Culture & History

‘Ginauhaw Ako, Ginagutom Ako’ and our Obsession with “Old” Iloilo

joseph batcagan

One of the moderately popular groups here in Iloilo’s Facebook-sphere is ‘Old Iloilo’. The popularity of this group is obviously simple: members share photos and stories documented from the city’s early years. And Iloilo City, if we’re going to believe tourism slogans, is just a place in love with its past. Contributions from the group’s.. Read more

Project Iloilo Episodes S01E03: (Ir)Responsible Tourism

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“Kaon ‘Ta” and MORE Hiligaynon Words for Travelers

Harren Fegarido

An Ilonggo Millennial Takes Up to Chewing ‘Mamâ’

Harren Fegarido

When I was young, I used to go on vacation at my lola’s house in Lambunao. There, I noticed how she frequently wrapped what looked like small leaves into something like a candy. She slid this “candy” between her cheeks and teeth, and she chewed on it until she produced a bloody, red spit. Yes,.. Read more

Project Iloilo Episodes S01E01: City of Love

project iloilo

“Sa Lugar Lang” and Other Hiligaynon Words for Travelers

Harren Fegarido

How Pro Wrestling Can Make You a Better Ilonggo

joseph batcagan

Filipinos—if we’re to believe popular notions—can’t appreciate irony. We almost always tend to take something presented to us at face value as “genuine”. Ever wonder why some people in social media nowadays are just content at out-hoaxing each other with even more ridiculous claims? Exactly. This anger at getting fooled unfortunately extends to the one.. Read more

A Good Friday: Of Saints and Devotion in Molo

xtian lozañes

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

joseph batcagan