Iloilo

Save Ker and Co.

A friend blogger posted in his site the apparent threat to the one of the oldest building in the Iloilo, the Ker and Co. in the downtown area. The city government plans to convert it to a parking area. I hope they reconsider this course of action. Iloilo local government have had a good record, […]

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Iloilo

Tatoy’s of Arevalo

Sunday. My tía decided to treat us in Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafoods. Tatoy’s is perhaps the most popular and biggest restaurant in Iloílo. It is located in Villa de Arévalo, along Baluarte-Calumpang-Villa-Oton Boulevard near the John Lacson Maritime University campus. My aunt could still recall how the restaurant used to look like, huts of bamboos […]

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Iloilo

Iloilo City Heritage: La Muy Leal y Noble Ciudad (Part I)

The first church I ever visited here in downtown Iloilo is the well-known Iglesia de San José de Placer. Its storied town square, the Plaza Libertad (formerly Plaza Alfonso XII), is perhaps one of our most underrated historical gems – here the Ilonggos witnessed the surrender of Diego de los Ríos, the last Spanish Governor […]

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