Just recently, the Iloilo City Government confirmed that Dinagyang will be joining Aliwan Festival slated April 23 to 25 in Metro Manila. Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas himself announced the comeback of the festival to the ‘mother of all festivals, the Aliwan.
The Iloilo Festivals Foundations, Inc. has submitted the official entries, including Tribu Paghidaet of Lapaz National High School, 2020 Dinagyang 360 Champion, for the Aliwan Fiesta Street Dance Competition.
It can be recalled that Dinagyang is a frequent winner in the annual Aliwan Fiesta. Considered as ‘The Metro Manila of All Fiestas’, Aliwan is organized by the Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC) together with the Cultural Center of the Philippines. In Aliwan history, Dinagyang was champion from 2010 to 2013, and 2017. To date, Dinagyang is a strong contender in the annual fiesta.
Moreover, Miss Iloilo 2020 1st Runner Up Ms Kheshapornam Empedrad Ramachandran will be representing the city to the Aliwan Festival Queen.