Tag Archives: Iloilo

Pag Lumingon Ka, Akin Ka: Philippine Travel Stories

We’ve heard the line before, usually whispered or silently running through our head, when we’re waiting for someone, with whom we’re interested in, to look our way. This became a catchphrase with the release of the 2011 movie “In The Name of Love,” with Aga Muhlach and Angel Locsin in the leading roles. Kapag lumingon ka, akin ka! (If you glance back at me, you’re mine). Continue reading Pag Lumingon Ka, Akin Ka: Philippine Travel Stories

15 Most Favorite Comfort Food: Philippine Travel Stories

There was a time when we must take a photo of our food before anybody even thinks of touching it. Those days are gone. These days, we rarely feature food, even in travel stories. We’re going to change all that. Let’s start with the Top 15 Favorite Comfort Food, through the VisitPinas-tagged photos in Instagram. Continue reading 15 Most Favorite Comfort Food: Philippine Travel Stories

Winning Photo of the 2018 Iloilo Paraw Regatta Photo Contest

Paraw is a Visayan name for the double outrigger sailboat. For the Paraw Regatta Festival or Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival, held in February of each year, the paraw has colorful sails. The Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival is “the Philippines’ best sports tourism event and oldest and largest traditional sailing event in Asia,” according to the organizers. Continue reading Winning Photo of the 2018 Iloilo Paraw Regatta Photo Contest

We Will Rock You: Philippine Travel Stories

We don’t get tired of talking about Philippine travel photos, especially the VisitPinas-tagged photos in Instagram. Whether we’re stuck in traffic or doing our daily ritual in the “throne room,” we scan the photos. It’s fun and, compared to, say, watching a movie or a concert, watching these photos is free. And these photos rock! Continue reading We Will Rock You: Philippine Travel Stories

Tada! Let the Philippines Surprise You: Philippine Travel Stories

There are times when we encounter or discover something spectacular and we get this inescapable urge to express that strong emotion to another soul, complete with presentation — a hand that emphasizes that something and, for additional emphasis, blurt out something like, TADA!!!!!! Here’s what we found in the Philippine-themed, VisitPinas-tagged Instagram photos. Continue reading Tada! Let the Philippines Surprise You: Philippine Travel Stories

Jump for Joy: Philippine Travel Stories

People do different things when they’re happy. Some people laugh heartily. Others clap their hands. Still others go jump for joy. We’ve noticed photos (posted in Instagram with our tag or bearing #visitpinas) showing jump shots framed by beautiful Philippine travel destinations. Continue reading Jump for Joy: Philippine Travel Stories

Color and Tradition at the Dinagyang Festival (Iloilo): Photo of the Day

The Dinagyang Festival (from the Ilonggo word “dagyang,” or to make happy), is a festival celebrated in Iloilo City to honor the Santo Niño (Child Jesus) and commemorate the historical heritage of the place, with the original inhabitants, the Atis, and the arrival of the Malay settlers. It is held every fourth Sunday of January, which is perfect because tourists can still join the festivities right after the Ati-Atihan Festival (Kalibo, Aklan) and Sinulog (Cebu), both held on the third Sunday of of January. It is a celebration, with street dancing and competitive performances in full colors, as we see in this photo during the Dinagyang Festival 2017 by John Chavez (check his Instagram account, @j0hnchavez, for more photos). Click the photo to enlarge.
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