122nd Semana Sang Iloilo Pt Three

Semana Sang Iloilo Kicks Off

The 122nd Semana sang Iloilo kicked off with a fun walk/street dance at 6:30 a.m. from Sunburst Park to the Iloilo Provincial Capitol.

The employees were divided into six clusters: Orange, Green, Yellow, Purple, Pink, and Blue.

Gov. Toto Defensor who is a member of the Blue Cluster also participated in the activity.

In his speech during the opening program, Governor Defensor said this year’s week-long celebration is designed to be a “complete celebration” dedicated to the Capitol employees and the people of the province of Iloilo.

This year’s Semana sang Iloilo is a fusion of history, culture, sports, arts, and beauty pageants as well as the provincial government’s banner programs on the environment, agriculture, and social welfare, among others.

“We want you to enjoy this; a good time to take a break and to rebound from the pandemic. Our last year’s celebration of the Semana sang Iloilo was different. We were still emerging out of the pandemic,” the governor said.

Other morning activities for the first day include a cheer dance competition; thanksgiving mass; ribbon-cutting for the exhibit of books written in Hiligaynon by the Sumakwelan Iloilo., Inc.; and the launching of MorProGRes Garden Show.

Afternoon activities include Pasidungog 2023; the groundbreaking of the solar energy facility; the unveiling of the Important Cultural Property marker for the Casa Real & Arroyo Fountain; and the exhibit of the history of Iloilo.

The highlight of the celebration is the launching of the MoRProGRes Iloilo (Movement for a Robust, Progressive, Globally Competitive and Resilient Province of Iloilo) campaign which is a brainchild of Governor Defensor.

Defensor said it is a “whole province approach” to realize his social justice agenda and to “wheel the direction of the province of Iloilo.”

See the post for the complete schedule of the 122nd Semana sang Iloilo celebration: