ILOILO CITY celebrates Flores de Mayo


santacruzan ciudad de iloilo

This year’s parading beauties of Santacruzan Ciudad de Iloilo: HON. ANGELIE JOY GOLINGAY, RIENA MAE CHU, VICTORIA CECILE ANDERSON, BEATRIZ GEROCHI, DARLENE JOY TABUGA, HANNAH CHELSEA BINARAO, NICOLE STA. ANA, SHAYNE GLENMAE MAQUIRAN, JAY ROXANNE DIVINAGRACIA, KATE MONEVA, TARILAYE JOHN BEKE, FRIENA PUNGOT, VANESSA MAE TSE WING, REGINE AGUILAR DEOCAMPO, ANGELICA ESTREVILLO, KEHSAPORNAM RAMACHANDRAN, DANA DIANA, ANNIKA ANGELA MEI TAMAYO, ANGELA YAGAYA, MELISSA VAN CAUWENBERHGE, STELLA MARIE MEDALLE, ZAIRA MARIE GOCO AGSALUNA, ANGELIC OLMEDO, RABIYA MATTEO, MARY GRACE TUBELLEJA, HON. LOVE LOVE BARONDA, RACHELLE SANTILLIAN, VANESSA ANN CARO, KRYZZA MEL HILAY, , CHRISTINE ANNE COLOSO, KYLA DENISE CHELSEA

Santacruzan Ciudad de Iloilo Flores de Mayo

Santacruzan Ciudad de Iloilo

In line with the city government’s efforts to push Iloilo’s tourism development through

increasing awareness among our populace of our religious/ cultural heritage, the Iloilo City

Government with Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Iloilo, Iloilo City Tourism Council and

Iloilo City Tourism Development office in cooperation with the Department of Tourism Region

6 will celebrate this year’s Flores de Mayo with Santacruzan Ciudad de Iloilo on May 27.

Santacruzan is a religious-historical beauty pageant which conveys the story of the discovery of

the Holy Cross by Queen Helena, Constantine the great's mother. The Santacruzan’s celebration

is in honor of Reyna Elena and has become a Filipino tradition which is being celebrated every

month of May.

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This year’s Santacruzan will feature thirty (30) beauty queen sagalas and Iloilo City Councilors

joining the procession from the Iloilo Provincial Capitol grounds to San Jose church passing by

the heritage buildings along Calle Real. The event will also showcase the creations of our

Ilonggo who will provide the gowns of the sagalas.

This project aims to instill in our residents and visitors the beauty of our religious traditions

anchored in our very strong faith in the Roman Catholic Church, Iloilo being the cradle of many

heritage buildings mostly, churches. This event is also envisioned to provide an additional

cultural tourism event product to the existing activities we have in the city.

Solemn procession will be on May 27, 2014, 4:00 PM from the Provincial Capitol grounds and

will culminate with a Holy Mass at San Jose Church. The coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

will take place after the Holy Mass.

This project is also supported by The Daily Guardian, Philippine Airlines, Global Business

Power, GDR Taxi, Travel and Marketing Experts Corp. (TMX), CTR Graphics, Iloilo Hotel,

Resorts and Restaurant Association (IHHRA), FIESTA Favorite Souvenir, Waffle Time,

FRESKA Ilonggo Seafood & Inasal, LGE Iloilo Wedding Florist, Asia Brewery Inc, Centro

Footwear and Davies Paint.