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The Kasadyahan is a competition of various groups or “tribus” from towns all over Iloilo. The Kasadyahan Competition is a showcase of the history and culture of Iloilo compressed in a half-day splurge of color, dance, and music. The concept of the perf
The Dinagyang Ati is a competition of groups called “tribus” giving patronage to the child Jesus through choreographed dance presentations under the thumping beat of the drums. The Dinagyang Ati Competition is the main highlight of the Dinagyang Festiv
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The results are in for the Aliwan Fiesta 2008. Congratulations to all the winners especially to our very own Tribu Saad from Leganes and Tribu Paghidaet for representing Iloilo well and entering the top 10. Here’s a rundown of the Aliwan Fiesta 2008 Wi
Tribu Paghidaet of the Dinagyang Festival and Saad Festival of Leganes Town performed a preview of their performance for the Aliwan Fiesta 2008 last friday. Both contingents are determined to make the Ilonggos proud by putting up a good show. Earlier d
This first week of May, the top festivals of the country will converge in Manila to compete for the title of Aliwan Fiesta 2008 champion. For those who don’t know yet, Aliwan Fiesta is the ultimate competition of festival champions with their beauty qu
Seven festivals from different towns in Iloilo performed yesterday (April 8, 2008) afternoon during the Pasundayag of Festivals to open the celebration of Semana sang Iloilo. The contingents first performed at the freedom grandstand where they were abl
The Dinagyang Ati Competition is the main highlight of the Dinagyang Festival and will be held on January 27, 2008 or every fourth Sunday of January. During the Dinagyang Ati competition, competing tribes composed of dark-brown colored warriors perform
Tribu Ilonganon won first runner-up and Tribu Kahilwayan finsihed in the top 10 in the recently concluded Street Dancing Competition of the Aliwan Festival held last April 28, 2007. While, Cara Jeanne Sullano, Iloilo’s contestant for the Reyna in Aliwa
The word “tultugan” is actually an indigenous term for bamboo drum. The festival promotes the local bamboo industry, protecting their creativity and craftsmanship as to the different uses of the bamboo. Tribu Tultugan was the over-all champion in last

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