Jan 5, 2015

2015 Dinagyang Calendar of Events

Schedule of events of the upcoming celebrations in Iloilo City

January 9 (Friday) at 3:00PM – Opening Salvo along the Street Parade Route (Iloilo Provincial Capitol to Freedom Grandstand)
January 21 (Wednesday) at 7:00PM – Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2015 Coronation Night at University of San Agustin Gym
January 22-25 (Thursday to Sunday) from 5:00PM onwards – Dinagyang IHRRA Food Festival at Delgado Street
January 23 (Friday) from 7:00PM onwards – 5th Annual Dinagyang Festival Luces in the Sky Pyrolimpics – SM City Iloilo Carpark, Mandurriao District
January 23 (Friday) at 3:00PM – Salvo of a Thousand Drums at Arroyo Fountain Area
January 23 (Friday) at 8:00AM – Tambor Trumpa Martsa Musika from Bonifacio Drive to Freedom Grandstand
January 23 (Friday) at 3:00PM – Religious Fluvial and Solemn Foot Procession of the image of Santo NiƱo de Cebu. From Fort San Pedro to Iloilo Customs House, followed by solemn foot procession to San Jose de Placer Church
January 24 (Saturday) at 8:00AM – Kasadyahan Regional Festival along the Street Parade Route
January 24 (Saturday) at 2:00PM – Sponsors Mardi-Gras along the Street Parade Route (refer to festival route map for details)
January 24 (Saturday) at 7:00PM – Religious Sadsad at San Jose de Placer Parish Church
January 25 (Sunday) at 6:00AM – Concelebrated High Mass at San Jose de Placer Parish Church
January 25 (Sunday) at 8:00AM – Iloilo Dinagyang Ati Tribe Competition along the Street Parade Route
January 25 (Sunday) at 7:00PM – Awarding Ceremonies at Freedom Grandstand

Feb 8, 2014

Salakayan Festival 2014

Calendar of Activities

Salakayan tribes contest highlights Miagaos’ 298th founding day

By: Leonard T. Pineda I

ILOILO CITY, February 7 (PIA) --- The Salakayan tribes competition on February 8, 2014 will highlight the week-long celebration of the 298th foundation anniversary of the municipality of Miagao.
The town’s local government unit, under the leadership of municipal mayor Macario Napulan, has laid out several activities for this year’s Salakayan Festival which officially kicked off Saturday with the Opening Salvo and Higantes Parade.

The Miagao Municipal Tourism Office said that seven tribes will be participating in this year’s tribes contest namely Tribu Bantala-an, Tribu Buklod, Tribu Kabugwason, Tribu Kirayanon, Tribu Salagyawan, Tribu Tabuk-Tabuk, and Tribu Tabun-ak.

These tribes come from seven public secondary schools in the municipality and are supported by the town’s 119 barangays and 32 public elementary schools.

Aside from the tribes contest, one of the major activities set is the Hablon Fashion Show slated Friday that will feature creations of national designer Nono Palmos and other local designers.
The hablon handloom-weaving is a major industry in this municipality. The hablon fabric has emerged into a versatile and unique textile that has made waves in the Philippines and in international haute couture.
The Salakayan, coined from a Hiligaynon term “salakay” or “to attack”, is a street dance-drama that merges arts, lore and customs of the town.

This year’s festival activities are anchored on the theme “Miagao Sa Pagbag-o, Pabaskugon ang Pagtuo, Ekonomiya kag Turismo”. (JCM/LTP/PIA-Iloilo)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=2421391756220
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