Here is the complete list of activities lined up for the 2013 edition of the annual Manggahan Festival in Guimaras (Guimaras Mango Festival). This island province in Western Visayan region is known to produce the sweetest mangoes in the Philippines (and probably the world). The annual festival highlights the culture and people of Guimaras through [...]
Iloilo City once again stages its own version of the annual Chinese New Year celebration. Touted as the grandest Chinese New Year event in the Philippines after Binondo, Iloilo’s celebration this year will fall 5 days later than the actual new year’s day in the Chinese calendar. Various events are lined up to showcase the [...]
Iloilo celebrates the 1st Korean-Ilonggo Friendship Festival starting today, September 17 until September 22, 2012. The week-long celebration spearheaded by the Iloilo Korea United Community Association Inc. is the first of its kind in the country. It showcases the best of Korean Culture and aims to strengthen friendship between the Koreans and the Ilonggos.
Here is the full schedule of activities for the Manggahan Festival 2012 in the province of Guimaras. The highlights of the weeklong celebration are the Tribe Competitions featuring the different festivals of the municipalities comprising the province and the Mango All-You-Can-Eat showcasing the sweetest mangoes in the Philippines!
Iloilo will once again hold its annual Paraw Regatta Festival. The longest running sailing event in Asia is already on its 40th this year. It is slated on February 12 to 19, 2012. Paraw Regatta is a race among local outriggers on festive local sailboats known as Paraws across the Iloilo Strait.
Iloilo celebrated the grandest Chinese New Year celebration outside Metro Manila. It was a weeklong festivity that focused on the culture of the Filipino-Chinese community in the city. To highlight the celebration, a grand parade with dragon and lion dances and the cultural show was held Friday, January 27, 2012, few days after the actual [...]
Here are some photos I’ve taken during this year’s Ati-ati Tribe Competition. The highlight of the Dinagyang Festival 2012 was held Sunday, January 22. A total of 13 tribes joined the competition where Tribu Pan-ay, the defending Champion took the crown again. Iloilo City just staged one of the most successful celebrations of Dinagyang Festival [...]
Aside from the free WiFi connectivity, Globe has also been making the rounds in Iloilo with bar tours, mall blitzes and on-ground selling of Globe SIM cards and loads to celebrate Dinagyang 2012 with the Ilonggos. The Iloilo Globe bar tours have been a hit with its P20 promo for new subscribers. The discounted SIM [...]
One of the major festivals completing the Festival Season in Iloilo (every 1st Quarter of the year) is the city’s very own Chinese New Year Celebration. First and the biggest after Binondo, Iloilo’s version is a much awaited event by the Ilonggos. People gather along the streets of Iloilo’s Chinatown (Iznart St.) to witness this [...]
There will be 13 tribes joining the Ati-ati Tribe Competition this Dinagyang 2012 celebration representing different high schools in Iloilo City. The competition which is the highlight of the overall festivity will be on January 22, Sunday at 8am. Dinagyang 2012 Ati-ati Competition Participants Tribu Pan-ay of Fort San Pedro National High School (defending champion) [...]
The National Sunrise Festival organized by Maharlika Artists and Writers Federation (MAWF) or Maharlika, is the first multifaceted culture-based roving arts and writers festival held annually in the different regions of the Philippines. It was conceptualized in San Joaquin, Iloilo and the first festival was held in Cebu City. Succeeding annual celebrations were held in [...]