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Color and Tradition at the Dinagyang Festival (Iloilo): Photo of the Day

The Dinagyang Festival (from the Ilonggo word “dagyang,” or to make happy), is a festival celebrated in Iloilo City to honor the Santo Niño (Child Jesus) and commemorate the historical heritage of the place, with the original inhabitants, the Atis, and the arrival of the Malay settlers. It is held every fourth Sunday of January, which is perfect because tourists can still join the festivities right after the Ati-Atihan Festival (Kalibo, Aklan) and Sinulog (Cebu), both held on the third Sunday of of January. It is a celebration, with street dancing and competitive performances in full colors, as we see in this photo during the Dinagyang Festival 2017 by John Chavez (check his Instagram account, @j0hnchavez, for more photos). Click the photo to enlarge.
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Best Dance Crew: Jollibee

Filipinos can dance — a few examples would be Jabbawockeez and, lately, the A-Team. Filipinos can sing — Pinoys are born with a golden microphone. There is, in fact, a show about the singing bee. But have you seen a dancing bee? A really awesome dancing bee? We’ve talked about the jolly red bee we Filipinos (and, yes, foreigners) call Jollibee. We’ve even featured the showdown between Jollibee and KFC mascots. Really, there are reasons why McDo can’t beat Jollibee in the Philippines. Perhaps one is dancing? Here’s the video: Continue reading Best Dance Crew: Jollibee

Pinoy Pride: A-Team Philippines Wins Hip Hop 2014 World Gold

These kids are amazing (so if you think you can dance, think again and watch this video). Imagine: 48 nations, 275 dance crews, 6,000+ crew members, hip hop world championships. The winner? A-Team-Philippines. Filipinos brought home the Mega Crew Gold Medal in the Hip Hop International’s 2014 World Hip Hop Dance Championship. The international hip hop crews battled in Las Vegas from August 5-10, 2014. Congratulations, kabayan! Watch this video: Continue reading Pinoy Pride: A-Team Philippines Wins Hip Hop 2014 World Gold

Cebu Dancing Inmates: Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Really Care About Us”

Ahhh . . . Cebu. When you say Cebu what comes to your mind? Sinulog? Lechon Cebu? Otap? Sutokil? Lapu-lapu and Magellan’s Cross? The Edge Coaster? Badian Island? Mactan Island? The nice beaches? We could spend the whole day sharing what we remember most about Cebu. But you probably don’t realize that the world-famous Dancing Inmates are ALL found in Cebu. Continue reading Cebu Dancing Inmates: Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Really Care About Us”