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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Please Help Haiti

The aftermath of the earthquake call us to attention to Haiti, the impoverished nation that really needs our help. Let us join hands and lend them our hands to uplift their lives and start anew again.

Hit Songs In My Birth Year

• "Agadoo" - Black Lace

• "Against All Odds" - Phil Collins
• "All Cried Out" - Alison Moyet
• "All Through the Night" - Cyndi Lauper
• "An Innocent Man" - Billy Joel
• "Automatic" - The Pointer Sisters
• "Back for more" - Ratt
• "Be My Number Two" - Joe Jackson
• "Better Be Good To Me" - Tina Turner
• "Big City Nights" - The Scorpions
• "Big In Japan" - Alphaville
• "Borderline" - Madonna
• "Born In The U.S.A." - Bruce Springsteen
• "Blue Jean" - David Bowie
• "Breakdance" - Irene Cara
• "Breakin'... There's No Stoppin' Us" - Ollie & Jerry
• "Break My Stride" - Matthew Wilder
• "Careless Whisper" - Wham!
• "Caribbean Queen (No More Love On the Run)" - Billy Ocean
• "Centipede" - Rebbie Jackson
• "Cherry Oh Baby" - UB40
• "Cover Me" - Bruce Springsteen
• "Crazy" - Kenny Rogers
• "Cruel Summer" - Bananarama
• "Cry and Be Free" - Marilyn
• "Dance Hall Days" - Wang Chung
• "Dance Me Up" - Gary Glitter
• "Dancing in the Dark" - Bruce Springsteen
• "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes" - Ultravox
• "Distant Early Warning" - Rush
• "Dr. Beat" - Miami Sound Machine
• "Doctor! Doctor!" - Thompson Twins
• "Don't Blame It On Love" - Shakatak
• "Don't Tell Me" - Blancmange
• "Down On The Street" - Shakatak
• "Drive" - The Cars
• "Easy Lover" - Phillip Bailey duet with Phil Collins

• "Eyes Without a Face" - Billy Idol
• "Femme libérée" - Cookie Dingler
• "Flame Trees" - Cold Chisel
• "Flesh For Fantasy" - Billy Idol
• "Footloose" - Kenny Loggins
• "For Whom the Bell Tolls" - Metallica
• "Forest Fire" - Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
• "Forever Young" - Alphaville
• "Freedom" - Wham!
• "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" - Cyndi Lauper
• "Ghostbusters" - Ray Parker, Jr.
• "God Bless the USA" - Lee Greenwood
• "Half A Boy Half A Man" - Nick Lowe
• "Hammer to Fall" - Queen
• "Heart From The Start" - Classix Nouveaux
• "Heaven's On Fire" - Kiss
• "Hello" - Lionel Richie
• "Here Comes the Rain Again" - Eurythmics
• "High on Emotion" - Chris De Burgh
• "Heaven (Must Be There)" - Eurogliders #1 (a)
• "Hold Me Now" - Thompson Twins
• "Hold On To Love" - Gary Moore
• "Hot Water" - Level 42
• "Human Touch" - Rick Springfield
• "I Feel for You"" - Chaka Khan
• "I Just Called To Say I Love You" - Stevie Wonder
• "I Scare Myself" - Thomas Dolby
• "I Want A New Drug" Huey Lewis and the News
• "I Want to Break Free" - Queen
• "I Want To Know What Love Is" - Foreigner
• "I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" - Nik Kershaw
• "Infatuation" - Rod Stewart
• "Invisible" - Alison Moyet
• "If This Is It" - Huey Lewis and the News
• "I'll Wait" - Van Halen
• "It's A Hard Life" - Queen
• "It's a Miracle" - Culture Club
• "Joanna" - Kool & the Gang
• "Jokerman" - Bob Dylan
• "Jump" - Van Halen
• "Jump (For My love)" - The Pointer Sisters
• "Kalimba De Luna" - Dalida
• "Karma Chameleon" - Culture Club
• "L'Innamorata" - Dalida
• "Let's Go Crazy" - Prince and the Revolution
• "Let's Hear It for the Boy" - Deniece Williams
• "Like a Virgin" -Madonna
• "Lights Out" - Peter Wolf
• "Locomotion" - OMD
• "Love Somebody" - Rick Springfield
• "Lovergirl - Teena Marie
• "Lucky Star" - Madonna
• "Madam Butterfly" - Malcolm McLaren
• "Magic" - The Cars
• "Master and Servant" - Depeche Mode
• "Message To My Girl" - Neil Finn and Split Enz
• "Michael Caine" - Madness
• "Missing You" - John Waite
• "Missing You" - Diana Ross
• "Miss Me Blind"- Culture Club
• "Mistake No. 3" - Culture Club
• "My Ever Changing Moods" - The Style Council
• "No Mercy" - The Stranglers
• "No More Lonely Nights" - Paul McCartney
• "Oh Sherrie" - Steve Perry
• "One Love/People Get Ready" - Bob Marley & The Wailers
• "One Night In Bangkok" - Murray Head
• "Original Sin" - INXS
• "Out Of Touch" - Hall & Oates
• "Panama" - Van Halen
*"Pearl In The Shell" - Howard Jones
• "Pearly Dewdrops' Drops" - Cocteau Twins
• "Penny Lover" - Lionel Richie
• "People Are People" - Depeche Mode
• "Perfect Skin" - Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
• "Pour te dire je t'aime" - Dalida
• "Pride (In The Name Of Love)" - U2
• "Purple Rain" - Prince and the Revolution
• "Radio Ga Ga" - Queen
• "Rattlesnakes" - Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
• "Read 'Em and Weep" - Barry Manilow
• "Relax" - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
• "Robert De Niro's Waiting..." - Bananarama
• "Rock You Like a Hurricane" - The Scorpions
• "Round and Round" - Ratt
• "Run Runaway" - Slade
• "Runaway" - Bon Jovi
• "Run To You" - Bryan Adams
• "Running with the Night" - Lionel Richie
• "Saturday Night" - Cold Chisel
• "Self Control" - Laura Branigan
• "Seven Seas" - Echo & the Bunnymen
• "Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)" - Eurythmics
• "She Bop" - Cyndi Lauper
• "She Was Hot" - The Rolling Stones
• "Shout" - Tears for Fears
• "Shout To The Top" - The Style Council
• "Silver" - Echo & the Bunnymen
• "Skin Deep" - Stranglers
• "Soul Kind Of Feeling" - Dynamic Hepnotics
• "Smalltown Boy" - Bronski Beat
• "Smooth Operator" - Sade
• "So Tired" - Ozzy Osbourne
• "Soleil" - Dalida
• "Somebody's Watching Me" - Rockwell
• "Some Guys Have All The Luck" - Rod Stewart
• "Sounds Like A Melody" - Alphaville
• "Standing In The Shadows" - Whitesnake
*"Strut" - Sheena Easton
• "Stuck on You" - Lionel Richie, Trevor Walters
• "Sugar Walls"- Sheena Easton
• "Sunglasses at Night" - Corey Hart
• "That's All" - Genesis
• "The Killing Moon" - Echo & the Bunnymen
• "The Heart of Rock and Roll" - Huey Lewis and the News

• "The Longest Time" - Billy Joel
• "The Lucky One" - Laura Branigan
• "The More You Live The More You Love" - A Flock of Seagulls
• "The Never Ending Story" - Limahl
"The Power of Love" - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
"The Reflex" - Duran Duran
"The Riddle" - Nik Kershaw
"The War Song" - Culture Club
"The Wild Boys" - Duran Duran
"Thieves Like Us - New Order
"Thin Line Between Love and Hate" - The Pretenders
"Thriller" - Michael Jackson
"Ti Amo" - Laura Branigan
"Time After Time" - Cyndi Lauper
"Tinseltown In The Rain" - The Blue Nile
"To All the Girls I've Loved Before" - Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson
"To France" - Mike Oldfield
"Together In Electric Dreams" - Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder
"Torture" - The Jacksons
"TV Dinners" - ZZ Top
"Twist of Fate" - Olivia Newton-John
"Two Tribes" - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
"Up On The Catwalk" - Simple Minds
"Very Personal" - Ian Dury
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" - Wham!
"We Belong" - Pat Benatar
"We Rock" - Dio
"We're Not Gonna Take It" - Twisted Sister
"What About Me?" - Kenny Rogers, Kim Carnes and James Ingram
"What Difference Does It Make" - The Smiths
"What's Love Got to Do with It" - Tina Turner
"When Am I Gonna Make a Living" - Sade
"When Doves Cry" - Prince
"When Love Breaks Down" - Prefab Sprout
"Where the Rose Is Sown" - Big Country
"Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly)" - Icicle Works
"White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)" - Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five (released in 1983)
"William It Was Really Nothing" - The Smiths
"Wood Beez" - Scritti Politti
"Wouldn't It Be Good" - Nik Kershaw
"You Don't Love Me" - Marilyn
"You Might Think" - The Cars
"You Think You're a Man" - Divine
"You're the Best Thing" - The Style Council
"Young at Heart" - The Bluebells
"Your Love Is King" - Sade

Bands Disbanded in my Birth Year

• Altered Images

• The Animals (they reunite in 1999)
• Any Trouble
• Brotherhood Of Man (they reunite in 1986)
• Cold Chisel (they reunite in 1998 and 2003)
• Crass
• Earth, Wind & Fire (they reunite in 1987)
• Foghat
• Gang of Four
• King Crimson (they reunite in 1994)
• Mission of Burma
• Naked Eyes
• Orange Juice
• The Raincoats
• Poco
• Rainbow (they reunite in 1995)
• Soft Cell (they reunite in 2001)
• Status Quo (they reunite the following year for Live Aid and stay together)
• The Stray Cats (they reunite in 1986, then periodically over the years)
• Styx (they reunite in 1995)
• Tommy Tutone

Friday, January 29, 2010

Major Events in Music Industry During My Birth Year

January 21 - "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart; it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the Top 40.
January 27 - Michael Jackson's scalp is burned during the filming of a Pepsi commercial and he remains calm as he is admitted to a hospital. Around this time, Jackson also releases the title track from his Thriller album as the LP's final single.
February 14 - Elton John marries studio engineer Renate Blauel. Also Joe Perry and Brad Whitford attend an Aerosmith concert and re-join the band, embarking on their reunion tour "Back In The Saddle" later in the year.
February 16 - Jerry Lee Lewis surrenders to federal authorities on charges of income tax evasion. Lewis is later acquitted.
February 28 - Recovering from the scalp burns sustained a month earlier, Michael Jackson wins eight Grammy Awards out of twelve nominations, breaking the record for the most Grammys won in a single year. He wins seven for the critically acclaimed album Thriller and the other for a song featured in the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
March 1 - Sting plays his last concerts with The Police at the end of the Synchronicity tour; the band takes a "pause" after the tour and only play a few special events together after this, until 2007, when they would organize a reunion tour.
March - Alice Cooper, who has not toured for his last two albums, parts ways with his longtime label Warner Bros. and goes on hiatus from the music industry. Cooper begins mulling over plans for a comeback, which he would carry out in 1986.
April 1 - In Los Angeles, California, Marvin Gaye is shot and killed during an argument with his father.
May 1 - Mick Fleetwood, of Fleetwood Mac, files for bankruptcy in the United States.
May 2 - Lionel Richie's hit "Hello" becomes Motown's first ever UK million selling single.
May 5 - The Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde marries Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr. Meanwhile, in Luxembourg, the Eurovision Song Contest 1984 is won by the Swedish entry, Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley by the Herreys.
June 8 - Billy Joel performs a concert at Wembley Arena that is soon broadcast on BBC Television in two parts.
June 16-August 11 - Frankie Goes to Hollywood spend nine weeks at the top of the UK singles chart with "Two Tribes".
June 18 - The climax of a Judas Priest concert at Madison Square Garden goes awry when fans begin ripping out the cushions from the seats and throwing them on stage. Judas Priest will pay damages through insurance and be banned from MSG for life over the incident.
July 1 - During his performance at the first ever Cornerstone Festival in Grayslake, Illinois, Steve Taylor jumps off the stage, breaking his ankle. Taylor hops back on stage and finishes his show. The next few shows on Taylor's tour were performed from a wheel chair.
July 10 - The last original member of Menudo, Ricky Meléndez, leaves the group and is replaced by Ricky Martin. Meanwhile, Menudomania reaches Asia in 1984.
July 14 - Eddie Van Halen makes a special guest appearance at a concert by The Jacksons in Dallas, Texas, playing the guitar solo for "Beat It" live.
August 9 - Iron Maiden kicks off their World Slavery Tour in Warsaw, Poland, with shows in Hungary and Yugoslavia soon to follow. This marks the first time a Western band has ever brought a full concert production behind the Iron Curtain.
August 27 - British band Depeche Mode releases their 4th album Some Great Reward. The first single People Are People is the first big Depeche Mode hit in the USA.
August 31 - Canadian music video channel MuchMusic debuts. The first video played is Rush's "The Enemy Within".
September 2 - Van Halen concludes its 1984 world tour with a show in Nuremberg, Germany as part of the Monsters of Rock festival tour. This would be the band's last concert with David Lee Roth as lead singer until 2007.
September 7 - Janet Jackson elopes with fellow singer James DeBarge. The marriage would be annulled in 1985.
September 11 - Country singer Barbara Mandrell suffers serious injuries in a head-on automobile collision on a Tennessee highway. She will make a comeback after spending over a year rehabilitating.
September 14 - The first annual MTV Video Music Awards are held in New York City. Herbie Hancock wins the most awards with five, and The Cars take the highest prize of Video Of The Year for "You Might Think". However, much attention is garnered by Madonna for her controversial performance of her hit single "Like a Virgin" in which she rolls around on the stage, revealing lacy stockings and garters, and grinds her crotch against her veil.
September 21 - The first Compact Disc manufacturing plant in North America opens in Terre Haute, Indiana. CDs have previously had to be imported from Japan. Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. is designated as the first CD ever made in the United States.
October 1 - The Jesus and Mary Chain release their first single, "Upside Down".
October 19 - A-Ha's career begins with the release of the "Take On Me" single in the UK.
October 27 - Turner Broadcasting System launches Cable Music Channel, a music video channel intended to compete directly with MTV. The first video played is "I Love L.A." by Randy Newman. The channel would only last 34 days.
November 20 - Michael Jackson receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame directly in front of Mann's Chinese Theater. Jackson leaves after only three minutes at the request of security, as the crush of 5,000 onlookers becomes a safety concern.
December 1 - Frankie Goes to Hollywood become the first act to take their first three singles to the UK #1 position since Gerry & The Pacemakers in 1963, when "The Power of Love" tops the chart.
December 3 - Bob Geldof and Band Aid release the single "Do They Know It's Christmas".
December 8 - Mötley Crüe member Vince Neil is involved in a serious car accident. He is drunk at the time, and Razzle (Nicholas Dingley) of Hanoi Rocks is killed in the accident.
December 9 - The Jacksons conclude their Victory Tour with the last of six concerts at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The tour, which consisted of 55 shows over five months, has reportedly grossed $75 million, a new industry record.
December - Tipper Gore forms the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) in response to the "filth" she hears on her daughter's Prince album Purple Rain.
December 31 - Def Leppard's drummer Rick Allen loses his left arm in a car wreck.
* UK singles sales this year are the second highest ever, after 1978.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Films In My Birth Year

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank                Title                 Studio             Gross

1.                        Beverly Hills Cop                   Paramount                  $234,760,478
2.                        Ghostbusters                           Columbia                    $229,242,989
3.    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom       Paramount                  $179,870,271
4.                          Gremlins                           Warner Brothers             $148,168,459
5.                      The Karate Kid                         Columbia                   $90,815,558
6.                     Police Academy                    Warner Brothers             $81,198,894
7.                         Footloose                              Paramount                  $80,035,402
8.                 Romancing the Stone                 20th Century Fox            $76,572,238
9.        Star Trek III: The Search for Spock         Paramount                 $76,471,046
10.                    Purple Rain                           Warner Brothers             $68,392,977

Some Notable Films In The Year

• 1984
• 2010
• Aaj Ki Awaaz
• Amadeus - Academy and Golden Globe (drama) Awards for Best Picture
• The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
• Alley Cat
• All of Me
• Annie's Coming Out
• Angel
• Bachelor Party
• The Bay Boy - 1985 Genie Award for Best Canadian Motion Picture.
• Beat Street
• Before Stonewall
• Best Defense
*Beverly Hills Cop
• Birdy
• Blind Date
• Blood Simple
• Body Double
• Bolero
• Breakin
• Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
• The Bostonians
• Broadway Danny Rose
• Cannibal Holocaust
• Cannonball Run II
• Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure
• Children of the Corn
• Choose Me
• C.H.U.D.
• City Heat
• Cloak & Dagger
• The Company of Wolves, directed by Neil Jordan
• The Coolangatta Gold
• The Cotton Club
• Country
• La diagonale du fou, (Dangerous Moves) - Academy Award for Foreign Language Film
• Dune
• Electric Dreams
• Exterminator 2
• Eureka, directed by Nicolas Roeg
• Falling in Love, with Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep
• Fear City
• Finders Keepers
• Firestarter
• The Flamingo Kid
• Flashpoint
• Footloose
• Frankenweenie
• Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
• The Funeral aka Death Japanese Style
• Ghostbusters
• Give My Regards To Broad Street
• Gremlins
• Greystoke - The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes starring Sir Ralph Richardson in his final role.
• The Hotel New Hampshire
• Irreconcilable Differences
• Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

• The Jesse Owens Story
• Just the Way You Are
• The Karate Kid
• The Killing Fields - British Academy Award for Best Film
• The Last Starfighter
• The Lonely Guy
• Love Streams - Golden Bear award winner
• Making the Grade
• Maria’s Lovers
• Micki + Maude
*Mike's Murder
• Missing In Action
• Monster Dog
• Monster Shark
*Moscow on the Hudson
• Mrs. Soffel
• The Muppets Take Manhattan
• The Naked Face
• National Lampoon's Joy of Sex
• The Natural
• Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
• The NeverEnding Story (Die Unendliche Geschichte)
• The Ninja Mission
• A Nightmare on Elm Street
• Night of the Comet
• Old Enough, Sundance Grand Jury Prize
• Once Upon A Time In America
• Paris, Texas - Palme d'Or winner
• A Passage to India - Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Film
• The Philadelphia Experiment
• Places in the Heart
• Police Academy
• The Pope of Greenwich Village
*A Private Function
• Purple Rain
• Reckless
• Red Dawn
*Repo Man
• The Return of Godzilla (also known as "Godzilla 1985")
• Revenge of the Nerds
• Rhinestone
• The River
• Roadhouse 66
• Romancing the Stone - Golden Globe Award for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy)
• Runaway
• Sheena
• Sixteen Candles
• Slapstick of Another Kind, starring Jerry Lewis
• A Soldier's Story
• Splash
• Starman
• Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
• Stranger Than Paradise
*Streets of Fire
*A Sunday in the Country
• Supergirl
*Swing Shift
• Tank
• The Terminator
• Terror in the Aisles
• Thief of Hearts
• This Is Spinal Tap
• Top Secret!
• Under the Volcano
• Ultraman Story
• Ultraman Zoffy: Ultra Warriors vs. the Giant Monster Army
• The Warrior and the Sorceress
• Where the Boys Are '84
• Where The Toys Come From
• The Year of the Quiet Sun (Rok spokojnego slonca) - Golden Lion winner

Monday, January 25, 2010

Watch the Dinagyang Festival 2010 In Youtube

 Watch the highlights of the Dinagyang Festival 2010 as different tribes compete for the ultimate supremacy of being the Champion of Champions. Watch the different tribes in Youtube.

Dinagyang Official Theme Song

Hala Bira, Iloilo

by Dante Beriong

Sadtong nahauna nga istorya kag panahon
Nakilala ka sa ngalan nga Irong-irong
Puno sang manggad kag sang katahum
Sa idalum ni Datu Paiburong.

Ipabugal ko ang imo ngalan
Ipabugal ko ang mga binuhatan
Sang imong ginikanan kag imong kabataan
Gabuligay pakadto sa kauswagan.


Hala Bira ILOILO! Sulong sa pagbag-o!
Hala Bira ILOILO! Matahum nga banwa ko!
Hala Bira ILOILO! Ipabugal ang ngalan mo!
Sa tanan nga panahon ikaw ang palanggaon!

Sa paglakat sang malawig nga tinion
Nakilala ka sa madamong bulohaton
Ang imo nga DINAGYANG kag imo nga KASADYAHAN
Padayon nga ginapasidunggan!

Himuon ko ang tanan nga masarangan
Isinggit ko sa bilog nga kalibutan
Kita mga ILONGGO tunay nga PILIPINO
Mapisan kag dungganon nga mga tawo!


Hala Bira ILOILO! Negosyo kag probinsya!
Hala Bira ILOILO! Napun-an ka sang kasadya!
Hala Bira ILOILO! Itib-ong ang kalinungan!
Hala Bira ILOILO! Padayon sa kauswagan!



Sunday, January 24, 2010

2010 Dinagyang Festival Results

Cheer Dance Competition
Champion         Jaro National High School, Jaro, Iloilo
1st runner up     Municipality of Dumangas

Luces In The Sky (Fireworks Competition)
1st place               Bulacan Province
2nd place                    Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
3rd place                     Iloilo City, Iloilo

Drum, Lyre and Marching Band Competition

Drum and Lyre Competition, Elementary Level
1st place      Guimbal Central Elementary School, Municipality of Guimbal
2nd place       Dingle CES, Municipality of Dingle
3rd place       Alibango CES, Municipality of Alimodian

Leganes Elementary School

Drum and Lyre Competition, Secondary Level
Champion          Iloilo City National High School, Iloilo City
1st runner up       Guimbal NHS, Municipality of Guimbal
2nd runner up      New Lucena NHS, Municipality of New Lucena

Botong Cabanbanan National High School, Municipality of Oton
Calinog Nat'l Comprehensive High School, Municipality of Calinog
Passi National High School, Passi City

Marching Band Competition
Champion                      Alimodian NCHS Band, Municipality of Alimodian
1st runner up                 Sun Yat Sen HS Band, Iloilo City

Kasadyahan Competition

Special Awards
Best in Street Dancing - Tribu Patubas (Harvest), Municipality of Barotac Viejo
Best in Costume                   - Tribu Kasag (Crab), Municipality of Banate
Best in Music          - Tribu Kasag
Best in Choreography      - Tribu Kasag
Best in Performance        - Tribu Kasag
Best Choreographer          - Romel Flogen, Tribu Kasag

Major Awards
Champion                    Tribu Kasag
1st runner up                      Tribu Tubong – tubong, Municipality of Tubungan
2nd runner up                    Tribu Patubas, Municipality of Barotac Viejo
3rd runner up                     Tribu Pantat, Municipality of Zarraga
4th runner up                     Tribu Mandurriaonon, Mandurriao, Iloilo City

Tribu Tinuom, Municipality of Cabatuan

Dinagyang Ati Competition

Special Awards
Best in Discipline       - Tribu Pan-ay, Fort San Pedro NHS, Iloilo City
Best in Head dress       - Tribu Paghidaet, Lapaz NHS
Best in Costume          - Tribu Paghidaet, Lapaz NHS
Best in Street Dancing   - Tribu Pan-ay
Best in Music                            - Tribu Paghidaet
Best Musical Director    - Tribu Paghidaet
Best in Choreography     - Tribu Paghidaet
Best in Performance             - Tribu Paghidaet

Major Awards

4th runner up - Tribu Silak, Iloilo City NHS
3rd runner up - Tribu Salognon, Jaro NHS
2nd runner up - Tribu Pan-ay, Fort San Pedro NHS
1st runner up - Tribu Bola-bola, Iloilo NHS
Champion - Tribu Paghidaet

Dinagyang 2010 Livestream

You can watch Dinagyang Festival 2010 Now at www.abs-cbnnow.com....

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Catch Dinagyang Festival 2010 Live Online Streaming

For those who can’t come to Iloilo City this year to watch the Dinagyang Festival when it happens, you can watch it LIVE online through ABS-CBN Global and search their live streaming. You can also hear the updates through our local radio stations audio streaming online through Aksyon Radio Iloilo and Bombo Radyo Iloilo Philippines. You won’t miss a thing about Dinagyang Festival 2010! It will happen January 24, 2010 morning Philippine Time starting at 8 am...

Friday, January 22, 2010

Dinagyang Festival 2009 Results

Ati Competition Day 2 Sunday
Champion    Tribu Paghidaet
1st runner up      Tribu Bola-bola
2nd runner up    Tribu Ilonganon
3rd runner up     Tribu Silak
4th runner up     Tribu Himal-us

Kasadyahan Day 1 Saturday

Champion       Tribu Kasag
1st runner up        Tribu Sa-ad
2nd runner up      Tribu Madyaas
3rd runner up      Tribu Baylubay
4th runner up      Tribu Tultugan

Drum and Bugle/ Lyre Competition

Champion     Alibango Elementary School
1st runner up        Arevalo Elementary School
2nd runner up      Baluarte Elementary School

Champion     Iloilo City National High School
1st runner up       Fort San Pedro NHS
2nd runner up     Calinog Comp. NHS

Dinagyang Festival Circle of Winners, 1970 - 2010

Dagoy, official Dinagyang Festival mascot

1970Madjapahit Tribe of Compania Maritima
1971 Mamau Tribe of Negros Navigation
1972Mamau Tribe
1973Mamau Tribe
1974 Last Warriors
1975 Tribu Hamili
1976Tribu Hamili
1977No competition
1978Tribu Atub-atub
1979No specific winner
1980Tribu Himaya
1981 Tribu Molave
1982 Tribu Atub-atub
1983Tribu Binirayan
1984Tribu Atub-atub
1985 - Tribu Kongo
1986Tribu Kongo
1987Tribu Guimbal
1988Tribu Kongo
1989Tribu Binirayan
1990Tribu Sagasa
1991Tribu Sagasa
1992Tribu Sagasa
1993Tribu Panaad
1994 - Tribu Bola-bola
1995Tribu Binirayan
1996Tribu Bola-bola
1997Tribu Bola-bola

Starting in 1998, there were two categories introduced in the competition, the Barangay Category and the Open Category. The Barangay Category is a competition between several districts of the city and is partly subsidized by the city government to participate. On the other hand, the Open Category is a competition between private entities, municipalities, provinces and schools being sponsored by multinational companies and businesses or by their respective local governments. In 2006 all tribes are entered in only one category the Open Category in which partly subsidized by the local government and partly by businesses and corporations.

Barangay Category

1998Tribu Hamili
1999Tribu Panaad
2000Tribu Atub-atub
2001Tribu Molave
2002Tribu Molave
2003 - Tribu Atub-atub
2004Tribu Atub-atub
2005Tribu Pag-asa

Open Category

1998Tribu Bola-bola
1999 Tribu Bola-bola
2000Tribu Bola-bola
2001Tribu Bola-bola
2002Tribu Paghidaet
2003Tribu Paghidaet
2004Tribu Bola-bola
2005Tribu Silak
2006 - Tribu Ilonganon
2007 - Tribu Ilonganon
2008 Tribu Paghidaet
2009Tribu Paghidaet
2010 - Tribu Paghidaet

Source: www.dinagyangsailoilo.com

Dinagyang Festival

Competing tribes in the Dinagyang Festival Ati competition

           Dinagyang Festival is a mardi gras type of religious celebration honoring the Holy Child Jesus every fourth weekend of January in the "City of Love" Iloilo City, in west central Philippines. It also has its historical significance due to the dancing warriors depicting the first settlers of the land embracing Christianity which the Spaniards led by Ferdinand Magellan introduced to the natives in 1521 with Reyna Juana as the first Filipino baptized as Christian and as a gift an image of the Holy Child Jesus was given her and the replica of the original Holy Child is now being preserved and venerated by devotees.

          Dinagyang Festival first started in 1968 as a simple religious ceremony when a model of the image of Sr. Santo Ni¤o was brought from Cebu City to the San Jose Parish Church by Fr. Suplicio Ebderes, OSA with a delegation of Cofradia del Sto. Niño, Cebu members. The image and party were enthusiastically welcomed at Iloilo City by then parish priest of San Jose Church, Fr. Ambrosio Galindez, OSA, then Mayor Renerio Ticao, and the devotees of the Sto. Niño in Iloilo City. The image was brought to San Jose Parish Church and preserved there up to this time, where a novena in His honor is held every Friday. The climax of the nine-day novena was the Fluvial Procession. Since then, it was already considered a yearly celebration, culminated by a nine-day Novena, an interpretative and theatrical dance competition or Kasadyahan competition on Day One and an Ati-ati contest on Day Two, and a fluvial procession on the last day. After a few years of a simple religious ceremony, organizers of the event want to take it to a festive mood with a dancing competition of different tribes coming from different districts of the city consisting of warrior painted with black soot or paints wearing colorful costumes out of indigenous materials. The warriors are dressed in fashionable and colorful Aeta (reminiscent of African Negro tribes) costumes and dance artistically and rhythmically with complicated formations along with the loud thrashing and sound of drums.
         The first Ati competition of the Dinagyang Festival took place in 1970 with the Madjapahit Tribe of Compania Maritima as the first winner. Since then, the festival is held annually with different tribes outbeat each other with their unique dance choreography, innovative tribal music, and creative costumes out of the local’s ingenuity. They are competing not for the prize but for honor and glory as the winner.
         The word “Dinagyang” came from the Ilonggo root word “dagyang” which means to make happy. Dinagyang is the present progressive word of the Ilonggo word meaning making merry or merry-making. It was coined by an old time, Ilonggo writer and radio broadcaster, the late Pacifico Sumagpao Sudario and the term was first used in 1977 to make it unique from other Ati-atihan celebrations.
         As more and more tribes from the barangays, schools and nearby towns and provinces participate, the contest became more competitive in terms of costumes, choreography and sounds. The tribes compete for the following Special Awards: Best in Discipline, Best in Costume, Best in Performance, Best in Music and Best in Choreography. These are aside from the major awards for the champion, first runner-up, second runner-up, third runner-up and fourth runner-up. Participating tribes learn to design artistically and with originality in making use of Ilonggo native materials like dried anahaw leaves, buri or coconut palm leaves and husks and other barks of Philippine trees. Choreography was studied and practices were kept secret. Sounds were seen as an authentic medium that keeps the tribes going in uniform.
         They also include a brief dramatization of how Christianity was brought to Panay and the arrival of the 10 Bornean Datus telling about the exchange of the Aetas of their land for the Borneans' Golden Salakot (native hat) and a long pearl necklace which is also parallel with the Kasadyahan celebration. During the celebration, people participate with the Kasadyahan. Some dressed in Aeta costumes, some paint their faces with black paint, some put on colored artificial tattoos and wear other Aeta ornaments. At night, there is public dancing on selected areas.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ati-atihan Festival Images


Ati-atihan Festival Images

Ati-atihan Festival Images

My Travel to Kalibo, Aklan Ati-atihan Images

I have lots of fun dancing and swaying to the beats of drum while watching the blacksooted tribe warriors wearing colorful costumes honouring the Holy Child Jesus in the feast of Sto. Nino in Kalibo's festival Ati-atihan. The festival is called the mother of all Philippine festival because of its age originated back to 14th century of Negro Ati celebration in the area comemmorating the barter of Panay. These are the pics I've taken for that 2 day fiesta celebration of dancing and merrymaking. Together with my father and officemates

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Unbeatable Asia

from "Guinness Book of Records"

Which country is home to the world’s largest restaurant? Where is the world’s tallest building? Find out in our Asian bragging-rights quiz?

1. Which country has the biggest religious structure in the world?
                Indonesia (No. 10);
                Pakistan (No. 23);
                Cambodia (No. 8).
2. Incorrect, though Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court did spend 527 days on a civil case hearing a challenge to Ranasinghe Premadasa’s 1988 election as president by opposition leader Sirimavo Bandaranaike. After considering testimony from 977 witnesses, the court rejected the challenge on September 1, 1992. Over to No. 14 to re-examine the evidence.
3. You can ride the largest currently operating ferris wheel, with a diameter of 328 feet (about the height of a 25-story building), in Yokohama. It has 60 gondolas, each with eight seats. Spin back to No. 9 for another try.
4. To dine in the world’s largest restaurant, you would got to:
               China (No. 21);
               Thailand (No. 11).
5. Yes! The longest human centipede to move 98 feet was created by students from Nanyang Technological University on July 29, 1995. None of the students, who were tied together with cloth strips at their ankles, left foot to right foot, fell over during the short walk. If you haven’t taken any wrong turns, you will have completed this quiz in only 14 steps (1-8-14-24-9-18-4-11-22-16-19-13-17-5).
6. No, but the tallest woman on record is from China Zeng Jinlian (1964-1982) of Hunan Province measured 8 feet, 1 ¾ inches, when she died. In fact, this represents her height with an assumed normal spinal curvature because she could not stand up straight. Return to No. 19.
7. No, though it does hold another cinematic record – the longest series of films. Between 1949 and 1995, 103 feature films have been made in Hong Kong about 19th century martial arts hero Huang Fei Hong. Take a flying leap back to No. 25.
8. Yes. The Angkor Wat, which Khmer king Suryavarman II built to the Hindu god Vishnu between 1113 and 1150, covers 402 acres. Before it was abandoned in 1432, its population was 80,000. Now jump to No. 14.
9. Japan has a lot of bragging rights. Which sky-scraping record doesn’t it hold?
                Tallest ferris wheel (No. 3);
                Tallest building (No. 18);
                Tallest statue (No. 27).
10. Nope. Indonesia does have the biggest Buddhist temple, however. The Borobudur temple near Jogjakarta, which was built in the eight century, is 103 feet tall and covers 162,847 square feet (about 3 ¾ acres). Try again at No. 1.
11. Correct. Bangkok’s Royal Dragon (Mang Gorn Luang) restaurant, which opened in October 1991, can seat 5000 people. The service area cover four acres and the 541 waiters wear roller skates to help them serve 3000 dishes per hour. You can chew over your next question at No. 22.
12. Not Quite. It’s true that the highest mountain, Everest, sits on the Nepal-Tibet border. But the deepest valley? Back to No. 22.
13. Correct! Sultan Kosen stands at 8 feet, 1 ¼ inches. Move on to No. 17.
14. The longest criminal trial on record lasted two years. Where was this marathon legal tussle held?
                 Hong Kong (No. 24);
                 Sri Lanka (No.2).
15. Correct. The screen, located at the Ssangyong Earthscape Pavillion in the Science Park, Taejon, measures 109 feet by 81 feet. Project yourself over to No. 19.
16. Good choice. Nepal can lay partial claim to Mount Everest, but Tibet has the Yarlung Zangbo Valley all to itself. The valley, framed by the Himalayan peaks of Namche Barwa and Jala Peri, is 16,650 feet (just over three miles) deep. Explore more records at No. 19.
17. Where did 1601 people tie themselves together to form the longest human centipede?
                Malaysia (Go to No. 26);
                Japan (Got to No. 20);
                Singapore (Go to No. 5).
18. Correct. Few Asian cities dared to challenge the might of American skyscrapers and now, Dubai can claim that record. The Burj Khalifa once known as Burj Dubai, which was opened last January 4, 2010 in a glittering ceremony, is a rocket-shaped edifice that soars 2,717 feet and has views that reach 60 miles is the current holder of the world's tallest building dwarfing Malaysia's Petronas Towers, opened in 1997, that stretch 1482 feet into the air and Taiwan's Taipei 101 which inaugurated in 2004 with a height of 1524 feet.
19. Where would you find the world’s tallest living man?
                Turkey (Go to No. 13);
                China (Go to No. 6)
                Myanmar (Go to No. 28).
20. No, but it does hold another peculiar record – for the largest omelet. Cooked on March 19, 1994, in Yokohama, it contained 160,000 eggs and covered 1383 square feet (about half the size of a tennis court). Get cracking over to No. 17.
21. No, but if you’re looking for a big night out in China, you can always visit Beijing’s National People’s Congress Building, the world’s largest building used for theatrical purposes. It covers nearly 13 acres and can seat up to 10,000 people. But the biggest restaurant? Look again at the menu at No. 4.
22. You can find both the highest mountain and the deepest valley in Nepal. True or false?
                 True (No. 12);
                 False (No. 16).
23. No, though it’s the place to go if you’re looking for the biggest mosque. The Shah Faisal Mosque near Islamabad covers nearly 47 acres, including a roofed prayer hall that covers about 1 1/5 acres. The complex can house 100,000 worshippers in the prayer hall and courtyard, and another 200,000 in the grounds. Return to No. 1.
24. Yes. The murder trial of 14 South Vietnamese boat people ran from November 30, 1992, to November 29, 1994, a total of 398 days in court. They were accused of killing 24 North Vietnamese during a February 1992 riot in a refugee camp. In the end, the defendants were acquitted, though some were convicted of lesser charges. Move to No. 9 for further questioning.
25. Where would you go to watch a movie on the world’s largest permanently installed cinema screen?
                 Hong Kong (Go to No. 7);
                 South Korea (Go to No. 15).
26. Wrong. However, the longest line of coins on record was created in Kuala Lumpur. The line, consisting of more than two million 20-sen coins, measured more than 34 miles (or eight miles longer than Singapore Island). The coins were laid out on August 6, 1995, by representatives of the World Wide Fund for Nature and pharmaceutical company Dumex. Return to No. 17.
27. The tallest statue, a 394 foot high bronze effigy of Buddha, is located in Tokyo. A joint Japanese-Taiwanese project, it was completed in January 1993 after seven years of work. Return to No. 9.
28. Wrong, though Myanmar holds the record for the longest neck. Women of the Padaung, or Kareni tribe extend their necks by increasing the number of copper coils around them. The longest recorded neck extension using this method is 15 ¾ inches. Back to No. 19.