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The City Government in partnership with environmentalists, private institutions and foundations will hold the 1st Iloilo Bike Festival with the theme "Updanay ta magbisikleta sa Iloilo na!" on March 30. “This is a sports tourism activity that pushes for healthy lifestyle, creates awareness of protecting environment, and highlights the attractions of our city,” Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog said. "It’s time to showcase our new bike lanes particularly in Benigno Aquino Avenue and bring the message to the world that Iloilo City is an environmentally-conscious city," he added. Organizers aim to gather thousands of bikers from different places in and out of the region. The festival includes a biking tour as a physical exercise and a non-polluting means of transportation that allows access to various destinations along the tourism circuits. The event will start 4:00 p.m. in the Megaworld Iloilo Business Park area in Mandurriao district. It will be a tour of important attractions in Iloilo City with incentives for bikers who can visit the whole circuit. The routes include Megaworld, Plaza Libertad, Fort San Pedro, Muelle Loney, Calle Real, Arroyo Fountain, Gen. Luna, Molo Plaza, Arevalo Plaza, Carpenters Bridge, Iloilo River Esplanade, Diversion Raod, Jaro Plaza (Graciano Lopez Jaena Park) La Paz Plaza, Calle Real and back to Megaworld. The objectives of the bike fun ride are to promote healthy lifestyle through the use of bicycle for sports, to advocate the protection of the environment with non-polluting means of transport, to create awareness of the attractions in the local tourism circuits as biking route, and to promote and implement road safety policies for bicycles. There will be food festival, concerts and bike show after the tour.
2015 Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival - 43rd Edition Schedule of Activities from February 9 to 22, 2015 ( As of JANUARY 30, 2015 ) DATE DAY ACTIVITIES / SPECIAL EVENTS TIME P0ROPOSED VENUE PRE-FESTIVAL WEEK EVENTS: February 9, 2015 Mon 1 Miss Paraw Courtesy and Promotional Calls a. Mayor - City of Iloilo 8:00 AM Iloilo City Hall b. DOT Regional Director 9:00 AM DOT Regional Office c. Governor - Province of Iloilo 10:00 AM Provincial Governor d. Various Sponsor Visits 2:00 PM Around the City February 12, 2015 Thu 1 Miss Paraw Talent Competition 4:00 PM SM City Activity center February 13, 2015 Fri 1 Miss Paraw Swimsuit Competition 4:00 PM SM City Activity Center 2 Miss Paraw "Trash to Class" Gown Competition February 14, 2015 Sat 1 Miss Paraw Long Gown Competition 4:00 PM Robinsons Fountain area 2 Miss Paraw Best Public Speaker Competition FESTIVAL WEEK EVENTS: February 15, 2015 Sun 1 Mass Offering 7:00 AM Villa Arevalo Parish Church 2 Fellowship Breakfast 8:00 AM Tatoy's Manokan 3 Darling of the Press Competition 10:00 AM Tatoy's Consejo hall 4 Festival Costume 4:00 PM Robinsons Mall Fountain Area February 16, 2015 Mon 1 Opening of Photo Exhibit ( Feb 16 - 22, 2015 ) 10:00 AM Mall February 17, 2015 Tues 1 2015 Iloilo Paraw Regatta Torch Parade 6:00 PM Major City Streets 2 "SINAMBA"Mardi Gras Competition 8:00 PM Freedon Grandstand February 18, 2015 Wed 1 2015 Miss Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival Coronation Night 8:00 PM WVSU Cultural Center February 20, 2015 Friday 2 Slalom Competition (Deadline: 7AM) Tatoy's Beachfront February 21, 2015 Sat 1 Main Regatta Event:: Registration of Participants Measurement of Participating Paraws (Deadline: 7AM) Tatoy's Beachfront 2 Send-off Mass of the Deep-Sea Fishing Competition Governor's Cup 7:00 AM Fort San Pedro Drive Inn 3 Start of Pinta Layag Tatoy's Parking Area 4 2015 Invitational Women Beach Volleyball Eliminations 8:00 AM Villa Regatta Beach Front 5 2015 Invitational Mens Beach Football Eliminations 9:00 AM Villa Regatta Beach Front 6 2015 Invitational Beach Ultimate Elimination (Frisbee) 10:00 AM Villa Regatta Beach Front 7 Emperador Light "Reggae-'Ta" Beach Party 6:00 PM Main Festival Stage, Tatoy's Villa 1 Main Regatta Event:: Registration of Participants Measurement of Participating Paraws (Deadline: 7AM) Tatoy's Beachfront February 22, 2015 Sun 2 "Pinta Layag" Final Judging 6:00 AM Villa Beach Shoreline 3 Regatta & Sinamba Photo Contest 6:00 AM Villa Beach Shoreline 4 "Pintawo" - Body-Painting Contest 8:00 AM Main Festival Stage Tatoy's Manokan 5 Opening Program & Declaration of Race 7:00 AM Main Festival Stage, Tatoy's Manokan 6 2015 ILOILO PARAW REGATTA 43rd Edition GRAND TAKE-OFF 7:30 AM 7 "SINAMBA" Mardi Gras Competition Finals 8:00 AM 8 Mini Paraw Beach Race 8:00 AM Villa Beach Shoreline 9 2015 Invitational Mens Beach Football Finals 8:00 AM Villa Regatta Beach Front 10 2015 Invitational Beach Ultimate Finals (Frisbee) 8:00 AM Villa Regatta Beach Front 11 Arrival of the Anglers Group - Deep-Sea Fishing Governor's Cup 12:00 NN Main Festival Stage, Tatoy's Manokan 12 AWARDING CEREMONIES 3:00 PM Note: PALI Judging & Awarding of the Photo Contest shall be conducted on March 3, 2015. Venue to be announced later