Organizer Iloilo Festivals Foundation Inc. (IFFI) and JCI Iloilo anchored the return to this year’s theme, “Sailing Through the Waves of Ilonggo Tradition and Progress” as spectators are encouraged to witness the event.
Some 40 paraws, native double outrigger boats with colorful sails, have seen action during the short-course Slalom race March 16, a sneak preview of the highlights on Sunday.
With assistance from Philippine Coast Guard, the public is advised to refrain from swimming in the venue.
Another event to watch is the Sinamba sa Regatta, a Mardi Gras-like dance contest on March 18 at Downtown Area and Freedom Grandstand as performance and stage venues.
Other activities by the beach are the much-anticipated Lechon Contest, Paraw Photo Contest and Exhibit, Pinta Layag, Pinta Tawo, Beach Volleyball, and Lighted Paraw Competition. (Angelo Miranda/Iloilo City PIO)