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American Contemporary Ballet Company to Visit Iloilo Today!

U.S. Embassy Manila and the Cultural Center of the Philippines are proud to announce the visit of an American contemporary ballet company, Trey McIntyre Project, to the Philippines. The group will work collaboratively with the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Dance Group and conduct master classes in ballet, modern dance and technical direction in Manila and Iloilo City during a ten-day visit to the Philippines.

Iloilo Dinagyang Photo Contest 2012 Entry Form & Contest Mechanics

I am sure you guys enjoyed Dinagyang Festival 2012 as much as we did! And were you able to take photos? Are they exceptional and unique? If you think they are then you should join this year’s Iloilo Dinagyang Photo Contest 2012! Below are the contest mechanics and the entry form. Good luck!

Schedule of Activities for Dinagyang Festival 2012

Dinagyang Festival 2012 fever is here once again and Ilonggos, Pinoys and foreign visitors are all excited to witness not only the Dinagyang Ati Tribes competition but also to experience lots of exciting activities lined up for this year. This year will also mark the change of the traditional carousel parade route.

Wanderlust Journals: First Filipino-inspired Travel Planner is Out!

I am happy to share with you guys a super great news! The Wanderlust Journals is out! Are you planning to explore the Philippines in 2012? Why not go somewhere and mingle with locals as they celebrate their FIESTAS! Get travel tips and more for various Philippines destinations when you buy the Wanderlust Journals!

Binirayan Festival in Antique 2011

Antique’s annual festival is called Binirayan and it literally means, “where they landed”. It recalls the story of ten Bornean datus who were led by Datu Puti and Datu Sumakwel. In the early 15th century, they fled from the oppressive rule of Sultan Makatunaw and their subsequent settlement in Panay. The Binirayan Festival is where Antiqueños re-enact the evet through a pageant on the beaches of Malandog, Hamtic.

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.

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.