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Dinagyang fest showcases Ilonggo resilience

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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

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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 »

Duterte mulls cancelling Davao City festival amid security threats

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Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. FILE PHOTO

Worried by the spate of bombing in other areas of Mindanao, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday, he was considering calling off the weeklong Kadayawan Festival.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Grenade blast hurts 3 at Panagbenga

Singer-performer Gary Valenciano waves to the crowd at the Baguio Athletic Bowl Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, as the flower float carrying him passes by the stage. The culmination of the monthlong Panagbenga Festival literally started with a bang on Sunday after a hand grenade exploded outside the Baguio City Volunteers Against Crime office located near the grandstand at Burnham Park.  ABE CEROJANO/ INQUIRER.net

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines—The culmination of the monthlong Panagbenga (Flower) Festival literally started with a bang on Sunday after a hand grenade exploded outside the Baguio City Volunteers Against Crime (BCVAC) office located near the grandstand at Burnham Park, police said.   Only a few spectators were aware of the explosion, however, by the Melvin Jones [...]

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

5-day Liwanag Festival opens in Davao City Tuesday

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The five-day Liwanag World Festival to open here on Tuesday will be the first major event in the country that will be carbon-neutral, according to festival director and former presidential aspirant Nicanor Perlas.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,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 »

Kids take center stage in Marinduque festival

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CHILDREN dance to drumbeats and shout “Hala Bira” during the golden celebration of the Feast of the Sto. Niño in Santa Cruz town in Marinduque. GERALD GENE QUERUBIN

Unlike the extravagant pageantry of the Sinulog in Cebu City, Dinagyang in Iloilo City and Ati-Atihan in Kalibo town in Aklan, Marinduque marked the golden anniversary of its own version of the Feast of the Sto. Niño with hundreds of children joining the street-dancing parade and performances. Sunday’s celebration at the Santa Cruz town plaza [...]

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Festival showcases Cebu City as major cut flower producer

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Barangay Taptap bested 11 other barangays in the flower float parade of Cebu City’s 4th Flower Festival yesterday. The flower festival has been staged by the City Agriculture Office to encourage cut flower growing in the city and cements Cebu City’s place as a major producer in the country. The flower float stage contest held [...]

Posted: October 11th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Davao imposes total gun ban for Kadayawan festival in August

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AFP FILE PHOTO/Luis Robayo

Davao City is imposing a total gun ban for the whole month of August as the city celebrates its traditional Kadayawan festival.

Posted: July 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

6 injured in opening Pamplona bull run

A reveler is tossed by a Dolores Aguirre Yabarra ranch fighting bull during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona Spain, Saturday, July 7, 2012. AP/Daniel Ochoa de Olza

Thousands of daredevils fled half-ton bulls thundering through Pamplona’s streets Saturday in the first bull run of Spain’s San Fermin festival, resulting in six injuries.

Posted: July 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cops ready for ‘Pahiyas’ festival

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Police have put in place all measures to secure thousands of people expected to flock to this municipality for today’s “Pahiyas” festival.

Posted: May 14th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Pangasinan summer starts with ‘bangus’ fest

An array of gastronomic delights distinctively Dagupan’s will be among summer’s treats when this city celebrates its Bangus Festival starting today.

Posted: April 9th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Marinduque Netizens frown upon Mindoro Moriones

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Local social network users are frowning at a neighboring province’s version of Moriones Festival, fearing it might eclipse the original festivities being held on the island.

Posted: April 9th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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