Iloilo’s Mabilog suspends January 6 afternoon classes for opening salvo of ‘Dinagyang Festival’

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Iloilo Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog on Wednesday, January 4, has ordered the suspension of all classes in all levels during the afternoon of January 6 the opening salvo of the “Dinagyang Festival”.

The politiko signed an Executive Order for the suspension although he emphasized that “there will be classes in the morning.”

Mabilog also stressed that the conduct of the event and other similar events next year shall be held on a Saturday so as not to disrupt the regular schedule of classes.

The opening salvo serves as a dry-run of what’s going to happen during the January 22 Ati-ati competition. Performances will be done in a carousel type in all five performing areas.

Tribes to perform first at Stage 1 (Freedom Grandstand) are Paghidaet and Obreros; Stage 2 (Capitol), Pan-ay and Amihan; Stage 3 (Mabini-Delgado), Buntatalanit and Salognon; Stage 4 (Quezon-Ledesma), Dagatnon and Panayanon and Stage 5 (Ma. Clara), Ilonganon and Abiador.

The Traffic Management and Traffic Regulations Office (TMTRO) declared that traffic rerouting will be imposed and road closures will start at exactly 1 p.m.