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The San Joaquin cemetery, known for its imposing Campo Santo or mortuary chapel, is a Roman Catholic cemetery located in San Joaquin, Southern Iloilo. The cemetery is perhaps the grandest and best preserved in the entire Province of Iloilo. Built durin
A three-hectare lake, located at the plateau on top of the mountain of Cabatangan, about 80 meters deep is an aquatic haven for its freshwater Tinagong Dagateel, carp and tilapia. Nestled at the foot of Mount Apog-Apog from the Iloilo-Antique border, T
A concrete Japanese watch tower, 7 meters high with an inside diameter of 3.3 meters, and 20 centimeters thick, stands guard at each strategic place by the north and south end of the Suague Bridge in Janiuay poblacion. Serving as sentry points during t
Spelunkers enjoy the vastness and richness of Igcabugao Cave with its underground basins that houses a number of cave creatures and inside the cave, the splendid formation of stalagmites and stalactites sparkles like immaculate crystals. The window of
An expansive plaza graced by an obelisk, a lagoon, a gazeebo, a historical marker, a skating rink, stately mahogay and Indian trees, and well maintained greens with the imposing Pototan Astodome to crown its prominence as the most beautiful plaza in Il
Aside from the giant cross, there has also been a significant development in the poblacion area of San Joaquin. First was the restoration of the San Joaquin Cemetery, then the completion of its new Municipal Hall, beautification of its town plaza, and
The construction of a giant cross in San Jaoquin was a pleasant surprise during a recent visit to the town. The cross, built on top of a hill, is quite visible from the town proper or poblacion of San Joaquin. From afar, it looks like a tall stairway l
The Miagao Church, one of Iloilo’s most popular icons, is currently being restored to its more pristine and original state. The project is undertaken by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the National Museum of the Philippines in coop
The New Carlitos Restaurant Jaro Branch and T Grillhaus recently opened its doors to the public last December 4, 2009. Both are located at the corner of Lopez Jaena and Sta. Isabel St., Jaro near Coffee Break, Biscocho Haus, and PRC Regional Office. Th
The Christmas and New Year season is a busy time for Iloilo. A lot of Ilonggos from all over the Philippines and abroad go back to their hometowns to spend the celebration together with their loved ones. If you’re spending the holidays this December in
Here’s the third (and last) installment of this month’s development update: Transcom opens call center in Iloilo Transcom, considered as Europe’s largest business process outsourcing (BPO) firm, is currently operating in its new call center facility in
The University of the Philippines, Visayas (U.P. Visayas) is one of the units of the University of the Philippines system. It is one of the leading educational institutions in the country, especially when it comes to marine science education and resear
A shroud of concealment and mysticism seemingly looms over Isla Gigantes, group of islands off the coast of Carles and Estancia in Northern Iloilo. If you ask most Ilonggos about Gigantes Islands, they will probably return your question ask you what th
A hot residential estate property is currently taking shape in Santa Barbara, Iloilo. This new subdivision is envisioned to be one of Iloilo’s more classy subdivisions with all its great features and prime location in one of the country’s future growth
Tangke is a natural saltwater pool located in a hidden spot behind the steep cliffs of Isla de Gigantes Sur in Carles, Iloilo. Travelers and locals of Carles visit tangke to swim in its refreshing shallow waters and gaze at the beautiful rock formation

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