People

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

Marrz Capanang: From Calaparan, the Communities and to Realms of Consciousness

kristine buenavista

“Mamista Kami”: A Maldita’s Guide to Polite Fiesta Etiquette for Guests

glory moralidad

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

The 5 Men You’ll Meet in Iloilo: A Foolproof Guide to Single Women (and Men, Too!)

riza ornos

Manicure, Pedicure, Rebond – Artist Jeffrey Guanlao Beyond the Gallery

kristine buenavista

The Cursed Man of Jereos

debbie bartolo

You can see him walking aimlessly in his oversized T-shirt while staring at bypassers through his scattered eyes. Then, his body starts to shake and he just collapses. On the narrow one-way road of Jereos, La Paz, people would recognize this cursed individual as Korsnoy. Korsnoy is the man of the present and the future,.. Read more

10 Non-Ilonggos Tell Us What They Love About Iloilo

riza ornos

Ilonggos Share Their New Year’s Resolutions, and How They Maintained Them

joseph batcagan