The Makings of a Champion: Tribu Panayanon
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The Makings of a Champion: Tribu Panayanon

April 13, 2013 – was a good day to be a true blue Ilonggo. Tribu Panayanon, the Dinagyang festival champion, bagged the coveted Aliwan Festival Crown, vied for annually by several amazing performances from all over the Philippine archipelago. And so, I think its the perfect day to take you back to the Dinagyang festival … Continue reading

The Kasadyahan Festival in its many faces…
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The Kasadyahan Festival in its many faces…

I’m the typical hopeful romantic. So even if I had no ticket for the annual Kasadyahan celebration (one of the major events of the Dinagyang Festival) and no official media/photographer’s ID, I woke up really early and ventured into the crowded streets of down town Iloilo armed with nothing but hopeful romanticism and a digital camera. Good thing I found … Continue reading

Calle Real: Lending a touch of age-old grandeur to the Dinagyang Festival
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Calle Real: Lending a touch of age-old grandeur to the Dinagyang Festival

The entire down town area of Iloilo is now bursting to the seams with banderitas, side walk vendors and fully booked hotels. I am gearing up for the lovely “walk-a-thon” (most of the roads will be closed for the entire 2-day affair) this weekend, and I’m taking mental notes for bottled water, sun block and … Continue reading