Sunday, December 29, 2013

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I am ILOILO Video Contest Entries (30 Sec Category)

Hon. Jed Patrick E. Mabilog and the Iloilo City Government in cooperation with the Department of Tourism Regional Office VI presents I am ILOILO Video Contest.

Here are some of the entries of the 30 Sec Category Videos.

There will no online voting for this video contest.

Awarding will be held during the Iloilo City New Year's Countdown at the Customs house on December 31, 2013 midnight.

source: Jed Patrick E. Mabilog

Saturday, December 28, 2013


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.


Friday, December 20, 2013

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Seven Festivals to Join Kasadyahan 2014

The Kasadyahan 2014 will continue to showcase festivals from other areas nowithstanding the devastation of Typhoon Yolanda.

Seven festivals from various parts of Western Visayas confirmed to join the Kasadyahan, otherwise known now as the Regional Cultural festival, on January 25, 2014.

Department of Tourism (DOT-6) Director Helen Catalbas said the (UPDATED) participants are the following:
  1. Kalibo Ati-Atihan Festival of Kalibo, Aklan
  2. MassKara Festival of Bacolod City
  3. Manggahan Festival of Guimaras
  4. Saad Festival of Leganes, Iloilo
  5. Tribu Hugyaw of Silay City, Negros Occidental
  6. Sinadya sa Halaran of Roxas City, Capiz
  7. Busilak Pintaflores Festival of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
  8. Tribu Banigan Festival of Libertad Antique
  9. Tribu Panubli-on of Professional Electronics Institute
  10. Hugyaw of Saint Therese College, Iloilo City
  11. Pan-ay of Fort San Pedro National High School, Iloilo City

Earlier, Dr. Eden Deriada, Kasadyahan 2014 committee chairperson, said three schools from Iloilo City confirmed their participation in the festival.

These schools are John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFU), St. Therese College and the Fort San Pedro National High School.

“The committee eyes a maximum of 12 participants. With 10 already confirmed to join the Kasadyahan 2014, two more may still be accommodated,” Catalbas said.

Participants from outside Iloilo City will each receive subsidies ranging from P150,000, P180,000 or P200,000 depending on the distance and difficulty of coming to Iloilo City.

City-based participants will each get P150,000.

source: thedailyguardian

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

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Miss Dinagyang 2014 Eyes Bigger Crowd

 Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2014 is expected to draw bigger crowd in a star-studded broadway-themed coronation night Jan. 22 at 6pm at University of San Agustin Gym with free admission for the public.

Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog praised the 10 charming and talented Ilonggas vying for the coveted title to become Ambassadress of Goodwill who will promote Iloilo City.

Organizer Alex Soncio of Alta Moda said they will set up five widescreens together with a food festival along Jalandoni Street beside the venue for those who cannot be accommodated inside.

The loveliest Miss Dinagyang will be judged by former beauty queens and celebrities Venus Raj, Precious Lara Quigaman and husband actor Marco Alcaraz, Mister International 4th runner-up Gil Wagas, society columnist Tessa Prieto-Valdez, Maria Isabel Lopez and Cory Quirino.

source: Iloilo City Government


Iloilo Dinagyang 2014 Ticket Sales and Prices

The Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. will be releasing 2, 400 tickets for two-day Dinagyang Festival 2014 event on January 25-26.

City Tourism officer Benito Jimena said Dinagyang 2014 tickets are open for three judging areas except for Judging Area No. 2 located at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol which will be handled by the provincial government.

The three judging areas are the following: 

  • Judging Area No. 1 (Freedom Grandstand), 
  • Judging Area No. 3 (Quezon-Ledesma Streets)
  • Judging Area No. 4 (Grand Hotel).

Jimena said prices of tickets vary upon on the chosen venues.

The tourism officer said ticket rates for Freedom Grandstand especially on the west wing or near the Regent building is P 1, 400 per seat while extension seat is P 1, 200. The rest seats are reserved for guests and city hall personnel.

For Quirino-Ledesma, P 1, 200 for front seat and P 1, 000 for both sides while for Grand Hotel area, ticket is P 1, 000.

Jimena emphasized that tickets are available outright and no reservation is allowed. Interested parties may visit the City Tourism Office along Freedom Grandstand or call 337-0788 for more inquiries. (IMT)

Source: Imt Newsbreak (Montesa Grino- Caoyonan, IMT Social Media War Room )

Friday, December 6, 2013


11 tribes gear up for Dinagyang Pamukaw on December 13

Eleven tribes will hit the downtown streets from Bonifacio Drive to Freedom Grandstand starting at 3pm Friday Dec. 13 for the Pamukaw of 2014 Iloilo Dinagyang Festival.

The streetdance parade to the tune of thundering beat of drums aims to awaken the Ilonggo community to cooperate and support the success of the forthcoming Dinagyang festivities in January next year.

Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog is encouraging everyone to work together for the successful staging of the city’s premier celebration in “Bringing more Fun to the World” which highlights Jan. 25-26, 2014.

Eleven tribes will hit downtown streets from Bonifacio Drive to the Freedom Grandstand starting at 3 p.m. on December 13 for the pamukaw of 2014 Dinagyang Festival.

The pamukaw (wakeup call) is a streetdance parade to the tune of thundering beat of drums. It aims to awaken the Ilonggo community to cooperate and support the forthcoming festivities.

The competing contingents are:

  • Tribu Panayanon of Iloilo City National High School
  • Tribu Paghidaet of La Paz National High School
  • Tribu Atub-Atub of Veterans Village
  • Tribu Ilonganon of Jalandoni Memorial High School
  • Tribu Obreros of Buntatala, Jaro
  • Tribu Angola of Quezon-Delgado
  • Tribu Molave sa R.G. Hechanova of MV Hechanova, Jaro
  • Tribu Aninipay of Don Esteban Lapuz
  • Tribu Salognon of Jaro National High School
  • Tribu Baybayanon, formerly tribu Pag-asa of Melchor L. Nava National High School and Calaparan, Arevalo merged
  • Tribu Milagrosa of Poblacion Ilawod, Passi City.
source, source

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2014 Schedule of Activities

This years Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2014 highlights will be on January 24-26, 2014. The most awaited highlights of this festivity are the following:
  • Ati-Ati Competition
  • Kasadyahan Regional Festival
  • Foot and fluvial procession
  • Religious sadsad or religious street dance
  • Food festival (all week)

Here are the Schedule of Activities or events that you shouldn't miss.

Date Day Time Event/Activity Location
13 December, 2013 Friday 3:00PM Pamukaw (“Awakening” activity)
17 January, 2014 Friday 3:00PM Opening Salvo along the Street Parade Route Festival route
22 January, 2014 Thursday 7:00PM Miss Iloilo Dinagyang Festival Coronation Night University of San Agustin Gym
23-26 January, 2014 Thursday to Sunday 5:00PM onwards Dinagyang IHRRA Food Festival Delgado Street
24 January, 2014 Friday 7:30AM Salvo of a Thousand Drums Arroyo Fountain Area
24 January, 2014 Friday 8:00AM Tambor Trumpa Martsa Musika Bonifacio Drive to Freedom Grandstand
24 January, 2014 Friday 3:00PM Religious Fluvial and Solemn Foot Procession of the image of Santo NiƱo de Cebu Fort San Pedro to Iloilo Customs House, followed by solemn foot procession to San Jose de Placer Church. Festival route
25 January, 2014 Saturday 8:00AM Kasadyahan Regional Festival Street Parade Route Festival route
25 January, 2014 Saturday 2:00PM Sponsors Mardi-Gras Street Parade Route Festival route
25 January, 2014 Saturday 7:00PM Religious Sadsad San Jose de Placer Parish Church
26 January,2014 Sunday 6:00AM Concelebrated High Mass San Jose de Placer Parish Church
26 January, 2014 Sunday 8:00AM Iloilo Dinagyang Ati Contest Street Parade Route Festival route
26 January, 2014 Sunday 7:00PM Awarding Ceremonies Iloilo Freedom Grandstand

For complete Schedule of activities please refer below: