AT LEAST six foreign ambassadors and officials of Daly City and Stockton City, California, USA are coming over to witness the Dinagyang Festival set on the third week of January 2012.
Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said the visiting dignitaries composed of the ambassadors of Greece, Czech Republic, France and Italy will be coming to grace the Iloilo International Film Festival on January 19-21, 2012.
The film festival is facilitated by the Pambansang Sining Film Development Council of the Philippines headed by Chairman Briccio Santos.
The American ambassador to the Philippines and the South African ambassador also confirmed attendance to the highlights of the Dinagyang Festival set on January 21-22, 2012.
Mabilog said he is still negotiating with Secretary Mar Roxas of the Department of Transportation and Communications to be the main speaker during the Kasadyahan Festival on January 21.
Ilonggo Senator Franklin M. Drilon, on the other hand, will be the main speaker during the Dinagyang ati-atihan competition on January 22.
Aside from the foreign diplomats, other guests include several congressmen and city mayors, delegations from Guam, Hong Kong, South Korea and China. (Lydia C. Pendon)