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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. …

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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 …

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 …

Hidden Paradise: The Balaring Beach of Barotac Viejo

June 4, 2012 – 10:21 am | One Comment
RJ-beach-resort

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 …

Metro Iloilo Development Updates: The Roll Call

May 31, 2012 – 9:47 pm | 143 Comments
access-road-iloilo-business-park

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 …

All gears up for 1st Philippine International River Summit at Iloilo City

May 29, 2012 – 4:16 pm |
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All systems go here at Iloilo City for the 1st Philippine International River Summit which starts tomorrow, May 30. This is a milestone event, not only for the City of Iloilo, but more so in …

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

May 22, 2012 – 7:03 pm | 19 Comments
Iloilo Mission Hospital

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 …

S. Villanueva Building (International House) now on restoration

May 20, 2012 – 10:57 am | 6 Comments
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The icon of Iloilo’s heritage buildings has now taken its turn for restoration work. The third restoration project and by far the largest in size and in magnitude, the Villanueva Building Restoration is now poised …

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 …

Sand Sculpting and Skimboarding at 2012 Porma Balas

May 1, 2012 – 11:13 am |
sand sculpture 2012

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 …

Katagman Festival 2012 Schedule

April 29, 2012 – 8:58 am |
Katagman Festival 2012 Schedule

Oton is celebrating its 440th Foundation Day with array of colorful activities fit enough to commemorate one of the Philippines’ oldest pueblos. Come and visit Oton on their exciting Katagman Festival 2012!
Katagman Festival 2012
440th Foundation Day …

Iloilo City Development Update (April 2012)

April 28, 2012 – 10:31 pm | 47 Comments
iloilo provincial capitol

And the projects are adding up to give the Queen City of the South a new urban facelift. Restoration projects here and there, and mid-rise buildings sprouting in every corner of this busy metro. Come …

Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (Western Visayas) awarded in Iloilo City

April 27, 2012 – 7:09 pm | 3 Comments
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Yesterday, the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines – Western Visayas were named during a solemn yet very joyous ceremony at the august halls of the Iloilo Provincial Capitol. Celebrating with the triumph of our …

Pasundayag at Semana Sang Iloilo 2012 (Part 2)

April 20, 2012 – 6:16 pm | One Comment
pavia fiesta

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. …

Ilonggo Festivals Color ABS-CBN’s Newest Summer Station ID

April 18, 2012 – 10:17 pm | 2 Comments
Bangus

ABS-CBN really captured the best of our Pinoy summer with a rainbow of colors seen in our festivals. Leading the 6 minute video is an opening with Ati Warriors of Dinagyang Festival. Manggahan Festival of …