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Nora Aunor’s designer seeks to make ‘hablon’ a global superstar


To promote the native weave hablon and make it a fashion staple, the local government of Miag-ao in Iloilo province will hold a hablon festival, Sept. 15 to 17. It is the first in a series of festivals that Miag-ao hopes to organize annually, said designer Nono Palmos, a native of the town known for its magnificent baroque church which has been included on the Unesco World Heritage list.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Cultural heritage tour of Iloilo

COLONIALERA buildings in downtown Iloilo

In any place we visit, it pays to have local knowledge. In Iloilo City, our version of an all-in-one heritage advocate, cultural expert and insider guide comes in the form of true-blue Ilonggo Eugene Jamerlan.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Reuse, adapt, retrofit: Heritage conservation models in Negros, Iloilo

IMPRESSIVE shell of an early 1900s mansion in Talisay,Neg. Occ., is now The Ruins.

Reuse, adapt, retrofit are the more common buzzwords conservationists use to encourage owners to retain their old structures.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Columns | Read More »

Time to go to Iloilo and Guimaras

GUIMBAL Church has a less ornate facade compared to Iloilo’s other churches.

With its many attractions, ordinary tourists will need more than a long weekend in Iloilo. There are centuries-old churches to visit, native delicacies to savor and shopping to do.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

From Ilocos to Iloilo, heritage churches for one’s spiritual journey

OUR Lady of the Assumption Church

For the faithful Catholic, a pilgrimage can be considered a deeper encounter with God. With it comes the opportunity to express deep intentions such as forgiveness for sins, physical and spiritual healing, or simply thanksgiving.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »