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  • Cimatu Picks W. Visayas As Role Model In Environmental Management

    Cimatu Picks W. Visayas As Role Model In Environmental Management

    Secretary Roy Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Tuesday said that he chose Western Visayas to be the country's role model in terms of environmental management.

    "I was very much impressed with the environmental protection measures that the office here is doing and the local government units," he said.

    Cimatu, who met with the officials of the DENR-6 at noontime, recalled that he was talking with the bureau chiefs of the department after he was appointed by the president as environment secretary last week when he decided to choose a region to become a ...

  • Walk Along The Esplanade And Experience Outdoor Environment

    Walk Along The Esplanade And Experience Outdoor Environment

    Before the Iloilo River Esplanade was opened on August 18, 2012, huge effort was done in order to make the ambitious idea of transforming a once neglected area of Iloilo City into a recreational place. It turned out just as planned and it is now a go-to-spot in the city.

    The attraction that captivates visitors and regulars alike to the Esplanade is the Iloilo River. Once neglected, the transformation work was gradually undertaken together with the development of the Esplanade yet the work is far from over.

    Rehabilitating the Iloilo River

    "Once home to seabirds, native fish and wild ma ...

  • Atis Get Starring Role In Dinagyang

    The Integration of the Ati people is one of the priorities of the organizers of the 2013 Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City, thus the move to include them in the festival highlights on January 27.

    "This is a start of integrating them into mainstream society," said the Iloilo City Tourism Office chief Ben Jimena.

    At the opening salvo last January 18, around 100 Atis from the towns of Barotac Viejo and Anilao, Iloilo and the island province of Guimaras performed along the parade route.

    The nomadic, indigenous people of Panay will open the Ati-atihan dance competition on January 27.

    Th ...

  • Real Atis Charm Dinagyang Crowd

    The Simple performance of the indigenous Atis caught the attention of spectators during the 2013 Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City.

    Despite the minimal choreography and props, spectators at the four performing areas applauded and cheered the native Atis' simple dance ritual and depiction of their life.

    Wearing hand-woven costumes and accessories, the guest performing tribe was composed of 100 Atis from indigenous settlements in Barotac Viejo and Anilao towns of Iloilo province and island province of Guimaras.

    The male Atis also depicted the life of their nomadic ancestors as hunter-ga ...

  • All Set For 45th Paraw Regatta Highlight On Sunday

    Everything is now set for the highlight of this year's Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival on Sunday.

    Ronald Raymond L. Sebastian, president of the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and chair of the Iloilo Paraw Regatta Foundation, said that there is a good number of participants and spectators this year for the boat race and lighted sailboats in the evening.

    Sebastian stressed that they are expecting to be able to "improve" the festival this year.

    Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William Ramirez is expected to be the guest speaker in the event.

    Sebastian ...

  • Iloilo City Dinagyang Festival 2017 Hala Bira

    Iloilo City Dinagyang Festival 2017 Hala Bira

    The colors and motions, the beats and sounds ??" Dinagyang Festival is uniquely a festival of faith, culture and tradition. Today, I joined thousands of people in the streets of the City of Love and captured the colors, moments, and spirits of Dinagyang Festival 2017. Yep, the "Hala Bira, Iloilo!" still sounds in my ears!

    Celebrated every fourth weekend of January, Dinagyang Festival is held to celebrate the conversion to Christianity by the natives, to pay respect and to honor the child Jesus Christ, Santo Nino. A festival that is quite similar to the Ati-atihan, just not as dated as Ati-a ...