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Old July 23rd, 2007, 10:27 AM   #501
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reading lewdsaint post, daw nagutom man ako.
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Rizal's short stint in Iloilo City

By Henry F. Funtecha

The Philippines' national hero, Jose Rizal, visited Iloilo City in 1896. He had a record of this visit due to this admirable habit of jotting down immediately his observations and impressions of people and places wherever he was.

Sometime in 1896, Rizal, who was in Dapitan at that time as an exile, decided to apply as a military doctor for Cuba. At this period, the Cuban Revolution against the Spaniards was going on and he wanted to be fielded in that place for humanitarian purposes. Rizal really wanted to get out of Dapitan, considering that he had been there for four years already, and it can be speculated that his going to Cuba was a strategy by which he can leave the place. Fortunately, the Spanish government granted him the request.
From Dapitan, Rizal took the streamer "Espaņa" in his trip to Manila and had delightful stopovers in Cebu and Dumaguete before arriving in Iloilo on August 4, 1896 (Zaide & Zaide 1894). Upon arrival at the Iloilo Port, Rizal observed that there were other boats anchored at the pier. Two of them were the "Cosmopolitan" and the "Taculin" that were about to start with their sail for Manila (Angayen 1973).

At that time, the Port of Iloilo was already the busiest in the Visayas accommodating domestic vessels as well as ocean-going liners from other parts of the world. These vessels unloaded cargoes of foreign goods and left loaded with sugar produced in Western Visayas. Iloilo, at this period, was also serving as the shopping center and cultural capital of the region.

The steamer "Espaņa" moored at the Iloilo Port for a day and Rizal took the opportunity to disembark to see the city. He boarded the waiting quiles at the pier and took the direction to Calle Real (now known as J.M. Basa Street). Calle Real was the shopping center of downtown Iloilo at that time and Rizal went to a bazaar that was located at present-day Regent Theater (Angayen 1973). The bazaar, owned by a Lebanese, occupied a wide space in a squat-looking building, similar to the other neighboring stores. The Lebanese store was selling stamps, buri hats, and other souvenir items. Rizal bought a presentable buri hat and took again a quiles for Molo or Parian.

When Rizal visited Molo, the place already had the reputation as "Athens of the Philippines," being a center of learning. It had three schools at that time, while the town of Jaro had only two. Among the points of interest that impressed Rizal in Molo was the baroque church, also known as the "Women's Church," because all the almost life-sized figures of saints inside the church are those of women. He was also impressed of the drawings by young artists in Iloilo of famous Biblical personalities found on the walls of the church that were "mostly copies of Biblical scenes by Gustave Dore" (Zaide & Zaide 1984). The young artists had the family names Mabunay, Respal and Salas (Angayen 1973).

He was also delighted to see the palatial house of Don Lucio Lacson, a wealthy businessman and sugar-planter, that stood at the corner of Calle Real de Arevalo and the street going to the bridge leading to Mandurriao. This grand house of Don Lucio was in front of the Molo Church separated only by the plaza.

Other than to see the place, especially the Molo Church, another reason why Rizal went to Molo was to see Don Raymundo Melliza, a close fried and a classmate in Manila and Madrid. Rizal took his lunch at the house of Don Raymundo and they talked about many things, one of which was Rizal's decision to go to Cuba. Don Raymundo just arrived from Cuba where he served as a magistrate in the Supreme Court of that country. As such, he knew very well the situation in Cuba at that time (Angayen 1973).

From Iloilo, Rizal's ship proceeded to Capiz (present Roxas City). After a brief stopover, it then sailed towards Manila via Romblon where it finally arrived in its final destination on August 6, 1896 (Zaide & Zaide 1984).
What happened after Rizal's visit in Iloilo is already part of Philippine history. While on board the S.S. Castilla, where he was kept as a "guest", the Philippine Revolution broke out on August 19, 1896. Rizal was eventually able to sail on board the "Espaņa" for Spain on September 3, 1896. This turned out to be his last trip outside of the Philippines. Even before he reached Europe, Rizal was put on house arrest on board the ship. He was only informed about the accusation against him when he arrived in Spain.

The charge was that he was the mastermind behind the raging revolution in the Philippines at that time. Rizal was sent back to the Philippines, underwent a farce trial, and faced his martyrdom at the Luneta. His visit in Iloilo was, in effect, a brief peaceful lull before the tempest that took his young life on December 30, 1896.

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Molo Church: Her Story
By Atty. Rex S. Salvilla


Saint Anne and the child Mary

* The church, which is dedicated to Santa Ana, the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary, has larger than life images of female saints lined in two rows (eight on each side) inside the church, each standing on a pedestal attached to a massive stone pillar and under the Gothic style canopy

The Molo Parish Church is one of the most beautiful churches in Western Visayas. It is an awesome imposing edifice of massive white corral rock lording over the Molo Plaza.

The only Gothic church in the entire country outside of Manila, Molo Church was constructed in 1831 under Fray Pablo Montaņo and further expanded and finished by Fray Agapito Buenaflor in 1888 under the supervision of Don Jose Manuel Locsin.

Its two belfries had around 30 bells of different sizes ranging from small handbells to big campaniles making a musical tone.

The Gothic character of the church is manifested not only in its two pointed towers but also on the pointed arches at the main altar and four side altars, pulpits and confessionals.


Molo Church

On August 4, 1886, national hero Jose Rizal dropped at Molo on his way back to Manila from exile at Dapitan in Mindanao. He went to see his friend, Raymundo Melliza who showed him the church.

In his diary, Rizal wrote, "We went to Molo to see the church painted by a lad who has left the locality. The church is pretty (iglesia bonita) outside with paintings inside mostly copies of biblical scenes by Gusty Dore."

Actually, there were two painters who painted the murals inside the church Mariano Mabunay and Jesus Huervas.

The church was so strong that it withstood several strong earthquakes in the past. During World War II, it was the evacuation center of the civilians supervised by its parish priest, Msgr. Manuel Alba.

One of the original towers which was a Japanese machine gun nest, was destroyed on March 18, 1945, when shelled by the artillery of the United States Liberation Forces bringing its bells crumbling to the ground.


The altar of Saint Anne
After the war, restoration of the damaged parts of the church was undertaken by Msgr. Alba and Gov. Timoteo Consing, Sr.

The church, which is dedicated to Santa Ana, the mother of the Blessed Virgin Margy, has larger than life images of female saints lined in two rows (eight on each side) inside the church, each standing on a pedestal attached to a massive stone pillar and under the Gothic style canopy.

These saints are Sta. Marcela, Apolonia, Genoveva, Isabel, Felicia, Ines, Monica, Magdalena, Juliana, Lucia, Rosa de Lima, Teresa, Clara, Cecilia, Margarita and Marta.

At the main altar is the statue of Sta. Ana teaching the scripture to the child Mary with the Holy Trinity at the top.

The right side has Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, San Judas Tadeo, San Esteban and Sta. Rita de Casia.


The female saints

As observed by many, while the female saints are kept inside the church, the streets around the vicinity of the parish are named after the male saints, namely San Jose, Antonio, Marcos and Pedro simply showing how the Moleņos give protection to the Moleņas.

At the ceiling of the dome are paintings of the four evangelists.

Recently, murals of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection were added at the sides of the main altar. Biblical scenes and paintings of San Miguel and San Rafael were also added at the door.

On the steps of its doors are the rare piedra china.

Further restoration of the church is still undergoing through the supervision of Engr. Timotel V. Consing Jr and recently, in coordination with the National Historical Institute through the efforts of Senator Franklin Drilon.


The guardians of the main church door San Miguel
and San Rafael
In 1992, the National Historical Institute installed a marker on the church declaring it a national landmark through the representation of Sir Knight Rex S. Salvilla.

Here is the list of the parish priests of Molo since 1975: Father Jose de Carvajal, Leon Magbanua, Hermogenes Magallanes, Felix Gonzaga, Andre Picson, Luciano Nicolas, Pablo Montano, Juan dela Cruz, Jose Sitchon, Agapito Buenaflor, Leonardo Lazaro, Juan Hofilena, Cornelio Salas, Miguel Diocson, Circiaco Serrano, Nicolas Valencia, Miguel Alba, Polecarpio Parcon, Fernando Capalla and Fr. Felipe Parian Jr.

Rev. Fr. Tomas Delicana is the incumbent parish priest. His assistant is Rev. Fr. Jesus "Toto" Mana-ay.

In celebration of the Feast of Sta. Ana, there will be the 6th Gathering of Theology Seminarians in the Visayas on July 25. The Eucharistic celebration at 7 am at the St. Anne Parish will be handled by Most Rev. Angel Lagdameo. On July 26, Most Rev. Antonio Ledesma will celebrate the mass at 9 am.

This year's feast has this theme: "Kabata-an: Bugay nga Bala-an, Gugma sang Ginikanan, Paglaum sang Simbahan."

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Hopefully this Gothic church of ours will be included in the UNESCO Heritage Sites...

maybe when its been restored to a 100%... so that we'll have another Heritage site to really proud of... aside from the Miag-ao Church.

Tani panamion ang plaza sa atubang kag tani mag compliment ang landscaping pra ma enhace ang beauty sang Molo Church whether its night or day.
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Molo: Athens of the Philippines
By Atty. Rex S. Salvilla
President, West Visayas Historical Research Foundation, Inc.

Can any place in the Philippines, aside from Molo, claim to have produced a chief justice, three justices, nine senators, seven governors, several generals congressmen and cabinet members?

Molo has Chief Justice Ramon Avanceņ, Justices Gregorio Araneta (also secretary of the Malolos Congress and first secretary of justice), Raymundo Melliza and Felicisimo Feria.

Its senators are: Francisco Villanueva, Esteban de la Rama, Esperidion Guanco, Jose Ma. Arroyo, Francisco Zulueta, Jose C. Zulueta, Potenciano Treņas, Rodolfo Ganzon and Franklin Drilon.

The governors are: Raymundo Melliza, Amado Avanceņa, Gregorio Yulo, Mariano Yulo, Jose Yulo-Regalado, Timoteo Consing, Sr. and Jose C. Zulueta.

The generals of the Philippine Revolution are: Esteban de la Rama (first commandant of the Philippine Marines), Raymundo Melliza, Pablo Araneta, Angel Corteza and Aniceto Lacson.

The congressmen are: Jose Locsin Sian, Amado Avanceņa, Rodolfo Ganzon and Fernando Salas together with Constitutional Convention delegates Manuel Locsin and Efrain Treņas.

Molo had also a father and son mayors -- Leopoldo and Rodolfo Ganzon with Mayor Mansueto Malabor and Jerry Treņas, first lady Iloilo City Councilor Simplicia Magahum-Offemaria, famous vernacular writers Angel Magahum, Sr., Rosendo Mejica and Jimeno Damaso; first Miss Philippines and national suffragette Pura Villanueva Kalaw and first Ilonggo nun Rosario Arroyo.

No wonder why Molo deserves to be called Athens of the Philippines. This was so because during the Spanish time it was an educational center of the Philippines. Perhaps, it was the only pueblo (town) in the country which had four colleges -- Colegio de Santa Ana of the Avanceņa sisters (Jovita and Ramona), Centro Escolar de Molo of Salas brothers (Perfecto and Fernando), Instituto Ensenanza Libre de Molo of Manuel Locsin and Escuela Publica.

During the American regime, Rosendo Mejica founded in 1903 Baluarte Elementary School (the first in the country) outside of Manila. In 1941, the Iloilo City High School was opened in Molo which became the first free public high school in the Philippines during the time of Mayor Rodolfo Ganzon.

In the sixties, the first college of medicine in Panay was opened in Molo by the Iloilo Doctor's College. Molo is also the present site of the pioneer private maritime school in the Philippines -- John B. Lacson Maritime University Foundation, Inc. (originally Iloilo Maritime Academy) which was declared few years back as one of the best maritime schools in the whole world.

Molo was already a thriving ancient Malay port when the Spaniards arrived in the Philippines in the late 1500's. When nearby Arevalo became the capital of the alcaldia de Ylong-ylong (Province of Iloilo) Molo was its mere suburb until 1818 when it became a pueblo. Its casa real (municipal hall) is still standing beside the Molo church. During the American regime, it became a mere part of the town of Iloilo in 1903 and in 1973 became a district of the City of Iloilo.

For fear of a Chinese uprising similar to that in Manila, the Spanish authorities implementing the royal decree of Gov. Gen. Juan de Vargas dated July 17, 1679, rounded up the Chinese in Iloilo and hamletted them in the parian (now Avanceņa Street).

Incidentally, there were only three parians in the Philippines -- Intramuros, Cebu and Iloilo. This explains the prevalence of Chinese surnames in Molo like Lacson, Locsin, Layson, Yusay, Consing, Sanson, Ganzon, Quimsing, Tinsay and Ditching.

When the Spaniards gave surnames to the Ilonggos in 1849 thru the orders of Gov. Gen. Narciso Claveria y Zaldua, they assigned surnames whose first letters corresponded to the first letters of the names of the pueblos.

Thus, Molo was assigned surnames beginning with letter M. The fiercely nationalistic natives did not take Spanish surnames but instead, adopted native surnames like Magahum, Mabilog, Mahinay, Malabanjot, Mabunay, Maprangala, Macatiag, Malabor, Magbanua and Macatual.

During one of the Moro raids, it was said that the Chinese in the parian, who found difficulty in pronouncing the letter "r", shouted Molo, Molo, Molo... hence, the place came to be called Molo.

The original port of Iloilo was actually near the present Molo-Mandurriao Bridge (Gov. Smith Bridge) at the back of the plaza. It was called Tabucan (river crossing). To reach this port from Iloilo Strait, the Chinese junks and Spanish small boats entered the mouth of Batiano River at the small Spanish fort (Baluarte) which before the war was called Treasure Island land.

The junks followed the circuitous river route westward up to Oton where it turned back eastward to Molo. This was so because the Iloilo River was not navigable at that time.

Incidentally, the other side of the river crossing at Mandurriao still retains the name Tabucan.

Molo is also a religious center in Iloilo. Every July 26 thousands of pilgrims from all over the country troop to the imposing Gothic Church to honor its patron saint Santa Ana -- the patroness of childless couples, family harmony, the sick and the afflicted and other of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Molo is also the site of the only orphanage in West Visayas -- Asilo de Molo founded in 1934 by Vincentian Fr. German Villazan together with Doņa Pilar Advincula de Javellana and Doņa Adela Liza vda. de Mapa and which was placed under the management of the Daughters of Charity. It is located on the lot donated by Don Ignacio Arroyo.

It is the site of mother houses of religious congregations in the Philippines -- Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary founded in 1925 by the first Ilonggo nun Mother Rosario Arroyo and of the Mill Hill Missionaries since 1906. Molo also housed the Carmelite Sisters in the Philippines before it transferred to Sambag, Jaro.

The district has now four colleges -- Iloilo Doctors College, John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation, Inc., St. Therese-MTC Colleges, Inc. and St. Anne College of Iloilo.

It has also two hotels -- Hotel del Rio and La Fiesta Hotel.

The Mejica Historical Landmark is also found in Molo. It houses items like the first printing press of Makinaugalingon -- the first vernacular daily in West Visayas edited by Rosendo Mejica which hit the streets in 1913 folding up only in 1942 when the Japanese landed in Panay.

Molo is the home of the nationally-known delicacy pansit molo
-- a favorite in restaurants in Manila and cookies of Panaderia de Molo and of the Molo County Bake Shop.

Molo is also the site of the nationally famous tourist event -- the annual Paraw Regatta -- race of sailboats in Guimaras Strait.

During the Spanish time, the main defense fort in West Visayas was the La Fuerza del Santisimo Rosario (later Fort San Pedro). Its right flanking fort was Baluarte in Molo where recently two Spanish cannons were discovered in the mud. They are now at the Museo Iloilo.

Molo is proud of its very imposing church -- the only Gothic-Renaissance Church in the Philippines outside of Manila. It was called by Jose Rizal as "bonita iglesia" during his visit at Molo in 1896 on his way back to Manila from his exile at Dapitan.

At present, there are three parishes in Molo -- St. Anne's parish (the original), Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Calumpang and San Jose Obrero in Fundidor.

The barangay of Fundidor (foundry) was the seat of many foundry shops during the Spanish time which built most of the bells in Panay.
One of them is Regina.

Lastly, Molo claims to be the hometown of Blessed Pedro Calungsod -- beatified recently by Pope John Paul. This beato was a catechist who died a martyr at Guam on April, 1672.

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Dominant Bisayan values

By Henry F. Funtecha

Values are universal. They are common to all people but they find different meanings and applications in as much as culture is relative. In effect, values are also relative because they are the product of the experiential and historical experiences of the people, as well as of their religious beliefs and orientations. Thus, what is acceptable and desirable behavior in one society may not be so in other societies.

As it is with the rest of the Filipinos, the Bisayans, especially those in Panay and Negros Occidental, have certain dominant values that reflect what kind of people they are. These values spring from their peculiar way of viewing life through interactions with physical and social environments.

Those that are considered to be the dominant values of the Bisayans are those that are anchored on love, honor, power and security. Each of these values does not, in itself, exists in its purity but is combined and interrelated with other values. Love or gugma is not just romantic attraction but also involves affection and concern for members of the family and for friends. Related to this value is the trait malulo or being tender to people one loves or cares for. For stronger or more intense feelings of love and affection, one may add the Hiligaynon word, gid, as in "Ginahigugma ko gid ikaw!" However, love may also be alternatively associated with discipline, especially of the children.

Honor is normally associated with being known as a good person, whose reputation is untainted with such negative traits as being dishonest, corrupt, boastful, greedy, etc. Honor or dungog/kadungganan is always associated with huya or kahuy-anan, as well as with the Spanish, amor propio. Also related to dungog is utang nga kabalaslan, the moral obligation to return whatever favor or help has been received.

Power, on the other hand, is called by the Bisayans in its Spanish equivalent, poder. Poder relates to authority and influence, things possessed by those holding important positions in the government and those who are economically affluent. Having poder connotes also financial security and well-being for the person who possesses it. The downside of it is that, especially in the Philippines, those in power tend to become abusive and steps on the rights of those who have nothing at all. Thus, the usual tendency in this situation is the development of patronage, where one powerful individual or family has tremendous control over a great number of people.

All Bisayans aspire for security. Security or seguridad is understood by them as a state or condition of being peaceful and quiet, of being able to meet all the basic requirements in life, and of being free from trouble or danger. Nevertheless, security may also assume other implications such as over protectiveness or remaining silent despite the need to get involved in exposing certain anomalies or criminal activities going on. What happens, therefore, is that one exchanges truth for its illusion. This means that, aside from what an individual does or a certain group of people do, as perceive by their actions, there is also specific meaning attached if one were to consider the motive for doing the action.

The general character of the Bisayan culture is such that it revolves and yields itself to certain core values, namely guma, dungog, poder, and seguridad. These four core values explain the motivating factors of the Bisayan decision-making process and of their actions. Values and their manifestations are not isolated but related. They exist in clusters because a person's behavior is correlated with the various perspectives, meanings and values. If one value is at work, it has to be associated with other values. This explains the very behavior of the Bisayans, and of course the rest of the Filipinos. While they hold on to the four core values, yet their behavior and the way they look at themselves vis-a-vis other people may be dictated by the other values or considerations that are related to or entirely deemed opposite the said core values.

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History and beauty come together in Molo

By Bombette G. Marin
Photos by Romeo "Toby" Pagulayan, Jr. (PALI)



* Its unique local culture blends Filipino, Malay, Chinese and Spanish influences with beautiful architecture and culinary traditions

One of the six districts of the city of Iloilo, Molo has a flourishing economy actively engaged in local and international trade. It was called Parian (Chinatown) and was an important economic center where a significant Chinese community, attracted by the prospect of commerce in the area, established their residence and businesses. In 1857 Chinese mestizos totaled to 1,106 from its total population count numbering to 16,428 (Iloilo Heritage of Greatness, Museo Iloilo). Spain's growing influence encouraged frequent Muslims raids mostly originating from Mindanao. Parian was later changed to Moro and later evolved to its present name. Molo was chartered as a district when Iloilo gained its city-hood status in 1937.

For some Ilonggos unmindful of its rich history, Molo possesses some of the city's most pronounced attractions. It has an elegance derived from its beautiful Gothic church and numerous examples of early 19th century architecture with exclusive residential neighborhoods sprawling beyond the historic central areas in all directions.

The grand monument that distinguishes Molo is concentrated on its district plaza, in the central area. Over the centuries, the much-admired Parish of St. Anne, constructed in 1831, stand magnificently where it has stood for decades. It is one of the very few dedicated churches in Iloilo. Outside the church, it boasts of Gothic feature, the one of its kind outside of Manila. It has two main towers. One tower is said to have been destroyed by the Americans after suspecting it was used for military purposes by the Japanese during the Second World War. Inside is a unique feature found nowhere else in the Philippines, with its two rows lined with life-size statues of beautifully carved 16 female saints on Greek columns on the way to the main altar. It is said that in August 4, 1886, Dr. Jose Rizal, on his way back to Manila from his exile in Dapitan, passed by the church to pray. The National Historical Institute declared it a national landmark in 1992.



You can also combine a visit to Molo church with a trip to Panaderia de Molo where you can buy cookies that are baked using equipment in the olden days. It is well known to Filipinos with a growing and loyal clientele, all attracted by enthusiastic word-of-mouth reports that have been doing the rounds since the later part of the 19th century. The history of the bakeshop dates back in the 1800s. Masons use egg whites to cement bricks that make up the walls of churches; so as not to waste the rest of the egg, women in their idle time would use the yolks to bake cookies. For many visiting tourists, the obligatory pasalubong purchase is their best-selling creamy galletas.

Iloilo history is abundant with notable people. And Molo, long known as the Athens of the Philippines, has produced names whose significant efforts in fostering goodwill and enhancing and promoting the image of an Ilonggo as competent, dignified and responsible individual are etched on the Ilonggo consciousness: Senators Francisco Villanueva, Esteban de la Rama, Esperidion Guanco, Jose Ma. Arroyo, Francisco Zulueta, Jose Zulueta and Rodolfo Ganzon; Supreme Court Justices Raymund Melliza, Gregorio Araneta, Felicisimo Feria and Ramon Avanceņa): and Governors Raymundo Melliza, Amando Avanceņa, Gregorio Yulo; Mariano Arroyo, Jose Yulo-Regalado, Timoteo Consing and Jose Zulueta. They are remembered for greatly contributing to the socio-economic development of Iloilo and the Philippines as a whole.

It was also home to private schools such as the Instituto Inseņana de Molo; the all-girl school founded by the Avanceņa sisters, the Colegio de la Santa Ana; and the Centro Escolar de Molo.

Today, Molo is one of the most exciting and beautiful districts in the city. Its unique local culture blends Filipino, Malay, Chinese and Spanish influences with beautiful architecture and culinary traditions. It has a cosmopolitan outlook with the right combination of facilities, attractions and friendly people. It is an economic, social, educational and cultural center of Iloilo that offers a kaleidoscopic variety of experiences for everyone. It has style, color and charm where history and beauty come together.

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I always love Molo Church. It's grand !
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I always love Molo Church. It's grand !
Yes indeed! I will mark this article for future use. Tani mapasulod na ining Molo Church as another UNESCO Heritage site.



Im looking forward to this....
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Old August 1st, 2007, 08:01 AM   #512
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Putting up one site as UNESCO World Heritage Site is so tedious. The ones who are handling (parish priests) must know the rules of heritage conservation from the Vatican and the national government.

And also it needs political will too.
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yes ! go for it! Another UNESCO Heritage for Iloilo !
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There was a rumor when I was in college that Miag-ao Church was to be removed from the UNESCO World Heritage List due to the construction of the sacristy beside it. UNESCO is very sensitive with modifications of any cultural heritage in their list.

Good thing though is that the UNESCO marker is still in Miag-ao.
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good thing indeed.
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I believe the NHI will be the one who can endorse that to UNESCO.
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LGU/Parish Church -> endorse to NHI -> NHI endorses -> NCCA (which NHI is under it) assesses -> UNESCO.

Heritage workers, please help me out if I'm missing something in the process or i'm wrong. Thanks!
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roll on, Bernie.
I hope they'll push through with the application.
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Ilonggo film to vie in Cannes festival

The first full length Ilonggo film in the past three decades will soon see credits at the Cannes Film Festival in France when its producer-director Joenar Pueblo finishes its sneak preview run in Iloilo City cinemas this month.
Sine Ilonggo, in cooperation with Mowelfund and Robinson's Place Iloilo presented a taste of the local film "Dagyang" July 31 at the shopping mall cinema with Iloilo governor Niel D. Tupas and city vice mayor Jed Mabilog leading the early viewers.

Dagyang, a more than one hour film depicting local talents, local scenes and customs, will have its regular one week run in theaters here at the end of this month.

Led by city councilor Julienne Baronda and commercial model Erwin Chiongson, the film shows the much vaunted sorcery of "manoghiwit", the Binanog dance of the "binukot" lass in central Panay, the siege of Iloilo provincial capitol last year and the premier tourism event Dinagyang Festival, on top of various tourism landmarks and places of interest in Iloilo.

It also shows-off the best "La Paz batchoy" soup and delicacies of Iloilo and the tradition of the Ilonggos in respect of their elders.

Pueblo gambled on the film using minimum resources to show off the genuine Ilonggo traits and come up with an indie film which, he said, can capture the hearts of the European and American people.

Other local artists are Edward Divinagracia acting the role of a television reporter, Geoffrey Obe as the mentally retarded, Joanne Paulette Libo-on as the "binukot" maiden, Rleone Gerochi as an NPA sparrow, and some 50 local talents as extras. (PNA)
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Goodluck! Go go go ILOILO! Hopefully it will gain international recognition.
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Found in a book "Kasaysayan"

Found this in the book "Kasaysayan: The History of the Philippines" by Reader's Digest. British troops entering Iloilo City.


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