ANOTHER major Feast of the Sto. Niño is being held this weekend — the Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City.
In the spirit of fun, the Twitter of Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas memed the controversial vlogger Alex Gonzaga.
Instead of a waiter being smudged with chocolate cake icing, a woman in tribal costume was smothered with the black mud on her face.
Mud-slinging in literal sense of the word has been one of the traditions during the two-weeklong celebration of Dinagyang.
“Ikaw nga galakat lakat lang sa daan, gin lamhitan sang pinta (You, who is just walking down the street, was smeared with paint),” the photo reads.
Ilonggos found the post hilarious.
Sean Louie Nathaniel Sucayan wrote: “Mayor… Pls give the person in charge of this a raise!!!”
“So current and aware gid si mayor ah love it!,” Nieva Alinsangan said.
Rich Alden Lim: “HAHAHAHA ang witty ng creative team nyo. The best to’ mayor!”
Blinks, check this out! Even your idols from the Blackpink were juxtaposed in a photo, looking seemingly exasperated in open-air dining area of Dinagyang Festival.
The post was titled, “Food Fest in Your Area” — an alliteration from South Korean girl band’s famous song “Blackpink in Your Area.”
“Ha how you like that?!” Starlyn Pama Mana-ay interjected in the comment box.
KC Tagaytayan couldn’t help but comment, “Blink (Blackpink fan) ang editor? Hahaha.”
Today starts the full-packed day of activities leading to culmination of the Dinagyang Festival tomorrow.
Eight colorful tribes competed this year for the Kasadyahan Kabanwahanan.
Kasadayan sa Kabanwahan is a “spectacle of togetherness and cordiality for the love of arts and culture and for the community,” organizers said.
The groups which competed this morning are:
- Tribu Jalaud of Calinog
- Minulu-an of Talisay City, Neg. Occ.
- Tribu Tiringbanay of San Jose de Buenavista Antique
- Guban Manughaw-as sang Dumangas, Dumangas Iloilo
- Sipalay Burangoy Kite Festival of Sipalay City, Neg. Occ
- Tribu Saludan of Tigbauan, Iloilo
- Tribu Madja-as of Culasi, Antique
- Pasalamat Festival of La Carlota City, Neg Occ
Minulu-an of Talisay City, Neg. Occ.
Minulu-an is the old name of Talisay City.
Their performance was a tribute to the gallantry of the early Filipinos in fighting the Moro pirates, and the introduction of Christianity into their town.
TRIBU SALUDAN OF TIGBAUAN
Tigbauan is the “most vibrant town” in Southern Iloilo, Mayor Treñas said.
Tigbauan played a role in the declaration of Panay and Romblon, and home to the first ambush of the Japanese invaders on the island. Now, it shines from their rich harvest.
SIPALAY BURANGOY KITE FESTIVAL
Sipalay City in Negros Occidental also joined the Kasadyahan.
They showcase the city’s rich flagship sports tournament -colorful kite festival.
They performed a combination of a vibrant play of kite and prosperity in the area.
TRIBU TIRINGBANAY OF SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, ANTIQUE
The tribe performed the mystical Tubigon River and the legendary affair and unwritten story of forever in the quest of true love happening in the venue where unity, harmony, and faith perspires.
TRIBU JALAUD OF CALINOG
The Heart of Panay features the indigenous Panay Bukidnon people performing a part of the longest epic of the island while also proclaiming their faith in the Child Jesus.
GUBAN MANUGHAW-AS SANG DUMANGAS from Dumangas, Iloilo
One of the first-class coastal municipalities in Panay which is filled with rich delicacies joins Kasadyahanan sa Kabanwahanan.
Dumangasanon gather once a year to celebrate their harvest.
photos courtesy Jerry Treñas Facebook Page