Experience Western Visayas First

Last March 2 the Department of Tourism Western Visayas headed by the Regional Director Atty. Helen Catalbas initiated the launching of “esperience Western Visayas First” that aims to promote the different destinations in the region. A parade kicked-off the activity that ended at the Freedom Grandstand where the grnad launching of the slogan and the different tours per province and key cities were held. Region VI is composed of the Provinces of Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras and Negros Occidental.
Kalibo Ati-ati Festival
Kahilwayan Festival of Sta. Barbara represented the Province of Iloilo
Iloilo Provincial Tourism Operations Officer Bombette G. Marin
Manggahan Festival Dancers from Guimaras Island- home of the world’s sweetest mangoes
 Sinadya sa Halaran Festival Dancers from the Province of Capiz
Kruuhay! The Binirayan Dancers from the Province of Antique
Iloilo City hosted the event
 Tribu Paghidaet of La Paz National High School represented the Dinagyang Festival of the Iloilo City. The festival has been declared as the Best Tourism Event in the country by the Association of the Tourism Officers of the Philippines.