Art & Music

A Beginner’s Guide to the Iloilo Arts Scene

Althea Villanueva

Carrying nothing else other than our dreams and faith, our family moved to Iloilo City on March 2012, which was made possible through the support of our relatives and friends, after living in the busy city life of Metro Manila.. From a couple of events that happened in my life before the move, I thought.. Read more

Poetika Anthology Launch

xtian lozañes

Marrz Capanang: From Calaparan, the Communities and to Realms of Consciousness

kristine buenavista

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

joseph batcagan

People have this notion that Ilonggos are gentle people because of our lilting accents. Said accent, it also must be said, can mask a wide array of emotions including sadness, rage, and frustration at the cards life’s hand dealt us with. In this regard, this is probably why folk songs, no matter if younger people.. Read more

What Makes an Ilonggo Video “Viral”?

joseph batcagan

Manicure, Pedicure, Rebond – Artist Jeffrey Guanlao Beyond the Gallery

kristine buenavista

5 Things I Learned from an Ilonggo Poet’s Writing Workshop at Age 24

brynel sequio

It was past 4pm and the jeepneys rallied in an array as kids rushed out from Iloilo Central School. My feet thumped along with the traffic light counter, impatiently waiting for the red light to turn green. It was the first day of my workshop for creative writing. Like every first, it’s always a struggle… Read more

Home is Where the “Art” Is: Iloilo Houses Show Where Art Lives

debbie bartolo

Make Communities, Not Just “Scenes”

joseph batcagan