Culture & History

Ilonggos Share Creepy School Stories for ‘Pista Minatay’

joseph batcagan

Iloilo is where the macabre gets celebrated as actual holidays. As proof, we’ve got a man who played “Hudas” every Holy Week hung himself for real during Good Friday. And we haven’t even gotten to the bloody ‘taltal’ yet. So, it shouldn’t come as exaggeration that one of the holidays that can actually rival Christmas.. Read more

8 Reasons NOT to Date An Ilongga

riza ornos

PechaKucha Night Iloilo Vol. 2: Previewing the 7 Ilonggo Presenters

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‘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

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“Sa Lugar Lang” and Other Hiligaynon Words for Travelers

Harren Fegarido