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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.

Taytay Boni: Miag-ao’s Sesquicentennial Bridge

June 21, 2012 – 2:20 pm | One Comment
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On your way to the town of Miag-ao from Guimbal, you’ll notice a strange shaped structure at the side of the road. Now enclosed in a small park, this stone structure used to be a …

Witnesses to a forgotten and perilous past: Guimbal’s Bantayan and Kota of Miag-ao

June 17, 2012 – 11:17 am |
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Iloilo, being the seat of power of Spain in Western Visayas and a main supply route to the south in the colonial period, has been an attractive target for foreign skirmishes aiming to weaken the …

St. Anthony de Padua Church of Barotac Nuevo

June 7, 2012 – 5:34 pm | 4 Comments
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One of Iloilo’s simple yet classic churches, the stone church of St. Anthony de Padua Parish of Barotac Nuevo has been a key witness in many of the town’s significant events. Ever since the town …

Hidden Paradise: The Balaring Beach of Barotac Viejo

June 4, 2012 – 10:21 am |
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No, this is not in Boracay, nor in Puerto Galera or even Guimaras. It’s in Barotac Viejo, Iloilo. 
Iloilo indeed has so many unspoiled beaches and coasts. From south to north of the province there are …

Metro Iloilo Development Updates: The Roll Call

May 31, 2012 – 9:47 pm | 142 Comments
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Indeed, the majestic Queen City of the South – Iloilo City and her neighboring towns are in development frenzy. In major urban centers whether in Iloilo City, Oton or other parts of Metro Iloilo, there …

All gears up for 1st Philippine International River Summit at Iloilo City

May 29, 2012 – 4:16 pm |
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All systems go here at Iloilo City for the 1st Philippine International River Summit which starts tomorrow, May 30. This is a milestone event, not only for the City of Iloilo, but more so in …

The Grandeur that was and the Glory that will be: The many firsts of Iloilo

May 22, 2012 – 7:03 pm | 14 Comments
Iloilo Mission Hospital

Peering through many lists of Iloilo’s firsts, I was fortunate that this list was sent to me by Ma’am Victoria Jardiolin-Villa, trustee of Iloilo Cultural Heritage Foundation. The following article was published by Panay News …

S. Villanueva Building (International House) now on restoration

May 20, 2012 – 10:57 am | 6 Comments
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The icon of Iloilo’s heritage buildings has now taken its turn for restoration work. The third restoration project and by far the largest in size and in magnitude, the Villanueva Building Restoration is now poised …

ILOILO RIVER IN PANORAMA: The Life and Vein of a Thriving City

May 16, 2012 – 8:04 pm | 3 Comments
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Who would not miss the Iloilo City government’s theme, “My River, My Life”? In recent years, there is a renaissance in placing the Iloilo River as the centerpiece of Iloilo City’s development. One of the …

Searching for the Datu (Part 2): Lawigan and Sinogbuhan

May 14, 2012 – 9:23 am | 4 Comments
San Joaquin beach

A month ago, I started sharing the first part of our adventure in the coasts of San Joaquin (Part 1 here). Looking for the Imbidayan Rock, we found the beauty of the pristine and unspoiled …