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  • Celebrated annually every 3rd of May and consistently since 1973, this Festival showcases Pavia’s ingenuity and of their being an indigenous people. Included in the Calendar of Activities of the Department of Tourism, Carabao Carroza Festival attracts many foreign and domestic tourists, guests, and visitors all over the region. The festival which highlight the celebration […]

  • Iloilo is a province of rich culture and expressive festivals enjoyed and celebrated with a great zeal. One of this is the annual Tubong-Tubong Festival of Tubungan. Tubong-Tubong was established with its mission of promoting and preserving the cultural and artistic heritage of the people of this town. While dedicated to maintain the traditional aspects […]

  • Flores is a Spanish word which means “flowers”. The word “flores” is also known as Flores de Mayo or Flowers of May. The Flower Festival is being celebrated in the Month of May to honor the Virgin Mary. In the Philippines, this custom and tradition started right after the proclamation of the dogma of the […]

  • As part of the Heritage Month Celebration held every May, the council selects notable and exemplary individuals or institutions that observe and embody the very ideals of cultural preservation: So far here are the some of the awardees: 1. Avancena-Camina House 2. Roselund Hostel Central Philippine University 3. Madavinta House 4. Institucion Teresiana 5. Concepcion […]

  • TAMPISAW, AN ANSWER TO A GLOBAL CALL. In l980, delegates from all over the world congregated in Rio de Janiero, Brazil for the Earth Summit. It was the first time that the world manifested unity in addressing the problems concerning the environment. The summit had produced a portfolio calling the citizens of the world to […]

  • Every Good Friday pilgrims troop to the town to climb the peak of Balaan Bukid following the 14 Stations of the Cross. After the Balaan Bukid trek, pilgrims and tourists then proceed to the town of Jordan to witness the Ang Pagtaltal sa Guimaras. Ang Pagtaltal sa Guimaras is a lenten presentation on the hillside […]

  • Lenten presentation depicting the judgment, crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Beginning Maundy Thursday, businesses in the Philippines either shut down operations until Black Saturday or have later opening and earlier closing times. During the Easter Triduum (usually a public holiday), some local terrestrial television and radio stations sign-off (except radio stations owned by […]

  • Sadsad sa Kalye(Lanot Festival), Janiuay, Iloilo- If Tultugan has Bamboo, then Lanot has… Lanot! Lanot is a type of grass used to make woven ricebowls, bedsheets and baskets. And Janiuay is the place where Lanot is abound. Janiuay’s name came from Oway. Oway is the other word for Lanot. During the festival, people dance in […]

  • THOUSANDS of job vacancies, both domestic and international, are up for grabs in the coming Jobs Fair on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Provincial Capitol lobby. The Jobs Fair, which is organized by the Public Employment Services Office (Peso) Iloilo province, is in line with the 112th Semana […]

  • Saad Festival – Rituals and Reflections of Leganes The municipality of Leganes is surrounded by a spiritual halo with the celebration of its annual Saad Festival, a well-known Catholic tradition celebrated after Lent as a way to let loose after the prohibitions of the religious holidays. It is also a time when the devout and […]

  • Bike Festival highlights Iloilo’s rich heritage sites by Tara Yap : Manila Bulletin Iloilo City – Aside from being an environmental and sports event, the recently-held First Iloilo Bike Festival also put focus on Iloilo as a city replete with heritage sites. Over 3,000 bikers who took part in the launching of the Festival, which […]

  • Bantayan Festival is an annual re-enactment of the battle between the natives of Guimbal and the Muslim pirates. The theatrical dance format of the presentation incorporates the prop guimba, an ancient instrument of the Spanish Panayanons that resembled a drum and is beaten by hand to send messages from tower to tower to warn the […]

  • February 21

    Filipinas are known around the globe for their exotic beauty, and strong but charming personality. It is really debatable if their names are at the bottom list in any international beauty pageant as they always carry themselves with sophistication and charisma. In the Philippines, the Ilonggas (Filipino women residing in the province of Iloilo) are […]

  • Written by Jonathan Grant Now on its 39th year, the Iloilo Paraw Regatta is the oldest traditional craft event in Asia, and the largest sailing event in the Philippines.  The Iloilo Paraw Regatta Foundation currently organizes the activities, with leading support from the Iloilo City and Provincial Governments and the Department of Tourism, along with […]

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