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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Water for the Environment for 2016 Tampisaw Festival
Barangay Taloto-an, Concepcion
a Hiligaynon term “to frolic” or “playfully wade in the water” also known as Concepcion’s
Festival, is a three day festivity that coincides with the annual Earth Day Celebration---celebrated
in almost 192 countries across the globe, the event is to increase awareness
and appreciation of our natural environment.
people of Concepcion, Iloilo appreciate the uniqueness and rich biodiversity of
their town by annually celebrating Tampisaw Festival, aimed at understanding their
natural environment and how they should protect everything around it. Tampisaw is also known to be the first home-grown, community
based, eco-tourism festival in the region.
This year’s theme emphasizes
the importance of water to all forms of life in the planet, “Tubig: Kabuhi,
Dapat Tapin-an” outlines
the town’s 3-day celebration from April 28-30, 2016. It opens with an
Orientation on Mangrove Planting at 7 a.m. proceeding to the Launching of Coral
Planting in Botlog and Bulubadiangan and the Covenant Signing in Forging
Partnerships with different Partners on April 29 (Thursday) at 9 a.m.,
Municipal Fishing Port; 10:30 a.m. Fluvial Procession from Municipal Fishing
Port to Eco Park; 1:00 p.m. Symposium on Climate Change ESWM/ DRRM; 4:00 p.m.
Inter-Agency Games; 7 p.m. Talent’s Night.
2 (April 29 – Friday) Coastal Clean-Up around poblacion area at 6 a.m.; 7:00
a.m. Orientation on Mangrove Planting fronting Municipal Hall; 9:00 a.m. Pinta
Lawas (Body Painting) Competition at the Municipal Auditorium; 10:30 a.m.
Pumpboat Race at the Municipal Fishing Port; 1:00 p.m. Festival Parade Street
Dancing at the Municipal Plaza; 2 p.m.; Festival Dance Presentation at 2 p.m.;
4 p.m. Inter-Agency Games; 7 p.m. Live Band.
3 (April 30 – Saturday) Coastal Clean-Up around poblacion area at 6 a.m.; 8:00
a.m. Triathlon along and El Nino Stakeholders Forum at the Municipal Session
Hall; 9 a.m. Laro Ng Lahi; 10:30 Invitational Basketball Game; 1 p.m. Recycled
Arts Contest; 4 p.m. Inter-Agency Games; 7 p.m. Search for Perlas Sang Tampisaw
water resource continually teaches us about the interconnections found in our environment,
and of the need for an ecology-based perspective. People have always had a
special affinity towards water. Water quantity and quality concerns are basic
to society's well-being, and water-related issues continue to be vitally
important to every community.
municipal government headed by their very dynamic municipal mayor, Hon.
Milliard Villanueva is committed to the protection and conservation of their many
valuable landscapes. The LGU had worked in partnership with other organisations
to support community programs which promote conservation. Many actions are
being taken to prevent pollution especially at their island beaches, with the local
government tackling sources of pollution in a range of ways.
has 16 satellite islands which offer a real sense of escape to its visitors. There
is something about the colors of its sea, white sands with palms perfect for
slinging up a hammock. Swimming galore
and you have all the trappings of a great travel destination. The island
beaches of Bulubadiangan, Agho, Bagabo, Danao, Bali-gui-an, Tambaliza, Botlog,
Igbon, Bago Sipol, Mangalabang, Sombrera are its finest escapes. The reality of
these islands is that development has not scarred the beachfronts.
is 111.4 kilometers or at least a 2 hour and 20 minute drive north from Iloilo
City. It has a land area of 9,702 hectares comprised of 25 barangays of which
16 are component islands. It annually celebrates its patronal fiesta every 8th
of December in honor of Immaculada Concepcion. Market day is every Thursday. One
can take the bus at the new Ceres Terminal, Barangay Balantang, Jaro Iloilo
City. For more information, please contact Engr. John Rey Asturias – Municipal Tourism
Officer, Concepcion at 09982168581.