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December 25, 2012 – 9:19 pm |
dinagyang 2013

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 …

Bucari, Leon: Panay’s Premier Summer Capital

October 5, 2012 – 12:35 am | 2 Comments

Hidden behind the mountains of Central Panay is the temperate paradise of Bucari in Leon, Iloilo. This unspoiled and cold emerging eco-tourism destination is a must see for every Ilonggo. So before you set your …

Hidden Paradise: The Balaring Beach of Barotac Viejo

June 4, 2012 – 10:21 am | One Comment

No, this is not in Boracay, nor in Puerto Galera or even Guimaras. It’s in Barotac Viejo, Iloilo. 
Iloilo indeed has so many unspoiled beaches and coasts. From south to north of the province there are …

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

May 16, 2012 – 8:04 pm | 3 Comments
iloilo river at carpenter-bridge

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 1): Tiolas and Cataan Cove

April 10, 2012 – 8:10 pm | 18 Comments

It was another adventure for us – this time searching for the steps of the old Datus. Centuries ago, in this part of Panay Island (the town of San Joaquin), balangays of ten Datus from …

Splashing at Dingle’s Moroboro Dam

March 28, 2012 – 8:15 pm | Comments Off on Splashing at Dingle’s Moroboro Dam
dingle iloilo

Hidden treasures lie at the heart of Iloilo an eco-tourist would surely love to discover. Tranquil yet breath-taking – that’s what you’ll discover at Dingle’s less known tourist spot, the Moroboro Irrigation Dam.

Play and Relax: It’s More Fun in Oton’s Anhawan

February 14, 2012 – 11:18 am | 5 Comments

No, this beautiful scene is not in Boracay or Puerto Galera. This is in Oton, Iloilo – home to one of the province’s premiere rest and relaxation tourist destination, the Anhawan Beach Resort and Spa. …

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, …

They’re growing grapes at Santa Barbara

November 17, 2011 – 10:32 am | 7 Comments
Grapes at Santa Barbara

On my trip to Santa Barbara, I wouldn’t want to miss the grape orchard at Barangay Lanag. To tell you honestly, I haven’t seen grapes being grown here at our tropics and it was a …

Sunset at Treñas Boulevard: A romance with the majestic Iloilo River

November 14, 2011 – 10:15 am | 4 Comments

 It was 4 o’ clock in the afternoon when I met my co-workers at the Diversion Road end of the Treñas Boulevard. At a distance I could see students and even lovers chatting or just …

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 …

Banate Beach at Overcast

July 9, 2011 – 9:09 pm |

Banate Beach at a cloudy afternoon

After the trek, we spent the afternoon at the Banate beach. The beach may had complemented our trek; exhausted and perspired, the beach provided the refreshment we need. The cool …

One day trekking at mountains of Banate

July 9, 2011 – 7:10 pm |

For a seasoned mountaineer, this altitude may not pose as a challenge. But for me, an amateur trekker, let’s say it’s like undergoing a brutal initiation. From Iloilo City, one may reach Banate by boarding …