Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dinagyang Festival 2011 Ati-ati Competition Video Update

Here are the videos of the Dinagyang Festival 2011 ati competition tribes in their performance at the Iloilo freedom grandstand. Video courtesy of: webfreeb

Dinagyang Festival 2011 Ati-ati competition Champion, Tribu Pan-ay of Fort San Pedro National High School formerly called "Tribu ni San Pedro" . The tribe also won Best School Tribe, Best in Choreography, Best Coreographer - Romel Flogen and Best in Performance during the Ati-ati competition.

Dinagyang Festival 2011 Ati-ati competition 1st Runner-up, Tribu Paghidaet of La Paz, National High School. The tribe also won 2nd Best School Tribe, Best in Streetdance, Best in Costume, Best in Headdress, Best Costume Designer - Jobert Molina of Tribu Paghidaet during the Ati-ati competition and Best in Performance during the Opening Salvo.
Dinagyang Festival 2011 Ati-ati competition 2nd Runner-upTribu Bola-bola of Iloilo National High School. They also won several awards during the Ati-ati competition which includes 3rd Best School Tribe and Best in Discipline.
Dinagyang Festival 2011 Ati-ati competition 3rd Runner-up, Tribu Salognon of Jaro National High School formerly Tribu Ang Taga Jaro. The tribe is also this year's Best in Music.
Dinagyang Festival 2011 Ati-ati competition 4th Runner-up, Tribu Manduryaw of Mandurriao National High School. They also won Best in Costume during the Opening Salvo.
Dinagyang Festival 2011 Ati-ati competition Best Barangay Tribe, Tribu Atub-atub. They won 500,000.00 pesos worth of barangay project.
Dinagyang Festival 2011 Ati-ati competition 2nd Best Barangay Tribe, Tribu Pag-asa. They won 300,000.00 pesos worth of barangay project.
Dinagyang Festival 2011 Ati-ati competition 3rd Best Barangay Tribe, Tribu Aninipay. They won 200,000.00 pesos worth of barangay project.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Dinagyang Festival 2011 Champion Tribu Pan-ay to perform in New York

Dinagyang Festival 2011 grand champion, Tribu Pan-ay, performing at judging area number 4 fronting Iloilo Central Market and Iloilo Grand Hotel. Video courtesy of machmalplatz

The grand winner of the Dinagyang Ati-atihan competition will go to New York, USA, to perform and showcase the world-famous Dinagyang Festival in time for the Philippine Independence Day celebration there.

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog announced this upon receiving information from Arnel Sevillo of the Philippine Independence Day Celebration Inc., co-coordinator of the celebration in New York.

Mabilog said the Dinagyang Festival is now considered as the queen of festivals in the country, while the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (Atop) has named it the Philippines' best tourism event.

Sevillo said they are inviting the winning Dinagyang group, Tribu Pan-ay of the Fort San Pedro National High School, to go to America on June 2-6 to perform in the grand parade on June 5.

Among those who will visit New York to perform are 20 dancing tribe warriors, 15 drummers, the choreographer and five representatives each from the Iloilo City Government, the school, and the city tourism office. 

The association in New York will be in charge of the 40 individuals for their meals, accommodations and transportation needs. An itinerary schedule is being prepared for them.

Sevillo, president of the Philippine Hiligaynon Association of America, said members of the entourage will not be allowed to be borrowed by relatives in the States and they could not go anywhere without the consent of the association.

Mabilog said each delegation member will need US$1,100 for air fare.

source: DINAGYANG FESTIVAL (Iloilo, Philippines) Facebook page

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2011 Competition Results

The winning performance of Tribu Pan-ay of Fort San Pedro National High School at judging area number 2 (Old Iloilo Provincial Capitol).
Video courtesy of: 


Major Awards
CHAMPION............ Tribu Pan-ay
1st Runner-up....... Tribu Paghidaet
2nd Runner-up...... Tribu Bola-Bola
3rd Runner-up....... Tribu Salognon
4th Runner-up....... Tribu Manduryaw

Minor Awards
Best in Discipline.................................. Tribu Bola-Bola
Best in Street Dancing......................... Tribu Paghidaet
Best in Music........................................ Tribu Salognon
Best in Costume and Headdress.......... Tribu Paghidaet
Best in Choreography.......................... Tribu Pan-ay
Best in Performance.............................Tribu Pan-ay

Best Brgy. Tribes 
1st place ......... Atub-atub (P500,000.00 worth Brgy. Project)
2nd place ........ Pag-asa (P300,000.00 worth Brgy. Project)
3rd place ......... Aninipay (P200,000.00 worth Brgy. Project)

Opening Salvo
Best in Performance......... Tribu Paghidaet
Best in Discipline ............. Tribu Bola-bola
Best in Costume .............. Manduryaw

The winning performance of Tribu Pantat of the municipality of Zarraga at judging area number 3 (Near Robinsons Place Iloilo). 
Video courtesy of: tmnombre


Major Awards
Champion .......... Tribu Pantat (Municipality of Zarraga)
1st Runner-up ..... Tribu Kasag (Municipality of Banate)
2nd Runner-up .... Tribu Binanog (Municipality of Lambunao)
3rd Runner-up ..... Tribu Pagdihon (Municipality of Dingle)
4th Runner-up ..... Tribu Tinu-om (Municipality of Cabatuan)

Special Awards

Best in Performance ..... Tribu Kasag
Best in Music .............. Tribu Tultugan
Best in Costume ..........Tribu Binanog
Best in Street Dance ... Tribu Pagdihon
Best Choreographer ..... Tribu Pantat
Best in Choreography ....Tribu Pantat


Champion .......... Platinum Firewokrs Inc. (Sta Maria Bulacan)
1st Runner-up ..... Sky Glitters Ent. (Valenzuela City)
2nd Runner-up .... Diamond Fireworks (Bucawe, Bulacan)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Iloilo Film Fest 2011

List of Films:

Happy Land
Director: Jim Meer Libiran
Executive Producers: Butch Jimenez, Indie Films; Nic Gabunada Jr.; Manny De Luna (Activasia)
Screenplay: Jim Libiran
Cinematography: Albert Bonzon
Actors: Mohammed Ibrahim, Joseph Anthony Cerdena, China Cojuangco, Mara Lopez Yokohama, Peter Amores, and the Tondo Futkaleros

Bakal Boys (Children Metal Divers)
Director: Ralston Jover
Director of Photography: Ruben Dela Cruz & Carlo Mendoza
Production Design: Deans Habal
Actors: Gina Pareño, Meljon Guinto, Vincent Olano, Edgardo Olano Jr., Simon Ibarra, Cherry Malvar

Director: Sheron Dayoc
Producers: Sheron Dayoc & Lilit Reyes
Writer: Sheron Dayoc
Cinematography: Dexter Dela Pena & Arnel Barbarona
Actors: John Arcilla, Maria Isabel Lopez, Arnalyn Ismael

The Red Shoes
Director: Raul Jorolan
Producer: Tony Gloria
Screenwriter: James Ladioray
Production Design: Deans Habal
Actors: Marvin Agustin, Nikki Gil, Tessie Tomas, Liza Lorena

KANO: An American and His Harem
Director: Monster Jimenez
Producer: Mario Cornejo and Margie Templo
Editor: Lawrence Ang, Mario Cornejo and Monster Jimenez
Actors: Victor Pearson, Gloria Pido, Esther Pido, Mary Joy Alipan , Corrina Ann Pearson, Sandy Smith

Director: Francis Xavier Pasion
Producer: CINEMALAYA FOUNDATION INC., Josabeth Alonso, John Victor Tence
Editor: Chuck Gutierrez
Actors: Izza Dimalanta,Ronalyn Ramos, Reynalyn Bunag, Maya Bernardo, Rinalyn Bernardo, Marlon Abalos, Jordan Isip, Jeffrey Abalos

Director: Joel Lamangan
Producer: Stanley T. Uy III, Ma. Pelita Peralta-Uy
Screenplay: Bonifacio P. Ilagan
Cinematography: Monino Duque
Actors: Zsa Zsa Padilla, Tirso Cruz III, Gina Alajar, Dawn Zulueta

Himpapawid (Manila Skies)
Director: Raymond Red
Producer: Raymond Red, David Hukom, Roger Garcia, Butch Jimenez
Director of Photography: Raymond Red
Editor: David Hukom, Jay Halili, Raymond Red
Actors: Raul Arellano, John Arcilla, Ronnie Lazaro, Soliman Cruz, Karlo Altomonte, Raul Morit, Sue Prado, Pen Medina, Nonie Buencamino, Archie Adamos, Nanding Josef, Lav Diaz, Tony Mabesa, Mon Confiado, Jess Evardone, Mike Lloren, Flor Salanga and Ronron Villar

Lola (Grandmother)
Director: Brillante Mendoza
Producer: Ferdinand Lapuz
Cinematography: Odyssey Flores
Editor: Kats Serraon
Music: Teresa Barrozo
Sound: Albert Michael Idioma, Addiss Tabong
Actors: Anita Linda, Rustica Carpio, Tanya Gomez, Jhong Hilario, Ketchup Eusebio and Ronron Villar

Director: Richard Somes
Screenwriter: Richard Somes
Production Designer: Michael Espanol and Donald Camon
Editor: Borgy Torre
Actors: Ronnie Lazaro, Tetchie Agbayani, Joel Torre, Aleera Montalla, Monet Gaston, Gio Respall, Keith Bryan Cabanez, Leon,Erik Matt, Lilit Reyes

Director: Chito S. Roño
Executive Producers: Rolando S. Atienza, Nestor O. Jardin
Producer: Digna H. Santiago
Screenplay: Jerry Gracio
Actors: Francheska Farr, Dulce, Julia Clarete, Beverly Salviejo, Kalila Aguilos, Melanie Dujunco, Jhong Hilario

Showing Schedule:

Day 1 - January 19, 2011 Wednesday
Cinema 6
  • 10:30 a.m. Lola
  • 12:30 p.m. Bakal Boys
  • 2:30 p.m. Red Shoes
  • 4:30 p.m. Halaw
Cinema 5 (D Cinema)
  • 11:00 a.m. Sigwa
  • 1:00 p.m. Kano
  • 3:00 p.m. Himpapawid
  • 6:00 p.m. Reception/ Cocktails
  • 7:00 p.m. Festival Opening Program (Filipiana attire) / Featured Film: Happyland
Day 2 - January 20, 2011 Thursday
Cinema 6
  • 11:00 a.m. Red Shoes (Director/Star in Attendance + Q&A)
  • 1:30 p.m. Sigwa (Director/Stars in Attendance + Q&A)
  • 4:00 p.m. Lola (Director/Star in Attendance + Q&A)
  • 6:30 p.m. Kano (Director/Producer in Attendance + Q&A)
Cinema 5 (D Cinema)
  • 10:30 a.m. Sampaguita (Director in Attendance + Q&A)
  • 1:00 p.m. Happyland (Director/Producer in Attendance + Q&A)
  • 3:30 p.m. Himpapawid (Director/Star in Attendance + Q&A)
  • 6:00 p.m. Yanggaw (Director/Producer/Star in Attendance + Q&A)
Day 3 - January 21, 2011 Friday
Cinema 6
  • 11:00 a.m. Lola
  • 1:00 p.m. Red Shoes
  • 3:00 p.m. Yanggaw
  • 5:00 p.m. Sampaguita
Cinema 5 (D Cinema)
  • 10:30 a.m. Bakal Boys (Director/Producer/Star in Attendance + Q&A)
  • 1:00 p.m. Halaw (Director/Producer in Attendance + Q&A)
  • 3:30 p.m. Sigwa
  • 5:30 p.m. Festival Closing Film: Emir (Director in Attendance)
source: and Sening Pambansa

Monday, January 17, 2011

Uswag-Leganes: The Municipality of Leganes Official Website

With the effort of the new elected officials of the municipality of Leganes, the official municipal website was relaunched to the public just recently. The site includes seven major links namely Mayor's Page, Sanguaniang Bayan, Municipal Officials, Products & Events, Maps & Resources, News & Updates and Investment Oppurtunities. To better cater the Leganeans here and abroad and as well as the general public, the site's sections has also been added. These sections include: PNP updates, Bids & Awards Committee, Downloadables, Contact Us, Site Map and Guestbook.
Visit the new Leganes official municipal website,, and be updated with the events, happenings and developments.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dinagyang Festival 2011 Schedule of Activities

October 14, 2011, Friday 
2:00 P.M. LOCAL LAUNCH Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2011 Freedom Grandstand
December 16, 2010, Friday 
2:00 P.M. PAMUKAW Assembly Area: Promenade passing Iznart, J.M. Basa to Freedom Grandstand
January 4, 2011, Tuesday
2:00 P.M. Model Ati Dinagyang Warrior 2011 Presentation
January 7, 2011, Friday 
2:00 P.M. Model Ati Dinagyang Warrior 2011 Talent Competition
January 9, 2011, Sunday 
1:00 P.M. Model Ati Dinagyang Warrior 2011 Finals
January 14, 2011, Friday 
2:30 P.M. Mass for Opening Salvo of Tribe Dancers San Jose Parish Church
3:00 PM OPENING SALVO Judging Area
January 14-16, 2010 
Iloilo Dinagyang Golf Competition 2011 Sta. Barbara Golf Club
January 15, 2011, Saturday 
7:00:00 AM SQUEAK Parade Route
January 16-23, 2011 
Dinagyang Photo Exhibit
January 16, 2011, Sunday 
January 19-23, 2011 
2:00 P.M.-12 MN Iloilo Hotel Resort & Restaurant Association (IHRRA) Food Festival Delgado St., Iloilo City

January 20, 2011, Thursday 
January 21, 2011, Friday 
8:00:00 AM TAMBOR TRUMPA MARTSA MUSIKA Freedom Grandstand
January 22, 2011, Saturday 
7:00:00 AM Mass for Kasadyahan San Jose Parish Church
8:00 A.M. 2011 KASADYAHAN Competition Freedom Grandstand and other stages
2:00PM SPONSORS MARDI GRAS Judging Area #4 to Freedom Grandstand
7:00 PM Religious Sad-sad to Sr. Sto. Niño San Jose Parish Church
January 23, 2011, Sunday 
6:30 a.m Concelebrated high mass for devotees, Tribes, Gov’t. Officials, LOMAS in attendance San Jose Parish Church
8:00 A.M. 2011 Dinagyang Ati CONTEST Freedom Grandstand and other stages
7:00 P.M. Awarding Ceremonies Freedom Grandstand
January 24, 2011, Monday
5:30 P.M. Thanksgiving Mass with all members of 2010 Iloilo Dinagyang Festival Working Committees
source: Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Fiesta sa Paskwa 2010 Photos

Here are the photos of the Leganes Municipal Hall, Fiesta Pavilion and Town Plaza taken by Joseph Allen D. Españo during the Fiesta sa Paskwa 2010.

Fiesta Pavilion

Leganes Municipal Hall and Plaza

Parol Entries from different Barangays