Maasin Tultugan Festival 2008 Pictures

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Here are the picture taken during the 2008 Maasin Tultugan Festival. Click here to view the pic. To all maasinanons across the globe get updated of your home town. Merry christmas and prosperous new year to all.

Maasin Tultugan Festival 2008 Pictures

Dinagyang 2009 Schedule

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Dinagyang 2009 Schedules
December 19, 2008 - (Friday) 2:00 P.M. PAMUKAW Assembly Area: Promenade passing Iznart, J.M. Basa to Freedom Grandstand
December 13, 2008 - (Saturday) 3:00 P.M. Ms Iloilo Dinagyang 2009 Presentation of Candidates Robinsons Mall, Fountain Area
December 14, 2008 3:00 P.M. Ms Iloilo Dinagyang 2009 Presentation of Candidates SM City Activity Area
January 5, 2009 8:00 A.M. Launching of tree for Life Nursery ICHNS

11:00 A.M. Courtesy Call Mayor’s Office

Courtesy Call City Tourism Office
January 6, 2009 2:00 P.M. Newspaper Gown Competition SM City Activity Area
January 7, 2009 3:00 P.M. Fashion Show “Elegance by Alta Moda” Robinson’s Place
January 8, 2009 1:00 P.M. Swimsuit & Talent Competition SM City
January 9, 2009
Training Designing a Tourism Project Grand Hotel
January 10, 2009 3:00 P.M. Talent Showcase Robinson’s Place
January 10-25, 2009
Dinagyang Tourist Assistance Center & Ms. Iloilo Dinagyang 2009-Photo Exhibit SM City
January 11, 2009 5:00 P.M. Presentation of Tourism Advocacy Projects, Headress & Casual Wear Competition Grand Hotel
January 13, 2009 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Ms. Iloilo Dinagyang 2009 Pre-Judging Iloilo Grand Hotel
January 14-22, 2009
Masses San Jose Parish Church
Januaryu 14, 2009 - Wednesday 5:30 P.M. Turning Over Ceremony for Incoming Hermano & Hermana Mayor San Jose Parish Church
January 14-15, 2009
Ms. Iloilo Dinagyang 2009 Rehearsal
January 16, 2009 - (Friday) 2:30 p.m. Mass for opening Salvo of Tribe Dancers San Jose Parish Church

3:00 P.M. OPENING SALVO Judging Area

5:00 P.M. Exhibit of Student-Generated Project WVSU Cultural Center

Ms. Iloilo Dinagyang 2009 Technical Rehearsal

6:00 P.M. Multiple Intelligences in motion with PDA Winners Laarni & Bugoy WVSU Cultural Center
January 17, 2009 - Sunday 7:00 P.M. Coronation Night, MS. ILOILO DINAGYANG 2009 Colegio de San Jose


SM Little, Warriors Dinagyang Costume Contest SM City
January 17-18, 2009
Warriors Festival Parade SM City around Mall
January 18, 2009 - (Sunday) 8:00 AM- 12:00 NN Medical Mission San Jose Parish Church
January 19, 2009 9:00 A.M. Healing Mass by Rev. Fr. Ramon Siquito San Jose Parish Church
January 19-20, 2009 - Monday and Tuesday) Night Final Rehearsal, Dinagyang Ati Tribes 2009 Dinagyang Parade Route
January 20, 2009 - Tuesday 10:00 AM Healing Mass for the Sick, Aged and Abandoned Children San Jose Parish Church
January 21, 2009 - (Wednesday) 8:00 a.m. Arrival of Pilgrim Image of Señor Santo Niño from Cebu City Iloilo Port Terminal

5:00 P.M. Coronation of Princess Isabel 2009 and Dinagyang Niño 2009 San Jose Parish Church

4:30 P.M. Coronation of Queen Juana 2009 and Niño Dinagyang 2009 San Jose Parish Church

Night Final Rehearsal, Kasadyahan 2009 Dinagyang Parade Route
January 22-25, 2009 - (Thursday-Sunday) 2:00 P.M.-12 MN Iloilo Hotel Resort & Restaurant Association Food Festival(IHRRA) Delgado St., Iloilo City
January 23, 2009 - (Friday) 8:00 a.m. DRUM AND BUGLE Freedom Grandstand

2:00 P.M. Dinagyang Kapamilya Dance Showdown, Grand Finals SM City Activity Center

3:00 p.m. FLUVIAL PROCESSION from Fort San Pedro Drive Inn
to disembark in front of Customs House and followed by Solemn
Procession to San Jose Church
San Jose Parish Church

5:30 p.m. Santo Niño mass in English to be followed by blessings of children, pregnant mothers Santo Niño images San Jose Parish Church

6:00 PM GMA, Kapuso Night Freedom Grandstand
January 23-25, 2009
Warriors Festival Parade SM City around Mall

SM Street Party & Food Festival SM City Car Park
January 24, 2009 - Saturday 7:00 A.M. Mass for Kasadyahan San Jose Parish Churh

8:00 A.M. KASADYAHAN Competition Freedom Grandstand and other stages

SPONSORS MARDI GRAS Freedom Grandstand & other stages



7:00 PM Religious Sad-sad to Sr. Sto. Niño San Jose Parish
January 25, 2009 - (Sunday) 6:30 a.m Concelebrated high mass for devotees, Tribes, Gov’t. Officials, LOMAS in attendance San Jose Parish Church

8:00 A.M. DINAGYANG CONTEST Freedom Grandstand and other stages

5:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Regular Sunday Mass San Jose Parish Church

7:00 P.M 2009 Iloilo Dinagyang Awarding Ceremonies Freedom Grandstand

7:00 P.M. 2009 Iloilo Dinagyang Awarding Ceremonies Freedom Grandstand
January 26, 2009 - (Monday) 5:30 P.M. Thanksgiving Mass with all members of 2009 Iloilo Dinagyang Festival Working Committees

Ideal Christmas Gifts for Families and Friends

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Before the new year starts, it finally time for us to share all the blessings and gifts we had for the year 2008. Its time for sharing and giving this Yuletide season as we celebrate the birth of Christ. Some may I asked, what Christmas gifts they will receive from relatives and friends? It's the thought that counts. Ideally all of us are excited for the gifts we are about to receive from relatives and families.

Each year the trends of gifts are changing and sometimes depends from to whom you gift is intended to. T-shirts, stuff toys, and books are the most common gifts nowadays. Gift giving always comes from the heart. For those who are trendy and techie guys, mobiles phones and portable devices like laptops and Ipods are the expensive list that are common nowadays. You might still be thinking for gifts for the family, relatives, son and daughters.

Dingayang 2008 Opening Salvo

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Finally the whole city was awaken by drum beats and street dance of 2009 Dinagyang Ati-Ati tribes. You can view pictures of the opening salvo here soon. The event yesterday is know to be "Pamukaw 2009". "Pamukaw" an Ilonggo dialect for "to awake"

Hala Bira Iloilo... Dinagyang 2009 is coming along next year, wtahc out for pics here..

A Holiday Alone

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Brand new year is about to start and holiday is here. Im excited to spend time with my families and friends at home. Wanna make this christmas memorable.
Happy holidays to all.

Where to stay in Iloilo this coming dinagyang 2009?

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Happy holidays everyone, months to go and the whole city and province of Iloilo will parade the street with beauty and colorful "ati-ati" customes knon to be "Dinagyang Festival 2009", awarded as the grandslam winner among the festivals here in the Phlippines.

Here are the list of the well known hotels and pension where you could stay during this prestigious event "Dinagyang 2009".

1st class Hotels in Iloilo:

Economy Hotels in Iloilo:
  • Century 21 Hotel - Location: Quezon St., City Proper, Iloilo City
    Tel No: (033) 335-8821, (033) 335-8822, (033)(33) 335-8823
    Cell No: (+63)920-9188821
  • City Corporate Inn - Rizal cor. Guanco Sts.,Iloilo City, Philippines, 5000
    Tel No: (033) 508-1976, (033) 509-8388, (033) 335-0166
    Cell Number: 0915-6502122 and 0918-4837911

  • Fine Rock Hotel - Location: Jalandoni St., Iloilo City, Philippines
    Phone: (033) 3369075 to 79
  • Harbor Town Hotel - Location: Corners of J.M. Basa Sts., Iloilo City, Philippines
    Tel. No.: (63)(033) 337-2348, 336-1435, 336-1436, 336-1437
    Fax No.: (63)(033) 336-1438
  • Iloilo Midtown Hotel - Address : Yulo St., City Proper, Iloilo City
    Telephone Number : (63)(033) 336-6888 / 336-8888 / 509-6888
    Fax. No. : (033) 338-0888
    Mobile No. : 63928-985-0999
    E-mail :
  • Moritz Hotel - Location: Burgos St., Jaro, Iloilo City
    Tel. No.: (63)(033) 3200014-15, 5088759
  • River Queen Hotel - Location: Bonifacio Drive, City Proper, Iloilo City
    Tel. No.: (63)(033) 337-6667 / 335-0176
    Fax No.: (63)(033) 337-6488
  • Riverside Inn - Location: General Luna St., City Proper, Iloilo City
    Tel. No.: (+63)(033) 508-3488
  • Urban Inn - Location: Luna St., La Paz, Iloilo City
    Tel. No.: (63)(033) 3296724

Standard Class Hotel Iloilo:
  • Castle Hotel Iloilo - Address: Bonifacio Drive, City Proper, Iloilo City, Philippines
    Tel No: (63)(033) 338-1021 / 338-328 / 338-3281
    Fax No: (63)(033) 338-1021
  • Eon Centennial Plaza - Location: Jalandoni St., City Proper, Iloilo City, Philippines
    Tel #: (033)3372277
    Fax #: (033)3372299
  • Four Season Hotel Iloilo - Location: Cor. Fuentes-Delgado Sts., City Proper, Iloilo City, Philippines
    Tel No.: (63)(33) 3361070/ 5093888
    Fax No.: (63)(033) 509-3888
  • Grand Dame Hotel - Location: Corner Rizal and Huervana Sts., La Paz District, Iloilo City, Philippines
    Phone: (033) 508-8881
    Fax: (033) 320-5656
  • Iloilo Business Hotel - Address: Glicerio T. Pison Ave., Benigno Aquino Drive, Mandurriao
    Tel. No.: (63)(033) 320-7972 / 508-2150
    Fax No.: (63)(033) 3207972 local 105
  • Iloilo Grand Hotel - Location: Iznart Street, City Proper, Iloilo City, Philippines
    Tel No: (033) 3351801-04 /5099130-31
    Fax No.: 033-3350456
  • La Fiesta Hotel - Location: M.H. del Pilar St., Molo, Iloilo City
    Telephone No.: (63)(33) 3380044/ 3382189
    Fax No.: (63)(033) 337-9508
  • Punta Villa Hotel and Resort - Address: Santo Nino Sur, Arevalo District, Iloilo City, Philippines
    Phone no.: (63)(033) 337-7972, 336-1106, 337-7253
    Fax no.: (63)(033)336-1105
  • The Residence Hotel - Address: 44 General Luna St., City Proper, Iloilo City
    Telephone No.: (63)(033) 338-1091 to 93
    Fax No.: (63)(033) 337-2454
  • Westown Hotel Iloilo - Address: Smallville Center, Pison St. (near Diversion Road), Mandurriao, Iloilo City
    Phone no.: (63)(033) 508-3838 / 509-0202 / 509-0303 / 5095678 / 3202225
    Fax no.: (63)(033) 320-2225
Hala Bira Iloilo, enjoy the merry making and street party this coming Dinagyang Festival 2009. Here are list of Hotels in Iloilo where you can stay:

Janiuay Iloilo Festival of Lights 2008 "Gugma Sang Paskwa"

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It been a yearly routine for the whole Janiuaynon to share excitements for the whole community with the brilliant showcase of christmas lights and daily presentations in the afternoon. Here are soon of the pictures taken during the oppening of lights in Janiuay, Iloilo known to be "Gugma Sang Paskwa". This showcase of lights are made possible by the donors and mnicipal officials of the town.

During the event, you'll notice the excitements and delightments of children as well as the old ones.

Here are the Pictures for the Opening of Lights in Janiay, Iloilo, Philippines.Janiuay Iloilo, Town Hall.. Janiuay Iloilo Festival of Lights December 2008

Giant Santa Claus, Gugma sang Paskwa, Janiuay Iloilo

Janiuay Town Plaza, Covered Gym, Janiuay Festival of Lights

Giant Christmas Tree, Janiuay, Iloilo town plaza

Opening Fireworks "Gugma sang Paskwa - Festival of Lights, Janiuay, Iloilo"

Janiuay, Iloilo Festival of Lights