Nine festivals will compete in the Kasadyahan Cultural Competition of the 2019 Dinagyang Fetival.
Dr. Eden Deriada, chair of the festival’s Kasadyahan committee, said four of the competing groups are from Iloilo, two from Antique and one each from Negros Occidental, Antique, and Guimaras.
Kasadyahan is set on January 26, 2019. It is one of the highlights of Dinagyang.
The competing groups are the following:
-Binirayan of Antique
-Hambaro of San Remegio, Antique
-Kaing of Leon, Iloilo
-Manughabol of Miag-ao, Iloilo
-Hugyaw of St. Therese MTC College, Iloilo City
-Tultugan of Maasin, Iloilo
-Pintaflores of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
-Hubon Guimarasnon of Guimaras province
-Suguilanon of Roxas City, Capiz
Deriada said MassKara of Bacolod City and Panganinaw of the Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT-U) would also join but as guest performers.
Each competing group will receive a subsidy of P500 thousand while will non-competing groups will get P200 thousand.
According to Deriada, the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation, Inc. (IDFI) already gave half of the sudsidy intended for each competing groups.
Last year, Guimaras’ Hubon Mangunguma emerged victorious in the competition.IMT