Sunday, January 27, 2013

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Dinagyang Festival 2013 Tribu Ilonganon (Performance Video)

Tribu Ilonganon of Jalandoni Memorial National High School (Lapuz, Iloilo City) amazed the crowd with its stunning display of colorful performance and costumes. Mixed into the mesmerizing performance is the devotion to Senor Sto Nino, Ati culture and lifestyle, and more! The group's stunning use of bees awed the crowd. Tribu Ilonganon is one of the strongest contingents for this year's Ati Tribe Competition.

Tribu Ilonganon is the 1st runner-up in Ati-ati competition and also bagged Best Music, Best Musical Director, Best in Costume, Best in Costume Designer and  Best in Costume in Opening Salvo.

Dinagyang Festival 2013 Tribu Ilonganon (Performance Video)
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Dinagyang Festival 2013 Ati-ati Competition Results/Winners

Dinagyang Festival 2013 Ati-ati Competition Results/Winners

Major Awards:
Champion - Tribu Panayanon
1st runner-up - Tribu Ilonganon
2nd runner-up - Tribu Salognon
3rd runner-up - Tribu Milagrosa
4th runner-up - Tribu Atub-Atub

Minor/Special Awards:

Best Choreography - Tribu Panayanon
Best Choreographer - Tribu Panayanon
Best Music - Tribu Ilonganon
Best Musical Director - Tribu Ilonganon
Best in Costume - Tribu Ilonganon
Best in Costume Designer- Tribu Ilonganon
Best Performance - Tribu Panayanon
Best in Street Dance - Tribu Salognon
Best Headdress -Tribu Panayanon
Best in Discipline -Tribu Salognon

Opening Salvo Awards:
Best in Costume Opening Salvo - Tribu Ilonganon
Best in Performance - Tribu Panayanon
Best in Discipline - Tribu Panayanon
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Kasadyahan 2013 - Tribu Salakayan (Performance Video)

Kasadyahan 2013 - Tribu Salakayan (Performance Video). Tribu Salakayan of Miagao also bagged the minor awards of Best in performance and Best in Choreography.

Kasadyahan 2013 - Tribu Salakayan (Performance Video)
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Kasadyahan 2013 Regional Cultural Competition Results/Winners

Here is the Kasadyahan 2013 Regional Cultural Competition Results/Winners.

Major Awards:

Kasadyahan Champion - Tribu Salakayan of Miagao
Kasadyahan 1st Runner Up - Tribu Kaing of Leon Iloilo
Kasadyahan 2nd Runner Up - Tribu Bayluhay of San Joaquin Iloilo
Kasadyahan 3rd Runner Up - Tribu Padagyaw of Dumarao Capiz
Kasadyahan 4th Runner Up - Tribu Mandaragat of San Jose Antique

Minor Awards

Best in performance Kasadyahan - Tribu Salakayan of Miagao
Best in Choreography Kasadyahan - Tribu Salakayan of Miagao
Best in Costume - Tribu Kaing of Leon
Best in Street Dancing - Tribu Bayluhay of San Joaquin
Best in Music Kasadyahan - Tribu Kaing of Leon
Best Musical Director - Tribu Kaing of Leon
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Dinagyang Festival 2013 Tribu Panayanon (Performance Video)

Dinagyang Festival 2013 Tribu Panayanon Performance Video. Tribu Panayanon, formerly Tribu Lunok and Tribu Silak of Iloilo City National High School. Dinagyang Festival 2013, The Best Tourism Event, The Grandest Festival in the Philippines and Galing Pook Awardee Iloilo City.

Friday, January 25, 2013

4th Dinagyang Pyrolympics 2013 (Photos)

Here are some photos from 4th Dinagyang Pyrolympics: 2013 Luces in the Sky held last January 24 and 25, 2013 in SM City Parking Lot. A big thanks to my good friend Caloi Delfin ( for sharing this images to me. Tani may ara pa gid from Kasadyahan and Dinagyang!


Dinagyang 2013 Live Stream

The Daily Guardian and Smart Communications, Inc. will bring to Ilonggos and the rest of the world the 2013 Dinagyang highlights in real time and in high definition.

Thanks to Smart's LTE technology, TDG will beam via live streaming the Kasadyahan and Ati-ati dance competition on January 26-27, respectively.

Dubbed the fastest wireless technology in the world today, LTE is a telecommunication standard capable of extremely high-speed data transfers, and is several times faster than present-day 3G and HSPA+ speeds. It is capable of speeds as fast as 100 Mbps, making it ideal for high-speed broadband applications.

The technology allows users to stream high-definition (HD) videos faster, download HD movies in minutes, and play lag-free online games.

Smart offers LTE data plans with speeds of up to 42Mbps and LTE powered devices such as smartphones. It recently made LTE more affordable than ever as it unveils the new Smart LTE Broadband Plan 1299.

“Designed for netizens who want their occasional LTE fix, Smart LTE Broadband Plan 1299 gives even more Filipinos the opportunity to Live Faster and Live More,” said Smart Broadband Internet and Data Services Head Lloyd Manaloto.

“Similar to LTE Broadband Plans 3500 and 1749, Smart LTE Broadband Plan 1299 is capable of speeds of up to 42Mbps so you get the full LTE experience,” he added.

As a special treat for early adopters, Smart LTE Broadband Plan 1299 can be used on an unlimited basis until January 31, 2013. Subscribers also have the option to avail of a Pocket WiFi device for a one-time fee of just P2,000.

The Philippines' first and most experienced LTE operator, Smart partnered with TDG in the 2012 Dinagyang festival to test its LTE technology in Iloilo City through the pioneering live streaming coverage of the annual mardi gras.

Just log on to to experience the color and fun of the Philippines' best tourism event.

Also, join the discussion via and using the hashtags #Dinagyang, #dinagyangiloilo and #dagyangta
By: Tara Yap

Pnoy's Message to Iloilo City for Dinagyang 2013

Message of President Aquino to Iloilo City on the occasion of their Dinagyang Festival, January 25, 2013

My warmest greetings to the people of Iloilo City on the occasion of the Dinagyang Festival.I join the entire Ilonggo people in honoring your patron, Señor Sto. Nino.

This event underscores the vitality of our faith and our culture and warmth as Filipinos in the lively rhythm of the Ilonggo community. Let this festival also be a celebration of your solidarity in upholding Iloilo’s heritage. With guidance from Señor Sto. Niño, let us continue on the straight and righteous path and demonstrate passion, integrity, and excellence in our endeavors.

The past year has illustrated our capacity to fulfill our collective aspirations when united in spirit and purpose. Let us stay the course and build on what we have achieved, guided by our pride in our communities. This festival, indeed, is a proud affirmation that it’s more fun in the Philippines.

I wish you a happy and meaningful gathering.



Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Miss Dinagyang Festival 2013 Winners and Result

Victoria Oke, a 18 year old 2nd year Bs Biology Student of Central Philippine University  was crowned as Miss Dinagyang 2013. Rojessa Anne Peregil was the First Runner Up, and Froilene Villanueva was the Second Runner Up. The Pageant night was held at the University of San Agustin Gym last January 23, 2013.

[Updates] More on Miss Dinagyang 2013 Pageant Night:

Here are the list of winners and result.

Best in Interview: Victoria Oke
Best in Evening Gown: Froilene Villanueva
Best in Talent: Victoria Oke
Best in Festival Costume: Froilene Villanueva
Best in Fantasy Make Up: Justine Silayro
Best in Swimwear: Froilene Villanueva
Miss Photogenic: Froilene Villanueva
Best in Production Number: Froilene Villanueva
Miss Congeniality: Rojessa Ann Peregil

Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2013 - Candidate 03 - Victoria Oke (Slenda Video)


Image source: Antoine Greg ( and JayCee Aiyana Obando (

Saturday, January 19, 2013

‘Luces in the Sky’ to provide color to Dinagyang nights

World-class pyrotechnic shooters will vie for honors as the best fireworks displayer in the country as “Luces in the Sky” lights up the night Jan 24 and 27 in this central Philippine city.

The event is a colorful feature of the week-long Dinagyang Festival next week as 14 group shooters outside of Iloilo City compete in the Dinagyang side event.

Nomar Chavez of the Luces in the Sky committee said no participant from Iloilo City will compete in the event and only those firework shooters from Cabuyao, Laguna; Baliuag, Bulacan, Taytay, Rizal; Cebu and Davao registered for the competition.

Prizes include P120,000 for the champion shooter, P80,000 for the first runner-up and P20,000 for each group.

Luces in the Sky is an important event for the past 12 years during the 45-year old Dinagyang Festival celebration.(PNA)
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Dinagyang Festival 2013 Opening Salvo (Videos)

The 2013 Dinagyang festival opening salvo features Tribu Ilonganon, Atub-atub, Buntatalan-on, Molave, Milagrosa, Panayanon, Pag-asa, Angola, Salognon and Aninipay. Tribu Miro (wild cat), a contingent of full-blooded Atis from Barotac Viejo, Anilao and Guimaras, will also join the Ati-ati dance but as a non-competing tribe. The tribes will have to perform well because cash prizes await the most disciplined and well-choreographed contingent.

The tribe with the best performance will receive P20,000 while P15,000 await the group with the best discipline. The tribe with the best costume will win P15,000. The results of the opening salvo contest, however, will not affect the overall standing of the tribes during the final competition on January 27.

The tribes will follow the carousel type parade in four performance areas which will give organizers the chance to gauge the performance time of each contingent.

Dagoy Dancing Hala Bira ILOILO - Dinagyang Festival Opening Salvo

Tribu Ilonganon

Tribu Panayanon

Tribu Salognon

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Dinagyang Festival 2013 Opening Salvo

The excitement of Dinagyang Festival 2013 can already be felt around the city with the opening salvo held yesterday (Jan 18).

Dinagyang, the highlights of which will start on January 25, opened with DepEd's Tambor Trumpa Martsa Musika, a drum and bugle parade from the Capitol to the Freedom Grandstand, followed in the afternoon by a fluvial procession along the river segment from Fort San Pedro, disembarking in front of the Aduana, and then the land route passing the river bank along Muelle Loney to the Arroyo Fountain and back to San Jose Church.

On Saturday (January 26), the Kasadyahan Regional Cultural Competition takes the morning schedule and the Sponsors Mardi Gras follows after lunch. The Dinagyang Ati Contest starts right after the Sunday morning mass.

The Dinagyang Dance Showdown and Street Dancing Competition (Ati Grand Parade and Competition) is one of the main events of the Dinagyang. It is a competition among "tribes" with warriors donned in striking attires that reflect the ingenuity, craftsmanship and artistry of Ilonggos, dancing in impressive choreography.

There will be eleven Ati contingents in this year's Dinagyang on January 27. These are Tribus Angola, Aninipay, Atub-Atub, Buntatalan-on, Ilonganon, Milagrosa, Miro (Guest), Molave, Pag-asa, Panayanon and Salognon.

Meanwhile, participants in the Kasadyahan Festival Regional Cultural Competition are: Salakayan -of Miagao town in Iloilo; Hubon Saranggola sa Manggahan (Guimaras); Hubon Binagtong sa Manggahan sa Guimaras; Tribu Hugyaw (St. Therese MTC Colleges); Olalong (Cabalum Western College); Tribu Pagdayaw (Dumarao, Capiz); Tribu Kaing (Leon, Iloilo); Hugyaw Kansilay (Silay City, Negros Occidental); Tribu Saludan (Tigbauan, Iloilo), Tribu Bayluhay (San Joaquin, Iloilo); Pahinis de Laua-an (Laua-an, Antique); and Tribu Mandaragat (San Jose de Buenavista, Antique).

This year's parade route is reverted to carousel around the City Proper Circuit Eight with four judging areas: Freedom Grandstand, Capitol, Quezon-Ledesma, and Iznart-Ma. Clara.

The festival management looks at carousel as the better option at the moment as it allows other events to be presented at the sports oval and parade crowd control becomes more manageable when concentrated in the City Proper.

Other activities of Dinagyang will be the Mayor's Cup Golf Tournament to be held at the Iloilo Golf and Country Club in Sta. Barbara town from January 19 and 20; the 1st Iloilo Travel Mart from January 19 to 25; Miss Dinagyang pageant finals at the University of San Agustin Gym on January 23; and the arrival of the image of Sto. Niño de Cebu at the Iloilo Arrastre.

The fireworks show, Luces in the Sky, will be on January 24 and 25; the food festival by the Iloilo Hotels Restaurants Resorts Association from January 24 to 27; the Religious Sadsad is in front of the San Jose Church on January 25; awarding night on January 27; and the thanksgiving mass on January 28.

Source: May Joven