When you take a leisurely walk in the lively city of Iloilo, Philippines, you will find yourself seeing some well-preserved the remnants of its glorious past. This place was actually honored by Queen Regent Maria Cristina of Spain as the "Most Noble City" during the time when Spain was colonizing the country. Now, your trip to Iloilo would not be complete without visiting its grandiose Spanish colonial-era churches.
Situated approximately 35 kilometers west of the city center, this is one of the most unforgettable churches you will see in this place. This church, which is ...
The First Hablon Festival in Miagao on September 15-17, 2014 is one of the must-see events in Iloilo. Visitors are sure to see many hand-woven fabrics and products for sale. At first glance, one may not realize the quality of these fabrics; fewer are aware of the long history and importance weaving has played in Miagao society. The fabrics are not only beautiful and unique, but they provide a means for visitors to appreciate indigenous culture of the town.
With the theme, "Hablon, Panapton sang Panahon: Ipabugal kag Pasanyugon," the First Hablon Festival opens with a Float Contest on the Op ...
The town of Miag-ao in Iloilo honoured its farmers and fisher folk this week in a celebration that started on Monday, May 16.
Some 300 farmers, fisherfolk, and livestock raisers joined the celebrations that is now on its fourth year, the agriculture department said.
The department, however, did not provide the name for the festival.
Miag-ao Mayor Macario N. Napulan urged members of the Miag-ao Federated Farmers Association to strengthen their partnership with the local government to increase the sales of their harvests.
"With this we can address the concern on marketing which becom ...
It was the day before I am scheduled to leave Iloilo when I decided to go to Miagao to visit the Church of Saint Thomas of Villanueva. More popularly known as Miagao Church, it is one of the four Baroque Churches of the Philippines and is also a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. With my short stint in Iloilo Province about to come to an end, I just could not let it pass without paying a visit to this significant place of worship.
I was just in time to catch the Caticlan-bound aircon Ceres bus before it left the transport terminal in Molo District, Iloilo City. After settling down on the ...
My feet is itching to go outside my crib and hankering for something kicky over weekend. Two days before weekend my two little itchy feet is looking for stomping ground and kept haunting me for another exciting and fun filled experience.
My wanderlust soul is screaming and calling my name, and I have no choice but to listen and scream back.
A very well known City in Philippines for being the happiest place and celebrated for being "The City of Love" I even wonder how it feels like to be loved by someone from this City. A place of friendly, warm and sweet Filipinos that is facilely heard ...
Because of its booming economy, Iloilo has long been a magnet of visitors even before the Spaniards arrived. Its success was further intensified when the Spanish government opened its port to international traders, and the sugar cane industry was introduced by Nicholas Loney, the British vice-consul. Iloilo, affectionately called The City of Love, even caught the heart of Queen Regent Maria Cristina who honored it as "La Muy Leal Y Noble Ciudad de Iloilo" (Most Loyal and Noble City).
Today, its glorious past is still evident through the architectural medley of flamboyant art deco and plate ...