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Iloilo food festival becomes feeding program for typhoon victims

CHEF Tibong Jardeleza prepares relief goods.

Iloilo has always been a foodie’s paradise. If you wish to warm your tummy with an early breakfast treat, there’s freshly cooked pancit molo at the house of Kapitan Ising, with its kaldero-ful (cooking pot) of peppery broth with freshly wrapped pork molo, for only P300 good for 10-15 people, paired with toasted bread from the century-old Panaderia de Molo (Avanceña Street).

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Savory tour of Western Visayas heritage cuisine

Hinanggop nga balinghon ngamay rabanos kag marguso

Attending a traditional cooking competition is very instructive as it affords one the chance to learn about local cooking procedures. This was the case with the third Tabu-an Western Visayas Ilonggo Heritage Cooking Competition in Iloilo City.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Vicki and Hayden launch Belo services and products in Iloilo


Despite a 13-hour flight from the United States where she received the “Most Trusted Brand by Filipinos Worldwide” from the recent Adobo Fil-Am Festival in San Francisco, my fave beauty guru, Dr. Vicki Belo, looked smashing and fresh.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Savoring flavors both familiar and new in Iloilo City


The question will not make sense to someone who hasn’t been to Roberto’s (JM Basa Street) in Iloilo but the answer is awaited by those who have. This particular siopao is celebrated in this city. It’s the biggest of its kind in the restaurant (that includes the regular, jumbo and the King). As in chess, the Queen is the most prized because there isn’t a logical time for it to be there according to its fans. Contained within its dough that took years to perfect are boiled egg, Chinese sausage, bacon, chicken and pork adobo.

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Food | Read More »

Calle Real, Iloilo City’s heritage street, restored

THE 1925 Art Deco Serafin Villanueva Building was built during the American Occupation.

The Iloilo Cultural Heritage Foundation Inc. (ICHFI) recently honored individuals and organizations in Iloilo City for their outstanding commitment and contribution to heritage conservation, restoration and promotion at the first Iloilo Cultural Heritage Awards Night .

Posted: November 19th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »