Iloilo City, Philippines - Dinagyang Festival 2011 has been a tremendous success highlighted with the announcement of the result. A record breaking 1.5 million visitors trooped to Iloilo City this week to witness Asia's best festival 2011 up from 1.2 million visitors last year 2010. This year it has been officially declared Dinagyang Festival as the "Queen of Philippine Festival" and also making Maria Elena "Ballsy" Aquino Cruz, the current president's sister as the adopted daughter of Iloilo thus a double celebration. Dinagyang Festival is the only Philippine festival to travel around the world to perform. This year's winner will go to New York City, USA to perform for the Philippine Independence Day organized by the Filipino community in New York.
On the other hand, this will be the last year that Kasadyahan Festival, a separate event that add color to Dinagyang, will be held in January. Next year, it will be separated and will take place in September in time for Iloilo City Charter Day.
Watch the winning performances of different tribes from Kasadyahan and Dinagyang Festival 2011 in youtube.
Here is the official result of the Kasadyahan and Dinagyang Competitions just announced tonight at 9:00pm:
Opening Salvo (January 15, 2011)
Dinagyang Festival (January 23, 2011)
Best in Streetdancing - Tribu Paghidaet
3rd place - Tribu Aninipay