Culture & History

After Closure: An Ilonggo’s Retrospective on “Old” Boracay

Armand Tajanlangit

It was the first morning of the closure. As soon as I stepped out of my room and through Boracay Terraces, my family’s resort on Station One since 1986, something felt already different. While I wanted to walk to the other end of the white beach to see how it looked like without the tourists,.. Read more

I Miss What Iloilo Fiestas Used to Be

Allyn May Canja

Ambot 101: A Foreigner’s Survival Guide to Speaking Ilonggo

Joel Roth

Kings of the Road: How Jeepneys can Boost Tourism in Iloilo

vernan jagunap

One of the issues that dominated the news recently was the modernization of jeepneys. The new jeepneys will be equipped with CCTV cameras, GPS, and automated fare collection or beep cards; and only two types of jeepneys will be allowed–the electric and the Euro-4 compliant jeepneys–to comply with the Clean Air Act. However, upon seeing.. Read more

Tsokolate: Inside Cabatuan’s Handmade Tablea Factory

joseph batcagan

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

joseph batcagan

How Iloilo Titas Dated Back Then

joseph batcagan

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

Iloilo on My Mind

dulce maria deriada

What Makes an Ilonggo Video “Viral”?

joseph batcagan