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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.

Ilonggo Festivals Color ABS-CBN’s Newest Summer Station ID

April 18, 2012 – 10:17 pm | 2 Comments
Bangus

ABS-CBN really captured the best of our Pinoy summer with a rainbow of colors seen in our festivals. Leading the 6 minute video is an opening with Ati Warriors of Dinagyang Festival. Manggahan Festival of …

The Pride of Iloilo: Semana Sang Iloilo 2012 (Part 1)

April 18, 2012 – 8:30 pm |
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This year’s Semana Sang Iloilo truly showcased the treasures of our province – from our own products, agricultural produce, arts, festivals, and much much more. A rich and noble province – that is Iloilo. Let’s …

Behind the Scenes: Tribu Pan-ay’s Rehearsal for Aliwan 2012

April 13, 2012 – 4:49 am | 3 Comments
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 Iloilo I LOVE! visits Fort San Pedro National High School – the home of Dinagyang 2012 Ati Dance Competition Champion Tribu Pan-ay to witness the contingent’s preparations for the Aliwan Fiesta 2012.

Searching for the Datu (Part 1): Tiolas and Cataan Cove

April 10, 2012 – 8:10 pm | 18 Comments
mark

It was another adventure for us – this time searching for the steps of the old Datus. Centuries ago, in this part of Panay Island (the town of San Joaquin), balangays of ten Datus from …

Barotac Viejo’s Taltal: Remembering the Passion of Christ

April 7, 2012 – 9:46 pm | One Comment
Jesus

Semana Santa in Iloilo is always a great oopportunity to witness the deep religiousity of the Ilonggos. The Holy Week is peppered with so many religious activities such as masses, processions, meditations, Visita Iglesia, and …

Miag-ao Church: A Queen among Queens

April 5, 2012 – 9:49 pm | 3 Comments
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A Queen among Queens – that’s a title I would give to this magnificent church. No other church in the Philippines will rival the beauty and majesty of the Miag-ao Church, also known as Church …

2012 Saad Festival of Leganes Schedule of Events

April 4, 2012 – 4:33 pm |
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This April, all roads lead to Leganes for its annual celebration of faith and religion. Dubbed as Western Visayas’ Mecca because of its intense spirituality and devotion, Leganes will once again showcase their thanksgiving to …

Guimaras’ 2012 Manggahan Festival Schedule

April 3, 2012 – 10:24 am | 4 Comments
guimaras

It’s raining mangoes this summer at the beautiful island of Guimaras with its annual celebration of the Manggahan Festival. Started in 1993, the Manggahan Festival aims to showcase the the thriving Mango Industry of the …

Iloilo to celebrate 111th Semana Sang Iloilo this April

April 3, 2012 – 9:49 am |
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Iloilo Province prepares for a weeklong celebration of the annual celebration of “Semana Sang Iloilo” – a local event aimed to showcase and celebrate the rich cultural heritage and progressive development of the province. This …

Iloilo City sends off Dinagyang Contingent to Aliwan Festival 2012

March 31, 2012 – 8:16 pm | 13 Comments
Tribu Pan-ay 8

The people of Iloilo City gathered at the downtown’s Freedom Grandstand to witness the send-off program for our contingent on this year’s Aliwan Festival. Tribu Pan-ay, the champion of Dinagyang Ati Tribe Competition 2012, will …

Iloilo I LOVE! intensifies Iloilo City for New Wonder City Campaign!

March 29, 2012 – 6:08 pm | One Comment
Iloilo City

Today, Iloilo I LOVE! releases the official poster for its campaign, “Iloilo City: A New Wonder City of the World”. This website is in one with the city of Iloilo in making this dream a …

Splashing at Dingle’s Moroboro Dam

March 28, 2012 – 8:15 pm | Comments Off on Splashing at Dingle’s Moroboro Dam
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Hidden treasures lie at the heart of Iloilo an eco-tourist would surely love to discover. Tranquil yet breath-taking – that’s what you’ll discover at Dingle’s less known tourist spot, the Moroboro Irrigation Dam.

Garin Farm at San Joaquin (Part 3): An Adventure You Shouldn’t Miss

March 24, 2012 – 8:31 pm | 9 Comments
Zipline Equipments

Okay, so we had pilgrimage, climbed a 400-step staircase, fed some animals, and watered some plants. So what’s next for us at Garin Farm? Definitely – FUN! Relax and enjoy the time with your family …

Agriculture? It’s More Fun in San Joaquin’s Garin Farm (Part 2)

March 22, 2012 – 5:19 pm | One Comment
Bahay Kubo

What else to do in a farm? Surely, growing crops and raising animals are. But in Garin Farm at San Joaquin, I guess they take it at another notch higher. Using eco-friendly and practical techniques, …