ILOILO City – For the first time, Iloilo City celebrates Sinadya sa Suba today and tomorrow in tribute to the river that runs across the city.
Sinadya sa Suba is an environmental campaign of the city government for the advancement of the Iloilo River development and rehabilitation.
It is a two-day affair with a food festival along the riverbanks, variety shows, musical bands, and other sports events like Tipon Basura, a mass mobilization for garbage collection along the river, and Waswas Pamunit, an inland fishing competition.
The festival opens today with the food festival, stretching from Promenade La Paz Area to the area of Drilon Bridge at Brgy. Rizal, La Paz and Carpenter Bridge all the way to Treñas Boulevard.
Today is also the grand opening of Night of Music Festival by the River with KAPUSO Night of GMA-Iloilo, accompanied with a performance by Showcase of Sinamba sa Regatta top performers.
A mass will be offered at 7 a.m. in tribute of the river, followed by a Formal Opening of Ceremony at the Treñas Boulevard near the Carpenter Bridge.l.
By 8:30 a.m., Tipon Basura and Waswas Pamunit will start, and by 9 a.m. Tribu Pan-ay, Tribu Paghida-et and Tribu Pantat will give a special Dinagyang tribute to the river through Pamukaw sa Suba.
The food festival will open again by 3 p.m., along Treñas Boulevard in the vicinity of Carpenter Bridge.
This will be followed by a Final Judgment for Tipon Basura Competition and First Inland Angling Competition and Paralympics by the Bridge with Office of Persons with Disability Affairs by 4 p.m. and the Awarding Ceremony with Cong. Jerry Treñas and Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog after.
A special performance by Sinamba sa Regatta Grand Champion will be given at the Music Festival Area along with Pasanag sa Suba: Candle Light Floaters/Lanterns by 6 p.m.
By 7:30 p.m. at Treñas Boulevard, local bands and ABS CBN talents will showcase their talents for Sinadya sa Suba.
This project aims to create a heightened environmental awareness among Ilonggos, particularly the riverside communities of Iloilo City on the importance of sustaining a clean river.