Waterfalling Adventure at the City of Majestic Waterfalls

It's a very exciting Diyandi Festival with all the colors of different festivities up 'till this date. But there's yet more to come most especially as the momentum paces upscale towards the culmination of the month-long Iligan pride Diyandi.

The KASADYA Streetdancing and Merry-Making Festival, one of the major highlights of the celebration, will take its share of the limelight on the 27th at Buhanginan Hills. That's 3 days to go to witness the longest running cultural event of Northern Mindanao.

The upcoming Miss Iligan Coronation Night, Motorcycle Circuit Racing Competition, PAGANA Food and Drink Festival, Tartanilla Painting Contest, Komedya de San Miguel and many more are going to fill all the thrills and excitements of the Iliganons for the last 10 days of the grand festival.

ASENSO ILIGANON: A Leap of Faith to Development


Words of conviction, passionate will and invigorating remarks for a selfless development that is truly an Iliganon pride. 

For a lot of Iliganons, the phrase is not new. We see it in posters, hear it in radios, see it in different graphics and encounter it in social networking sites. Indeed, because it comes so naturally vibrant in different angles, a lot of people single out a question that has not been fully answered yet.

 What exactly is ASENSO ILIGANON?

In the light of promoting Iligan with its boundless economic and tourism potentials, ASENSO ILIGANON aims to strengthen these potentials for a better Iligan. And it starts with improving the business climate of the fortress city of Mindanao. Alongside the goal to revitalize the trade and commerce of the city, the movement’s primary goal is to bolster the image of Iligan as the New Investment Destination of Mindanao.

Going deeper to the concept of being an Iliganon, an Iliganon represents the values of the tri-people that reside in Iligan City. In a land of Christians, Muslims and Higaonons, an Iliganon is a delegate of developmental virtues of pro-active, vibrant and progressively involved residents of the City of Majestic Waterfalls. A true Iliganon is a symbol of resiliency, one who fights for a unified cause and will never give up in the challenges and different endeavours that may come across.


JCI Iligan: Brotherhood of Ideals and Passion for Service

To be a part of this brotherhood is really a big thing to me. It feels great knowing that you are with people who believe in what you do and what you can do more. I don’t think it’s all about settling in your comfort zones ‘cause I’ve been in a lot of organizations and each of them has a unique atmosphere. JCI is unique in a way because it’s an all-male organization that works for the community. There’s a common vision that is being forwarded and that is empowerment of the community people themselves, and at the same time, shaping the brotherhood in us.

I think that one of the greatest achievements so far is working with community and seeing that you’ve moved them in a way. In one of the outreach programs that we had, there was a young boy who approached me after the program. And he told me “Salamat kuya ha!” And I was in complete awe, thinking that what we only did was play games with them and gave them snacks for that day.

To be a volunteer needs a lot of passion and dedication. And sometimes, a lot of people are just going to cross along your way and make you feel that the advocacy is very unpopular and the path is very dim. Some people even ask you of your interest why you do these things. And that perfectly shows how greed and apathy becomes the bottom line of all these problems that we have, because some people just think that advocacies and their promotions are always self-interested. I’m not sure exactly why because we’re not being paid for this, but I feel some warm feeling of happiness every time I feel like I was able to help these people in the community in the little ways that I can. 

You know, I’m just one simple individual with the simple dream of being an inspiration to someone. But if all of us would think the same, then I think we can make this world a lot of a better place. And this really sounds cheesy, but this is really true. And I wouldn’t mind staying another year here in Iligan if what it takes is to serve this community over and over again. And what other people say, it doesn’t matter. As long as you know that what you’re doing is right, then you should never stop.

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