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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 »

Pine trees, rice terraces, veggies in Iloilo’s Baguio

NIPPY IN BUCARI  Pine trees abound in this village in Leon, Iloilo, where the temperature drops to 9 degrees Celsius in December.  NESTOR P. BURGOS JR./INQUIRER VISAYAS

Vacationists in the Visayas or Mindanao seeking refuge from the sweltering summer heat need not travel all the way to Baguio City far up in the north for their great escape.

Posted: May 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »