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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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2012 Dinagyang PROPOSED PRIZES

January 5, 2012 – 9:36 pm |
2012 Dinagyang PROPOSED PRIZES

The following is the proposed cash prizes for the variety of competitions to be held at this year’s Dinagyang 2012. I have to emphasize that this is just PROPOSED, as we are not connected to …

Iloilo’s Dinagyang 2012 Calendar of Events

January 4, 2012 – 10:02 pm |
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Dinagyang Festival 2012
Schedule of Events (as of January 4, 2012)**
Iloilo City, Philippines
January 6 Friday 4:00 PM
Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2012 Talent Competition
SM City Iloilo Events Center
 
January 6 to February 29 5:30 PM
Dinagyang Carnival Rides
Back of SM …

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
Working-on-doll

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 …

Gov’t eyes launching of Iloilo Central Market Redevelopment Project this 2012

December 31, 2011 – 1:48 am | 16 Comments
Iloilo Central Market Plan

The redevelopment of the Iloilo Central Market, a heritage building at the heart of the metro, was first proposed in 2008 as part of the city’s central business district revitalization project. Three years after, it …

Iloilo I LOVE! explores NEGROS: Living ala Sugar Baron at Silay’s Jalandoni Mansion (Part III)

December 28, 2011 – 11:49 am | 2 Comments
Steinway-Piano

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.

Iloilo City’s Development Projects Update (December 2011)

December 26, 2011 – 9:31 pm |
Sidewalk-renovation

Before 2011 ends let’s take a look at on-going and future projects on Iloilo City. 2012 will be an exciting year for the city as some of this projects are slated for completion, while others …

Nuestra Señora de La Paz Y Buen Viaje: Showering Iloilo with blessings

December 22, 2011 – 1:15 am |
OUR LADY OF PEACE & GOOD VOYAGE

In a city that gave birth to so many Filipino seamen, one will surely understand Ilonggos’ devotion to Nuestra Senora de La Paz y Buen Viaje (Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage). Honored for …

Street Arts at Molo: Youth’s inspiration of hope

December 13, 2011 – 7:47 pm |
Street Repainting

Walking along MH Del Pilar Street at Molo, something caught my attention. It was there long ago and I may have seen it many times on my way to work – colorful street art done …

1925 S. Villanueva Building Restoration Efforts

December 11, 2011 – 8:32 pm | 12 Comments
Villanueva Building Restoration

You may not have noticed, but most of our heritage buildings in the old Calle Real and its adjacent streets are in big need of help in restoring them to their former glorious state. As …

Pinasugbo you’ll LOVE; A Biscocho you’ll surely miss

December 9, 2011 – 10:51 am |
Pinasugbo Iloilo

It’s been raining all week at Iloilo, it seems this would be a very wet Christmas for us here. And because of the cold and wet weather we’re having, most of us prefer staying at …

Iloilo International Airport: A gateway for tourists, a portal of hope for Ilonggos

December 6, 2011 – 9:39 pm | One Comment
Iloilo International Airport

Many things have been said about our new Iloilo International Airport – modern, beautiful, clean, safe, comfortable, etc. But have anyone noticed the boost in morale it brought to us Ilonggos? After the Iloilo Airport …

Critical Care Pediatricians to hold convention in time with Dinagyang 2012

December 5, 2011 – 4:10 pm |
Sarabia Manor Iloilo

Just in time before Dinagyang 2012, the Society of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (SPCCM) in cooperation with Philippine Pediatric Society (Negros Occidental – Western Visayas Chapter) will hold its 8th Annual Convention in Iloilo City. …