This year’s Kasadyahan sa Kabanwahanan is bringing together the best festivals in Iloilo to celebrate the province’s rich culture and traditions.

On January 27, nine tribes representing festivals from various towns will treat spectators to their impressive performances reflecting the new tourism slogan, “Fun, Foodie, Friendly Iloilo” of the province.

“The Kasadyahan sa Kabanwahanan will be the display window of the festivals of our municipalities,” said Governor Arthur Defensor Jr.

“We would like to capture who we are and what we are. We will try our best to showcase a leveled-up version of the festivals of our municipalities in the province,” he added.

This is the first time that the event will be handled by the provincial government. It is scheduled on Saturday afternoon, January 27.

The Kasadyahan sa Kabanwahanan, dubbed as the “festival of festivals in Iloilo,” is one of the highlights of Iloilo City’s Dinagyang Festival.

“For me, it’s indeed the time, now more than ever, to level up our meaningful collaborations as one Iloilo, bound by our people, resources, faith, culture, and tradition; take a collective stride forward; and bring the city and province to greater heights,” said City Mayor Jerry Treñas.

The nine competing tribes are Tribu Katagman of Oton, Tribu Pantat of Zarraga, Tribu Kaing of Leon, Tribu Saad of Leganes, Tribu Cry of Jelicuon of New Lucena, Tribu  Tultugan of Maasin, Tribu Hinirugyaw-Suguidanonay of Calinog, Tribu Kasag of Banate, and Tribu Banaag of Anilao.

Each tribe received P1-million cash subsidy from the provincial government.IMT