GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN - Colorful fireworks illuminate Iloilo City. “Luces in the Sky” on Jan. 23, 2015 attracted thousands of spectators at the Iloilo Business Park as part of the Dinagyang Festival.
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Dancers of Miag-ao, Iloilo’s Salakayan Festival perform with gusto during the Kasadyahan regional cultural competition, one of the main events of Iloilo City’s Dinagyang Festival. Kasadyahan showcases the rich culture and tradition of participating towns, cities and provinces in Western Visayas.
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - A devotee checks the clothes of her Santo Niño whose feast Iloilo City is celebrating each year via the grand Dinagyang Festival. A fluvial parade was held on Jan. 23, 2015 in honor of the Child Jesus from Fort San Pedro to the Muelle Loney area.
JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Superintendent Lea Rose Peña checks a photographer’s camera at the Dinagyang Festival judging area on corner Quezon – Ledesma streets, Iloilo City. The Iloilo City Police Office has deployed 5,000 policemen, soldiers and force multipliers to secure Dinagyang revelers, so far the biggest mobilization of security personnel for the festival.
DSWD PHOTO - Gov. Victor Tanco Sr. (left) hands over a check worth P477,600,000 from Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Protective Services Unit head Rosario Sanagustin (far left) to Roxas City social welfare officer Cynthia Besana (center). With them are Panay, Capiz mayor Dante Bermejo (right) and Roxas City treasurer Emerson Icay.