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St. Anthony de Padua Church of Barotac Nuevo

June 7, 2012 – 5:34 pm | 4 Comments
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One of Iloilo’s simple yet classic churches, the stone church of St. Anthony de Padua Parish of Barotac Nuevo has been a key witness in many of the town’s significant events. Ever since the town …

Metro Iloilo Development Updates: The Roll Call

May 31, 2012 – 9:47 pm | 143 Comments
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Indeed, the majestic Queen City of the South – Iloilo City and her neighboring towns are in development frenzy. In major urban centers whether in Iloilo City, Oton or other parts of Metro Iloilo, there …

The Grandeur that was and the Glory that will be: The many firsts of Iloilo

May 22, 2012 – 7:03 pm | 19 Comments
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Peering through many lists of Iloilo’s firsts, I was fortunate that this list was sent to me by Ma’am Victoria Jardiolin-Villa, trustee of Iloilo Cultural Heritage Foundation. The following article was published by Panay News …

ILOILO RIVER IN PANORAMA: The Life and Vein of a Thriving City

May 16, 2012 – 8:04 pm | 3 Comments
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Who would not miss the Iloilo City government’s theme, “My River, My Life”? In recent years, there is a renaissance in placing the Iloilo River as the centerpiece of Iloilo City’s development. One of the …

Searching for the Datu (Part 2): Lawigan and Sinogbuhan

May 14, 2012 – 9:23 am | 5 Comments
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A month ago, I started sharing the first part of our adventure in the coasts of San Joaquin (Part 1 here). Looking for the Imbidayan Rock, we found the beauty of the pristine and unspoiled …

Katagman Festival 2012: Music, Dance & Theater Competition (Part 2)

May 10, 2012 – 9:09 am | 2 Comments
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Katagman’s Music, Dance and Theater Competition is not your ordinary cultural or performance contest. I believe the organizers have taken the idea of the way ancient Filipinos pass their stories and myths – through word …

Katagman Festival 2012: Oton moving to greater heights (Part 1)

May 8, 2012 – 8:28 pm |
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Oton’s weeklong celebration of the Katagman Festival this year indeed showcased the town’s progress while at the same time looking back to its long glorious past. This year’s edition of Katagman has received local and …

Pavia’s Carabao-Carroza Festival 2012: Honoring the farmers’ best friend

May 5, 2012 – 9:41 pm |
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The carabao, because of its robust size, sheer strength, patience and perseverance under the unforgiving heat of the sun, really deserves its place as our nation’s eternal icon of our agriculture. Ever since we learned …

Borador? It’s more fun in Oton’s Katagman Festival

May 2, 2012 – 7:44 pm | 2 Comments
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The sky was clear, the sun high up and glistening, and we’re at Trapiche, Oton open field to witness this year’s Borador sa Katagman Kite Flying Competition. With the blue horizon as our background, we …

Sand Sculpting and Skimboarding at 2012 Porma Balas

May 1, 2012 – 11:13 am |
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More than just pretty sand castles -that’s what we experienced seeing Ilonggo creativity give birth to several beautiful sand sculptures at Villa Beach last Sunday. Despite the searing heat in the morning, many beach-goers and …

Manggahan Festival 2012: It’s more fun eating mangoes at Guimaras!

April 25, 2012 – 4:42 pm | One Comment
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It’s going mangoes in the beautiful island of Guimaras in this year’s Manggahan Festival. A colorful array of Agri-Cultural activities marked the annual celebration of Guimarasnons’ simple way of life. Now a premiere toursim event …

Leganes’ Saad Festival 2012: A religious and cultural pilgrimage

April 22, 2012 – 8:29 pm |
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Leganes, the Mecca of Western Visayas because of the town’s intense and popular devotion to San Vicente Ferrer, once again successfully staged the 8th edition of Saad Festival. A moment of joyous but solemn, religious …

Pasundayag at Semana Sang Iloilo 2012 (Part 2)

April 20, 2012 – 6:16 pm | One Comment
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Celebrating the pride of Iloilo will never be complete without a parade of its festivals. This year’s Pasundayag or Parade of Municipal Festivals rocked the Capitol grounds with the festivals’ drum-beating and hyper dance moves. …

The Pride of Iloilo: Semana Sang Iloilo 2012 (Part 1)

April 18, 2012 – 8:30 pm |
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This year’s Semana Sang Iloilo truly showcased the treasures of our province – from our own products, agricultural produce, arts, festivals, and much much more. A rich and noble province – that is Iloilo. Let’s …