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Joe Espinosa honors priest deemed father of Dinagyang

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It’s a fitting prelude to the annual festival.

Mayor Jose “Joe” Espinosa III led the commemoration of Fr. Ambrosio Galindez, OSA, who is deemed as the Father of Dinagyang Festival.

Espinosa led leaders of Iloilo City in blessing the monument built in honor of the priest, right ahead of the annual festivities. He recalls that Fr. Galindez’s humble offering of Sto. Niño inspired the city’s grandest celebration each year.