Archive for the ‘Antique’ Category

Dungug Kinaray-a

Whenever I tell people that I’m from Antique, the next question I usually get is “Where is that?” I have developed a standard answer to that: It’s in Western Visayas, one of the four provinces that comprise the island of Panay : Aklan, Antique, Capiz Iloilo. I do that in order that I would be […]

January 9, 2018  Tags: ,   Posted in: Antique, Arts and Culture  One Comment

Kinaray-a writing contest

Kinaray-a is the language spoken mostly in West Visayas. It is spoken in Antique, where I come from. Writer Alex de los Santos , author of the book, “The Rise of Kinaray-a”, said Kinaray-a is also spoken in some parts of Aklan and Capiz, most of Iloilo and even in Negros Occidental where the biggest […]

August 13, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Antique, Malaya  2 Comments

No more Christmas cards from Precious

Watching Tuesday evening the enthralling rendition of the “Impossible Dream” by Filipino sopranos Rachelle Gerodias, Joanna Ampil; Vietnamese tenor Duc Tuan with Honna Tesuji, a Japanese, conducting a specially assembled Symphony Orchestra composed of Filipino musicians during the Vietnam National Day celebration at the Sofitel Hotel, what came to my mind was one of Philippine […]

September 1, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Antique, Malaya  392 Comments

Precious Lotilla-Javier, widow of Evelio Javier, dies in US

By Nestor P. Burgos Jr. Inquirer Visayas Precious Lotilla-Javier, the widow of slain Marcos-era opposition leader and former Antique Governor Evelio Javier, died in Los Angeles on Thursday (Friday in the Philippines) after years of battling cancer. She was 67. Precious died in her sleep, according to former Antique Gov. Salvacion Zaldivar-Perez, a friend of […]

August 18, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Antique  3 Comments

Toy museum transforms a place of grief to a house of joy

Where once there were only cries of anguish and despair, the voices heard from “Balay ni Datu Lubay” these days are expressions of fun and admiration. Balay ni Datu Lubay (House of Datu Lubay) in San Jose, Antique houses Alex de los Santos’ collection of more than 1,000 dolls and figurines, some of them made […]

January 19, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Antique, Arts and Culture, Malaya  23 Comments

Perwisyo ang mga mukha ni Arroyo at Ebdane

Kahapon, nagkaroon ng landslide sa mountain highway ng Antique papuntang Iloilo kaya nag-detour ang mga sasakyan sa daan ng Anini-iy. Naging apat na oras ang biyaheng karaniwan ay tatlong oras lang.Mabuti na lang maaga ako umalis sa aming barrio (4:00 n.u), hindi ako nahuli sa aking 10:25 ng umaga na flight papuntang Manila. Maraming ilog […]

July 14, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Antique, Governance  98 Comments

Being connected

It never ceases to amaze me that I’m able to access internet from my remote corner in Antique, even if the connection is so slow and intermittent. I have always dreamed of being able to file my stories from our place in Guisijan while listening to the chirping the birds surrounded by orchids, bromeliads, heleconias, […]

July 13, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Antique, Cyberspace, Malaya  25 Comments

May escalator na sa Antique

May Gaisano Mall na sa Antique. Wow, kahit paano, palatandaan ng asenso yan. Natuwa naman ako ng makita ko ang Gaisano sa San Jose nang dumaan ako doon noong Miyerkoles galing Iloilo. Wala na kasing eroplano na nagse-service ng Antique kaya via Iloilo ako kung umuwi sa aming baryo sa Guisijan, sa bayan ng Lau-an. […]

July 12, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Antique  53 Comments