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Parish of the Immaculate Conception – Oton, Iloilo

October 11, 2011 – 9:42 pm |
Oton Church Altar

One of Iloilo’s modern churches in design, the Parish of the Immaculate Conception offers a glimpse to Oton’s ability to rise from its challenges. With its beautiful church crumbled upon the destructive force of the …

OTON: A Quest for its Heritage

October 10, 2011 – 2:57 pm | 12 Comments
Oton Public Market

It was seven in the morning and I was nearly complete with my nursing endorsement. Just been through an eight-hour shift, I was quite exhausted but at the same time excited at my day’s itinerary. …

Molo Church: Feminine, Beautiful but Tough

September 23, 2011 – 11:50 pm | 5 Comments
Molo Church

One of the most prominent of Iloilo’s icons, the Church of St Anne at Molo District is the only Gothic church outside Manila. Her beauty and unparalleled heritage stands out; giving every visitor an experience …

San Jose Church: Birthplace of Dinagyang and More

September 16, 2011 – 4:25 pm |
Sto Nino De Cebu Replica Iloilo Dinagyang

Nothing more defines the heritage of Iloilo City than the Church of San Jose (Iglesia de San José de Placer) located at Plaza Libertad. The church rose to prominence when Iloilo was proclaimed as ayuntamiento, …

Plaza Libertad: The face of Ilonggo History

September 11, 2011 – 8:56 pm | One Comment
Plaza Libertad Iloilo Statues

The heritage that surrounds Plaza Libertad is often underestimated here in Iloilo.
Formerly called, Plaza Alfonso XII, Plaza Libertad has been witness to several important events both for Iloilo and the country. One of these is …

Church of St Augustine at Dumangas

August 16, 2011 – 10:09 pm | 4 Comments

At the center of Dumangas, an unmistakable orange brick structure stands. Though signs of centuries’ wear and tear can be seen at its facade, inside it is teeming with life as hundreds of faithful worship …

UPDATE: The New Iloilo City Hall Construction

July 11, 2011 – 9:43 pm | 4 Comments
wooden scalfolding

To reflect the vibrant development of Iloilo City, the new city hall has a classic yet modern design. Incorporating the renaissance dome with columns into the architecture, the new city hall will boast a blend …