A No-Holds-Barred Lechon Festival

Text and photos by: Bombette G. Marin BALASAN, Iloilo will celebrate Lechon Festival in a very festive affair on a quiet street fronting the town hall on June 20-26, 2018. The activities include Cara-Gwapa Festival, Balasan Got Talent, Lin-Ay sang Balasan and nightly live band performances. Highlighting the festivity on July 20 at lunchtime is the […]

One Beat, One Dance for Kalamay Festival

Text and photos by: Bombette G. Marin SAN ENRIQUE, Iloilo is celebrating Kalamay Festival on July 8-14, 2018. The festival is a celebration of the town’s sugarcane farming and the production of raw sugar as well as the impact of the sugar industry to the town for almost 40 years. The mingling elements of local religious, […]

Bantayan Festival: A unique journey to the Past

Text and photos by: Bombette G. Marin THE people of Guimbal, Iloilo, will gather for the annual Bantayan Festival, a five-day celebration on April 3-7, 2018 marked by historical re-enactments, parades, food festival, pageantry, music, film showing and magnificent firework shows. The series of sponsored events will entertain the community and visitors starting from April 3 […]

Scallops and more for the 4th Tikab-Tikab Festival

Text by: Bombette G. Marin Photos by: Gerard Villareal BARANGAY Asluman in Gigante Norte, Carles, Iloilo will celebrate its 4th Tikab-Tikab Festival on March 22-25, 2018. It was only recently that scallops in Gigante Islands became popular, and islanders quickly realized they were surrounded by a valuable commodity, literally waiting each season to be scooped from the […]

Passi City Takes Great Pride in Pintados Tradition

Text and photos by: Bombette G. Marin PASSI CITY, Iloilo is celebrating Pintados de Pasi Festival on March 10-24, 2018 alongside with its 20th Cityhood Anniversary. Themed “Go, Passi! Soar to Greater Height!,” the festival is an effort to preserve cultural heritage. The annual festivity of tattoo tradition highlights their community’s journey with a series of […]