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DPWH halts Iloilo road-widening project

CONSTRUCTED in the postwar Art Deco style, La Florentina:
Balay Bacabac-Babar in Ajuy town is virtually the museum of
northern Iloilo.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has suspended the road-widening project at a section of the Iloilo-Capiz Road in Ajuy town, sparing for the meantime the heritage house maintained by cultural heritage specialist Eric Zerrudo, vice chair of the Philippine Unesco Commission.

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Heritage advocates raise concerns on Pototan cemetery chapel renovation

away with the domed roof.

A recent project replacing the roof of the Spanish-era cemetery chapel of Pototan town in Iloilo has caught the attention of heritage advocates as it is said to have veered away from the original design of the structure.

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Anilao town in Iloilo reinvents itself through Festival of Lights

Anilao town

Rising from its sleepy image and troubled past, Anilao town in Iloilo province recently held its 10th Banaag (Light) Festival, highlighting its rich history through well-researched theater performances.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

A boost for hair science; Iloilo society columnist holds smashing birthday bash

P&G HAIR Care senior technologist Shean Lim and communications
manager Deirdre de Padua

The chic happening hosted by foremost conditioner brand Pantene at the posh Sala Bistro drew hundreds of invitees eager to learn about the latest science behind “strong, shiny and healthy hair,” dahlings.

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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 »