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Back at Oton: Searching Katagman’s Cultural Treasure

November 20, 2011 – 7:50 pm | 8 Comments
Iloilo-Antique Highway

The day was sunny, but the place was very wet because of the heavy rain that poured during dawn. As we were driving along the Iloilo-Antique Highway, my companion was staring blankly at the side …

They’re growing grapes at Santa Barbara

November 17, 2011 – 10:32 am | 7 Comments
Grapes at Santa Barbara

On my trip to Santa Barbara, I wouldn’t want to miss the grape orchard at Barangay Lanag. To tell you honestly, I haven’t seen grapes being grown here at our tropics and it was a …

Sunset at Treñas Boulevard: A romance with the majestic Iloilo River

November 14, 2011 – 10:15 am | 4 Comments

 It was 4 o’ clock in the afternoon when I met my co-workers at the Diversion Road end of the Treñas Boulevard. At a distance I could see students and even lovers chatting or just …

Santa Barbara: Cradle of Ilonggo Patriotism

November 10, 2011 – 11:40 am | One Comment
Victory Plaza Sta Barbara Iloilo

Years after the spark of the 1896 Revolution in Manila, the Spaniards thought they could keep the Ilonggos loyal to the Crown because of the province’s unprecendented growth and the people’s antipathy towards war and …

Sta Barbara Dam and Irrigation System: Almost century-old but still amazing

November 9, 2011 – 4:56 pm | 4 Comments
Sta Barbara Irrigation gate

Iloilo I LOVE! visits the 90 year-old Sta Barbara Dam and Irrigation. The exploration was flattering as they were pampered by the beauty of the scene and the relaxing feeling brought by the gentle flow …

Sta. Monica Church of Pavia: Beautifully Restored

November 7, 2011 – 6:05 pm | One Comment
Pavia Church Belfry

Sta. Monica Church of Pavia, Iloilo is one of the best maintained and restored churches in the province. It is a unique church among others – the only one made of red bricks inside and …

Plazuela De Iloilo: Spain and Italy in Iloilo

November 4, 2011 – 11:08 am | 5 Comments
Plazuela De Iloilo Virgin Mary

Iloilo has become an architectural melting pot because of ambitious projects being put forth by its visionary entrepreneurs. Truly inspiring masterpiece structures are sprouting at the city and one of these is Plazuela De Iloilo …

Injap Land’s New Project: The Uptown Place

November 2, 2011 – 9:56 am |

Another big real estate project is to rise at the heart of Iloilo City. Injap Land Corporation, in an investment spree in the city, announced its new project, The Uptown Place. A mixed residential condominium …

BPI and Bluejay Coffee to open branches in Ayala Technohub-Iloilo

November 1, 2011 – 10:17 am | 4 Comments
Bluejay Coffee Ayala Technohub-Iloilo

Ayala-owned Bank of the Philippine Islands (PSE:BPI) is opening another branch at the IT center Iloilo-Ayala BPO Complex. The branch will be one of the few banks operating at the Smallville complex serving tourists, businessmen …

Church of Sta. Barbara: History and Simplicity

October 31, 2011 – 9:17 pm |
Sta Barbara Church Central Nave

A church of great importance in our search for freedom, the Sta. Barbara Church in Iloilo testifies to Ilonggos’ contribution in our attainment of independence. In her beauty and uniqueness, this church also serves as …

Guimaras-Iloilo Ferry Terminal (GIFT) Construction

October 13, 2011 – 9:42 pm | 7 Comments
Guimaras Iloilo Ferry Terminal Perspective

To better serve the transportation of goods and passengers between the island of Guimaras and Iloilo City, the city government proposed the construction of a modern transit hub, dubbed as Guimaras-Iloilo Ferry Terminal (GIFT), at …

Parish of the Immaculate Conception – Oton, Iloilo

October 11, 2011 – 9:42 pm |
Oton Church Altar

One of Iloilo’s modern churches in design, the Parish of the Immaculate Conception offers a glimpse to Oton’s ability to rise from its challenges. With its beautiful church crumbled upon the destructive force of the …

OTON: A Quest for its Heritage

October 10, 2011 – 2:57 pm | 12 Comments
Oton Public Market

It was seven in the morning and I was nearly complete with my nursing endorsement. Just been through an eight-hour shift, I was quite exhausted but at the same time excited at my day’s itinerary. …

Fort San Pedro of Iloilo: In sad state of preservation

October 8, 2011 – 7:27 pm | 8 Comments
Fort San Pedro Iloilo

Ruins invoke a different sense of emotion; sadness for one, longing in the other. Just like paying a visit to ruins of Fort San Pedro or Fuerza Nuestra Senora del Rosario of Iloilo City, seeing …