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Dinagyang 2013 Fever!

Celebrating the life of my blog by sharing with you all my most popular photo ever! Welcome back everyone to the new …

Feria de Verano de Oton

I am so blessed to be living in Oton, one of the attractive rural communities in Iloilo. Oton is a first class municipality in the province of Iloilo, about 30 minutes west of the city. I get to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city then go home to my lovely, quiet town at the end of the day. We’ve been living here for 11 years now (we used to live in Jaro). And so far I am loving my life here.

Church of Pan-ay in Capiz

Pan-ay, originally called Bamban, was established in 1572. The first church, constructed in 1774 by Fr. Miguel Murguia, was heavily damaged by typhoon in 1875. The present church was constructed in 1884 under the direction of Fr. Jose Beloso who commissioned Don Juan Reine to cast a bell for the church from seventy sacks of coins donated by the townspeople. This bell, the biggest in the Philippines, measures seven feet in diameter, five feet in height and weighs 10,400 kilograms.

Kontra-GaPI in Iloilo

My cousin Knij is a member of the Kontemporaryong Gamelan Pilipino or more popularly known as Kontra-GaPi of the University of the Philippines-Diliman and in lieu of the National Arts Month Celebration they were invited by the UPV Chancellors Committee for Culture and the Arts to perform at SM City Iloilo Events Center today February 27th, 2011.

Living Life Positively, a Way to Survive Cancer

Last Thursday, January 20th, I had the opportunity to conduct an interview with my aunt who lives somewhere in Antique about the life challenge that she’s currently facing right now. Below are my questions and her honest answers – all in her own words. Please make sure to read this post until the very end so that like me you will learn a lot of lessons in life. To those who are going through the same life challenge, you will also learn facts about chemotherapy and some of its side effects.

Dinagyang 2011 Champion Tribu Pan-ay

Tribu Pan-ay of Fort San Pedro National High School is the champion of this year’s Dinagyang 2011 Ati Tribe Contest as well as the 1st Best School Tribe. They also won minor awards in Best in Performance and Best Choreographer – Rommel Flogen.

Dinagyang 2011 1st Runner-Up Tribu Paghidaet

Tribu Paghidaet of Lapaz National High School is the 1st Runner-Up of this year’s Dinagyang 2011 Ati Tribe Contest as well as the 2nd Best School Tribe. They also won most of the minor awards which I listed below.

Dinagyang 2011 2nd Runner-Up Tribu Bola-Bola

Tribu Bola-Bola of Iloilo National High School is the 2nd Runner-Up of this year’s Dinagyang 2011 Ati Tribe Contest as well as the 3rd Best School Tribe. They also won the minor award for Best in Discipline.