‘Uncle Joe’ notices lapses in Dinagyang festival


This year’s edition of the Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo was deemed a succeess, but there may still be some room for improvement.

Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III said he noticed lapses in crowd control, especially at the new Dinagyang grandstand on Muelle Loney Street.

Espinosa said they particularly need additional and movable barriers for crowd control.

Also, he said organizers will have to install additional portable toilets in festival venues, including the judging areas, as 10 were not enough.

Meanwhile, Espinosa wants improved water connections especially in the grandstand.

Despite these “lapses,” Espinosa pointed out this year’s edition of Dinagyang was quite successful.