The Iloilo City Government, along with industry partners, celebrated Independence Day via live streaming last June 12. Themed ‘Kalayaan 2020: Towards a Free, United and Safe Iloilo City’, the live stream served as an alternative to the annual program.
Moreover, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas invited netizens to join in the celebration.
The virtual event featured a video presentation of the national anthem featuring City Government officials and frontliners followed by a message from the Iloilo City Mayor. It is then followed by ‘Gugma’, a feature film about ‘love in the time of COVID’; ‘Hilway’, a variety show featuring Iloilo’s premier talent; and ‘Bulig’, a fundraising drive for members of the Iloilo Live Events Alliance (ILEA) displaced by the health crisis.
Performers showcased their talents: Musicares, Represent Band, Kami, Tunog, Amakan, Musikeros, Tribu ni Mali, Indie Ilonggo, Emman Abatayo, Tribu Paghidaet of La Paz National High School, Tribu Salognon of Jaro National High School, ECD Dance Company of the Philippines, and Sidlangan Dance Studio. It was then followed by an after-party featuring DJ Ivan Jucaban, DJ Dimas Johan Xanthus Ong, and DJ Jason David.