Tribu Pan-ay, Champion of the Dinagyang 2012 Ati Tribes Competition!
Tribu Pan-ay is composed of students from Fort San Pedro National High School. Their former name was Tribu San Pedro in honour of the apostle and saint believed by Christians as the keeper of Heaven’s gate (www.dinagyangsailoilo.com).
|So I raced back to the sports complex, wormed thru the crowds, past the stern-looking guardia civils (the crowd control police) onto the VIP platform (shhhhh!) and easeled up to the front albeit kneeling on the cement just to watch these kids.|
|Even their drummers were attuned to the theme, not only the rhythm!|
Overall, the Dinagyang was one helluva festival! Now I understand why some would say it’s magical. Yep, its magic worked on me…and I was intoxicated. Still smiling by the time I’m back in the office. The big banga last year, the eagle this year…now what is in store for next year! Ahh, can’t wait!
Missed the parade? here's my post of all the other tribes in action:
Dinagyang 2012: The Fast and Furious Ati Warriors of Iloilo