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Iloilo Paraw Regatta 2012 Schedule

Iloilo Paraw Regatta 2012 Schedule

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Iloilo will once again hold its annual Paraw Regatta Festival. The longest running sailing event in Asia is already on its 40th this year. It is slated on February 12 to 19, 2012. Paraw Regatta is a race among local outriggers on festive local sailboats known as Paraws across the Iloilo Strait.

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Lin-ay: the Statue of Ilonggo Pride [PHOTOS]

Lin-ay: the Statue of Ilonggo Pride [PHOTOS]

| August 25, 2011 | 2 Comments

Here are some photos I took of the “Lin-ay” now standing courageously atop the new Iloilo City Hall in downtown Iloilo City. The Statue of Ilonggo Pride was officially unveiled to the public today, August 25, 2011 during the grand celebration of Iloilo City’s 74th Charter Day anniversary. The new city hall building where the […]

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The Installation of “Lin-ay” Atop the New Iloilo City Hall

The Installation of “Lin-ay” Atop the New Iloilo City Hall

| August 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

The new iconic structure atop the under-construction Iloilo City Hall was already installed yesterday. The larger than life, “Lin-ay“, the Statue of Ilonggo Pride is a 15-foot statue of an Ilongga woman and will become the newest landmark with the new Iloilo City Hall building. A work of art by Iloilo based renowned multi-media visual […]

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August 25 is a Special Non-Working Holiday in Iloilo City

August 25 is a Special Non-Working Holiday in Iloilo City

| July 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. by the authority of President Benigno Aquino III just signed Proclamation No. 203, declaring August 25 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in Iloilo City. August 25, 2011 marks the 74th Charter Day anniversary of Iloilo City. The then municipality of Iloilo was incorporated with the surrounding municipalities of Lapaz, […]

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Anini-y Church, the only surviving Spanish Church in Antique

Anini-y Church, the only surviving Spanish Church in Antique

| July 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

The municipality of Anini-y in the province of Antique holds the distinction of having the only surviving Spanish Colonial church in this side of Panay. Antique had a lot of colonial churches built during the Spanish settlement but most of them were completely damaged and ruined by time. Some are currently being utilized as schools […]

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Iloilo’s Chinese-Filipino Friendship Arc Under Construction

Iloilo’s Chinese-Filipino Friendship Arc Under Construction

| April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

The construction of the proposed Chinese-Filipino Friendship Arc in Iloilo is currently in full blast. The edifice serves as a gate welcoming everyone upon entering Iznart Street from Ledesma-J.M. Basa intersection (Plazoleta Gay area). Iznart and J.M. Basa streets including part of Aldeguer are considered to be the Chinese triangle of Iloilo or sometimes called […]

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Semana sang Iloilo Parade of Festivals and Performances

Semana sang Iloilo Parade of Festivals and Performances

| April 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

There were a total of 6 festivals from different towns of the province of Iloilo participated in the Parade of Festivals last April 8, 2011. It was one of the highlights of the 110th Semana sang Iloilo. The parade started at the Freedom Grandstand up to the Capitol. After the parade, the much awaited performances […]

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Statue of Ilonggo Pride soon to rise atop the new Iloilo City Hall

Statue of Ilonggo Pride soon to rise atop the new Iloilo City Hall

| February 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Getting its inspiration from the 20-foot bronze statue at the top of the dome of the Washington D.C. Capitol (“The Lady of Freedom” Statue), Iloilo City is also creating its own icon of pride. With the envisioned completion of the new Iloilo City Hall in Plaza Libertad mid this year, a new addition to complement […]

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Kalibo Ati-atihan Festival 2011 Schedule

Kalibo Ati-atihan Festival 2011 Schedule

| January 12, 2011 | 2 Comments

Kalibo’s biggest celebration and merry-making is again setting the town’s streets packed with people to celebrate the Ati-atihan Festival 2011. Believed to have started in the year 1212, Kalibo’s Ati-atihan is considered to be the mother of all festivals in the Philippines. In fact, Iloilo’s very own Dinagyang Festival started as the city’s version of […]

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15 Tribes join the Dinagyang 2011 Ati-ati Competition

15 Tribes join the Dinagyang 2011 Ati-ati Competition

| January 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

There will be a total of 15 tribes who will compete for this year’s Dinagyang Festival 2011 Ati-ati Tribe Competition. These tribes were screened well with extensive requirements in terms of performance as the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI), the festival’s organizing body strictly implements the “No Lousy Tribe for Dinagyang” guidelines. Expect more breathtaking stunts and […]

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Proposed Iloilo Old Capitol Restoration Project

Proposed Iloilo Old Capitol Restoration Project

| December 3, 2010 | 2 Comments

The old Iloilo Provincial Capitol building also known as Casa Real during Iloilo’s heyday was declared as a heritage site by the National Historical Institute (NHI). Inline with this, the Provincial Government of Iloilo has allocated P20 M for the restoration project while NHI will provide technical assistance to restitute Casa Real to its former glory. […]

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