Mayor seeks ‘clean’ festivities
Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas requested the public’s cooperation in maintaining a “trash-free” Dinagyang Festival. He called on city residents to be responsible, stating, “It is not someone else’s responsibility to pick up your litter.”
“As your local chief executive, together with the Iloilo Festivals Foundation Inc. (IFFI), we will do our best to give you the kind of fun festival you deserve but I hope that you also help us in keeping our city clean, especially during the Dinagyang events,” the mayor said.
During last Friday’s opening salvo, Treñas vowed to make this year’s festivities a monumental event.
“Amo ni ang pinakadaku nga Dinagyang Festival sa syudad sang Iloilo (This will be Iloilo City’s biggest Dinagyang Festival),” he affirmed.
Earlier, Police Lieutenant Mercylin Duero of the Iloilo City Police Office operations division confirmed 2,292 Philippine National Police personnel and around 2,000 force multipliers will be deployed across the city for the Dinagyang Festival highlights on January 25 and 26.
In addition, she said Task Force Dinagyang will be created in order to lead security enforcement.
Duero also reminded revelers that carrying backpacks, bottles, along with ice picks and other pointed objects are prohibited during Dinagyang./WDJ