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UPDATE: The International Hotel Restoration

August 21, 2012 – 11:17 pm | 7 Comments
Villanueva-Building-Calle-Real

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 …

Iloilo Cultural Heritage Foundation bares future projects for Calle Real

August 16, 2012 – 8:45 pm | 4 Comments
e-villanueva

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 …

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 City Development Update (April 2012)

April 28, 2012 – 10:31 pm | 47 Comments
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And the projects are adding up to give the Queen City of the South a new urban facelift. Restoration projects here and there, and mid-rise buildings sprouting in every corner of this busy metro. Come …

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 …

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 …

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’s Calle Real: Awakening the Queen City of the South

February 5, 2012 – 2:17 am | 10 Comments
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“Reina La Ciudad del Sur” or the Queen City of the South is the moniker used to describe the grandeur of Iloilo City in its heyday. In late 19th and early 20th century, the Queen …

Jaro’s Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria: A Mother to all Ilonggos

January 30, 2012 – 1:17 pm | 2 Comments
Jaro Belfry

One of Iloilo City’s cherished icons – the Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral had been the center of faith in the province for centuries. Better restored and preserved, this architectural beauty defined the landscape of Metro Iloilo …

Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2012: A Night of Genuine Ilongga Grace and Beauty

January 19, 2012 – 8:46 pm | 6 Comments
Miss Silka

Yesterday night, Iloilo City witnessed the beauty and grace of her Ilonggas through the coronation of Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2012. Miss Iloilo Dinagyang is an annual event which selects the city’s representative on the Aliwan …

Taste of Ilonggo Fashion at Eric Delos Santos’ Dinagyang Homecoming Show

January 14, 2012 – 8:36 pm |
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This afternoon, Iloilo City once more caught a glimpse at the masterpieces of its home-grown talent, Eric Delos Santos, one of our country’s top designers. Dubbed as, “Dinagyang Homecoming Fashion Show”, nine beautiful models paraded …

Dinagyang Fever Erupts at Iloilo’s Opening Salvo

January 13, 2012 – 9:28 pm |
La-Paz

At 3 PM today (local time), Iloilo City once again was gripped by Dinagyang fever on its Opening Salvo. When the first drum beat was heard at Freedom Grandstand, the whole city stopped and the …

Ati Warriors Invade Robinsons Place – Iloilo

January 12, 2012 – 9:29 am |
Ati Warrior

Yesterday afternoon, January 11 2012, Ati Warriors picked from six contingent Ati Tribes competed for the title of Ati Model of 2012 at Robinsons Place Iloilo. It was the first and only time we’ll see …

UPDATE: Sto Niño De Arevalo Fiesta 2012

January 10, 2012 – 6:44 pm | 6 Comments
Arevalo Church

Yesterday, the third Sunday of January, towns and cities all over the country celebrated the feast of Señor Sto Niño. Here in Iloilo City, the feast is very special as the fiesta honors and gives …