Tinagba Festival 2000
Every February 11th, Iriguenos celebrate Tinagba Festival to celebrate the Feast
of Our Lady of Lourdes. The festivities is characterized by a parade of farm carts drawn by "carabaos" as a way
of giving thanks to the Almighty Lord for a bountiful harvest. Each barangay is represented by a cart uniquely decorated with
farm produce from each respective barangay.
Tinagba 2000 was a success as usual, and attended by dignitaries from
local (Mayor "Manny" Alfelor and his lovely wife, above picture) and national governments. Secretary of National
Defense Orly Mercado and his beloved wife below, attended the celebration.
The annual pintakasi is celebrated to honor and commemorate the installation of San Antonio de
Padua as patron saint in 1683 after Iriga became a municipality.
With God's blessings, Iriga City is very fortunate
to have its "Pintakasi" on June 13, day after Philippines Independence Day. So Iriguenos have several days to celebrate
and have a good time.
This year's "pintakasi" was a great success. Pictures to be published later.