JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Who can beat Tribu Panayanon? For three straight years, it is Dinagyang Festival’s grand champion in the ati tribes competition.


    JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - A man from Leon, Iloilo demonstrates how to make a kaing (huge bamboo basket) during the Kasadyahan regional cultural presentation of the 2015 Dinagyang Festival at Iloilo City’s Freedom Grandstand on Jan. 24, 2015. Leon is known as the “fruits and vegetables basket” of Iloilo. The kaing is where the farmers place their harvest.


    JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Philippine Red Cross volunteers help a dancer who injured a foot during the Kasadyahan regional cultural competition of the Dinagyang Festival at Iloilo City’s Freedom Grandstand on Jan. 24, 2015.


    EC GARCIA, CAPITOL NEWS/PN - Iloilo’s Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. and Iloilo City’s Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog view the different festival costumes on exhibit at the Iloilo provincial capitol lobby. The 1st Philippine Festival Costume Expo officially opened on Jan. 23 and wrapped up on Jan. 25, 2015.


    RUVIC GENOVA/PN - These are the men of the Public Assistance Rescue and Disaster Support Services based in Santa Barbara, Iloilo. Headed by Larry Gancia and Limwell Jamolange, they joined the Dinagyang Festival with Panay News on Jan. 24, 2015 during the Sponsors’ Mardi Gras.


    FACEBOOK PHOTO of Mayor Genevive Gumban Lim Reyes - Mayor Genevive Gumban Lim Reyes of Caluya, Antique and her delegation receive their grand prize of P150,000 for bagging the championship of the Dinagyang Festival’s Kasadyahan regional cultural competition. The awarding ceremony was held at the Freedom Grandstand of Iloilo City on Jan. 25, 2015. Caluya’s Tatusan Festival joined the competition and bested other festivals in the region.

  • ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN - Carabaos from Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental are delivered to a small farm in Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City. The livestock will be slaughtered and sold at the market. The carabao, or water buffalo, is the Philippines’ beast of burden.

  • ADRIAN STEWART CO/PN - Alaska Milk Corp. president and chief executive officer Wilfred Uytengsu Jr. and NBA Asia country manager for the Philippines Carlo Singson have a “Milk Toast” to commemorate the tip-off of Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2015 presented by Alaska at British School Manila yesterday. This is the eighth consecutive staging of Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA in the country. The program is open to boys and girls aged 10-14 years old and remain free at all stages.

  • AP - Maria Sharapova reaches out for a shot during the fourth round at the Australian Open in Melbourne.





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