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IDFI: No cuts in Ati-ati dance prizes on Dinagayang 2014

THE Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) said cash prizes for the Ati-ati dance competition of Dinagyang 2014 will be the same with previous editions of the festival.

IDFI president Ramon Cua Locsin said despite super typhoon Yolanda’s effects on Panay and potential sources of donations, they don’t intend to slash the prizes.

“We are still giving the same prizes we gave last year, Yolanda notwithstanding,” Locsin he said.

Locsin said the usual major sponsors pledged the same amount of contributions.

“The city government, for instance, is still giving us P7 million and we expect the Iloilo Capitol to give as much as it did the last time. We are also optimistic to get almost P7 million in corporate sponsorships from big companies such as San Miguel Brewery, Smart, and Globe among others,” he said.

Cash prizes for the major awards total P625,000 – champion, P175,000; 1st runner-up, P150,000; 2nd runner-up, P125,000; 3rd runner-up, P100,000; and 4th runner-up, P75,000.

Winners of minor awards will receive P10,000 each for the Best in Performance, Best in Choreography, Best in Music, and Best in Costume; and P20,000 for Best in Street Dancing.

Another P10,000 will be given to winners of the special awards for Best in Choreography and Best in Discipline; and P5,000 each for Best Costume Designer, Best in Headdress and Best Musical Director.

Awards for Opening Salvo are P20,000 for Best in Overall Performance, P15,000 for Best in Discipline and P15,000 for Best in Costume.

Meanwhile, Kasadyahan festival organizers have yet to decide whether the Regional Cultural Festival will be a competition or just a pure showcase of the major festivals in Western Visayas.



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