Category Archives: Cadiz Food

23Jan/15
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EDITORIAL: The Essence of DINAGSA

As the festive atmosphere of every City Fiesta in the Philippines, people get accustomed and excited with the arrival of either the local “Perya” (Fair), the quick sprouting of small stores, and the street peddlers who offer knick-knacks and other items that will serve as your souvenir of that said event.

Here in Cadiz, it is the same, but let us not forget that the whole point of “Dinagsa” is to honor, honoring Jesus, particularly baby Jesus, which we locally call the Señor Sto.Niño de Cadiz. We enjoy, we have fun, we drink; but let us not forget to do it honorably and not excessively.

The best of the People of Cadiz should be exemplified, to display discipline and being good hosts. A lot of tourist, visitors and guests visit us during the Dinagsa and accommodating them and providing them the best experience should be our concern. We also need to remind them that this is how we honor Jesus.

Dinagsa started as the Cadiz City Ati-atihan Festival, which showcases the pioneering Tribal Dance contest in the Philippines. This celebrates and showcases the introduction of Christianism in Cadiz, where the natives of Cadiz at that time, the Atis are pagan and worship figures and through the introduction of the Señor Sto.Niño de Cadiz as a symbol of the Baby Jesus, the celebration of the Tribal Dance and honoring Jesus started.

As a Culture, this belief of a figure which reminds us of the saints, the holy and mainly Jesus, is shown yearly in an area in Cadiz which is a form of honor from their owners. You can see the photos below showcasing the area along Villena St. where the “Santos” are shown.

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Brgy. Burgos Thanks You for the Success of the 1st Kayogan Festival!

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Kap Rodel Dellomes Evidente, Barangay Captain of Brgy. Burgos would like to send their Thanks for all those who graced their First Kayogan Festival which was held last 22, 23 and 24. Special thanks to the Sponsorship of Globe and ABS-CBN and their special event like the “Barangay KAPAMILYA”, the whole event of Brgy. Burgos was a resounding Success!!!

Graced by several dignitaries including Honorable Leo Rafael M. Cueva, Hon. Salvador G. Escalante, Hon. Patrick G. Escalante and Several other dignitaries, guests and tourists, the First Kayogan Festival appeared to be a Barangay Fiesta Blueprint of how a Fiesta in the Barangay Should be. There was a streetdance competition, Cooking Contest and several other events for the three day festivities, capped by the Kayogan Queen.

For More photos and stories from this First Ever Kayogan Festival, please visit the Official Facebook Page of Brgy. Burgos Here.

 

 

18Aug/14
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1st Boriring Festival in Cadiz City

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Many People would think the Buriring is the same as Butete which are both from the same Family of Puffer Fish. However, long ago in Cadiz the Boriring has been known to be a staple food considering the abundance of Santol Trees in Cadiz at that time. Yes, if not cleaned well, boriring is dangerous and will continue to be, but the specialized cooking procedure in Cadiz made this fish a staple of safe and delicious delicacy.

This Month, the Cadiz City Tourism Office led by Mrs. Juanily Pedrosa organized the Boriring Festival together with the rest of the 2nd District namely Manapla and Sagay. It was also covered by the regional news agency like ABS-CBN and GMA where it was featured last night at Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho. Some local foodies and bloggers also covered the said event for different types of cooking for this rare and exotic food.

It might look like small mices at first, but then once you have a taste of it, it will whet your appetite. The same way you thought of BALUT before, the looks won’t do justice to the taste. So come visit Cadiz and Try the Boriring as it is currently it’s Boriring Season!!!

Enjoy some photos from the Album of one of the Participants who won the Cooking Contest, Mrs. Fely Cimeni. (Right-Click Open in New Window if you want a larger Preview)

01Feb/14
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BASYANG is Leaving, now a Tropical Depression

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As we updated recently, Tropical Cyclone Basyang is just now a Tropical Depression and is slowly leaving the Philippines area of responsibility.

Negros Occidental is still at Signal #1 and some damages were experienced especially on the Coastal Areas. Some have not yet recovered from Yolanda, and Basyang decided to do some more misery to our fellow Cadiznons.

At Around 12MN, Cadiz City experienced some intermittent power outages and then followed by a longer outage between 1AM to almost 5AM due to the pick-up of winds which was howling and was already strong at that time. Some power interruptions followed normalizing at around 9AM as tested on our power monitoring equipment. As of now at 1144AM, we experienced another blackout lasting up to 12:06NN.

Today, weather outside is gloomy, although some rays of sunshine is seen. Some social media posts shows photos of damages in Cadiz, and more thanking our dear Lord for a lesser impact than Yolanda, as psychologically, Cadiznons has not gotten over yet the fear of another Yolanda Looming on us when we have not yet totally recovered.

The Good News is that Cadiznons are still in high spirits today, discussing the weather and doing their daily routines. We can now sleep easy tonight knowing that the weather disturbance caused by Basyang is slowly dissipating.

31Jan/14
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TC BASYANG: Signal #2 as of 2PM

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We have updated earlier that Cadiz City is now at Signal Number 1. Now Negros Occidental as of 2PM is now at Signal #2. Please be aware as the wind from the Tropical Cyclone has increased. It is announced that BASYANG will not turn into a typhoon rather maintain as a Tropical Cyclone, it will pass quickly due to it’s speed.

All Travel Boats from Iloilo to Bacolod and Vice-Versa are not allowed to ship out. Fishing boats are warned not to venture into the sea, and all coastal residences be wary of the conditions and evacuate as soon as local officials announces evacuations.

31Jan/14
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TC Basyang: Cadiz City in Signal #1

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Just before we send out our thanks to those who Joined and Participated with us on the 40th DINAGSA Festival in Cadiz City, let us post this 36 hour warning for Tropical Cyclone BASYANG. Fresh from the effects of two recent Weather Disturbance in Cadiz, especially the effects of Yolanda, an early warning for these kinds of event should be inserted first.

Please be advised that this 36 hours forecast will cover the Signal #1 for the whole Negros Occidental Region, and effects will be felt in the next 36 hours. Let us pray that it never jumps a signal higher, or Basyang Dissolved before it makes landfall.

24Jan/14
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40th DINAGSA Festival, Dagsa Dalagan a Day Before!

Thank you for the overwhelming support you guys shown us for our Fund-Raising Event, Dagsa Dalagan, Fun Run Para Sa Kabataan. Proceeds will benefit the Children and Day Cares of Cadiz, particularly right now for Brgy. Daga and Canaan. We already delivered to Lakawon and Daga Initially, and we plan to raise more funds to help this cause of BANGON CADIZNON this is through one of our Project: iCARE for DAY CARES.

Here is tomorrows route for the FUN RUN!!! Please be advised!

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Cadiz is now having a festive atmosphere before the Fun Run and the opening of Dinagsa and Lamhitanay. Please enjoy a few of our Photos we took just now of what’s happening in Cadiz below, which we will add to soon!!!

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04Jan/14
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DAGSA DALAGAN: Fun Run Para Sa Kabataan 2014

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BANGON CADIZNON, the Group and Organization formed from this site from it’s humble beginnings which started during the Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan has now reached over 5000 Families, and though we have a Lull of Updates, we continued to give Gifts in December through our Generous Donors, Partners and Sponsors.

Our Advocacy was and is to help the people of Cadiz Affected by Yolanda by distributing relief goods, materials and items that would help them move on from the calamity. In Late December, considering the outpouring of help for Cadiz, we decided to stop the Relief Operations and Moved to Gift-Giving.

Since the Founder of BANGON CADIZNON is also a part of the Philippine Normal University Batch 98 or known as “Nubentay Otso”, it is their Creed every Christmas of every year to do some gift-giving to the Children of Cadiz. This has also influenced several other batches from PNU, specifically Batch ’85 who has been generous to the call of BANGON CADIZNON and we now collectively give our thanks, since all other Batches also supported, the PNU/PNC LHS/CTL Alumni Association through the Alumni president, Mrs. Emily Florida Esimos who is also the BANGON CADIZNON Government to NGO; NGO to Government Liaison. Thus the advocacy of BANGON CADIZNON has now moved to this as well. This is when Project: iCARE for DAYCARE Started.

This Project: iCARE for DAYCARE is a project presented to us by Miss Gail Inaldo which aims to specifically help the Day Care Centers in Cadiz and the initial Beneficiaries are Lakawon Island in Cadiz Viejo and Purok Kakahuyan in Barangay Daga Day Care Centers. Now we have added to the list the Canaan Day Care which is in a most dire situation, thus the event that we are starting to raise funds for these day cares is called DAGSA DALAGAN, Fun Run Para Sa Kabataan 2014.

DAGSA DALAGAN will have a set of Drum Beaters, Zumba Fest, and the Cadiz Best in Tourism Event: “LAMHITANAY”. It is now scheduled on January 25, 2014 a Saturday starting at 5A.M. at the Cadiz City Hall with a Registration Cost of only 20 Pesos! That’s Right 20 Pesos to Help and Run for the Children of Cadiz!

Registrations is Available Starting Monday at North Negros College Main Campus, CafeRIZZ and SYS Accessories and General Merchandise.

The Run will start at the City Hall and End at Philippine Normal University where we will have a Thanks-Giving Mass and then the other Fun Events and Lamhitanay!

To Learn More about Bangon Cadiznon and their Advocacy Project: iCARE for DAYCARE, please visit their pages at:

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Project: iCARE for DAYCARE Page

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We have turned-over Chairs and Tables, School Supplies and Goods to the Children of Lakawon, Daga and we have Acted up support for Project: iCARE for DAYCARE with the “Light Up A Life” PNU Alumni Homecoming event which also benefited the Children of Cadiz with School Supplies, Toys, Medicine Kits, Candies and Food. Plus Fun and Games and Instilling in the Youth the Guiding Principle of BANGON CADIZNON which is, “In Everything We Do, It is All for The Greater Glory of God!!!”