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America in 3D Road Show Hits Iloilo City

February 28, 2012 – 2:45 pm |
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Uncle Sam comes to Iloilo City – the City of LOVE, in a spectacle dubbed as “America in 3D: A Road Show in Diplomacy, Development, and Defense“. A 3-day event organized by the US Embassy, …

Casino Español de Iloilo: Abandoned and Ruined

February 27, 2012 – 9:49 am | 7 Comments
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Long before Smallville in Mandurriao was crowned as Iloilo City’s nightlife center, Ilonggos are already used to nocturnal parties and gala. During the height of the sugar boom, the elite usually converged around Muelle Loney …

Iloilo City Development Update (February 2012)

February 24, 2012 – 9:03 pm | 357 Comments
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Iloilo City is in full swing in its development projects – both public and private efforts are now reshaping the face of the metro with its new skyscrapers, malls, restoration projects, infrastructure and facility improvements, …

Mr. & Miss SCUAA Coronation Night at WVSU

February 22, 2012 – 9:28 am |
WVSU SCUAA

Update: Last night, February 21, WVSU played host to the 2012 Mr. & Miss SCUAA Nationals. It was a very successful event and I congratulate the organizers for their beautiful presentation. Twelve handsome men and …

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 |
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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
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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. …

Iloilo’s Calle Real: Awakening the Queen City of the South

February 5, 2012 – 2:17 am | 10 Comments
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“Reina La Ciudad del Sur” or the Queen City of the South is the moniker used to describe the grandeur of Iloilo City in its heyday. In late 19th and early 20th century, the Queen …

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

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

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 …

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 …

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

January 26, 2012 – 9:35 pm |
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2012 Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival – 40th Edition
 
Theme:
“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
Paghidaet

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
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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 …