Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Iloilo City Gov’t Initiates ‘Sinadya sa Suba’

ILOILO CITY, April 19 (PNA) – The city government here, in partnership with the Bantay Suba, an organization that works on the rehabilitation and protection of the Iloilo River, are preparing to launch the first festival by the river initially slated May 20-21.

Dubbed as "Sinadya sa Suba," the activity has three major components - the cleanup of the Iloilo River, first inland angling competition and the "Konsyerto sa Suba" or the Music Festival by the River.

The activity initially aimed to raise funds for the Bantay Suba likewise to raise public awareness and participation in the protection of the Iloilo River.

Funds generated will be used to construct pumpboats that the organization will be utilized in its river rehabilitation and protection campaign.

Also being proposed to add color to the event is the food festival by the river in partnership with the Iloilo Hotels, Restaurants and Resorts Association (IHRRA).

A group of local artists is also planning to float lanterns at the Iloilo River in honor of former Constitutional Commission delegate Ephrain Trenas.

The city government is now working on the rehabilitation of the Iloilo River. Its projects recently won a gold award from the International Awards for Liveable Communities 2010 (LivCom).



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