Manila Symphony Orchestra performs in Iloilo

ILONGGOS were treated to two nights of orchestral music courtesy of the 55-piece world-class ensemble Manila Symphony Orchestra. To the baton of master conductor, Prof. Arturo “Toti” Molina, the Manila Symphony Orchestra held a concert dubbed “Sweet Symphonies: Bach vs. Beatles” at St. Anne Parish (Molo Church) and “Soundtracks and Symphonies” at Iloilo Convention Center, […]

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 […]

The Greg Secker Foundation Village: rising from the ashes of destruction

A community is rising from the ashes of Super Typhoon Yolanda’s (Haiyan) destruction, the Greg Secker Foundation Village.  Located at Barangay Capinahan in the town of Lemery, Iloilo, almost 60 houses have been constructed or are being built out of the target 100 houses.  The United Kingdom (UK)-based Greg Secker Foundation (GSF) is spearheading the […]

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 […]

FIBER FASHION FAIR : 10 Years of Celebrating, Showcasing and Promoting Handloom Weaving in Iloilo

By: Bombette G. Marin IN 2007, the Provincial Office of Culture, Arts, History and Tourism of the Iloilo Provincial Government and SM City Iloilo mounted the Indigenous Fiber Fashion Fair to support handloom weaving through partnerships with local weaving communities. By combining various initiatives in the weaving towns of Miagao, Oton, Badiangan, Igbaras and Duenas, the […]