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Pavia’s Carabao-Carroza Festival 2012: Honoring the farmers’ best friend

May 5, 2012 – 9:41 pm |
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The carabao, because of its robust size, sheer strength, patience and perseverance under the unforgiving heat of the sun, really deserves its place as our nation’s eternal icon of our agriculture. Ever since we learned …

Borador? It’s more fun in Oton’s Katagman Festival

May 2, 2012 – 7:44 pm | 2 Comments
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The sky was clear, the sun high up and glistening, and we’re at Trapiche, Oton open field to witness this year’s Borador sa Katagman Kite Flying Competition. With the blue horizon as our background, we …

Sand Sculpting and Skimboarding at 2012 Porma Balas

May 1, 2012 – 11:13 am |
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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 …

Iloilo City Development Update (April 2012)

April 28, 2012 – 10:31 pm | 47 Comments
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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 …

Manggahan Festival 2012: It’s more fun eating mangoes at Guimaras!

April 25, 2012 – 4:42 pm | One Comment
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It’s going mangoes in the beautiful island of Guimaras in this year’s Manggahan Festival. A colorful array of Agri-Cultural activities marked the annual celebration of Guimarasnons’ simple way of life. Now a premiere toursim event …

Leganes’ Saad Festival 2012: A religious and cultural pilgrimage

April 22, 2012 – 8:29 pm |
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Leganes, the Mecca of Western Visayas because of the town’s intense and popular devotion to San Vicente Ferrer, once again successfully staged the 8th edition of Saad Festival. A moment of joyous but solemn, religious …

Pasundayag at Semana Sang Iloilo 2012 (Part 2)

April 20, 2012 – 6:16 pm | One Comment
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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. …

Iloilo I LOVE! E-Guide: Visita Iglesia – The Old Churches of Iloilo City

March 15, 2012 – 9:16 am | 2 Comments
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Lenten Season is once again here and the Holy Week is fast approaching. Definitely, Iloilo City is the place to be in this time. Old churches, nice people, good food, and comfortable places to stay …

Why should Iloilo be a New Wonder City of the World?

March 13, 2012 – 2:32 pm | 3 Comments
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Iloilo City – a progressive metropolis at the heart of the Philippines is at the crossroads. The city had seen its ups and downs, but never had it been this exciting at our city. We …

Camiña Balay nga Bato: Heritage, shopping, and much more (Part 2)

March 10, 2012 – 10:41 pm | 9 Comments
Camiña Balay nga Bato: Heritage, shopping, and much more (Part 2)

A proud history and prestigious family traditions mark the 1865 Avanceña House, now called Camiña Balay nga Bato at Villa Arevalo, Iloilo City. From afar, one can clearly see how beautifully this house was preserved …

Camiña Balay Nga Bato: A Tour on Ilonggo Heritage House (Part 1)

March 7, 2012 – 8:22 pm | 19 Comments
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A proud history and prestigious family traditions mark the 1865 Avanceña House, now called Camiña Balay nga Bato at Villa Arevalo, Iloilo City. From afar, one can clearly see how beautifully this house was preserved …

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 |
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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
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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 …