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The Church of Saint Thomas of Villanova, commonly known as the Miagao Church, is the Roman Catholic parish church of the town of Miagao in Iloilo Province. Completed in 1797, the church is famous for the artistic sculptural relief carved on its facade.
Make your Holy Week Visita Iglesia more memorable by visiting Iloilo’s many old churches! not only is it a fitting spiritual experience but it’s also a great way to discover an excellent collection of centuries-old churches and learn more about the his
The Salakayan festival of Miagao is held every first week of February. Salakayan, coined from a Hiligaynon term “salakay” or to “attack” is a week long celebration that merges merry making and the arts, lore and customs of the town. The highlight of th
An eight minute tricycle ride from the poblacion, lies on a sprawling 1,200 hectares of gently sloping hills. This is the only UP College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences with a focus on aquaculture, fish processing, natural products development, and po
Taytay Boni is a Spanish-era arch bridge in located along the highway before the town proper (if you’re coming from Iloilo City). It is regarded as one of the surviving historical landmarks of Miagao. How to Get to Taytay Boni You can catch a jeep goin
The first months of the year is a very festive season in Iloilo with major fiestas and festivals livening up the new year and it doesn’t end with the Dinagyang Festival. In February, there are still at least three grand celebrations coming up that is s
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 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
Five tribes performed this year during the street dance competition of Miagao’s Salakayan Festival 2009. The event was a great way to learn about the rich history and culture of the town through a series of colorful dance dramas that centered on the re
2006 figures of the Financial Profile of Iloilo Province, Towns, and Cities. After doing some reading into the documents, I’ve made a list of the top 10 towns in Iloilo ranked according to their total operating income, income growth, and IRA-dependency
The Miagao cemetery located at Bgy. Baybay Norte (formerly Cota Baybay) houses an exceptional capilla or funerary chapel. In olden times, masses were held here on All Saint’s Day, Sundays and other important feast days. Its capilla is octagonal in shap
Here’s a list of the highest performing towns when ranked according to their total operating income, income growth, income per capita, and IRA-dependency. The figures were taken during the fiscal year 2005, haven’t got the 2006 figures yet so we’d have
The Salakayan festival of Miagao is held every first week of February. Salakayan, coined from a Hiligaynon term “salakay” or “ to attack,” is a street dance-drama that merges arts, lore and customs of the town. It tells of personal power and daily acti