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What ILOMOCA reveals about Iloilo City

“ART breathes life and personality into cities,” said Kevin Tan, Megaworld senior vice president, upon the opening of the Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art...

‘Huwad na kalayaan’ under Duterte?

AS THE Philippines celebrated its 120th Philippine Independence Day on Tuesday, June 12, President Rodrigo Duterte led his first Araw ng Kalayaan ceremony as...

Wandering high in Bucari, Leon

HEART-pounding and out-of-breath, we make our way through the steep trails. Towering trees on one side and the cliff’s edge on the other –...

What the water gave us

IN VISAYAN Mythology, Magwayen the formidable goddess of the waters and seas was also the deity of death and the underworld. Calm, vast and...

The problem with millennials

Millenials have the bad reputation of being “narcissistic, shallow, and entitled”. Articles christen us the “Me Me Me Generation,” they label us self-centered attention-seekers,...

We’ll never be ‘royals’

IT’S BEEN five years since a song that called out the present youth’s shallowness and obsession with fame, smashed the charts. It rejected all...

Why it’s ‘business unusual’ in the City of Love

“HERE in Iloilo City, it’s not just ‘business as usual,’ it’s also ‘business unusual,’” said Norman Tabud, the head of the city’s Business Process...

It’s all over the news

IT’S BEEN said journalists write the first rough draft of history. Before renowned figures and ground-breaking events enter our nation’s collective record, it’s the...

‘25 Ilonggo writers worth watching’

IT WAS an October night in 2016 when I first found myself surrounded by some of Iloilo’s most promising young writers and a handful...

Life is like riding a bicycle

DURING the opening of the now annual “Cycling HeARTS” exhibit – a tribute by various local artists to biking – at the Casa Real...

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