Iloilo’s Dinagyang Festival: A Smorgasbord of Colors
All Things ILOILO / Words & Eccentricities

Iloilo’s Dinagyang Festival: A Smorgasbord of Colors

After posting about the Opening Salvo and the Kasadyahan Festival, this entry about the Ati-Ati Competition is the icing on the cupcake of my little series on the Dinagyang Festival – a much celebrated happening in my part of the archipelago. Ten tribes or tribus competed this year: Tribu Panayanon, Tribu Aninipay, Tribu Milagrosa, Tribu Angola, Tribu … Continue reading

Calle Real: Lending a touch of age-old grandeur to the Dinagyang Festival
All Things ILOILO / Going Places

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

Opening Salvo: The perfect prelude to Dinagyang 2013!
All Things ILOILO / Going Places

Opening Salvo: The perfect prelude to Dinagyang 2013!

Last friday, I ventured down town to catch a glimpse of the brewing preparations for the much anticipated Dinagyang festival. It’s a celebration that dates back to the 1960’s and is one of the best cultural affairs in the Philippines with several national and international awards under its belt. The colorful banderitas have been strung across the … Continue reading