People

So You Wanna Negosyo?: Stories from Ilonggo Entrepreneurs on the Front Lines

joseph batcagan

Iloilo City is in an entrepreneurial mood these days. You only have to look at the endless (well, at least for now) weekend market fairs before you realize that almost everyone you know is into, or at least entertains the idea, of running a negosyo. It’s the new “weekend warrior” thing: young, mostly middle-class, and.. Read more

8 Reasons NOT to Date An Ilongga

riza ornos

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

joseph batcagan

The Modern Kerida: Extramarital Affairs in the New Iloilo

glory moralidad

Querida. How in the world did this delightful word, which means “beloved” in Spanish, transform into an expression that most Ilonggos deem horrendous and degrading? Mistress. Kabit. Number 2. The other woman. Kerida. If you’re reading this right now, then you ought to know what these words mean and how it turned out for people.. Read more

Grow Your Food: An Ilonggo’s Short Guide to Kitchen Gardening

marc belloni

Bayan AT Sarili: The New Breed of Ilonggo Entrepreneurs

joseph batcagan

Eating Zen: Ibos and The Modern Struggle

kristine buenavista

Where Maria lives, the crickets fill the surroundings with full, delightful sounds every four in the afternoon. Where Maria lives, the kitchen is made of wood, soil, dust, fire, old silverwares, soot, and decades. Where Maria lives, there is this crisp October air from the trees which she and her husband have planted. Maria of.. Read more

Ilonggos Should Give a Damn About Ilonggo Books

glory moralidad

Ang Bakero: How a Cow Herder Became a Poet

kristine buenavista