Aliwan Fiesta 2013 Updated List of Contingents

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1. Mango Festival of Zambales
2. Padang-Padang festival of Parang, Maguindanao
3. Panagbenga Festival of Baguio city
4. Zamboanga Hermosa Festival of Zamboanga City
5. Mahaguyog festival of Sto. Tomas, Batangas
6. Pandang Gitab Festival of Oriental Mindoro
7. Dinagyang Festival of Iloilo City
8. Pasaka Festival of Tanauan Leyte
9. Kabankalan Sinulog festival of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental
10. Adivay festival of Benguet
11. Ang Tipulo of Antipolo, Rizal
12. Dinagsa festival of Muntinlupa
13. Dalaksagaw from Manila
14. Boling-Boling of Catanauan, Quezon
15. Paraw Regatta Festival of Iloilo City
16. Kalivungan festival of North Cotabato
17. Kalilangan festival of General Santos City
18. Sagayan festival of Buluan, Maguindanao
19. Meguyaya festival of Upi Maguindanao
20. Sinulog festival of Cebu City

 

updated as of 03/29/2013

 

Who’s your bet this year?

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Museo De Rosendo Mejica, Iloilo

Rosendo Mejica is a famous essayist-journalist during the Japanese regime. He founded the Makinaugalingon Press in Iloilo City that stresses the awareness and educates Filipino of the Hiligaynon Literature.

The Philippine government built the Museo de Rosendo Mejica to display valuable memorabilia, facts about the social and cultural literature of the Hiligaynon and the English & Spanish literature dating from the last quarter of the 19th century up to the 6th decade of the 20th century.

This museum located in Molo, Iloilo City also showcases the furniture’s, household objects and other memorabilia of the Mejica family.

Address: 251 Lopez Jaena St., Baluarte Molo Iloilo City, Iloilo, Western Visayas
Open Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Monday to Friday)

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ILOILO

ILOILO, the largest province in Panay Island of the Western Visayas Region, is divided into 42 municipalities & 1 component city, composed of 1,721 brgys. with Iloilo City as the provincial capital.  Iloilo takes its name from Irong-Irong, the old name of the city of Iloilo, a tongue of land that sitcks out like a nose on the south side of the Iloilo River.

This mystical province, poised for progress, is famous for its delightful contrast between the east & west, the old and new … of tall buildings and nipa hus, of modern streamers and scurrying native boats, of free-wheeling cars and jeepneys.

A heritage and adventure destination in this side of the region, Iloilo prides itself with having the country’s oldest and well-preserved churches, ancestral homes, & other historical landmarks, resplendent festivals, unspoiled coastal communities with pristine beaches and islands.

Iloilo is harnessing the potentials of its strategic location, abundant resources & established facilities to attain revitalized growth.  Centrally located, it serves as the gateway to Southern Philippines and holds an unparalleled advantage of being the hub of trade, commerce and industry.

Agriculture is the principal industry of Iloilo.  Its production of rice, sugar, mongo, fish and other major producs has placed the province among the country’s top agricultural prodcuers.

While Iloilo teems with energy and vibrancy of new developments, the glory of its heritage is stiill evident in its architecture and lives on in the hearts of its people.  Truly, Iloilo is a destination that fulfill your needs, a place for history, business, leisure and one that you could proudly call home.

How To Get Here

Travel by Air: From Manila to Iloilo that takes about an hour. From Cebu to Iloilo its only 35 minutes by plane and 2 hours from Davao and Cotabato.

You can try by Sea: From Manila to Iloilo, sailing time is about 20 hours.From Zamboanga or Cagayan de Oro to Iloilo,about 14 hours and from Cebu to Iloilo, 12 hours. Lastly, Fastcrafts from Bacolod City to Iloilo take 50 minutes.
Another Economical way to travel is nautical highway service by roll-on-roll-off (RORO) vessels fom various parts of the country. Bus terminals are in Ali Mall Cubao, Quezon City and Pasay City.

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Dinagyang

What is Dinagyang?

The Dinagyang is a religious and cultural festival in Iloilo City, Philippines held on the fourth Sunday of January, or right after the Sinulog in Cebu and the Ati-Atihan in Aklan. It is held both to honor the Santo Niño and to celebrate the arrival on Panay of Malay settlers and the subsequent selling of the island to them by the Atis.

Dinagyang began after Rev. Fr. Ambrosio Galindez of a local Roman Catholic parish introduced the devotion to Santo Niño in November 1967. In 1968, a replica of the original image of the Santo Niño de Cebu was brought to Iloilo by Fr. Sulpicio Enderez as a gift to the Parish of San Jose. The faithful, led by members of Confradia del Santo Niño de Cebu, Iloilo Chapter, worked to give the image a fitting reception starting at the Iloilo Airport and parading down the streets of Iloilo.

In the beginning, the observance of the feast was confined to the parish. The Confradia patterned the celebration on the Ati-atihan of Ibajay, Aklan, where natives dance in the streets, their bodies covered with soot and ashes, to simulate the Atis dancing to celebrate the sale of Panay. It was these tribal groups who were the prototype of the present festival.

In 1977, the Marcos government ordered the various regions of the Philippines to come up with festivals or celebrations that could boost tourism and development. The City of Iloilo readily identified the Iloilo Ati-atihan as its project. At the same time the local parish could no longer handle the growing challenges of the festival.

The Dinagyang is divided into three Major events: Ati-Ati Street Dancing, Kasadyahan Street Dancing and Miss Dinagyang.

Today, the main part of the festival consists of a number of “tribes”, called “tribus”, who are supposed to be Ati tribe members dancing in celebration. There are a number of requirements, including that the performers must paint their skin brown and that only indigenous materials can be used for the costumes. All dances are performed to drum music. Many tribes are organized by the local high schools. Some tribes receive a subsidiary from the organizers and recruit private sponsors, with the best tribes receiving the most. The current Ati population of Iloilo is not involved with any of the tribes nor are they involved in the festival in any other way.

Dinagyang was voted as the best Tourism Event for 2006,2007 and 2008 by the Association of Tourism Officers in the Philippines.

The first festival in the world to get the support of the United Nations for the promotion of the Millennium Development Goals.

Cited by the Asian Development Bank as Best Practice on government, private sector & NGO cooperation. (from Wikipedia).

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I really wanted to use my own Dinagyang pictures but my face was all over it so I decided to use pictures from my lovely college professor Ces Maria Amular and you can avail her services by visiting Amular Photography

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