joseph batcagan

Joseph Batcagan is the editor and a writer for Project Iloilo.

Articles by Joseph Batcagan:

5 Ilonggo Heroes You Should Look Up On Independence Day

Anyone who follows Philippine history knows that Iloilo also has no shortage of national heroes. Unfortunately, we only know a few of them, and the few we do know only get the occasional shoutout, like when we’re celebrating Graciano Lopez Jaena Day, gawking at the brand-new statute of General Martin Delgado at Iloilo Business Park,.. Read more

What Would Iloilo in the 1900s Look Like with the ‘Arellano Plan’?

Chef Tibong Promotes Ilonggo Heritage by Getting You Hungry

I Went to See Joyce Pring Talk (and Other Observations from AdCon 18)

I was a seat behind Joyce Pring for about four hours at AdCon 2018. This is like fate saying to me I did something right this year. Of course, we’re too classy to start this piece on a stalker-ish note. Plus, I don’t want to look like I didn’t listen to anything the presenters talked.. Read more

Tsokolate: Inside Cabatuan’s Handmade Tablea Factory

This Ilonggo-Made Boracay Documentary Confronts our Prejudices on Atis & IPs

Bakya Mo Neneng: An Ilongga OFW’s Death in Kuwait Proves Why This Song is Still Relevant

People have this notion that Ilonggos are gentle people because of our lilting accents. Said accent, it also must be said, can mask a wide array of emotions including sadness, rage, and frustration at the cards life’s hand dealt us with. In this regard, this is probably why folk songs, no matter if younger people.. Read more

How Iloilo Titas Dated Back Then

What Makes an Ilonggo Video “Viral”?