Just recently, the Iloilo Provincial Government has confirmed to provide Php 1 million financial assistance for the upcoming Iloilo Dinagyang Festival slated January 2020. The financial assistance will be handed over to the Iloilo Festivals Foundation Inc, the Iloilo City Government partner for Dinagyang 2020.
Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr revealed that the province has long been supporting the festival through sponsorship. By far, it has given Php 500,000 last 2018 and will be giving Php 1 million for 2020.
“I hope we can give more, but the province has a limitation. We don’t have enough funds where we can use for that,” states Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. in an article by Sunstar. Defensor stated that there are currently 1,721 barangays that are in dire need for financial assistance. Although the foundation did not request a specific amount, but the province extended the help as ‘customary assistance’.
It can be recalled that winning tribes will receive the following: all participants will receive Php 1 million worth of school projects; second runner up will receive Php 2.25 million in cash and school projects; first runner up with receive Php 3.5 million in cash and school projects; and champion will receive Php 5 million in cash and school projects.