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The blog offers a breezy invite to my hometown and my birthplace. In this blog you will learn the story of the place where I have been raised and molded into a man that I am today. Prepare as well your backpack as we embark to a never ending journey to some of the world’s most exciting destinations – places around the world I wanted to visit. ENJOY READING MY BLOG!
Unknown Filipino Hero: Pantaleon Villegas
2023-03-16 17:11
Pantaleon Villegas Katipunan Revolutionary Leader(1873 - 1898)  Pantaleon Villegas better known by his pseudonym Leon Kilat (literally "Lightning Lion in local dialect) was a rev… Read More
Unknown Filipino Hero: Tomas Pinpin
2023-01-10 17:07
Tomas PinpinAuthor, Publisher, Printer, and EngraverTomas Pinpin is a printer, writer, and publisher widely regarded as the first Filipino printer earning the moniker "Prince of Filipino… Read More
Unknown Filipino Hero: Panday Pira
2022-10-07 13:07
Panday Pira Blacksmith and First Filipino Cannon Maker(1488 - 1576)Panday Pira is the first Filipino cannon-maker whose cannon foundry was established in Santa Ana during the 1500s. Un… Read More
First Filipino Blog
2022-06-19 17:20
The First Filipino blog is a blog that compiles a list and biographical information of individual Filipino men and women who made a trailblazing feat in their respective fields, accomplishme… Read More
Ang Pangarap Mo'y Naghihintay Sayo
2022-05-04 09:50
This song was composed, arranged and performed by Henry Alburo of Marikina City, Metro Manila, Philippines. He performed this song as his contest piece for the Bombo Music Festival 201… Read More
Gay Filipino In History: Tapar Of Iloilo
2022-04-14 14:25
There are a number of uprisings and revolt throughout the centuries of Spanish colonial period over abuse, excessive taxation on local products, corrupt and ill system of government among o… Read More
Gay Filipino In History Introduction
2022-04-14 12:02
We have known so many men and women in Philippine history which tells of their exploits, heroism, accomplishments and contributions to helped us win our independence and freedom from tyrann… Read More
Unknown Filipino Heroes Introduction
2022-04-08 07:13
  Soon I will be featuring some of the Philippines little known unheralded heroes from the past till the present day which the Ocean Breeze blog believes deserves to be honored and wort… Read More
Iloilo City Full Street Names
2022-02-19 12:27
Note: The name of the street is underlined in red while the full name or title is italicized in pink(Don Alfonso) Fajardo Streetor probably (Governor Enrique) Fajardo Street(Don Teodoro) Ben… Read More
Philippine Mythical Creatures
2021-10-31 15:16
If you want to learn more about many of the Philippine mythical creatures, you can visit the website link below to check the comprehensive list and information about the unusual creatures em… Read More
List Of Iloilo City Mayors
2020-08-25 03:23
Ramon Campos, the first mayor of Iloilo City when it was granted a full chartered city status on August 25, 1937 after the surrounding towns of La Paz, Mandurriao, Molo and Arevalo merging w… Read More
Vice Governors Of ILOILO Province
2019-08-27 13:31
Demy Sonza Rolex Suplico Here is the list of the Vice Governors who served Iloilo province with the effective date of their appointment:Jan. 1, 1960 - Dec. 31, 1963  - Guardalino Mosque… Read More
2018-03-15 13:12
This is the official Alimodian Hymn.Stanza 1 Maaway kami tungod lang sa imoKami karon naga ambahan sa pagpadungog sa imoKay ikaw ang lalauman banwa kong AlimodianKabay pa sang Diyos iwa… Read More
2017-12-13 18:08
This is the lyrics of the song Daigon, a Hiligaynon or Ilonggo Christmas carol song. This is sung every Christmas as a caroling song as one of the last songs of the carolers as the song sign… Read More
Iloilo City Street And Places Names Origins
2017-08-13 06:13
Old Plazoleta Gay Calle Real in the 19th CenturyOld Iloilo City Proper The Iloilo City Proper today with the old International Business Hotel in the intersectionMuelle Loney - named in hono… Read More
Iloilo Province Town / City Halls
2017-02-25 04:14
A good government comes up with the best, updated and relevant acts, laws, legislation, ordinances, policies and regulations to protect its citizens and ensure peace, safety and order and de… Read More
Other Notable Ilongos
2017-02-21 03:45
Pedro Monteclaro Pedro Monteclaro This Ilonggo was born in Miagao, Iloilo on October 15, 1850. He finished his studies at the Seminario Colegio de Jaro in 1865, married twice and had fi… Read More
Other Notable Ilonggos
2017-02-20 08:56
The Ilonggo Who Designed The Early Philippine CoinsMelecio Figueroa (1842 - 1903) The Early Philippine Coins Designed By Engraver Melecio Figueroa Do you want to know who is the lady en… Read More
2017-02-20 08:48
Iloilo has lots of admirable sons and daughters, Ilonggo who rose above everyone in almost every field. They seems like the stars shining in the heaven of politics, business, education, arts… Read More
2017-02-20 02:23
Just like any towns, cities and provinces in the Philippines, people of Iloilo or the Ilonggos are fond of celebrations and festivities. In fact, many towns in the province had their own fes… Read More
Folk Dances - Folk Dance Number 9
2017-02-18 04:11
Folk Dance No. 9 BOLUNTARYOThis native dance according to the historians really started in Alimodian.The Boluntaryo is a Visayan term in which its equivalent in Spanish is voluntario or in… Read More
2017-02-17 09:44
Folk Dance No. 8PALMERITODuring the old times, it is a custom practice by the people of Janiuay, Iloilo to sing and dance when celebrating an occasion. They are creating songs that is relate… Read More
Folk Dances - Folk Dance Number 7
2017-02-17 03:09
Folk Dance No. 7 HAPLIKThis upbeat dance is common in Iloilo and Antique. This dance is named after the dance step "haplik" which is used in the third part.COSTUME. The girl is wearing a pat… Read More
Folk Dances - Folk Dance Number 6
2017-02-16 16:25
Folk Dance No. 6The first version is shown on the link below. The owner of the video disabled embedding of the video on other sites but you can watch it on the link below:Kuradang Folk Dance… Read More
Folk Dances - Folk Dance Number 5
2017-02-16 13:15
Folk Dance No. 5 KATALANAThe dance is probably brought by the Spanish migrants from Catalonia, Spain during the first half of 17th century. This is an upbeat, festive and artistic dance whi… Read More
Folk Dances - Folk Dance Number 4
2017-02-16 03:44
Folk Dance No. 4 BUCASOY The Bucasoy is a favorite dance of the old people of Alimodian, Iloilo. COSTUME: The girl wears patadyong (native hand woven garment made of hemp used i… Read More
Folk Dances - Folk Dance Number 3
2017-02-15 14:47
Folk Dance No. 3 BINADYONG The Binadyong is an upbeat and lively dance from the province of Iloilo. The term "badyong" refers to the unstable cadence footsteps of the tipsy or the inebr… Read More
2017-02-15 07:22
Folk Dance No. 2BALITAWThis is a dance about courtship in different places in the Philippines most especially to the Tagalogs and Visayans. The word "balitaw" is coined from a combined two T… Read More
2017-02-14 17:14
Folk Dance No. 1ALEGRITOThis dance is a heavily favorite dance of the elders of the Barangay Kanipa-an, Janiuay, Iloilo. They usually perform this dance when they have a colorful celebration… Read More
Folk Dances
2017-02-12 06:14
The Philippines is rich in the materials on native dances. For the Filipinos which is a race who has a deep appreciation for music, the singing and dancing almost consist their entertainment… Read More
2017-02-12 04:29
The author is without a doubt has attended and offered some flowers to the Virgin Mary in the month of May every afternoon in the chapel of Barangay San Antonio, Oton, Iloilo. The following… Read More
2017-02-07 06:39
The Barangay sang Birhen of the Ilonggos is similar to the Block Rosary of the Tagalog. The image of Our Lady of the Barangay is enshrined and transferred to different houses every night.&nb&hell…Read More
Folk Songs - Song Number 9
2016-11-28 05:29
Song No. 9Lumabaylabay Nga Daw AsoLumabaylabay  nga dao aso,aso pa lamangang tanan nga mga butangsa calibutan,ang mga matam-is ahay naga-pait manAnay, nga sa guihapon ahay omalagui lama… Read More
Folk Songs - Song Number 8
2016-11-23 12:23
Song No. 8U-hoy AlibangbangU-hoy alibangbang con icao lumupad,Dacpa sing maayo ang tanan tanan nga bulac,Basi sa olihi con nanong madangat,Pubre si tapulanga sa duta ahay natac-tac. English… Read More
Folk Songs - Song Number 7
2016-11-20 14:50
Song No. 7 - LullabyIli-Ili Tulog AnayIli Ili, tulog anayWala diri imong NanayKadto tienda bakal papayIli Ili tulog anay English TranslationRock-a-bye Baby Sleep FirstRock-a-bye Baby Sleep F… Read More
Folk Songs - Song Number 6
2016-11-18 13:16
Song No. 6Walay Angay Ang CamingawWalay angay ang camingawAng magpuyo sing walay kalipay;Pirme ang buot ginapungaoGikan sa walay pahuway nga pagtuhawPag-ino O dughanSi sin-o ayhan ang sarang… Read More
Folk Songs - Song Number 5
2016-11-07 14:58
Song No. 5Ako Ining KailoAko ining kailo nga nangin katulad subong isang pispisDili makalupad  kay ang pakpak linatum singkal sang kasakit.Nalaya sa kagha, sa duta  mataktak ang ka… Read More
Folk Songs - Song Number 4
2016-11-02 14:24
Song No. 4Pispis Nga Bukaw*Daw pispis nga bukaw ang kahalimbawasining kahimtangan nga tama ka-piot.Si pispis nga mayawala gid maawa.Sining akon gugma nga nagpuloryakot.Pananglit sa ulihi ako… Read More
Folk Songs - Song Number 3
2016-10-30 04:14
Song No. 3Ang Gugma Sang Mga TigulangAng gugma sang mga tigulangDaw sa igi nga nagakamangNga bisan anhon sang tikwangMakapyot gid sa kabataan.Ay, Inday sang pagkabati koPinakagunan ka sang b… Read More
Folk Songs - Song Number 1
2016-10-26 11:35
The following folk song and notes arrangement is taken from the book Mga Ginto sa Iloilo (Golds of Iloilo) by Felicisima Torres Campos. Together with its original lyrics is its English trans… Read More
Folk Songs - Song Number 2
2016-10-26 11:29
The following folk song and notes arrangement is taken from the book Mga Ginto sa Iloilo (Golds of Iloilo) by Felicisima Torres Campos. Together with its original lyrics is its English trans… Read More
2016-10-25 15:51
About Different Kinds of Beliefs:1. The howling of the dog at night indicate the evil spirits wandering around. Responding to their strange call at night means death to someone who answered… Read More
2016-10-25 04:53
About Different Occasions:1. New Year - All the basic necessities, good and supplies should be complete and full so that there will be no missing, lacking or scarcity of anything throughou… Read More
2016-10-24 03:05
About Building and Moving The House:1. In erecting the first post that is called "pasag-ang," the position of the so-called "bakunawa" is referred in a book of astrology or local almanac. Th… Read More
2016-10-20 16:35
About Anting-anting or Amulet, Charms, Potion and Unusual Power or Strength:1. People who are living near the sea are usually believing in anting-anting or amulets.2. On the midnight of Good… Read More
2016-10-19 14:57
About Plants or Crops, Farming And Fishing:1. The major crops are really important for the general farmers in the Philippines that's why some religious customs is linked to planting or cropp… Read More
2016-10-18 18:37
About The Aswangs or Witches And Other Mythical Creatures:Please bear in mind that the witches of the Oriental Asian literature (most particularly Southeast Asia including the Philippines) i… Read More
2016-10-18 09:00
About Animals and Insects:1. There is a belief that if a cat crosses the road on your way, you will meet mishap and misfortune. People who have this kind of belief is really careful in encou… Read More
2016-10-17 16:57
About Weather and Elements:1. The mananggiti (Hiligaynon term for "toddy-gatherer" or "tuba collector") of Iloilo and Antique can predict if the weather will be good or bad by looking at the… Read More
2016-10-17 05:54
About Death, Wake, Funeral or Interment and Prayers:1. A child is prohibited from combing his or her hair at night because it was said that it will shorten the life of their parents.2. The h… Read More
2016-10-15 03:00
About Courtships, Relationships and Marriage:1. It was believed that if a young lady singing while in front of a stove, she will get to marry an old man enough to be her grandfather.2. Facin… Read More
2016-10-11 18:08
About Baptism of the Child:1. The child should be baptized at the soonest possible time because it was believed that baptism has a big role in the healthy well-being  and safe from illn… Read More
2016-10-05 03:18
About Childbirth:1. If the first childbirth is difficult, the husband of the woman or anyone in the family should go downstairs of the house passing and using bamboo as the stairs. The eyes… Read More
2016-10-01 13:11
About Conceiving:1. During the time of conceiving or panamkon as it was locally called, the husband should give all the food wanted or desired by his pregnant wife because if not she will su… Read More
2016-09-30 17:46
An epic is a very long poem that tells the story of heroism and adventure written or orally said in a creative artful style.Andres Cristobal Cruz discussed the "Ang Epikong Labaw Donggon ng… Read More
2016-09-30 16:45
Loa are simple verses recited in the bilasyon or during a wake. Some verses sounds like they are teasing and humorous and others are about love. This was considered as an extinct practice no… Read More
2016-09-30 16:29
About Play and Games:1. Tul-an kag panit    Pero nagalupad         Burador   Bones and skin   Yet flying. &nbs&hell…Read More
2016-09-27 04:38
About the Climate, Weather and Elements  (Floods, Wind, Rain, Moon):1. Baston ni San Jose    Hindi maisip        Ulan   … Read More
2016-09-26 17:47
About Resting, Siesta and Relaxation:1. Anano yadtong hampangan    Ang lawas katingalahan    Buktot sa likod, lupyak ang tiyan    Timbang ang ulo nga may … Read More
2016-09-26 17:37
About Human Anatomy:1. Duha ka balay-balay    Puno sang balahibo.           Ilong     Two small huts  &nb&hell…Read More
2016-09-26 11:38
Riddles are phrases or sentences that is arranged in a poetic form and describes a puzzle. It is a question or statement intentionally phrased so as to require ingenuity in ascertaining its… Read More
2016-09-26 05:50
Proverbs About Reverence and Good Upbringing1. Ang mahakug    Madalin madunlan.    A person who is greedy      Can easily be choked up… Read More
2016-09-26 04:22
Proverbs About Forgiveness and Perseverance:1. Wala sing adlaw nga     Walay pala-abuton    There are no days that      There's no… Read More
2016-09-14 07:10
Proverbs About Good Manners and Reservation:1. Wala utang nga sang Dios    Hindi pagsukton.   There is no debt owed to God    That he will never charge.2… Read More
2016-09-14 06:39
The Hulobaton, Hiligaynon term for proverbs, are short statements of general truths, basic rules or rules of conduct. It can be in poetic or in prose form. The author could not be traced and… Read More
2016-09-14 06:08
Other PoemsAlso included here are some examples of poems o binalaybay which were written by Ilonggo poetsAkon Ka Duawonni Hernando L. SiscarAkon ikaw duawonKon ako magtaliwanSai imo katulugo… Read More
2016-08-28 17:32
The PasyonPasyon is a recitation in poems through singing about life, sufferings and agony of our Lord Jesus Christ. It starts with the calling for our Lord.Pangamuyo sa DiyosO Dios sa kalan… Read More
2016-08-28 16:26
Agustin T. Misola was considered as a great poet in Hiligaynon. He is a retired second fiscal of Iloilo City. The poet is a member of the PEN International, Philippine Center. He is also one… Read More

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