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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Former Names Of Some Iloilo Towns and Places


Old Oton Church 



Iloilo Province 

Ajuy - Ajui, Pili
Banate - Bobog 
Barotac Nuevo - Mulatac
Calinog - Binocsucan
Carles - Punta Bulakawe, Badiang
Concepcion - Bacjawan
Dingle - Laglag, Dulano
Dueñas - Baong
Dumangas - Araut, Halawod
Estancia - Daan Banwa, Lanubo
Janiuay - Matag-ub
Leganes - Guihaman, Valencia
Lemery - Lamenaria, Lameri
Leon - Camando
Mina - Montogawe
New Lucena - Himanban
Oton - Ogtong
Passi - Pasig, Sibucao 
Pototan - Naslo, Kapututan
San Enrique - Bontoc 
San Joaquin - Sinugbuhan
San Miguel - Angoy
Santa Barbara - Catmon
Tigbauan - Katigbawan
Tubungan - Tin-an



Iloilo City


Jaro - Salog
Molo - Parian
Plaza Libertad - Plaza Alfonso XII


Guimaras - Ymal-us

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Other Notable Filipinos



Melecio Figueroa 





Lope K. Santos


Melecio Figueroa -  engraver from Arevalo, Iloilo. First Filipino designer of Philippine coins.

Flavio Zaragoza Cano - poet from Cabatuan, Iloilo. Known as the "Prince of Visayan Poets," he was one of the three greatest Filipino poet in Spanish along with Fernando Maria Guerrero and Cecilio Apostol

Fernando Maramag - first Filipino poet in English to win awards and fame

Clemencia Joven - first short story writer in English

Zoilo M. Galang - first Filipino novelist in English

Carlos P. Romulo - first Filipino to win honors in English journalism

Marcelo de Gracia Concepcion - first Filipino poet in English to win recognition in American literary circles

Lope K. Santos - author of the first Tagalog novel "Banaag at Sikat"

Claro Caluya - prince of Iloko poet

Mena Crisologo - greatest Iloko dramatist

Leona Florentino - greatest Iloko poetess

Leon C. Pichay - Iloko Poet Laureate

Angel Magahum - greatest Visayan dramatist




Source:

Municipality of Cabatuan, Iloilo Official Website,http://www.reocities.com/cabatuan_iloilo/Heroes/flavio.htm


Photo Source:

La Villa Rica de Arevalo: Heritage and Greatness, http://www.mysmartschools.ph/web/LaVillaRicadeArevalo/greatpeop.htm

Rizal Provincial Government Official Websitehttp://rizalprovince.ph/thegovernors.html

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