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The Nelly Gardens: Iloilo’s QUEEN of Heritage Houses

June 24, 2013 – 9:25 pm | 5 Comments
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Undoubtedly Iloilo’s Queen of Heritage Houses, the Nelly Garden gained an iconic status representing the old grandeur of the city. Within its elegant halls, important personalities dined on sumptuous feasts and danced in grand balls. …

Iloilo City honors Señor Sto. Niño de Arevalo

January 20, 2013 – 8:40 pm |
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Iloilo City celebrated the annual feast of the Sto Niño through Masses, processions, merry-making and praying to the image of the Child Jesus. At Villa Arevalo, where the highlight of the celebrations is the 3rd …

Experience ILOILO CITY like no other! Your GUIDE is now here for you!

January 16, 2013 – 9:48 pm | 7 Comments
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Introducing the book, “ILOILO: Your Guide to the Philippines’ City of Love”
The first and only handy travel guide for Iloilo City!

Iloilo City is emerging as one of the country’s next tourism hubs. With its renewed …

YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE to 2013 ILOILO DINAGYANG FESTIVAL

December 25, 2012 – 9:19 pm |
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Iloilo Dinagyang Festival has grown to be national phenomenon. The exotic choreography, loud drum beating, and the ecstatic street dancing have captured a growing number of audiences every year. Tourists and spectators from all over …

A Halloween like no other: Pavia’s Tigkaralag 2012

October 31, 2012 – 11:31 pm | One Comment
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Dressed in hair-raising Halloween costumes in playful imagery of skeletons, witches, aswangs supported with grotesque make-up and props, Pavia’s Tigkaralag is perfect showcase of Filipinos’ traditions, culture and morals during All Soul’s day. In every …

The colorful 7th Saludan Festival of Tigbauan

October 31, 2012 – 2:25 pm |
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The colorful culture of the southern coasts of Iloilo reflects the Ilonggo’s typical rural life. Daily yet admirable scenes of farming, fishing and handicraft-making are celebrated yearly both as showcase of our unique culture and …

Ilonggos and Visitors flock Esplanade’s explosive opening

August 19, 2012 – 1:47 pm | 10 Comments
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It was a whole day of fun, excitement and entertainment at yesterday’s opening of the Iloilo Esplanade. Music, dance, fireworks, and a dragon boat exhibition game were the prime activities during the opening. The beautiful …

Iloilo Cultural Heritage Foundation bares future projects for Calle Real

August 16, 2012 – 8:45 pm | 4 Comments
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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 …

Molo Plaza now restored to its full regalia

August 12, 2012 – 10:53 am | 11 Comments
Molo Plaza now restored to its full regalia

After months of anticipation, the old Molo Plaza, seemed neglected for generations, is now restored to its old grandeur. The pathways are now new, the statues at the gazebo are back, and the trees have …

SNEAK PEEK: Iloilo River Esplanade’s grandiose transformation

August 9, 2012 – 4:08 pm | 5 Comments
SNEAK PEEK: Iloilo River Esplanade’s grandiose transformation

Finally, the much anticipated opening of the Iloilo River Esplanade is near. Set on August 18, as part of the 75th Iloilo City Charter Day celebrations, the Esplanade will surely amaze local and foreign visitors …

San Joaquin Church: Militaristic in Design and Purpose

July 27, 2012 – 12:22 pm | 5 Comments
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Now sitting quietly at one of Iloilo’s oldest and historic towns, the Church of San Joaquin is a must-see for those having their South Iloilo adventure. More than a century old, the church had been …

Iloilo City’s old grandeur: Our former city hall

July 4, 2012 – 8:08 pm | 2 Comments
Iloilo City’s old grandeur: Our former city hall

Now that Iloilo City has finally a new and modern city hall, it is also fitting to look back to the past. If there’s the new, there was the old. An old beauty that resided …

Taytay Boni: Miag-ao’s Sesquicentennial Bridge

June 21, 2012 – 2:20 pm | 3 Comments
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On your way to the town of Miag-ao from Guimbal, you’ll notice a strange shaped structure at the side of the road. Now enclosed in a small park, this stone structure used to be a …

Witnesses to a forgotten and perilous past: Guimbal’s Bantayan and Kota of Miag-ao

June 17, 2012 – 11:17 am |
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Iloilo, being the seat of power of Spain in Western Visayas and a main supply route to the south in the colonial period, has been an attractive target for foreign skirmishes aiming to weaken the …