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Prepare for another exciting festival to hit Iloilo City as the Ilonggos hold the Paraw Regatta Festival 2009 this February 15-22, 2009. The Paraw Regatta Festival has grown tremendously over the years with numerous events lined up around the main high
Villa Beach is a long gray sand beach in Arevalo (Villa) District located at the Southern Coast of Iloilo City. The area is popular weekend destination in the city for its row of restaurants offering affordable fresh seafoods. During the early 1990s, p
On this installment of the Google Earth Series we’ll be viewing images of Iloilo’s urban structure. Get a closer look of more places in Iloilo from the sky. Google Earth has also added another hi-res satellite image, which made it possible to get a bet
Touted as the oldest sailing competition in the Asia, the Paraw Regatta is a race among traditional sailboat enthusiasts along the scenic body of water that separates Iloilo and the island paradise of Guimaras. It was held last February 10-17, 2008 and
Yet another jewel in the land. Set in the heart of historic Arevalo, shining as a new landmark in Iloilo. Acropolis, the newest project of Sta. Lucia Realty catering to the AB market, is located in the district of Arevalo. Features and Amenities: 8.6 h
The 35th Paraw Regatta was successfully held on February 17-18 2007 at Sto. Nino Sur, Villa Beach. The winners of this year’s race was a team from Camangay, Leganes manning the boat named Aryln. The second place went to Joseph 1, manned by a team from
The Paraw regatta is a race among seafarers on colorful sailboats called Paraws in the straits between Guimaras Island and the city of Iloilo. The present-day paraw managed to maintain its original design from the sailboats of the first settlers from B
Located beside the Arevalo (Villa) church, a Spanish monument stands with a crown placed atop of it. Although it is now in a unglorifying state, it holds a deep meaning because it symbolizes unity of all Spaniards under the symbol of the crown an impor
In 1581, the Spaniards moved the capital of the Alcaldia of Panay 12 kilometers west of Oton. The area was named as “La Villa de Arevalo” by Gonzalo Ronquillo in honor of his hometown. Arevalo is the first site and the very first town in the country to
In 1566, the Spaniards under Miguel Lopez de Legaspi came to Panay and established a settlement in Ogtong (now Oton, Iloilo). The Spaniards, who were in search of adequate food supply found abundant rice supplies in Iloilo. In 1581 the seat of Spanish
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