The Iloilo provincial government is gearing for the 118th Semana sang Iloilo celebration on April 8 to 12, 2019.
The week-long celebration is themed “Iloilo: Banwang Pinalangga, Puno sang Bugana.”
Various activities are slated which will be highlighted by the Street Dance and Employees’ Latin Dance Contest.
The celebration will kick off with the street dance/opening parade of all employees on April 8 at 7:00 a.m., starting from the Sunburst Park to the Capitol Grounds. The employees are divided into cluster (according to floors) for the parade.
In the afternoon, there will be a Battle of the Bands at SM City Southpoint at 50:0 p.m. organized by the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation Office.
Activities for April 10 include the launching of the Iloilo Provincial Archives and Library System; surgical mission (Operation Tuli) by the Hospital Management Office; Coop Congress; and Inter-Municipal Hiligaynon Vocal Duet Competition and Inter-Municipal Folk Dance Competition organized by the Provincial Tourism Office.
Come April 11, there will be a Service Recognition; and Pasidungog 2019 or recognition of the Iskolar sang Iloilo recipients, both organized by the Human Resource Management and Development Office.
Capping the celebration on April 12 are the vocal solo contest and Latin dance contest which are exclusive to Capitol employees only.
The 118th Semana sang Iloilo will also feature sports events.
Semana sang Iloilo is celebrated to mark the establishment of the civil government of Iloilo province on April 11, 1901./WDJ