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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.

Pintados De Pasi 2012 Highlights: Proud Heritage meets Fun and Colors

March 20, 2012 – 1:39 pm |
Karosa-1

Pintados de Pasi of Passi City is one of the province’s premiere festivals. Its roots are deep into Ilonggo history and heritage and it looks back to our pre-colonial past – a testament to our …

Garin Farm at San Joaquin (Part 1): The Pilgrimage

March 17, 2012 – 6:06 am | 12 Comments
San Joaquin Iloilo Mountains

Pilgrimage during summer? What else do you have in mind? A beautiful scenery, captivating replica of Christ’s life, and of course a flight of 400 stairs towards a gigantic Cross- that’s what in store for …

Iloilo I LOVE! E-Guide: Visita Iglesia – The Old Churches of Iloilo City

March 15, 2012 – 9:16 am | 2 Comments
Visita Iglesia Iloilo City

Lenten Season is once again here and the Holy Week is fast approaching. Definitely, Iloilo City is the place to be in this time. Old churches, nice people, good food, and comfortable places to stay …

Why should Iloilo be a New Wonder City of the World?

March 13, 2012 – 2:32 pm | 3 Comments
Dinagyang-Paraw

Iloilo City – a progressive metropolis at the heart of the Philippines is at the crossroads. The city had seen its ups and downs, but never had it been this exciting at our city. We …

Camiña Balay nga Bato: Heritage, shopping, and much more (Part 2)

March 10, 2012 – 10:41 pm | 9 Comments
Camiña Balay nga Bato: Heritage, shopping, and much more (Part 2)

A proud history and prestigious family traditions mark the 1865 Avanceña House, now called Camiña Balay nga Bato at Villa Arevalo, Iloilo City. From afar, one can clearly see how beautifully this house was preserved …

Camiña Balay Nga Bato: A Tour on Ilonggo Heritage House (Part 1)

March 7, 2012 – 8:22 pm | 17 Comments
Antique-santo

A proud history and prestigious family traditions mark the 1865 Avanceña House, now called Camiña Balay nga Bato at Villa Arevalo, Iloilo City. From afar, one can clearly see how beautifully this house was preserved …

Pintados De Pasi Festival 2012 Schedule

March 5, 2012 – 9:48 am |
Pintados De Pasi

The Pintados De Pasi Festival held every 3rd week of March is perhaps one of the best known and established festivals of the Province of Iloilo that have evolved through the years. It has played …

America in 3D: Bridging Iloilo City with the USA

March 3, 2012 – 10:55 pm |
Chief-of-mission

America once again experienced the warm welcome of the Ilonggos as they officially open America in 3D: : A Road Show in Diplomacy, Development, and Defense – a 3-day event aimed at strengthening the friendly …

Iloilo’s Calle Real Redeux: The Side Streets

March 1, 2012 – 5:31 pm | 13 Comments
P.-Dulalia

Calle Real, as chronicled during the Spanish times, is a winding road that was full of shops, establishments, firms and their offices, and yes, foreign consulates. Commerce was fully alive as Iloilo became the “premiere …

America in 3D Road Show Hits Iloilo City

February 28, 2012 – 2:45 pm |
philippine all stars

Uncle Sam comes to Iloilo City – the City of LOVE, in a spectacle dubbed as “America in 3D: A Road Show in Diplomacy, Development, and Defense“. A 3-day event organized by the US Embassy, …

Casino Español de Iloilo: Abandoned and Ruined

February 27, 2012 – 9:49 am | 7 Comments
casino espanol de iloilo prewar

Long before Smallville in Mandurriao was crowned as Iloilo City’s nightlife center, Ilonggos are already used to nocturnal parties and gala. During the height of the sugar boom, the elite usually converged around Muelle Loney …

Iloilo City Development Update (February 2012)

February 24, 2012 – 9:03 pm | 357 Comments
Iloilo City

Iloilo City is in full swing in its development projects – both public and private efforts are now reshaping the face of the metro with its new skyscrapers, malls, restoration projects, infrastructure and facility improvements, …

Mr. & Miss SCUAA Coronation Night at WVSU

February 22, 2012 – 9:28 am |
WVSU SCUAA

Update: Last night, February 21, WVSU played host to the 2012 Mr. & Miss SCUAA Nationals. It was a very successful event and I congratulate the organizers for their beautiful presentation. Twelve handsome men and …

Paraw Regatta Festival 2012: Sailing in Winds of Ilonggo Ingenuity

February 20, 2012 – 9:04 am | 2 Comments
Paraw Pintawo

It’s more colorful and grander than ever! The 40th edition of the Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival was a success as it once again highlighted one of the oldest seafaring traditions in the Philippines. The festival …