Tsokolate: Inside Cabatuan’s Handmade Tablea Factory

joseph batcagan

I know it’s getting hard to remember any social good brought about by the modern internet, but bringing back the tablea—and other traditional Filipino products of its ilk—wouldn’t have been possible if many of us weren’t assiduous uploaders of #FoodPorn on our Facebook and Instagram pages. And Ilonggo cuisine, without hyperbole, is a big recipient.. Read more

Iloilo on My Mind

dulce maria deriada

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

riza ornos

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