Monday, January 27, 2014

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Tribu Panayanon Performance Video | Dinagyang Festival 2014

Check out the full performance video of Tribu Panayanon of Iloilo City National High School. Tribu Panayanon is the Grand Champio on ati tribes competition in Dinagyang Festival 2014 last January 26, 2014. They also got the Best in Choreography, Best in Costume, Best in Music, Best Choreographer for Rommel Flogen, Best Costume Designer for Totong Guillagerin, and Best Musical Director for Jeepy Henson; as minor awards.





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Tribu Ilonganon Performance Video | Dinagyang Festival 2014

Check out the full performance video of Tribu Ilonganon of Jalandoni Memorial National High School. Tribu Ilonganon is the 1st Runner Up on ati tribes competition in Dinagyang Festival 2014 last January 26, 2014. They also got the Best in Performance, Best in Headdress, and Best in Discipline as minor awards.





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Tribu Atub-atub Performance Video | Dinagyang Festival 2014

Check out the full performance video of Tribu Atub-atub of Veterans Village on ati tribes competition in Dinagyang Festival 2014 last January 26, 2014.




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Tribu Molave Performance Video | Dinagyang Festival 2014

Check out the full performance video of Tribu Molave of MV Hechanova, Jaro on ati tribes competition in Dinagyang Festival 2014 last January 26, 2014.


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Tribu Paghidaet Performance Video | Dinagyang Festival 2014

Check out the full performance video of Tribu Paghidaet of La Paz National High School. Tribu Paghidaet is the 3rd Runner Up of ati tribes competition on Dinagyang Festival 2014 last January 26, 2014.




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Tribu Baybayanon Performance Video | Dinagyang Festival 2014

Check out the full performance video of Tribu Baybayanon of Melchor L. Nava National High School. Tribu Baybayanon is the 4th Runner-up of ati tribes competition on Dinagyang Festival 2014 last January 26, 2014. They also got the Best in Street Dancing as minor awards.




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Tribu Salognon Performance Video | Dinagyang Festival 2014

Check out the full performance video of Tribu Salognon of Jaro National High School. Tribu Salognon is the 2nd Runner Up of ati tribes competition on Dinagyang Festival 2014 last January 26, 2014.




Sunday, January 26, 2014

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Dinagyang Festival 2014 Winners/Results


Tribu Panayanon of the Iloilo City National High School retained its crown as the champion of ati tribe competitionin on this years Dinagyang Festival 2014. They received a cash prize of P175,000 and a trophy and a chance to perform abroad in countries such as Singapore or Canada, according to Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog. Aside from the championship, Panayanon also bagged the Minor Awards Best Music, Best Choreography and Best Costume, and the Special Awards Best Choreographer, Best Musical Director and Best in Costume Designer.

Here are the complete lists of winners and results of Dinagyang Festival 2014.

Ati Dance Competition:

(Major Awards)
  • CHAMPION – Tribu Panayanon of Iloilo City National High
  • 1st Runner Up – Tribu Ilonganon of Jalandoni Memorial National High
  • 2nd Runner Up – Tribu Salognon of Jaro National High
  • 3rd Runner Up – Tribu Paghidaet of La Paz National High
  • 4th Runner Up – Tribu Baybayanon of Melchor Nava High
(Minor Awards)
  • Best in Discipline – Tribu Ilonganon
  • Best in Choreographer – Tribu Panayanon (Rommel Flogen)
  • Best in Costume Designer – Tribu Panayanon (Totong Guillagerin)
  • Best in Head Dress – Tribu Ilonganon
  • Best Musical Director – Tribu Panayanon (Jeepy Henson)
  • Best in Performance – Tribu Ilonganon
  • Best in Music – Tribu Panayanon
  • Best in Choreography – Tribu Panayanon
  • Best in Street Dancing – Tribu Baybayanon
  • Best in Costume – Tribu Panaynon
Kasadyahan Regional Competition:
  • Best Performing Group – PintaFlores of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
Opening Salvo Competition:
  • Best in Costume – Tribu Ilonganon of Jalandoni Memorial Nat’l High School
  • Best in Discipline – Tribu Panayanon of Iloilo City National High
  • Best Performing Group – Tribu Panayanon
Tambor Trumpa Martsa Musika Competiton:
ELEMENTARY LEVEL:
  • 2nd RU – Cubay Elementary School
  • 1nd RU – Alimodian Central Elementary School
  • Champion – Dingle Elementary School.
SECONDARY LEVEL:
  • 2nd RU – R.Avacena High School.
  • 1nd RU – Iloilo City National High School
  • Champion – Dingle National High School
Sponsors Mardi Gras
  • Best Float – MLhuiller Philippines
  • Best Festival Music – Saint Therese MTC Colleges
Luces in the Sky Dinagyang Pyromusical Competition 2014:
  • 2nd place – Scorpio Fireworks of Iloilo
  • 1st Place – DSS Fireworks of Dumaguete City

Saturday, January 25, 2014

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Get the Latest of Dinagyang Festival 2014 on Twitter Stream

Another year of success for global domination of the Iloilo's Dinagyang Festival 2014! Let us be part of experiences and adventures of all Ilonggos!  
Check out this twitter stream below. To join just use the fun hashtag #dinagyang2014.




Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2014 Results/Winners

Here are the winners of the recently held Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2014 beauty pageant at University of San Agustin Gym.



Major Awards
  • Michelle Marie Monte (#1) - Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2014
  • Shireen Shahmardani (#10) - 1st Runner Up
  • Angelith Joyce Libardo (#5) - 2nd Runner Up

Minor Awards
  • Shireen Shahmardani (#10) - Best in Interview
  • Michelle Marie Monte (#1) - Best in Production Number
  • Michelle Marie Monte (#1) - Best in Evening Gown
  • Cerline Rose Daruca (#3) - Best in Festival Costume
  • Shireen Shahmardani (#10) - Best in Swimwear
  • Shireen Shahmardani (#10) - Best in Casual Wear
  • Shireen Shahmardani (#10) - Ms. Congeniality
image source: Imt Newsbreak
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Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2014 Live Stream Online


A live stream online coverage of the Dinagyang Festival 2014 will be posted here. As the celebration and the ati-ati tribes competition will kick off on January 26, 2014. Video coverage will be available from my external host sources and starts at exactly 8:00 AM direct from Iloilo Freedom Grandstand Judging Area. Stay tune and bookmark this page as we brought you the feastivity of Dinagyang Festival 2014 online.



Alternative Stream:

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Live streaming on Sunday, 26 January 2014 from 8:00AM to 12:00NN (Philippine Standard Time/GMT+8).

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Dinagyang Pyromusical Olympics 2014

A total of 30 participants will vie for honors and cash prizes in the 4th Luces in the Sky 2014 competition slated on January 23-24 as important colorful side events of the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival.

2014 luces in the sky
Luces committee chairman Edwin Trompeta said the first 15 entries will be scheduled to shoot and display on January 23 and the other 15 entries on January 24.

Dinagyang Pyromusical Olympics 2014 Participants

01. Zea Sandy Fireworks from Puerto Princesa, Palawan
02. Sentak Marketing in Iloilo City
03. CRHEnterprises from Cabuyao City, Laguna
04. Pick-up Shop in Iloilo City
05. One Hexis Enterprises in Iloilo City
06. Iloilo Society Commercial in Iloilo City
07. VLebrilla Fireworks from Cabuyao, Laguna
08. Golden Js Fireworks from Bocaue, Bulacan
09. Extacy Firworks from Bocaue, Bulacan
10. Scorpion Iloilo fireworks in Iloilo City
11. DigispecFireworks
12. St. Michaels
13. Wahing
14. Frenz’m
15. Sanicom
16. DSS Fireworks
17. LF
18. Rambolet
19. Pyroheaven
20. Bathna’s
21. Al Aquino
22. PyroCreation
23. E & B
24. Legend
25. Tsing Tang
26. Sky Intensity
27. MYmona
28. Jamels
29. Avila
30. Diamond fireworks

Trompeta said the prizes are P120,000 for the first, P100,000 for the second, P80,000 for the third and P40,000 each subsidy for all entries. All entries will have a minimum of five minutes of fireworks display.

source: http://www.iloilodaily.com/dinagyang-pyromusical-olympics-2014-participants/
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Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2014 Coronation Night Today

Ten beautiful Illongas will compete for the Crown of Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2014 beauty pageant it will be held today in University of San Agustin Gym at 7:00PM.

The 10 lovely candidates are:
  • Melchie Zhar Joy Galido
  • Renee Ellise Abaygar
  • Jenny Babe Puda
  • Ma. Liza Lizada
  • Shireen Shahmardani
  • Michelle Marie Monte
  • Marianne Antonette Balsomo
  • Cerline Rose Daruca
  • Carisa Soriano
  • Angelith Joyce Libardo

According to Mr. Alex Soncio, a respected designer and owner of Alta Moda, and the head of Miss Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2014 that majority of the candidates are students and only two are college graduates. The winner of the competition is expected to represent Dinagyang for the Miss Aliwan Festival pageant but there are news that IDFI(Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc) will not be sending participants for this year Aliwan Fiesta.

All the best for the contestants and advance congratulations to the winners. Please check back for the Miss Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2014 results later.

Image Source: Mr. James Chua of J&R Studio

Monday, January 20, 2014

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New Iloilo City Tourism Brochure (Now Available for Download!)

The New Iloilo City Tourism Brochure is now available for download. Grab a digital copy of this information guide on how you explore the "City of Love" this Dinagyang week. Also available at ILOILO Travel Mart in Amigo Mall.

Click the images for high resolution:



source: facebook.com/jedpatrickmabilog




Sunday, January 19, 2014

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ILOILO CITY: The return of the Queen

via: jedpatrickmabilog

The return of the Queen
A P25-billion development is seen to revitalize the lifestyle and economic landscape of Iloilo

Iloilo Convention Center
In 1896, ‘La Muy Leal Y Noble Ciudad de Iloilo’ or the ‘Most Loyal and Noble City of Iloilo’ moniker was bestowed by Queen Regent Maria Cristina of Spain to Iloilo to describe the city’s prominence and grandeur.

During the Spanish colonization, what was then a small fishermen’s village along the drawn out Iloilo River quickly became the most economically, historically and politically significant region outside Manila owing to its thriving sugar industry. It opened the first international port in the Philippines, shipping sugar products from neighboring provinces to countries all over the world.

At the turn of the 20th Century, Iloilo was already a highly urbanized city and the second major seat of power with all governmental functions channeling from Iloilo and Manila only. In the national papers, the Manila Daily Bulletin (now known as the Manila Bulletin) cited Iloilo as “the metropolis of the Visayan Islands, second city importance in the archipelago and the greatest market for sugar in this part of the world”.

At that time, people referred to Iloilo as the ‘Queen City of the South’; until the sugar industry suffered a decline as world prices of sugar collapsed after World War II. The esteemed title was then snatched by the vastly progressive Cebu City. Now, Iloilo’s queenly stature is scarcely evident in history books and the city’s well-preserved neo-classical edifices, art deco designs, old churches and ancestral houses.

However, when the sprawling Iloilo international airport opened in 2007 -- to replace the old Mundarrio airport – tourism and trade began to boom again in the city. More so when the airport started operating direct international flights to and from Hong Kong and Singapore in 2012.

“Tourism is a new thing for Ilonggos,” shares Iloilo City Tourism officer Benito Jimena. “Before we launched our international flights, all we had to offer were city tours of heritage houses and churches. But with the renewed interest in Iloilo by business and leisure travelers alike, tourism is starting to take off smoothly for the ‘sleeping Queen’.”

Last year, Iloilo had a total of 27,784 foreign visitor arrivals and 499,182 domestic tourists. According to Jimena, peak seasons for travel are during summer and January to February, when Ilonggos celebrate the Dinagyang Festival and the Iloilo Paraw Regatta.

“Dinagyang Festival started out as a religious festivity to honor Sto. Niño until the city government adopted it as a tourism street dance parade activity that attracts spectators from all over the country as well as other countries. Last year’s Dinagyang saw a record 1.5 million spectator turnout, a truly remarkable feat for tourism in Iloilo,” Jimena says.

But for a destination to truly succeed, tourism activity must thrive year-long. And as part of Iloilo’s intensified efforts to attract more tourists in the city, it’s now tapping on MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) tourism to fill the lull.

“Our tourists’ profiles are usually balikbayans and business travelers. So we try to develop our facilities so we can host MICE events and people can come here, meet, have conventions and enjoy the laidback, peaceful urban setting of Iloilo,” Jimena said.

In fact, last February, Iloilo has officially bid for the hosting of Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) Ministerial Meeting seen to be held at the P450-million Iloilo Convention Center, a joint venture between Megaworld and the Iloilo provincial government.

Built on a 1.7-hectare lot, it will be funded collectively by Senator Franklin M. Drilon’s annual priority development assistance fund, the Department of Tourism and Tourism Infrastracture and the Enterprise Zone Authority. The convention center, touted as Iloilo’s largest, is designed for big conferences, exhibitions, and trade fairs. Target completion is 2014.

The convention center, with a total seating capacity of 3,500, is located at the heart of Iloilo Business Park in the Mandurriao district. Megaworld’s biggest investment project in Western Visayas, the Business Park is a 54-hectare township development that will feature a boutique hotel and commercial district, subdivision lots, a lifestyle mall, BPO office buildings and two luxury hotels.

“Iloilo Business Park didn’t just address our convention facility requirements with the Iloilo Convention Center, it also made the city look forward to a bigger prospect of high-end accommodations for our tourists – something Iloilo has been lacking for the longest time,” Jimena said.

With deluxe hotels like Richmonde Hotel opening up, together with the leasable lots for boutique hotels, Iloilo expects additional 2,000 rooms by 2015. “The future is very bright for Iloilo tourism we’re actually starting to line up activities for 2015. I’m positive we’ll get more tourists coming in and with the new hotels and high-end establishments opening in Iloilo Business Park, we’ll be ready to accommodate all of them,” Jimena added.

But tourism isn’t the only industry to benefit from the development, Megaworld eyes over 30,000 new jobs from the business park’s BPO buildings and BPO tower. And more job opportunities from the retail and hospitality establishments.

“Iloilo has been a well-kept secret,” says Jericho Go, Megaworld’s first vice president for Business Leasing and Development. “It’s the regional center of Western Visayas, it has rich history and culture, it has the infrastructure and its labor poll is world-class. So when Megaworld found the opportunity to buy the old Mandurrio airport, we knew that Iloilo is the perfect location for our next project.”

Like Megaworld’s other townships, the business park will be based on the company’s pioneering ‘live-work-play’ concept. This winning formula has propelled its Manila projects--Eastwood City, Forbestown Center, McKinley Hill, and Newport City--to success.

For more inquiries on the Iloilo Business Park, call (0917) 548-9096 or e-mail iloilobusinesspark@megaworldcorp.com.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/jedpatrickmabilog

MANILA BULLETIN | April 23, 2013
By Jacky Lynne A. Oiga
Published: April 23, 2013
Photo from Skyscrapercity -Iloilo

Saturday, January 18, 2014

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Tribu Obreros Opening Salvo Dinagyang Festival 2014

Tribu Obreros Performance Video on Opening Salvo Dinagyang Festival 2014 last January 17, 2014.


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Tribu Milagrosa Opening Salvo Dinagyang Festival 2014

Tribu Milagrosa Performance Video on Opening Salvo Dinagyang Festival 2014 last January 17, 2014.


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Tribu Panayanon Opening Salvo Dinagyang Festival 2014

Tribu Panayanon Performance Video on Opening Salvo Dinagyang Festival 2014 last January 17, 2014.


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Tribu Ilonganon Opening Salvo Dinagyang Festival 2014

Tribu Ilonganon Performance Video on Opening Salvo Dinagyang Festival 2014 last January 17, 2014.


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Tribu Atub-Atub Opening Salvo Dinagyang Festival 2014

Tribu Atub-Atub Performance Video on Opening Salvo Dinagyang Festival 2014 last January 17, 2014.


Friday, January 17, 2014

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Tribu Molave Opening Salvo Dinagyang Festival 2014

Tribu Molave Performance Video on Opening Salvo Dinagyang Festival 2014 last January 17, 2014.


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Tribu Baybayanon Opening Salvo Dinagyang Festival 2014

Tribu Baybayanon Performance Video on Opening Salvo Dinagyang Festival 2014 last January 17, 2014.



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Tribu Paghidaet Opening Salvo Dinagyang Festival 2014

Tribu Paghidaet Performance Video on Opening Salvo Dinagyang Festival 2014 last January 17, 2014.



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Tribu Salognon Opening Salvo Dinagyang Festival 2014

Tribu Salognon Performance Video on Opening Salvo Dinagyang Festival 2014 last January 17, 2014.


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Tribu Angola Opening Salvo Dinagyang Festival 2014

Tribu Angola Performance Video on Opening Salvo Dinagyang Festival 2014 last January 17, 2014.


Thursday, January 16, 2014

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PNP to enforce total gun ban for Dinagyang Festival 2014 from Jan. 20 to 27

From midnight of Jan. 20 to Jan. 27, police in Western Visayas will implement a total gun ban in Iloilo City for the Dinagyang Festival 2014.

A report on Iloilo-based The Daily Guardian on Thursday said Philippine National Police chief Director General Alan Purisima approved the gun ban.

“This (is) part of our security preparation to ensure that the celebration of the Dinagyang Festival will be free from firearm-related incidents and ensure safety of the populace and tourists,”
it quoted Western Visayas police head Chief Superintendent Josephus Angan as saying.

During the gun ban, Angan said gun owners' Permits to Carry Firearms Outside of Residence (PTCFORs) will be null, and only law enforcers on duty and in uniform can carry firearms during this time.

Iloilo City mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog requested the PNP to implement the gun ban, which had been implemented during the Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City in the past three years.

While the gun ban is in effect, Iloilo City police will conduct checkpoints and chokepoints in major parts of the city.

The Dinagyang is Iloilo City’s version of the Ati-Atihan festival, and features choreography and attires worn by participating tribes.

It is an Ilonggo term for revelry or merrymaking, and was coined in 1977 by Ilonggo writer/broadcaster Pacifico Sudario to describe the celebration.

Dinagyang traces its roots to 1967 when a replica of the image of the Santo Niño was first brought from Cebu by the San Jose Parish in Iloilo City.

"In 1969, the Ati-Atihan contest became a part of the cultural aspect of the celebration with only four tribes participating. Since then, the celebration has progressed into a more colorful and pompous affair that includes the participation of more tribes and groups," it said.

"From 1978 to the present, the Dinagyang Festival has evolved into a big religious and cultural activity supported by both the government and the private sectors. It now features cultural presentations, sports competitions and various side events," it added.

source: GMA News TV
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Tribu Aninipay out of Dinagyang Festival 2014

It’s final. Tribu Aninipay is no longer in the list of participating tribes in the Dinagyang Festival 2014.

No less than Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog announced yesterday that Aninipay had been disqualified.

His announcement came following the meeting between the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) and Aninipay tribe manager Ranier Carado for a “final assessment.”

IDFI remained unconvinced that Tribu Aninipay would perform good enough for the world-class festival.

“Tribe manager Carado failed to convince the Dinagyang committee that Tribu Aninipay can already perform well,” City Tourism Officer Ben Jimena said.

Aninipay performed poorly during the Pamukaw last December 13.

Two weeks ago, IDFI thought of giving Aninipay a second chance to qualify.

With Aninipay no longer in contention, Jimena said, “we might be extending the performance of the 10 remaining tribes from seven to 10 minutes each.”

The tribes competing are:
  1. Panayanon
  2. Paghidaet
  3. Atub-atub
  4. Ilonganon
  5. Obreros
  6. Angola
  7. Molave R.G Hechanova
  8. Salognon
  9. Baybayanon (former Tribu Pag-asa), and
  10. Milagrosa-Brgy Poblacion Ilawod of Passi City.

The champion will receive P175,000; first runner-up, P150,000; second runner-up, P125,000; third runner-up, P100,000; and fourth runner-up, P75,000.

There are also minor awards: best in performance, choreography, music, costume, street dancing, best in discipline, best designer, best musical director and best in headdress.

Dinagyang Festival 2014 officially opens tomorrow afternoon with an opening salvo.

Jimena also said this year’s Kasadyahan on January 25 will be a non-competition mardi gras.

Kasadyahan will showcase various Region 6 festivals.

Other festival-related activities are: Miss Dinagyang beauty pageant, food aid for schoolchildren, medical mission, religious Mass, city heritage tour, arts festival, tribute concert, pyrolympics, Sineng Pambansa film festival, food festival, street party, on-the-spot painting contest, fluvial procession and fireworks display.


BY RUBY P. SILUBRICO

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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The Dinagyang Photo Contest 2014

The Dinagyang Photo Contest Committee chaired by Dr. Paul Francia is getting away from the traditional P500-entry fee per participant photographer and videographer to join in the photo contest.

“There will be no entry fee for any photographer taking shots of Dinagyang 2014 activities and the competition is open to all professional and amateur photographers without paying P500 just to take pictures and join the photo competition,” Francia announced.

Francia said that he accepted the committee chairmanship on condition that there will be no entry fee as what happened in the previous Dinagyang photo contest that many complaints arose.

The photo contest will have two categories, one for Street shots taken on January 20-26, including the fluvial procession and other activities and the other is Ati Category taken only on January 25-26, 2014 during the Kasadyahan and Ati-atihan competitions.

There will be a pre-screening of all photo entries to be submitted before the February 5, 2014 deadline at the Philippine Red Cross. The screened photos will be exhibited at SM City Iloilo and the entries must be colored without border in sizes 8 by 10 or 8 by 12 inches with a maximum of three entries for each category.

Francia said that prizes for Street Category are P15,000 and one year free supply of Greenwhich pizza for the first, P7, 000 for the second and P5,000 for the third and five consolation prizes. Prizes for the Ati Category are P25,000 for the first, P10,000 for the second, P7,000 for the third and five consolation prizes of P1,000 each.

Official Rules & Contest Mechanics

source: sunstar | image source: DINAGYANG FESTIVAL (Iloilo, Philippines)

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Tribu Miro, The Indigenous Ati People of Iloilo

In 2013, Tribu Miro is a special performing contingent in made by the indigenous Ati people of Panay-Guimaras. They depicted the lifestyle of their people and their beliefs through the beat of the drums and dance in the previous Dinagyang Festival.

Friday, January 10, 2014

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Sports Events set for Dinagyang 2014

Iloilo City is bracing up for several sports events this month as added attraction to the Dinagyang Festival 2014, with highlights celebrated on January 25-26.

Sports committee chairman Jojo Castro said the events will be kicked off with a goodwill basketball tournament on January 17 at the University of San Agustin gymnasium between the Blue Eagles of Ateneo de Manila, champion of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), and the Red Lions of San Beda University, champion of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Dubbed as "Dinagyang Classico: The Epic Battle," the basketball match will showcase the strength, skill and power of athletes from UAAP and NCAA.

A fun run will also be held on January 19, and about 1,000 runners are expected to attend. Gun start will be at 4:30 a.m. at SM City. Cash prizes will be awarded to top runners, but all finishers will get T-shirts, certificates and medals.

Iloilo City will also host the first triathlon competition in Western Visayas.

To be held on January 25, the triathlon includes a 1.5 kilometer swim at the Anhawan Beach resort in Oton, Iloilo, 40-kilometers bike race from Anhawan to the municipality of San Miguel and back, and 10-kilometer run from Anhawan to the city.

Castro said that other sports activites set during the Dinagyang week are airsoft gun competition, taekwondo, swimming at the Iloilo sports complex, arnis and beach volleyball.

Other sports competition not included in the Dinagyang committee but will be held during the festival are golf, tennis and dart throwing. (LCP)

source: sunstar.com.ph

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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Selling of Dinagyang kiosks starts Friday

The Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) will start selling kiosks on Friday in line with the Dinagyang Festival 2014 that will have a two-day highlight on January 25-26.

This year, the foundation has increased its kiosks to 1,038 from 779 last year. Each kiosk measured 2.5X3 meters.

Rodolfo Villaruz, chairman on Kiosks Sales and Management Committee, said they have added kiosks along the streets of Guanco, Ledesma and Iznart apart from old kiosks' location along main streets of Valeria, Delgado, Solis and Casa Plaza in the capitol area.

He also said the rate of kiosks will depend on the area. He said kiosks along the capitol area costs P1,000; Guanco is P1,200 while other areas are P1,600 for the three-day affair including the electricity and additional fees for the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

Villaruz stressed all kiosks are on first come, first served basis and definitely, no reservation is allowed.

The chairman added they will be coming up with an "identification card system" to all the kiosk owners for easy monitoring to prevent reselling and sprouting of other unauthorized kiosks.

Last year, the chairman said they earned P1.1 million from kiosks alone apart from sponsorship.

Interested applicants may visit the City Tourism Office along Freedom Grandstand or call 337-3439 for more inquiries. (PNA)

image and news source: dinagyang festival facebook
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I AM ILOILO Video Contest Winners


Here are the winners of I AM ILOILO Video Contest.

CATEGORY A: 30 Second Video

1st Place Twister & Krusher Group



2nd Place Carlo Evidente



3rd Place Khene Rae Paranga



CATEGORY B: 3 Minute Video

1st Place CPU Advertising



2nd Place Raw 241 Studio


IAM ILOILO from Raw241Studio on Vimeo.

3rd Placebo Khene Rae Paranga



Mayor's Choice: # 1 Josh Sargado (MAYOR’S CHOICE)


i am Iloilo Video - eightpeak GbtG 131220 from eight peak on Vimeo.