Cadiz City held a colorful fluvial parade in honor of the Sto. Niño de Cadiz despite gloomy weather on Thursday, January 26.
A concelebrated mass was led by San Carlos Bishop Gerardo Alminaza and was joined by more than 30 priests, Cadiz Mayor Salvador Escalante said.
It was one of the highlights of the 49th Dinagsa Festival that will culminate with a street dancing competition on Sunday.
The Cadiz City government is prohibiting the use of water guns and enamel paint during the “Lamhitanay sa Dalan” on Sunday.
The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office said it sent personnel to augment the Cadiz police during the festival.
Lt. Col. Gil John Despi, Cadiz police chief, said they have set up border controls and police assistance centers.
They are also coordinating with personnel of the Army and the Special Action Force, and have asked for K-9 assistance to beef up security, Despi said.*