Culture & History

Iloilo on My Mind

dulce maria deriada

Note: This is an excerpt from the author’s book, ‘Places, Faces, Phases’, published by Kasingkasing Press. Whenever I get stuck in Friday morning traffic in Molo and I’m running late for my 8:30 class at the UPV city campus or after hearing Tuesday mass at San Jose Church in Plaza Libertad and the Villa jeep.. Read more

What Makes an Ilonggo Video “Viral”?

joseph batcagan

Dagyang, Videoke, Paupas: How Baylehans Are Known Today

joseph batcagan

10 Non-Ilonggos Tell Us What They Love About Iloilo

riza ornos

My personal testimonials about Iloilo are, no surprise, mostly positive. So, I took a different route this time around: I went around and asked people who were not originally from Iloilo about why they love my hometown and why they chose to live here. Here are their reasons: [Editor: Statements were lightly edited for clarity.].. 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

Project Iloilo Episodes S01E08: What’s an Ilonggo?

project iloilo

Eight (and a half) episodes, and we’re already signing out! But before that, we turn to the one question that has no definite answer, but was one that we still tried to answer in this episode because we can’t help but be stubborn debaters: specifically, just what exactly is an Ilonggo? Is there still such.. Read more

Ilonggos Share Creepy School Stories for ‘Pista Minatay’

joseph batcagan

8 Reasons NOT to Date An Ilongga

riza ornos