Here is the full text of Pope Francis’ homily during Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica for the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines on March 14, 2021: “God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son” (Jn 3:16). This is the heart of the […]

Botica China (Lam Kong Botica) is one of the popular and still standing establishment in the downtown of Iloilo. Even at present, Ilonggos still patronize authentic Chinese products which you can only get from this store. Personal note: I remember one of my tita requested me to buy her Chin […]


International Women’s Day 2021 theme is “Choose to Challenge” Use the official hashtag: #ChoosetoChallenge. International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.  It has been observed since 1911. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating […]

By definition, Calle Real means Royal Street in Spanish. It is along J.M. Basa Street and a historic street in the old downtown district of Iloilo City. It has multiple Commonwealth and Spanish-era buildings. But aside from its history and grandeur, it is a place of childhood memories, especially for […]

Jaro Fiesta 2021 is here. After the Dinagyang 2021 Festival, religious celebrations in the Queen City of the South does not eventually conclude. Devotees not only from the City of Love but also coming from the different corners of the world, flock to Jaro every second day of February in […]

Iloilo Ang Banwa Ko is an allegory on patriotism explained in two ways: first, making a little girl (Inday) stand for her town and second, a picture of carefree life free from political bondage. Lyrics Iloilo ang banwa ko ginahingadlan Katam-is nga polong ang akon ginmat-an Dili ko ikaw bulagan […]

It was the Bornean Malays who were responsible for the place we know today as Panay. Where it all started The Shri-Visayan Empire, whose capital was in what is now modern Indonesia, once had control over the Philippines. As a result, when the Philippines was ruled by the Shri-Visayan, adventurous […]

This post is in progress. Read also: The Ultimate List of Festivals in Iloilo Province Sources: ILOILO PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE 2/F, Casa Real Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City Telefax No: (+63 33) 3384910 Email: [email protected] or [email protected] Blog: mybeautifulILOILO Website: DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM REGION VI Capitol Grounds, Bonifacio Drive, lloilo City Tel. Nos: […]

TUBONG-TUBONG FESTIVAL Municipality of Tubungan Every 1st of May Tubong-Tubong is Festival in Tubungan, lloilo celebrated every 1st of May and is highlighted by the tribal dance competition showcasing the excerpts how Tubungan got its name and exposes the different rituals still being practiced by the Babaylans (ancient priestess or […]