Culture & History

A Good Friday: Of Saints and Devotion in Molo

xtian lozañes

It was past three in the afternoon when Molo Plaza slowly came to life on a hot Friday. People showed up from all directions, but all of them had a singular goal: to silently walk their way towards Santa Ana Parish. A few vendors, almost on cue, lined up along the plaza to sell stuff.. Read more

Have Words, Will Xerox: A Brief History of Ilonggo Zines

joseph batcagan

Iloilo City, After Dark

Harren Fegarido

Project Iloilo’s Christmas Lights Tour

sheeber joyce

Christmas and New Year are probably the biggest and most important holidays among Ilonggos. It is that time of the year where everybody’s at their busiest. For OFWs, it is the season of booking flights home. For regular employees, it is the month of bonuses. For mothers, it is the season of shopping rush. For.. Read more

Hablon: For Love of the Weave

jam lebrilla

Taking Care of Business: Calle Real’s Role in Local Commerce

Harren Fegarido

8 ‘Traditional Medicines’ Ilonggos Grew Up With

sheeber joyce

Growing up in the countryside in the 1990s has its perks: one, you were equipped with basic knowledge on herbal plants and alternative medicine once you come of age because in cases of emergency, you had no doctor to call and worse, you even had no phone; two, your pain threshold tends to be higher.. Read more

“Sa Pula”: Modern Iloilo’s Love/Hate Relationship with ‘Sampok’

marl patrick borro

More Parks, Please: Plaza Libertad and a Case for Open Spaces

Harren Fegarido