It’s more FUN in Iloilo! – Dinagyang Ati Tribe Competition Highlights
Every year it gets better and better! Dinagyang Ati Tribe Competition once again soared to new heights this year with grandiose production numbers and performances delivered by the Ati Tribes. Seamless dance choreography coupled with extravagant costumes and props, beautiful storylines, and of course, the exotic Ati drum beating brought the spectators, both foreign and local, asking for more. Indeed, Ilonggos were proud of the accomplishments of their kasimanwas in bringing another world-class Dinagyang experience this 2012. Dinagyang Festival is the Philippines’ premiere and best tourism event.
Aiming to provide the Dinagyang experience to all, the city government of Iloilo and Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation, Inc. revised the order of parade, changed the judging areas, and brought the finale of this year’s festival climax at the spacious Iloilo Sports Complex in La Paz. The venue was able to accommodate more spectators than all the other 3 judging areas combined. Certainly, the organizers were never disappointed with Sunday’s turn-out – the whole grandstand of the complex was jam-packed, no vacant seats can be seen. It was a good decision on behalf of the organizers, even as the audience waited for almost 4 hours for the program to begin, the wait was all worth it as the tribes amazed them with their performances.
The tribe competition was getting heated as more groups aimed for the top spot and the honor to represent the city in this year’s Aliwan Festival in Manila. The crowd supported their favorite tribes with their loud cheers, and even standing ovations.
Without further ado, let me share with you the highlights of Ati Tribe Competition 2012.
Truly, IT’S MORE FUN in Iloilo!
More pictures on Tribu Paghidaet’s performance here.
More photos of Tribu Buntatalan-on here.
Check out more pictures of Tribu Salognon’s performance here.
Learn more on Tribu Lunok’s performance here.
Want more of Tribu Milagrosa’s performance, more photos here.
More photos of Tribu Pag-asa here.
More pictures of Tribu Ilonganon’s performance here.
More pictures of Tribu Molave here.
Can’t get enough of Tribu Atub-atub? Learn more about the tribe here.
More pictures of Tribu Aninipay here.
See the Champion’s performance at Tribu Pan-ay’s page here.
More pictures of Tribu Angola here.
See more of Tribu Bantu’s performance here.
The Winners of 2012 Ati Tribe Competition:
Best in Costume – Tribu Pan-ay
Best in Discipline – Tribu Pan-ay
Best in Performance – Tribu Pan-ay
Best in Street Dance – Tribu Lunok
Best Headdress – Tribu Paghidaet
Best in Discipline- Tribu Paghidaet
Best Costume Designer- Tribu Pan-ay
Best Musical Director – Tribu Pan-ay
Best Choreographer – Tribu Pan-ay
Best in Music – Tribu Pan-ay
Best in Performance- Tribu Pan-ay
Best in Choreography – Tribu Pan-ay
Champion – Tribu Pan-ay
1st Runner Up – Tribu Lunok
2nd Runner Up – Tribu Ilonganon
3rd Runner Up – Tribu Paghidaet
4th Runner Up – Tribu Atub-Atub
To all our guests and visitors in this year’s Dinagyang, thank you for sharing your time with our beautiful city and see you all again in Dinagyang 2013! (never forget, we still have a whole year round of festivities!)Tags: Dinagyang, Festivals, Iloilo City, Metro Iloilo - Guimaras