By Julie Ann Mae B. Silvederio and Hazel P. Villa, VERA Files
Photos by Jonathan Japitana and JP Sarsoza
Iloilo City – Imagine a major city closing off its busiest downtown streets on a late Saturday afternoon till evening so that an orchestra can perform, photographers can hold a photo exhibit, poets can do open mike readings, book lovers can read as acoustic bands, solo performers and dance groups do their own thing.
Imagine early Sunday morning in a carless street where people jog and do physical fitness activities, followed by henna tattoo live sketching, with an open reading space available for anyone who would like to temporarily free himself from the consuming world of social networking. Come late afternoon, a street fashion show with elegant designs unfolds --- adding to the boulevard’s classic ambiance while cosplayers, fire and carnival dancers suffuse the streets with a festal vibe.
That is not a figment of one’s imagination.
Iloilo City Councilor Jason Gonzales initiatedRead More »from Calle Real without cars