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CM Bamboo Crafts: The Online Catalog

January 2, 2012 – 5:44 pm | 3 Comments
Pendants key holders

Iloilo I LOVE! supports the advocacy Carmelite Missionaries Bamboo Craft Center of alleviating proverty. This is my way of promoting their products online  and showing my deepest gratitude to the staff and their director, Sister …

Gov’t eyes launching of Iloilo Central Market Redevelopment Project this 2012

December 31, 2011 – 1:48 am | 16 Comments
Iloilo Central Market Plan

The redevelopment of the Iloilo Central Market, a heritage building at the heart of the metro, was first proposed in 2008 as part of the city’s central business district revitalization project. Three years after, it …

Iloilo I LOVE! explores NEGROS: Living ala Sugar Baron at Silay’s Jalandoni Mansion (Part III)

December 28, 2011 – 11:49 am | 2 Comments

Iloilo I LOVE! visits Bernardino Jalandoni Museum at historic Silay City. A perfectly preserved time capsule, the museum offers a real glimpse of the luxurious and glamorous life of sugar barons and Silay’s elite.

Iloilo City’s Development Projects Update (December 2011)

December 26, 2011 – 9:31 pm |

Before 2011 ends let’s take a look at on-going and future projects on Iloilo City. 2012 will be an exciting year for the city as some of this projects are slated for completion, while others …

Nuestra Señora de La Paz Y Buen Viaje: Showering Iloilo with blessings

December 22, 2011 – 1:15 am |

In a city that gave birth to so many Filipino seamen, one will surely understand Ilonggos’ devotion to Nuestra Senora de La Paz y Buen Viaje (Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage). Honored for …

Iloilo I LOVE! explores Negros: A stroll along Silay’s Cinco de Noviembre Street (Part II)

December 15, 2011 – 10:20 am |

On a roll at Cinco de Noviembre street, it seemed the street has so many beautiful old houses that it’s as if I’m on a museum tour. Echoes of the past, these perfectly preserved houses …

Street Arts at Molo: Youth’s inspiration of hope

December 13, 2011 – 7:47 pm |
Street Repainting

Walking along MH Del Pilar Street at Molo, something caught my attention. It was there long ago and I may have seen it many times on my way to work – colorful street art done …

1925 S. Villanueva Building Restoration Efforts

December 11, 2011 – 8:32 pm | 12 Comments
Villanueva Building Restoration

You may not have noticed, but most of our heritage buildings in the old Calle Real and its adjacent streets are in big need of help in restoring them to their former glorious state. As …

Iloilo International Airport: A gateway for tourists, a portal of hope for Ilonggos

December 6, 2011 – 9:39 pm | One Comment
Iloilo International Airport

Many things have been said about our new Iloilo International Airport – modern, beautiful, clean, safe, comfortable, etc. But have anyone noticed the boost in morale it brought to us Ilonggos? After the Iloilo Airport …

Iloilo I LOVE! explores Negros: Visiting Silay City, where life is sweeter… (Part 1)

December 5, 2011 – 8:29 pm |
Hofilena House Marker

Continued from On the road and on sea to Bacolod…
10 AM – At last upon disembarking from LCT Sr. Sto. Niño Navistar, me and my companion boarded a trike at Bacolod City Port in BREDCO …

Sta Barbara Dam and Irrigation System: Almost century-old but still amazing

November 9, 2011 – 4:56 pm | 4 Comments
Sta Barbara Irrigation gate

Iloilo I LOVE! visits the 90 year-old Sta Barbara Dam and Irrigation. The exploration was flattering as they were pampered by the beauty of the scene and the relaxing feeling brought by the gentle flow …

Sta. Monica Church of Pavia: Beautifully Restored

November 7, 2011 – 6:05 pm | One Comment
Pavia Church Belfry

Sta. Monica Church of Pavia, Iloilo is one of the best maintained and restored churches in the province. It is a unique church among others – the only one made of red bricks inside and …

Plazuela De Iloilo: Spain and Italy in Iloilo

November 4, 2011 – 11:08 am | 5 Comments
Plazuela De Iloilo Virgin Mary

Iloilo has become an architectural melting pot because of ambitious projects being put forth by its visionary entrepreneurs. Truly inspiring masterpiece structures are sprouting at the city and one of these is Plazuela De Iloilo …

Church of Sta. Barbara: History and Simplicity

October 31, 2011 – 9:17 pm |
Sta Barbara Church Central Nave

A church of great importance in our search for freedom, the Sta. Barbara Church in Iloilo testifies to Ilonggos’ contribution in our attainment of independence. In her beauty and uniqueness, this church also serves as …