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Fire hits business establishments in Iloilo City

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A big fire razed business establishments along Iloilo City's old commercial area Friday evening, Jan. 24, 2014.  (Photo from Facebook page of Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog)

A large fire razed at least five commercial buildings along Iloilo’s old commercial district on Friday night on the eve of the Dinagyang Festival

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Giant ‘creatures’ add thrill to Dinagyang revelry

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Giant bees, serpents and spiders towered over the city streets on Sunday, but the hundreds of thousands of revelers who came were thrilled rather than scared by the hideous creatures.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

For Ati tribe, Dinagyang ‘is about us’

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ATI TRIBE members from Barotac Viejo and Anilao towns in Iloilo perform at the Dinagyang opening salvo on Jan. 18. They will be the first Ati tribe members to join the Dinagyang Festival today. ANTOINE GREG FLORES/CONTRIBUTOR

Freshly Tumanon and Roberto Castel would be among the hundreds of performers in the Ati tribe presentation today in Iloilo’s Dinagyang Festival.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Telco backs Dinagyang, assists Sto. Niño devotees

A telecommunications company supported the Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City by providing first aid services to the devotees and conducting cleanup activity during and after the Mardi Gras.

Posted: February 4th, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

1.2M tourists join Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo, say local execs

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Iloilo’s Dinagyang Festival drew an estimated 1.2 million spectators over the weekend as it continued to boost its stock as one of the country’s most attended tourism events, according to police and local organizers who oversaw crowd management in the celebrations.

Posted: January 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Cebu, Iloilo prepare for Sto. Niño feasts

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Devotees in Cebu and Iloilo are gearing for the annual feast of the Holy Child Jesus. At least 20,000 devotees joined the dawn procession in Cebu on Thursday that signals the start of the novena preceding the feast of the Sto. Niño on Jan. 15.

Posted: January 5th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Dinagyang finds its way to US

Iloilo City — The famed drumbeats and dancing of Iloilo’s Dinagyang Festival will hit the streets of New York and Washington, D.C. for the first time during festivities marking the 113th anniversary of the Philippine Independence Day. A 38-member delegation including 26 Dinagyang troupe dancers will be among the performers in Sunday’s street activities organized [...]

Posted: June 5th, 2011 in CDN - Visayas,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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