Choreographer of Her Life

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia GEORGETTE Sanchez-Vargas, a dynamic and multitalented dancer, has received many blessings in life and now, with her choreographic gift, serves as a blessing to others. She was very active in sports and arts in her younger years. She started dancing at the age of 3 under the tutelage of her mother, […]


Photos courtesy of: Rosmar Villalo CAFÉ PANAY, a home grown coffee shop serving authentic Ilonggo snack items, takes a bigger step to serve more clients with its extensive and sumptuous Ilonggo foods menu at the Festive Walk, Iloilo Business Park starting September 28, 2017. CAFÉ PANAY is a coffee/souvenir shop concept by PANAY TOURS SPECIALISTS, INC. […]

The Happiness of Giving

Text & Photos by: Nessa Rose Acosta-Libo-on AT LEAST 1,600 recipients from San Rafael in Mandurriao, Iloilo City received gift packs from Mr. Paul Chatman last Oct 1 at the Iloilo Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Smallville Complex. The activity is part of a feeding program for the birthday celebration of Mr. Chatman’s son, […]

Handloom is Iloilo, Iloilo is Handloom

Text and photos by: Bombette G. Marin Iloilo is now a hub for handlooms. Local designers are starting to contemporise our traditional textiles like Patadyong, Hablon and Polyabaca by reinventing weaves with newer patterns and more color palettes. And nothing matches the glamour, which our home-grown designers like International Lifestyle designer PJ Aranador, Nono Palmos and […]

Habol Ilonggo: A Heritage of Traditional Weaving

Text and photos by: Bombette G. Marin THE Department of Tourism (DOT) with the Philippine Embassy in Canberra, Philippine Consulate General in Sydney, DOT Western Visayas, and Philippine Airlines showcased Iloilo’s hand-loomed textiles in a fashion show entitled “Habol Ilonggo: A Heritage of Traditional Weaving” at the Art Gallery, New South Wales, Australia recently. The […]