Sunday, January 13, 2013

Living History in Old Town Tigbauan




TIGBAUAN, Iloilo offers a relaxing, carefree getaway with exciting attractions from beaches, heritage areas, fun events and fantastic local produce. It is magnet for local tourists. Preserved landmarks from one of Iloilo's earliest town sites still stand in this place. This picturesque town is looking forward to welcoming you with warm hospitality and exciting attractions and activities.

photo by Jose de Luna

St. John of Sahagun Parish was constructed using forced labor under Fray Florencio Martin in 1867. The beautiful baroque façade in rococo finish allows visitors a glimpse of the community’s intense spirituality. It had survived the ravages of World War II and the great earthquake in 1948. Presently, its intricately designed mosaic foretelling the visions of Heaven and Dante’s Inferno and the Way of the Cross is another site to behold. FIRST JESUIT SCHOOL FOR BOYS IN THE PHILIPPINES MARKER is found at the church courtyard. It was established in 1592 by Father Pedro Chirino. It was said that the boys, aside from being choir singers and servers during masses, were also taught how to read and write in Spanish.


SEAFDEC or South East Asian Fishery Development Center in Barangay Buyu-an was established in 1967. It is an inter-governmental organization that promotes sustainable fisheries development in the region.This 40-hectare complex includes various research laboratories, hatcheries, and brood stock tanks and caters to the information and technical services on bangus and prawn culture, with complete amenities and facilities thru their physical plant and sub-stations.The company also conducts research, develop technologies, disseminate information, and train people in the farming of fishes, crustaceans, mollusks, and seaweeds for food, livelihood, equity, and sustainable development.
photo by Vincent Angelo Gefes

photo by Vincent Angelo Gefes

Sol Y Mar Family Beach Resort in Barangay Namocon is truly a great escape from the busy schedule of city life. It is s a family-owned business with a unique cluster of beach amenities such as rooms for overnight stay, picnic sheds, pavilion, air-conditioned conference room, fitness club and a pool. It also has a restaurant where much of the food is grilled over charcoal and served on a traditional bamboo plate lined with banana leaf. The resort also offers special package rates for weddings, receptions, debuts, family reunion, full moon party, corporate outing or team building, baptism, anniversary, beach dinner and camping. This resort is not to be missed as it embraces the playground of the tanned and in high spirits. You can come and use the beach for a P30.00 per person for adults and P20.00 for children. For more information, please contact Mr. Boy Zayco at 09198914555.

photo by Vincent Angelo Gefes

photo by Vincent Angelo Gefes

Bearland Paradise Resort in Barangay Tan Pael is one of Iloilo’s luxury-type accommodations. It is equipped with outstanding facilities and a number of rooms to ensure exclusivity and privacy in every cabanas. Your very own private balcony awaits you too. It also has two sophisticated pools, for kids and for adults. And for those who wanted to have more fun under the sun, try their bamboo rafts designed for relaxation and comfort. It has beach cottages in native woods, rattan and bamboo to reflect the Ilonggo culture. It can accommodate intimate group gatherings for those who would want to commune with the beach. The resort has two beach rafts that can accommodate a group of ten. For more information please contact (033) 333-0748 or at 09174698512 and 0918629 7840 or visit their website at www.bearlandresort.com, facebook.com/bearlandresort admin@bearlandresort.com.



Saludan FestivaL is annually celebrated in October. Salud, a Hiligaynon term used for the crude method of threshing rice, catching fingerlings through nets or the process of extracting out juice from a coconut tree, is the main theme of the celebration. The community erupts into a riot of colors as it showcases the town’s distinct traditional activity celebrated through dance and music. The festivity explores Tigbauanons’ passion for fishing, farming and coconut wine production. At this time, the community celebrates their great merit and prosperity.

BANANA CHIPS manufactured by Pinaka-MMT (Matinong, Mainuswagon nga Tigbauan) in Barangay Taro is a livelihood development project focused on women-organized micro-enterprises supported the municipal government. The banana industry of the town through this barangay is a very important source of income and employment for the community. The community manufactures banana chips, banana loaf, banana fries, banana marble and banana muffin.

Tigbauan is situated 22.5 kilometers south from the city. It is comprised of 52 barangays over its 6,062 hectare land area. The town is bordered in the northwest by Leon; the northeast by San Miguel; east by Oton; west by Guimbal and the Iloilo Strait in the south. For more information, please contact Mr. Kenny Arias – Municipal Tourism Officer at 09298059714.

4 comments:

  1. try leaving in Parara sur, tigbauan. A dream house fit  for your family..a 200sqm floor area and 2609sqm lot area. If you are looking for a cozy, peaceful and relaxing place to live with your lovely family.. Here it is.. This dream house has a wide frontyard and a spacious backyard to grow vegetables and fruit trees.. Owning a poultry farm is recommendable.. The frontyard has a wide parking space too.. The house has two bedrooms and a huge masters bedroom..The living room and dining area can be a great palce for hosting parties.. There are large windows where fresh air can go through freely.. A very nice kitchen and a room for storage and of course a laundry area.. You can also raise pets that can run freely across the lawn..The fun part is the overlooking a gorgeous hills.. Plus a small sari sari store where business is good..Feel free to contact us anytime..smart number  # 09297724590  4.2 million still negotiable…

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    1. thank you for this! will post your ads in my FB account

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  2. sana, hindi na lang pina-alter ng yumaong Mayor Jaime Torres ang bubungan ng St. John of Sahagun Parish; tatlu-tatlo na ang kampanaryo tapos ang init ng singaw ng konkreto sa plasa lalo na tuwing summer kasi konti mga halaman at puno. meron pa po bang naghahablon sa Tigbauan? o baka, laging busy ang ilang tao sa pagma-mahjong?

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    1. wala na pong nag hahabol, i was informed that the old lady, the only one who knows weaving in the town already died. I saw her sample materials and they were really good especially with her choice of colors. None of the keens were interested in weaving so hindi na continue

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