IN PHOTOS: MMFF 2018 Parade of Stars

MANILA, Philippines – The 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Parade of Stars pushed through on Sunday, December 23 in Parañaque city, despite the gloomy weather.

The parade included floats featuring the 8 films competing in the MMFF: Fantastica: The Princess, The Prince, and The Perya, Poppy En Jack: The Puliscredibles, Girl in the Orange Dress, Aurora, Otlum, Mary, Marry Me, One Great Love, and Rainbow Sunset.

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Heavy rain, however, caused a delay in the parade – several floats were stuck in mud at the holding area.

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

 

Some stars ditched their respective floats altogether and opted to join the parade aboard their own vehicles.  

The crowd goes wild for Coco Martin pic.twitter.com/YlZ7nM2yJw — Amanda Lago (@AmandaLago9) December 23, 2018

ABANDON SHIP NA PO!  D kinaya ang float ng AURORA ang putikan. We waited almost 5 hours in case magawan ng paraan. Pero d talaga. Heartbreaking, because I was so excited to do the parade after 10 years.  Oh well. See you guys po sa ASEANA! On our way na with the whole cast! pic.twitter.com/U7RgRDriOd — Anne Curtis-Smith (@annecurtissmith) December 23, 2018

The Metro Manila Film Festival opens in theaters on December 25, 2018. – Rappler.com