The vibrant and culturally-rich city of Iligan is gearing up to celebrate the much-anticipated Diyandi Festival 2023, and this year’s festivities promise to be even more special with the introduction of the inaugural “Balik Iligan, Love Iligan (B.I.L.I.) Worldwide” event. Balikbayans with ties to Iligan, as well as those who have fond memories of this remarkable city, are invited to join in the celebration on September 28, 2023.

The Diyandi Festival, a renowned cultural extravaganza in Iligan City, is set to showcase its diverse traditions, heritage, and warm hospitality this year. However, the “Balik Iligan, Love Iligan (B.I.L.I.) Worldwide” event takes center stage as one of the festival’s most anticipated highlights.

The primary objective of this unique program is to recognize and celebrate Iliganons who have spread their wings across the globe, whether as Balikbayans or former residents who have experienced the city’s charm. This event serves as a heartfelt tribute to those who still hold Iligan close to their hearts, regardless of the miles that may separate them from their beloved hometown.

As Iligan City Mayor Freddie Siao puts it, “We want to extend our warmest welcome to all Iliganons who have ventured far and wide, yet still consider this city their home. The ‘Balik Iligan, Love Iligan Worldwide’ event is our way of acknowledging the profound connection that transcends borders and continents, uniting Iliganons from all walks of life.”

The event organizers have planned an array of activities and festivities that will allow returning Iliganons to reconnect with their roots, relive cherished memories, and forge new bonds with fellow Iliganons. These include cultural presentations, culinary delights, music and dance performances, and a heartwarming recognition ceremony.

For those who have moved away from Iligan but still carry its spirit with them, this event serves as an opportunity to rekindle their love for the city and share their experiences with others. The Diyandi Festival 2023, with the “Balik Iligan, Love Iligan Worldwide” event at its heart, embodies the essence of unity, cultural pride, and unwavering love for Iligan City.

Mark your calendars for September 28, 2023, and make your way to Iligan City to be a part of this unforgettable celebration. Whether you’re a Balikbayan returning to your roots or someone who holds Iligan close to your heart, the Diyandi Festival 2023 promises an enchanting and heartwarming experience that will leave you with lasting memories and a deeper appreciation for the city’s rich culture and heritage. Join us as we come together to say, “Balik Iligan, Love Iligan!”

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