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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 …

Strong Quake Jolts Western Visayas and Cebu Regions

February 6, 2012 – 7:41 pm | 2 Comments
iloilo quake

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake rocked the island of Negros at 11: 49 AM this morning, with lesser shocks experienced in Iloilo and Cebu. The earthquake was felt up to Bicol region, Mindoro Island, and Mindanao. …

“Pangayaw”: An Iloilo Cultural Exhibit by Ilonggo Artists

February 5, 2012 – 11:46 am |
GSIS Museo ng Sining

If you happen to be in Manila this coming month, don’t miss an Ilonggo cultural art exhibit at GSIS Museo ng Sining. Let’s support our fellow Ilonggos in promoting our culture and showcasing to the …

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 …

Jaro’s Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria: A Mother to all Ilonggos

January 30, 2012 – 1:17 pm | 2 Comments
Jaro Belfry

One of Iloilo City’s cherished icons – the Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral had been the center of faith in the province for centuries. Better restored and preserved, this architectural beauty defined the landscape of Metro Iloilo …

40th Paraw Regatta Schedule (February 12-19, 2012)

January 26, 2012 – 9:35 pm |

2012 Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival – 40th Edition
“Sailing the Best Wind”
Iloilo City, Philippines

2012 Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival – 40th Edition
Schedule of Activities
February 12 To 19, 2012

December 10, 2012 (Saturday)

12:00 NN
Festival Launching
Tatoy’s Manokan

February 12, 2012 (Sunday)

7:00 …

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 …

Taste of Ilonggo Fashion at Eric Delos Santos’ Dinagyang Homecoming Show

January 14, 2012 – 8:36 pm |

This afternoon, Iloilo City once more caught a glimpse at the masterpieces of its home-grown talent, Eric Delos Santos, one of our country’s top designers. Dubbed as, “Dinagyang Homecoming Fashion Show”, nine beautiful models paraded …

Dinagyang Fever Erupts at Iloilo’s Opening Salvo

January 13, 2012 – 9:28 pm |

At 3 PM today (local time), Iloilo City once again was gripped by Dinagyang fever on its Opening Salvo. When the first drum beat was heard at Freedom Grandstand, the whole city stopped and the …

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 …

UPDATE: Sto Niño De Arevalo Fiesta 2012

January 10, 2012 – 6:44 pm | 6 Comments
Arevalo Church

Yesterday, the third Sunday of January, towns and cities all over the country celebrated the feast of Señor Sto Niño. Here in Iloilo City, the feast is very special as the fiesta honors and gives …