joseph batcagan

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

Articles by Joseph Batcagan:

This Bonifacio Statue in Tanza has a Crazy (yet Plausible) History

I attended a talk on Panay oral traditions last weekend. Prof. Eliodora Labos – Dimzon, one of the presenters who tackled Visayan folklore, mentioned how our stories seem to carry more weight if it’s transmitted orally. As an example, she pointed out how tsimis spreads quicker, even though common sense is screaming right at our.. Read more

Now, What to Do About Regent Theater?

We Went to an Ilonggo Cooking Convention to Stare at Food All-Day

Full Circle: Himbon Artist Group Marks One-Year Anniversary

The Himbon Contemporary Ilonggo Artists Group recently celebrated their one-year anniversary with the opening of ‘In Full Circle’, a collective exhibit of its members, at SM City Iloilo’s lower ground floor last September 28. The exhibit runs until October 5.

Mamusa Art Bistro Opens with HUGE Ilonggo Art Showcase

Couch Sessions Present Poetika

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