joseph batcagan

Joseph Batcagan is the editor and a writer for Project Iloilo.

Articles by Joseph Batcagan:

Tsokolate: Inside Cabatuan’s Handmade Tablea Factory

I know it’s getting hard to remember any social good brought about by the modern internet, but bringing back the tablea—and other traditional Filipino products of its ilk—wouldn’t have been possible if many of us weren’t assiduous uploaders of #FoodPorn on our Facebook and Instagram pages. And Ilonggo cuisine, without hyperbole, is a big recipient.. Read more

This Ilonggo-Made Boracay Documentary Confronts our Prejudices on Atis & IPs

Bakya Mo Neneng: An Ilongga OFW’s Death in Kuwait Proves Why This Song is Still Relevant

How Iloilo Titas Dated Back Then

If you’re anywhere under 30, the concept of celebrating Valentine’s Day might still be important to you (Well, you can still celebrate it even if you’re older. You do you.). However, you do have to admit that all the dating rituals we take for granted during the occasion—flowers, chocolates, dinners, movies—can seem same-y. But then.. Read more

What Makes an Ilonggo Video “Viral”?

Dagyang, Videoke, Paupas: How Baylehans Are Known Today

Make Communities, Not Just “Scenes”

To gauge how Iloilo City now has a culture that rivals most metropolitan areas in the country, you only have to be aware of the different “scenes” existing here today: art; rock; literature; fashion; filmmaking; food. Name it, and there’s one that has probably popped up somewhere. Thankfully, many blogs and even established publications came.. Read more

Ilonggos Share Their New Year’s Resolutions, and How They Maintained Them

Ilonggos Share Creepy School Stories for ‘Pista Minatay’