Iligan’s Diyandi and Kasadya

Coming home for my birthday and city fiesta is one of the best things I had this year. Not only I have reunited with my family and friends but I also got to meet happy adventurous spirits to celebrate with through Waterfalling Adventure Tour 1.0. This year’s Diyandi festival was jam packed with month long activities. It has been a great and rewarding experience for me since I haven’t witnessed Pagkanaug ni Sr. San Miguel and Diyandi Festival in full for the past years. So, I hope I gave mercy to show it through these photos.

Indigay sa Iligan Letchon

Busy busy day for letchon lovers.  I know you guys are taking picture of me. hmmm so where’s my copy?

Best combination: Letchon and puso!

Palamian Sa Bingka

For anyone who wanted to have a taste of these yummy bibingka, one should be on the waiting list or else, you’ll only die looking at them.


Drum and Bugle

I was too lucky that day that I woke up at 4 AM for the fun run, at the same time, witnessed the colorful drum and bugle. FYI, I was once a majorette but remembered myself complaining to my Mama to exchange my baton with a xylophone instead. She told me that I was too small to carry the instrument and I might ruin the whole performance. Oh mama! if I only knew, you rather believed in my kembot skills 😉



This event was rather unexpected. I was informed by my sister who was rushing from school and in a few minutes, I left home with just a camera, few peso bills and two assistants. Luckily, few cosplayers are still on the area who were too eager to pose for me (together with some troll face).


Tartanilya Express Ride

This colorful tartanilya a. k. a. Taxi Horse by monai or Kalesa, will show you around the city proper for 5 Pesos only. I suddenly remembered a classmate from grade school who was happy waving at us riding in a flowery, colorful and beautiful kalesa when she won that year’s pageant. What a lovely float.


Tartanilya Painting Contest


Kasadya Street Dancing

Ain’t she pretty?

Kasadya Street Dancing is the most awaited part of Diyandi Festival. With all eyes and camera on them, they give their best shot, hailed “Pit Senyor!” and dance to the beat. ’til next year’s Diyandi Festival!


This post is part of the Waterfalling Adventure Tour 1.0 series.

Visit Posts of a.) Diyandi festival b.) Food trips c.) Waterfalling


Waterfalling Adventure Tour 1.0 will not be possible without the support from the event sponsors: Tita FanniesRed Planet / Calda PizzaEl Canto / Macki’s, Iligan City GovernmentUNILABNPC Natures ParkThird Team MediaTravelJamsPurpleSlipperz, and Pinay Travelista.

12 thoughts on “Iligan’s Diyandi and Kasadya

  1. naka agi’s just happen lang na nag collect ko ug mga cosplay related sites karon daun nigawas imong site sa syntax nga akong ginagamit..:-)I joined cosplay sad b4 last 3-4 years ago na..bwahahha

      1. Ding! it would be nicer kung wla kang mask :p pero in fairness ha! hehehe next time pag may cosplay dito sabihan kita pra mka fashion show ka rin :p

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