‘Ilonggos deserve better Dinagyang experience’

first_imgThe highlight of the festival is onJan. 26, 2020 – the tribes competition. * Festive Parade Sponsors Mardi Gras –Jan. 25 Tourism secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyatwho graced the countdown kick-off said Dinagyang would further boost thecampaign to make Iloilo City a preferred MICE (meetings, incentives,conferences and exhibits) destination. ILOILO City – “With our desire tobring Iloilo City to the next level, we also want to level up your DinagyangFestival experience.” For the ati tribes contest, several barges that can hold spectators may beplaced at the Iloilo River facing the new Freedom Grandstand, the main venue ofthe performances. “Your involvement will mean so much,”he stressed. Addressing Ilonggos and guests fromother parts of the country, Mayor Jerry Treñas led the start of the 100-daycountdown to Dinagyang 2020 yesterday at the Festival Walk Mall, IloiloBusiness Park in Mandurriao district. * Dinagyang 360° – Jan. 26 “We deserve a colorful and excitingcelebration of our religion and rich culture,” Treñas said. * fireworks display – Jan. 24 The IFFI bared the following Dinagyang2020 activities: The city government has partnered withthe Iloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc. (IFFI) for the staging of the 51stedition of Dinagyang. DINAGYANG COUNTDOWN KICKS OFF. Mayor Jerry Treñas of Iloilo City leads the kick-off of the 100-day countdown to the January 2020 edition of the Dinagyang Festival at Festival Walk Mall in Mandurriao district on Oct. 10, 2019. Dinagyang has been voted the “best tourism event” three times in a row – 2006, 2007 and 2008 – by the Association of Tourism Officers in the Philippines. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * Ilonggo Food Festival – Jan. 23 to26 * Miss Iloilo 2020 – Jan. 24 “The ati tribes’ performances can be viewed 360 degrees, indi lang siya sa atubang, libot na siya. Itwill be more experiential,” said Sarabia. * Tambor Trumpa Martsa Musika – Jan.24 “Dinagyang will be more experiential,(there will be) more people involvement. Indipareho sa una nga gabantay ka lang. I-push ta gid nga experiential Dinagyang,” said former Tourismundersecretary Salvador Sarabia Jr., now the Iloilo City government officerheading the push to make the metropolis the preferred MICE destination. * Iloilo Dinagyang Art Festival – Jan.18 to 25 * Dinagyang sa Calle Real – Jan. 25 Treñas appealed for the cooperation ofall stakeholders to make Dinagyang 2020 better. * fluvial and solemnfoot procession – Jan. 24 Dinagyang has been voted the “besttourism event” three times in a row – 2006, 2007 and 2008 – bythe Association of Tourism Officers in the Philippines. * Floats Parade of Lights – Jan. 24 Dinagyang is the Hiligaynon word for revelryor merrymaking. The festival is known for its participants’ impressivechoreography and striking costumes that reflect Ilonggo ingenuity,craftsmanship and artistry. * religious sadsad – Jan. 25 Dinagyang Festival started in 1967. Areplica of the Santo Niño de Cebu was brought from Cebu to the San Jose dePlacer Church. The image was enthusiastically received by the Ilonggos whodanced on the streets of Iloilo City./PNlast_img

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