One evening in February of 1966, the Iloilo skies were ablaze with fiery hues permeating the night light. A fire originating from Iznart Street had begun to gain momentum, stretching its scorching talons across the city. It was unexpected; it was devastating; and it was to forever redesign the geography […]

Originally, the recipe for bibingka called for tuba as leavening agent, on account of yeast present. Filomena Pepino learned how to make bibingka from her mother- in-law, Crescenciana Atrazo. For 40 years, she has been vending bibingka along the beach at Arévalo. But the origin of bibingka is vague. Some […]

They say that while nursing a wounded heart over a lost love in Capiz, Jovita Fuentes heard a maid sing a folksong that moved her. The lyrics reflected her sentiments. And so she documented, arranged and popularized this kundiman. Ahay! Kalisud Kalisud sang binayaan. Adlao gab-i pirmi ta ikao guina-tangisan […]

Negritos, Indonesians, and Malays were the earliest settlers in the region. Trade with other Asian peoples, particularly the Chinese, added to the diversity of the Ilonggos. With Spanish colonization came Spanish lineage. As the region increasingly developed, greater economic activity attracted the Chinese to settle in areas such as Molo. […]

Arevalo Archdiocesan Shrine of Santo Niño de Arevalo City Proper San Jose Parish Placer Immaculate Conception Tanza Parish Sta. Teresita Del Niño Jesus Parish Santa Maria Chinese-Filipino Parish Jaro National Shrine of Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria Spousal of Mary and Joseph Parish Parish of Nuestra Señora Del Pilar Saint […]