During the early days in Panay, a group of Spanish Conquistadores under Legazpi managed to find their way into the mouth of what is known as Jalaur River at Talaugis near Barotac Nuevo on a mission of exploring the hinterlands in Iloilo. They rode on a unique flatboat known as […]


In the early part of the 16th century, our country was a famous hideout of the seahawks due to its numerous and scattered islands. The mountain ranges invited the attention of foreign ships especially seahawks to land for recreation and protection from strong winds, or defeat of sea battles. The […]

According to the legend, the name Badiangan was derived from the Ilonggo vernacular badiang a wild plant belonging to the gabi family. When the Spaniards first set foot in Badiangan, which was then a thriving settlement, they passed by the natives bathing and washing in the spring. The Spaniards asked […]

Pavia, which is 9.6 km. north of Iloilo City and has really emerged from a facile town to a bustling town of industrial and manufacturing firms. Pavia’s detailed account of history was found in an unpublished report of 1973 edited by Gaudiosa Janeo, Fernando Hubero, and Nelson Gumban and later […]