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Paraw Regatta Festival 2012: Sailing in Winds of Ilonggo Ingenuity

February 20, 2012 – 9:04 am | 2 Comments
Paraw Pintawo

It’s more colorful and grander than ever! The 40th edition of the Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival was a success as it once again highlighted one of the oldest seafaring traditions in the Philippines. The festival …

Paraw Regatta’s Sinamba 2012: Colors and Music of Ilonggo Dance

February 17, 2012 – 9:25 pm |

Yesterday’s “SINAMBA sa Paraw Regatta” drew the metropolis at the Freedom Grandstand in an evening of excellent and exciting dance and music performances brought by Iloilo’s homegrown talents. It was a colorful event graced by …

Visiting Historic and Progressive Pototan

February 9, 2012 – 8:04 pm | 3 Comments
Panay freedom fighters

Many words can describe the town of Pototan, Iloilo – rice, Christmas Capital, the Magbanuas – to name a few. But this progressive town has lots to offer. In my recent visit, the town was …

Jaro’s Fiesta of Candelaria – Rooted in Religiosity and Rich Traditions

February 2, 2012 – 10:12 pm | 5 Comments

All roads lead to Jaro every 2nd of February as Ilonggos flock this historic district to commemorate and honor the Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria (Our Lady of Candles). A religious activity, the Feast of …

Ilonggo-Chinese Community welcomes the New Year with a Bang!

January 27, 2012 – 8:51 pm | 4 Comments
Filipino Chinese Friendship Arch

A grand parade participated by the Filipino-Chinese business and academic community highlighted the weeklong celebration of welcoming the Year of the Water Dragon. The 2012 Chinese New Year officially started last January 23. The city’s celebration …

It’s more FUN in Iloilo! – Dinagyang Ati Tribe Competition Highlights

January 24, 2012 – 10:07 am | One Comment

Every year it gets better and better! Dinagyang Ati Tribe Competition once again soared to new heights this year with grandiose production numbers and performances delivered by the Ati Tribes. Seamless dance choreography coupled with …

Painting a cold Ilonggo Night: Dinagyang’s “Luces in the Sky” 2012

January 22, 2012 – 6:46 pm | 2 Comments

Last January 19-20, Ilonggos and tourists gathered around SM City Mandurriao for the 5th Annual “Luces in the Sky”, a Dinagyang Fireworks Competition. Indeed, this annual event keeps affirming the world-class status of our Dinagyang …

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 …

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 …

What to Do in 2012 Dinagyang Festival?

January 8, 2012 – 12:03 pm | One Comment

January – the atmosphere is now filled with enthusiasm for this year’s most anticipated tourism event – Dinagyang! The dagyang fever has once again gripped the metro and if you’re planning to visit Iloilo City, …

Dinagyang 2012 Schedule of Events Bared

January 3, 2012 – 12:05 pm |
Dinagyang 2012 Schedule of Events Bared

We are reposting the article written by Mr. Ben Jimena, the tourism officer of the city, which describes in detail the events of this year’s Dinagyang Festival. See you all this January at the country’s …

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 …

Carmelite Missionaries Bamboo Crafts: Helping the poor, preserving Ilonggo culture

January 2, 2012 – 5:41 pm | 13 Comments

Trendy, environment-friendly, religious and intimate – those are the words I would describe the place where I saw these bamboo products were made. But there’s more to the CM (Carmelite Missionaries) Bamboo Craft Center than …

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.