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Reverend Father Edcel Alcayaga of the Parish of San Jose de Placer and Mayor Jerry Treñas of Iloilo City carry the Señor Santo Niño for a foot procession after the fluvial parade at the Iloilo River.

DINAGYANG 2020: Festival of Ilonggo faith

THE Dinagyang Festival is known far and wide for its participants’ impressive choreography and striking costumes that reflect Ilonggo ingenuity, craftsmanship and artistry.
Hubon Binagtong sang Manggahan performs during the Kasadyahan cultural presentation of Iloilo City’s Dinagyang Festival 2017.

Kasadyahan’s major tweak: A boon or a bane?

ILOILO City – Will the famed Dinagyang Festival be the same minus one of its major attractions, the Kasadyahan Festival?
Where it all began in Kalibo Aklan, Ati-Atihan Festival is celebrated every third Sunday of January. Its name owes the characteristics of the indigenous Ati people, that being short, dark-skinned and frizzy-haired. JUNE AGUIRRE/PN

Color and frenzy at Kalibo’s Ati-Atihan

INVIGORATING drumbeats, enthusiastic people and booze-infused merrymaking – you will surely be bound to be one of the energized crowd marveling at the Ati-Atihan...
The Ilonganon tribe, champion of 2019 Dinagyang Ati Tribe Competition.

Dinagyang 2020 opening salvo: You should be there from the start

YOU don’t want to miss this opportunity. Hundreds of spectators flock the Iloilo Freedom Grandstand on Wednesday...

Panay News ‘Ta Ya! Part 2

PANAY NEWS, the No. 1 Regional Newspaper, held a one-one day event last Dec. 23 to cap 2019. The...
Churchgoers trek to their parishes today, with their long-held wishes in mind, not realizing that it is their faith that is key to this all. GMA NEWS

9 dawns full of wishes

Church bells are waking us up and seem to be telling us to go to Mass. Get up, change clothes and let’s all walk...

Panay News ‘ta ya! Part 1

THIS was how Panay News (PN) brought the year to a close. The entire PN family gathered at Gateway hotel...
Establishments sponsored these parols which measures 6×6 at P1,500. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

Glimmer of Hope: They live in ‘darkness’ …but brightens other people’s lives

SEE THOSE hundreds of colorful, gigantic parols – star-shaped traditional Filipino Christmas lanterns – glowing at night along major thoroughfares of Iloilo City? They make...
This firecracker worker is busy finishing a batch of skyrockets in a makeshift factory in Iloilo City’s Arevalo district. Setting off firecrackers during the holiday season, especially when welcoming the New Year, is an age-old Filipino tradition. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

‘Regulate, not ban, firecrackers’

SHOULD there be a ban on firecrackers? Manong Onyok of Arevalo, Iloilo City hopes not. He has been making firecrackers...
Instilling generosity to the younger one

Panay News, Daniel G. Fajardo Foundation, Inc. Gift-giving to daycare kids

The love for schoolchildren and the desire to make a difference in their lives inspired the No.1 regional newspaper in Western Visayas to foster...

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Paraw Regatta 2020 moved to April

President Rodrigo Duterte says he accepts the apology of the country's leading broadcast company, ABS-CBN, two days after its officials testified before a Senate panel on issues surrounding the network's franchise renewal. PCOO

Duterte accepts ABS-CBN apology but…

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