By Larry Leviste
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.
By Ivan Man Dy
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.
Pride of PlaceBy Augusto Villalon
Reuse, adapt, retrofit are the more common buzzwords conservationists use to encourage owners to retain their old structures.
By Linda B. Bolido
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.
By Dexter R. Matilla
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.