hides the exploitations and oppressions that the Ilonggos had experienced long before and the Bacoleños griefs and sorrows over the lose of their love ones during the 1979 MV Don Juan tragedy which inspired the creation of the Masskara Festival.

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