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Articles by Mark Segador

Mark Segador is a nurse, a freelance photographer, and a local tourism and investment advocate. Grew up in Tarlac, spent a decade in Manila before settling at Iloilo. He enjoys taking stunning photos and shares them with meaningful stories.

Bucari, Leon: Panay’s Premier Summer Capital

October 5, 2012 – 12:35 am | 2 Comments
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Hidden behind the mountains of Central Panay is the temperate paradise of Bucari in Leon, Iloilo. This unspoiled and cold emerging eco-tourism destination is a must see for every Ilonggo. So before you set your …

Iloilo City honors Cultural Heritage Awardees

August 29, 2012 – 7:07 pm | 4 Comments
awardees

Last August 25, the Iloilo City Government and the Iloilo Cultural Heritage Foundation, Inc., awarded personalities whose efforts greatly contributed to the conservation of cultural heritage in the metro. More urgent than ever before is …

Iloilo City celebrates Diamond Jubilee

August 27, 2012 – 8:52 pm |
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Iloilo City’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations reached its climax last Saturday with a 16,000 strong civic parade at the old downtown. Contingents from local and national government agencies, schools, the private sector, and NGOs come together …

UPDATE: The International Hotel Restoration

August 21, 2012 – 11:17 pm | 7 Comments
international-hotel

Last May, the much awaited restoration of Iloilo City’s downtown icon, the 3-storey Eusebio Villanueva Building or International Hotel, started. The largest undertaking done to date by the Iloilo Cultural and Heritage Foundation Inc., the …

Ilonggos and Visitors flock Esplanade’s explosive opening

August 19, 2012 – 1:47 pm | 10 Comments
iloilo dragon boat race

It was a whole day of fun, excitement and entertainment at yesterday’s opening of the Iloilo Esplanade. Music, dance, fireworks, and a dragon boat exhibition game were the prime activities during the opening. The beautiful …

Iloilo Cultural Heritage Foundation bares future projects for Calle Real

August 16, 2012 – 8:45 pm | 4 Comments
Cultural-awards

There are so many good news I would love to share with you regarding the developments at the restoration efforts at Calle Real. The Iloilo Cultural Heritage Foundation Inc. has lined up several projects that …

Molo Plaza now restored to its full regalia

August 12, 2012 – 10:53 am | 10 Comments
Molo Plaza now restored to its full regalia

After months of anticipation, the old Molo Plaza, seemed neglected for generations, is now restored to its old grandeur. The pathways are now new, the statues at the gazebo are back, and the trees have …

SNEAK PEEK: Iloilo River Esplanade’s grandiose transformation

August 9, 2012 – 4:08 pm | 5 Comments
Iloilo-Esplanade

Finally, the much anticipated opening of the Iloilo River Esplanade is near. Set on August 18, as part of the 75th Iloilo City Charter Day celebrations, the Esplanade will surely amaze local and foreign visitors …

San Joaquin Church: Militaristic in Design and Purpose

July 27, 2012 – 12:22 pm | 5 Comments
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Now sitting quietly at one of Iloilo’s oldest and historic towns, the Church of San Joaquin is a must-see for those having their South Iloilo adventure. More than a century old, the church had been …

Iloilo City’s old grandeur: Our former city hall

July 4, 2012 – 8:08 pm | One Comment
UP-Visayas

Now that Iloilo City has finally a new and modern city hall, it is also fitting to look back to the past. If there’s the new, there was the old. An old beauty that resided …