Joseph Batcagan

Joseph is Project Iloilo’s Editor-in-Chief, which is a position he believes will make him the alpha beta among all beta males.

Articles by Joseph Batcagan

Dagyang Paupas Videoke Baylehan - Project Iloilo

Dagyang, Videoke, Paupas: How Baylehans Are Known Today

Nothing is as quintessentially Ilonggo as the ‘baylehan’. Come at me, but you…

Artivism Iloilo - Project Iloilo

Make Communities, Not Just “Scenes”

To gauge how Iloilo City now has a culture that rivals most metropolitan…

New Year's Resolution - Project Iloilo

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

You know what’s the most gasgas thing you would hear this week? It’s…

Ilonggos Share Creepy School Stories - Project Iloilo

Ilonggos Share Creepy School Stories for ‘Pista Minatay’

Iloilo is where the macabre gets celebrated as actual holidays. As proof, we’ve…

Peter Solis Nery - Project Iloilo

‘Hapo’ and ‘Hapu’: Peter Solis Nery’s “Hiligaynon Revolution” to Making Ilonggo Cool Again

Where do we start talking about Peter Solis Nery? Should we start with…

Startup Weekend - Project Iloilo

So You Wanna Negosyo?: Stories from Ilonggo Entrepreneurs on the Front Lines

Iloilo City is in an entrepreneurial mood these days. You only have to…

Ginauhaw Ako, Ginagutom Ako - Project Iloilo

‘Ginauhaw Ako, Ginagutom Ako’ and our Obsession with “Old” Iloilo

One of the moderately popular groups here in Iloilo’s Facebook-sphere is ‘Old Iloilo’.…

How Pro Wrestling Can Make You A Better Ilonggo - Project Iloilo

How Pro Wrestling Can Make You a Better Ilonggo

Filipinos—if we’re to believe popular notions—can’t appreciate irony. We almost always tend to…

History of Ilonggo Zines - Project Iloilo

Have Words, Will Xerox: A Brief History of Ilonggo Zines

“Spoiled Rich Brat Socialites are the scum of the Earth. Many of them…