“The mayor’s instruction is limpyuhon ini tanan,” he added. “Your involvement will mean so much,”he stressed. The city government is currentlysurveying the routes and taking note of the poles and wires to be removed, saidEngineer Randy Pastolero, executive assistant for power of Mayor Jerry Treñas. The IFFI bared the following Dinagyang2020 activities: “We deserve a colorful and excitingcelebration of our religion and rich culture,” he stressed. * religious sadsad – Jan. 25 Pastolero, however, acknowledged thatthe logistics needed is massive, thus the clearing would be guided bypriorities to be identified by the IUG. * Festive Parade Sponsors Mardi Gras –Jan. 25 ILOILO City – The performance routesof participating tribes in the January 2020 edition of Dinagyang Festival arepriority areas in the road clearing operation of the city government. The goal, though, is to finish theclearing by the end of this year. The main targets of the clearing areelectric poles and dangling electricity, telephone and cable television wires. Dinagyang Festival started in 1967. Areplica of the Santo Niño de Cebu was brought from Cebu to the San Jose dePlacer Church. The image was enthusiastically received by the Ilonggos whodanced on the streets of Iloilo City./PN * Dinagyang 360° – Jan. 26 * Iloilo Dinagyang Art Festival – Jan.18 to 25 The Iloilo Utilities Group (IUG),composed of electric, cable and telecommunications companies that own the polesand wires, will create an action plan, said Pastolero. Dinagyang has been voted the “besttourism event” three times in a row – 2006, 2007 and 2008 – by the Associationof Tourism Officers in the Philippines. The city government has partnered withthe Iloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc. (IFFI) for the staging of the 51stedition of Dinagyang. * Dinagyang sa Calle Real – Jan. 25 * Ilonggo Food Festival – Jan. 23 to26 * fluvial and solemn foot procession –Jan. 24 * Miss Iloilo 2020 – Jan. 24 * Tambor Trumpa Martsa Musika – Jan.24 “Definitely gina-pressure gid naton ang telcos,Panay Electric Co. (PECO) and cable television companies to work on this,” saidPastolero. Treñas appealed for the cooperation ofall stakeholders to make Dinagyang 2020 better. * fireworks display – Jan. 24 Dinagyang is the Hiligaynon word forrevelry or merrymaking. The festival is known for its participants’ impressivechoreography and striking costumes that reflect Ilonggo ingenuity,craftsmanship and artistry. The clearing operation is part of thecity government’s effort to “level up” the spectators’ Dinagyang Festivalexperience, said Treñas. * Floats Parade of Lights – Jan. 24 An initial count showed 140 “stranded”poles for relocation, said Pastolero, and of these, 106 belonged to telcoswhile 34 to PECO. The highlight of the festival is onJan. 26, 2020 – the tribes competition.