Culture & History

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

Joel Roth

As a foreigner living in Iloilo for four years, I’ve learned how to not be so “foreign.” To me, this adjective connotes to a foreigner who still hasn’t quite blended in. This could be anything from how they dress, carry themselves or, in this instance, how much of the language they still have to learn.. Read more

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

vernan jagunap

Tsokolate: Inside Cabatuan’s Handmade Tablea Factory

joseph batcagan

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

joseph batcagan

A very Iloilo thing happened during the lead-up to the premiere of ‘Pagmuklat: Lugta Ke Tamama (Land of God)’: A friend saw me share the event poster on my Facebook feed, and then proceeded to send me a message to say that one of the subjects from the documentary, Dexter Condez, happened to be their.. Read more

How Iloilo Titas Dated Back Then

joseph batcagan

What Makes an Ilonggo Video “Viral”?

joseph batcagan

Dagyang, Videoke, Paupas: How Baylehans Are Known Today

joseph batcagan

Nothing is as quintessentially Ilonggo as the ‘baylehan’. Come at me, but you know this to be true. In essence, the baylehan encompasses two things Filipinos are mostly known for: our capacity for folk ingenuity, and the urgent need to have fun at all costs. It’s particularly true for the latter; why do you think.. Read more

An Ilongga Confesses to 5 Things She Loves about Iloilo City

riza ornos

Your Yearly Reminder on Why a ‘Bayle’ May Make Things Better

project iloilo