Art & Music

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

joseph batcagan

One of the moderately popular groups here in Iloilo’s Facebook-sphere is ‘Old Iloilo’. The popularity of this group is obviously simple: members share photos and stories documented from the city’s early years. And Iloilo City, if we’re going to believe tourism slogans, is just a place in love with its past. Contributions from the group’s.. Read more

Sine Marathon: The Ilonggos’ Primer for CineKasimanwa 2015

xtian lozañes

Hablon: For Love of the Weave

jam lebrilla

“Makaon Bala Ina?”: Why ‘Arte sa Kalye’ can Influence “Common Ilonggos” to Appreciate Art

joseph batcagan

“Makaon na bala ina? [Can it be eaten?]” Present art to any Ilonggo you encounter on the street, and this is probably the response you’ll be getting in return. Sure, it’s an unfair generalization, and it’s one that calls to mind deposed president Joseph Estrada’s inaugural “common tao” speech (“roof over their heads, food on.. Read more

‘Mital’: A Short History of Iloilo’s Underground Metal Movement

joseph batcagan

Ilonggos Should Give a Damn About Ilonggo Books

glory moralidad

Ang Bakero: How a Cow Herder Became a Poet

kristine buenavista

His violin would bleed at 2 PM. Around that hour of the day, I’d be lying on my back daydreaming about our roof flying away

Tourism is Overrated: How “Volunteering” in Bucari is Better

xtian lozañes

Ilonggo Popcast S01E10: Surebol

joseph batcagan