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Ibalong fest brings cheer to city damaged by ‘Glenda’


A street dance competition with six contingents from different schools all over the Bicol region paraded in this city’s streets on Saturday, wearing masks and costumes made from native materials while dancing to drum beats and chants.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Town revives pagoda 21 years after tragedy

A THREE-STORY-HIGH pagoda rises over Bocaue River, as residents of the Bulacan town revive the colorful fluvial parade for the Feast of the Mahal na Krus sa Wawa.  CARMELA REYES-ESTROPE/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Like the mythical phoenix, a new pagoda will rise to ferry Catholic devotees and a venerated wooden cross along Bocaue River during the grand fluvial parade of the annual Feast of the Mahal na Krus sa Wawa here next week.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Himala’ comes to life in Ilocos Norte

Ilocos Norte’s grandest festival will make the arid landscape of the province’s sand dunes sizzle with art installations, music, sports and other fun-filled activities today (May 10) to assert the province’s reputation as one of the top tourist destinations in northern Luzon.

Posted: May 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Dinagyang fest showcases Ilonggo resilience

MEMBERS of Tribu Salognon of Jaro National High School wow the audience with their colorful costumes and brisk movements during the Ati tribe dance contest of Iloilo’s Dinagyang Festival. GUIJO DUENAS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

Ilonggos refused to be held down by the destruction of Super Typhoon Yolanda as hundreds of thousands packed the streets of this city on Sunday, the final day of the Dinagyang Festival.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Calamity fails to dampen spirit of Ati-Atihan, Dinagyang fests

Members of a tribal contingent dance after the Pilgrims’ Mass at Pastrana Park in Kalibo, capital of Aklan, as part of the Ati-Atihan Festival celebration. FILE PHOTO/HARESH TANODRA (CONTRIBUTOR)

Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” which pummeled Iloilo and Aklan, among other provinces, in November, has failed to dampen preparations for the Ati-Atihan festival in Kalibo and the Dinagyang in Iloilo City which are held in January in honor of the Holy Child Jesus.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »