A streetfood-themed merienda cena at the Sunset Terrace Ballroom of the legendary Hotel del Rio highlighted the press conference of the newly-organized Iloilo Festivals Foundation Inc. (IFFI), the duly registered non-stock, non-profit organization will oversee major festivals in the city including Dinagyang. Headed by IFFI’s chairman Rito Carlos “Judgee” Peña, IFFI President Atty. Jobert Peñaflorida and their officers introduced to the media the 52nd edition of the 2020 Dinagyang Festival’s exciting events.

Dubbed ‘Perfect Vision’, IFFI assured that Dinagyang 2020 will be an enhanced and ‘leveled up’ celebration.

The event will kick off on January 18-25 with Dinagyang Arts Festival followed by the Ilonggo Food Festival from January 23-26.

One of the highlights will be the Tambor Trumpa Martsa Musika at 7:00 and the staging of Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2020 on January 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

On January 24 will be the Fluvial and solemn foot procession in Honor of Sr. Sto. Niño at 3:00 pm, Floats Parade of lights at 6:00 pm and Fireworks display at 9:00 pm.

On January 25 The Dinagyang Festive parade will commence at 1:00 pm and Religious Sadsad at 7 pm.

The much-awaited Dinagyang 360-degree Tribal competition will be on January 26, 2020 and will be capped off by the awarding ceremony.



Hotel del Rio once again lived up to its tagline best cuisines and service, with its latest offering, the Friday International Buffet spread.

Warmly welcoming us were Hotel del Rio’s GM Eden Hecita-Momblan and the charming Edna Gepte. Well, Chef Soy Mariano and John Marie Chavez really outdid themselves with a long array of irresistible cuisines such as the roasted pork lechon paella, the seafood fish fillet and more choices in their Japanese and Mongolian stations. Not to mention the various desserts to choose from featuring international and local flavors!


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