Iloilo City Nightlife

If you thought that Smallville only existed in the Superman universe, think again. Iloilo has its very own Smallville! It is the center of night life in the city, filled with upscale restaurants, bars, hotels and cafes. Originally, “Smallville” referred to the row of bars and restaurants beside the Iloilo Business Hotel but because new […]

Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (Our Lady of the Candles)

Jaro’s celebration of the Feast of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (Our Lady of the Candles) every February 2 is well known in the Philippines. The fiesta features pageantry with a fiesta queen from one of the prominent families of the place, and a cockfight at the Iloilo Coliseum, where cockfighting aficionados from all over […]

Kasadyahan Festival

The Kasadyahan is a cultural dance parade and contest held on a Saturday before the Ati competition of the Dinagyang Festival. It is participated in by the municipalities and local government units and schools in Western Visayas. It has become a major cultural event that has a soul of its own, completely distinct from that of Ati-based […]

Dinagyang Festival

The Dinagyang is a religious and cultural festival in Iloilo City, Philippines held on the fourth Sunday of January, or right after the Sinulog In Cebu and the Ati-Atihan in Aklan. It is held both to honor the Santo Niño and to celebrate the arrival on Panay of Malay settlers and the subsequent selling of […]