b07ea0534621a803e7067e6e71d78d87 Dubbed as one of the most sought-after festivals in  the Philippines, Dinagyang is feted in honor of Señor  Santo Niño (Child Jesus). It traces its root back in  1967, when a replica of the Holy Child was first  brought to San Jose Parish in IloiloCity from Cebu.  The word “Dinagyang” is actually an Iloilo term for  revelry; Ilonggo writer Pacifico Sudario suggested the use of this term to replace the name “Iloilo Ati-Atihan” to differentiate it from other Ati-Atihan festivals in the country.

Last January 25, Sunday, Iloilo’s street was filled once again with drumbeats and revelry as the “City of Love” celebrated Dinagyang Festival 2015.  While ten contingents joined Kasadyahan  Regional Cultural Competition on Saturday, only nine groups joined this year’s Ati Tribe competition.

fbbff62eac70b82768c9bedeb3df9ac5Unsurprisingly, defending champion Tribu Panayanon was announced as the winner this year’s Ati Tribe Competition. Tribu Ilonganon of Jalandoni Memorial National High School is the 2nd runner up, while Tribu Salognon of Jaro National High School is the 3rd runner up. Tribu Ilawodnon of Fort San Pedro National High School bagged the 4th runner award.

 

Source: https://ph.news.yahoo.com

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