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WELCOME to Iloilo, A Province that dances with the rhythm of the past and the promise of the future. HALA BIRA!!!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Mysterious Ruins of Miagao

It is not in Turkey or Greece, people. The Ionic pillars and the semi-arched niches are the only details that could give a clue to what this mysterious structure in Miagao was centuries ago. Surrounded by wild flowering vines, the mysterious yellow-stone ruins stands within the cemetery of the town before the Romanesque Chapel.
It is known to folks as a pre-Hispanic structure but the details on its remaining walls suggest typical Spanish colonial architecture. Its mysterious existence is a reminder that there is a great story behind the place where it was established.
This new discovery is worth preserving for it is an icon that hides a magnificent story that is yet to be revealed. If it existed and was ruined in a time when Moro pirates would raid the shores, then it is an icon of the people's hardships and trials. It is a reminder that Miagao is indeed one magnificent town that has many stories worth unveiling.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Racsos Resort: Too Close to Nature

Before arriving in the town of Guimbal, a tourist may pass by Racsos Woodland Resort, which is one of the town's popular resort destinations. Racsos is known as the only zoo-resort in the island of Panay. Animals of varied kinds live in Racsos. At the Aviary, a visitor can enjoy seeing different kinds of birds from the most common kinds of sparrows to the rarest species of doves, eagles and hawks. At the heart of the resort is a sanctuary for deers, peacocks and wild ducks.
The Cave Museum, which is a replica of a real cave guides a traveler through a dark walk of exhibits of stuffed wild animals like bears and jaguars and realistic prehistoric cave painting replicas.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Convento de Patnongon

Patnongon is a town in the Western parts of Antique, Iloilo's neighboring province. It once had a beautiful Roman Catholic church that was destroyed in the second world war. However, the old convent was spared and is now considered a National Historical Treasure.. This beautiful yellowish stone structure deviates from the usual 'Bahay na Bato' architecture because instead of squat windows, lofty terraces dominate the second level of the building. This feature is common in houses in Spain and Portugal.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Anhawan Beach Resort

It's not in the Caribbeans people, appears like it is somewhere in Jamaica or Panama but no. Anhawan Beach resort is a premiere resort in the province of Iloilo. It is located in the town of Oton and is accessible by any means of transportation.The Resort has large thatched cottages blending with the brownish gray sand of the Ilonggo beach, a good way to relax with the fresh sea breeze under some cool shade. The entrance fee is 100 pesos but it is consumable which means that you can use the ticket to buy food, go horse riding and bathe in the pool while some barbecue is being grilled on . Perfect isn't it?
Well a summer in the beach is a classic Filipino thing, right? so why not take the Anhawan Experience? It's so worth it that you will want to go back again, again and again.