2017 Dinagyang tickets start selling today

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Tuesday,  December 27, 2016

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ILOILO City – Tickets for the Dinagyang Festival 2017 starts selling this afternoon, according to the Stage and Tickets Committee of the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation, Inc. (IDFI).
The two-day highlights of the festival are on Jan. 21 (Kasadyahan cultural contest) and Jan. 22 (ati-ati tribes competition).
Prices vary depending on the judging area.
For the main judging area which is the Freedom Grandstand, a ticket costs P1,500 for a seat on either the left or right wing of the viewing area. Six hundred tickets are available.
The IDFI, however, deemed it necessary to add extensions to the right and left wings (450 more seats or tickets for each extension).
Ticket price for the extension areas is P1,300 each.
Tickets can be bought at the Office of the Assistant Department Head II, Jess Sio, Room C, 7th floor, Iloilo City Hall.
For the viewing stand on the Mabini Street judging area (450 seats available), the ticket at the main stage costs P1,300; and P1,000 for a seat in the right and left extensions (380 seats/tickets available).
A total of 600 tickets are available for the viewing stand on the Quezon Street judging area. A ticket costs P1,300 at the main stage.
For the right and left wing extensions (380 seats/tickets available), a ticket costs P1,000.
Meanwhile, tickets at the viewing stand on the Maria Clara judging area is at P1,300 each. A total of 450 tickets are available.
“See, Feel, Love” is the festival’s theme. That’s because Dinagyang appeals to all the senses of spectators, explained IDFI chairman Ramon Cua-Locsin.
The 10 ati-ati contest tribes are:
* Tribu Abiador of Asian College of Aeronautics
* Tribu Amihan of Mandurriao National High School
* Tribu Buntatalanit of Tiu Cho Teg Ana Rose Foundation Integrated School
* Tribu Dagatnon of Ramon Avanceña National High School
* Tribu Ilonganon of Jalandoni Memorial National High School
* Tribu Obreros of Bo. Obrero National High School
* Tribu Paghidaet of La Paz National High School
* Tribu Pan-ay of Fort San Pedro National High School
* Tribu Panayanon of Iloilo City National High School, and
* Tribu Salognon of Jaro National High School.
Dinagyang is Iloilo City’s version of the ati-atihan celebrations widely observed not only in Panay Island but also in other parts of the country.
It may not be as ancient as the one in Kalibo, Aklan but is known more for the participants’ impressive choreography and striking costumes that reflect the ingenuity, craftsmanship and artistry of the Ilonggos.
Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog promised a grander 2017 festival and urged Ilonggos to support Dinagyang.
“Dinagyang is the leading tourism, cultural, religious and socio-economic promotional vehicle and symbol of Iloilo City. It reflects city’s continuing progress and sustainable development,” said Mabilog.
Dinagyang is the Hiligaynon word for revelry or merrymaking. The festival started in 1967 when a replica of the image of the Sto. Niño (Child Jesus) was brought from Cebu to the San Jose Parish.
The image, accompanied by devotees from Cebu, was enthusiastically received by the Ilonggos who danced on the streets of the city to the tune of rumbling drums./PN



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