Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival 2015 schedule, activities

Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival 2015, next year’s edition of the oldest traditional craft event in Asia, was formally launched on Friday, November 28 with the signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Iloilo City Government and the Iloilo Paraw Regatta Foundation, Inc. (IPRFI).


Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog is upbeat with next year’s week-long celebration, which is scheduled on February 15-22, 2015.

“The 43rd celebration of the festival is a manifestation of the unity that we have, especially with the private sectors,” said Mabilog.

It will be a banner year for the festival, added IPRFI Chairman Manuel Villa, because of the city’s hosting of ministerial meetings of the 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.

2015 Paraw Regatta Festival Schedule

February 9, 2015 Mon
Miss Paraw Courtesy and Promotional Calls
a. Mayor – City of Iloilo———-8:00 AM—-Iloilo City Hall
b. DOT Regional Director—— 9:00 AM—-DOT Regional Office
c. Governor-Province of Iloilo–10:00 AM—Provincial Governor
d. Various Sponsor Visits ———2:00 PM–Around the City

Miss Paraw Regatta 2015 pre-pageant

  • Talent Competition on February 12, 2PM at SM City Iloilo Events Center
  • “Trash to Cash” and Swimsuit Competition on February 13, 2PM at SM City Iloilo Events Center
  • Long Gown Competition on February 14, 2PM at Robinsons Place Foundation Area

February 15, 2015 Sun
Mass Offering———-7:00 AM—–Villa Arevalo Parish Church
Fellowship Breakfast—8:00 AM—–Tatoy’s Manokan
Darling of the Press Competition—-10:00 AM—-Tatoy’s Consejo hall
Festival Costume——-4:00 PM——-Robinsons Mall Fountain Area

February 16, 2015 Mon
Opening of Photo Exhibit ( Feb 16 – 22, 2015 ) 10:00 AM Mall

February 17, 2015 Tues
2015 Iloilo Paraw Regatta Torch Parade–6:00 PM–Major City Streets
“SINAMBA”Mardi Gras Competition—8:00 PM–Freedon Grandstand

February 18, 2015 Wed
2015 Miss Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival Coronation Night–8:00 PM WVSU Cultural Center

February 20, 2015 Friday
Slalom Competition (Deadline: 7AM)—Tatoy’s Beachfront

February 21, 2015 Sat

  • Main Regatta Event:: Registration of Participants Measurement of Participating Paraws (Deadline: 7AM) Tatoy’s Beachfront
  • Send-off Mass of the Deep-Sea Fishing Competition Governor’s Cup 7:00 AM–Fort San Pedro Drive Inn
  • Start of Pinta Layag–Tatoy’s Parking Area
  • 2015 Invitational Women Beach Volleyball Eliminations–8:00 AM Villa Regatta Beach Front
  • 2015 Invitational Mens Beach Football Eliminations–9:00 AM Villa Regatta Beach Front
  • 2015 Invitational Beach Ultimate Elimination (Frisbee)–10:00 AM Villa Regatta Beach Front
  • Emperador Light “Reggae-‘Ta” Beach Party–6:00 PM Main Festival Stage, Tatoy’s Villa
  • Main Regatta Event:: Registration of Participants Measurement of Participating Paraws (Deadline: 7AM) Tatoy’s Beachfront

February 22, 2015 Sun

  • “Pinta Layag” Final Judging–6:00 AM–Villa Beach Shoreline
  • Regatta & Sinamba Photo Contest–6:00 AM–Villa Beach Shoreline
  • “Pintawo” – Body-Painting Contest–8:00 AM–Main Festival Stage Tatoy’s Manokan
  • Opening Program & Declaration of Race–7:00 AM–Main Festival Stage, Tatoy’s Manokan
  • “SINAMBA” Mardi Gras Competition Finals–8:00 AM
  • Mini Paraw Beach Race–8:00 AM–Villa Beach Shoreline
  • 2015 Invitational Mens Beach Football Finals–8:00 AM–Villa Regatta Beach Front
  • 2015 Invitational Beach Ultimate Finals (Frisbee)–8:00 AM–Villa Regatta Beach Front
  • Arrival of the Anglers Group – Deep-Sea Fishing Governor’s Cup 12:00 NN Main Festival Stage, Tatoy’s Manokan

“I hope the agreement would help boost the numbers on both foreign and local tourist arrivals in the region by inviting more spectators from outside Western Visayas,” said DOT-6 director Helen J. Catalbas.

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