Batinguel Doble Kara Singing Contest 2014

The Summer Festival of Barangay Batinguel started May 15 2014 with the Doble Kara  Singing contest. It was the kick off for the week long celebration of the barangay Festa. Barangay Capatain Nicolas Ramirez, proudly declared the festival as opened.

Dumaguete Double Kara in Batinguel

It’s not only just a ordinary singing contest, but singing contest with two voices of one individual. The eighth talented Participants give the audience fun and enjoy the start of Batinguel Summer festival show.


The Participating Purok 7 of the Barangay Batinguel also give their time and show talent for dancing.

Thank you so much to the barangay officials who invites us to witness the show.



Miss Tinago 2014

A Tuesday evening can’t be spend much better than visiting a beauty contest. In this case, we went to Barangay “Uno” to witness the Miss Tinago 2014 Beauty Pageant . The Gym in the Barangay was packed when the contest Miss Tinago 2014 took off. Each of the seven contestants had their supporters in the audience cheering their lungs out. That certainly pushed them to give their very best on the catwalk.

The organizers allowed the DINS-Team to get a sneak-peak at the backstage area, so we are able to share some of the pictures which are usually hidden from the public eye.

Backstage at Miss Tinago 2014

The Miss Tinago 2014 Beauty Pageant



Wenzell Cunanan Rendal – Miss Tinago 2014


While the Miss Dumaguete or similar “elite” contests attract all VIPs and local star-photographers, for us the smaller contests have a very special charm to it and the DINS-Team gladly covers those events. At this point one more big “Thank You” to the organizers of Barangay Uno to invite us. The Miss Tinago 2014 was a great event and we hope everybody enjoyed our pictures, like we enjoyed the contest.

Yag-Yag Festival 2014

Yag-Yag Festival Sibulan 2014

Yag-Yag Festival 2014

The street-dance competition of the Yag-Yag Festival 2014 in Sibulan took place at the probably hottest day of this year so far. The start of the Yag Yag street-dance parade was scheduled at 3:00 pm and one literally could boil an egg on the street. Therefore the performance of the 6 Puroks of Barangay Cangmating in Sibulan was even more admirable.

Pictures of the Yag-Yag Festival 2014

All of the performers did an outstanding job. While one of them was declared as a winner of  the street-dance competition, the DC-Team would give each of them the spot on the top. Each single participant put so much enthusiasm, time, effort and even the one or the other tear into practicing and performance just to entertain us and to celebrate the history and culture of their barangay at the Yag Yag Festival in Sibulan.

Yag Yag Festival 2014 in Sibulan

The six contestants were all well prepared and entertained a big crowed along the streets from the gym at the municipality hall in Sibulan towards the Gym in Cangmating, where the showdown of this years Yag Yag Festival in Sibulan was held.


Happy Easter Sunday

Easter Procession – Good Friday

The Easter Procession in Dumaguete on Good Friday is always attended by thousands of Christians. The usual highlight of Good Friday is the procession of the Santo Entierro, a often wooden or resin sculpture of the dead Christ lying supine. 

Easter Procession in Dumaguete City

Easter Procession in Dumaguete City

Following some pictures of the Easter Procession 2014 in Dumaguete.

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Lemmy @ Eatern Friday-proseission

Easter the Good  Friday Procession-Dumaguete

Happy Easter Sunday

Happy Eastern 2014 to all of our Family & Friends


tayada Dancers

Tayada sa Plaza – Quezon Park

Tayada sa Plaza is the name of an event which takes place most Sundays afternoon at Quezon Park in Dumaguete. Each week (weather permitting) a school or college performs on the big stage under the theme “Showcasing the Best of Dumaguete”.

tayada sa Queazon park Dumaguete

tayada sa Queazon park Dumaguete

The event starts usually between 04:00pm and 05:00 pm in the afternoon. It showcases various talents and skills which are developed at the schools in Dumaguete. The performances of the different groups vary and go from traditional dances to Hip Hop performances or theater dramas and comedy.

Folk Dance at Tayada sa Plaza

Folk Dance at Tayada sa Plaza

Tayada sa Playa is a great family event. The entrance is free of charge and limited seats are available. The event is organized by the Dumaguete Tourism Office.

Tayada sa Plaza Dumaguete  Hawain Dance

Tayada sa Plaza Dumaguete Hawain Dance


Tayada Sa Palza –  Dancers

The event is very popular with Dumagueteños and a good option to escape the almost weekly Sunday brownout (presented proudly by NORECO II). However, local and especially foreign tourists should not miss the Tayada sa Plaza. Visiting the event gives a good idea into the relaxed life-style of Dumagueteños and why we are called gentle people.