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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Iloilo City Street And Places Names Origins

Old Plazoleta Gay

Calle Real in the 19th Century

Old Iloilo City Proper

The Iloilo City Proper today with the old International Business Hotel in the intersection



Muelle Loney - named in honor of Nicholas Loney, first British vice-consul of Iloilo and Father of Sugar Industry in the Philippines.

Iznart Street - was named after Spanish Iloilo Alcalde-mayor Manuel Iznart in 1860's . 

Ortiz Street  - named after Don Juan Ortiz Sr. 
Don Joaquin Ortiz Sr -  was a Spanish noble and wealthy family born in 1798 in Estepa, Sevilla, Spain and had the title of Marques de Luna.  He traveled around the  Philippines looking for a better location for establishing a business (shipyard)  and he found that Iloilo was situated in the center of the Philippines and had  ample supply of timber for his ships. Here he decided to invest shipping  business. Frigates, Batels and Bergantins were what tobe found being built in  his shipyard. It was also said that he built a beautiful Bergantine which he gave as a gift to Queen Maria Cristina de Bourbon

He donated parts of his property for the widening of the roads  and making new ones and so becoming one of the pioneers of in the development of  the city. Because of this, in appreciation and acknowledgment for his selfless  act, the officials then named Ortiz Street after him. His donations are now part of JM Basa Street, Ortiz Street, Iznart Street, Rizal Street and Gen. Luna Street and a piece of the Plazoleta Gay.

Delgado Street is considered the longest street in Iloilo City and is named after General Martin Delgado, the indomitable revolutionary who fought for Philippine independence against both the Spanish and American regimes. 

Valeria Street, on the other hand, has the distinction of being one of the few streets to carry a first name rather than a surname. Valeria Ledesma, one of the 17 children of the original owner, Anastacio Ledesma donated the area to the city - and it was decided that since there was already a Ledesma street named after her father, the street would bear her first name instead.   

A street from General Luna up to Rizal traversing Delgado and Ledesma was named after  Valeria Lopez Ledesma (Born on  April  27, 1866 ). She is daughter of  Anastacio Lopez Ledesma and Clara Jalandoni Lopez who donated that piece of land.




Photo Source: 

John Tewell, Life Magazine 
RJDexplorer.com

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Hiligaynon / Ilonggo / Kinaray-a - English Dictionary

If you ever encounter or stumble upon a local Hiligaynon/ Ilonggo or Kinaray-a word or term anywhere online or in person, these online dictionary and translation of local Hiligaynon terms into English were found helpful. One is the online copy of 1934 Kaufmann's Visayan - English Dictionary first published in Iloilo in 1934. Another one is a digital format of Diccionario de la lengua bisaya, hiligueina y haraya de la Isla de Panay compuesto por Alonso de Mentrida - Alonso de Mentrida (O.S.A.) - Libro - a reprinted copy published in 1841. Finally, the digital copy of the original book Bocabulario de lengua bisaia hiligueyna, y haraia de la isla de Panai y Sugbu, y para las demas islas first printed in 1637. Click on the following links below to find out the English translation of Hiligaynon terms and words and its meanings and samples used in sentences.



http://www.bohol.ph/kved.php?
 Kaufmann's Visayan - English Dictionary (1934)


 Diccionario de la lengua bisaya, hiligueina y haraya de la Isla de Panay compuesto por Alonso de Mentrida - Alonso de Mentrida (O.S.A.) - Libro (1841)


 Bocabulario de lengua bisaia hiligueyna, y haraia de la isla de Panai y Sugbu, y para las demas islas (1637)

Monday, February 20, 2017

Iloilo City And Province Plazas, Town Squares and Public Parks

Public spaces, parks or plaza are places for recreation and past time a break from everyday hassle and stress. 

The city and province continuously making a lot of changes for the people and these are another example of those transformation. Some remains the same, others are renovated, restored, upgraded and made some facelifts to look what they are today. 

These are the municipal plazas, public parks or town square in the city and province of Iloilo. 








Ajuy




Alimodian




Anilao




Badiangan




Banate




Barotac Nuevo




Barotac Viejo




Batad




Bingawan




Cabatuan




Calinog




Carles




Concepcion









Dingle




Dueñas




Dumangas




Estancia




Guimbal




Igbaras




Iloilo City




Janiuay




Lambunao










Leganes




Lemery




Leon




Maasin




Miagao




Mina




New Lucena




Oton




Passi City




Pavia




Pototan




San Dionisio




San Enrique




San Joaquin




San Miguel




San Rafael




Santa Barbara




Sara




Tigbauan




Tubungan




Zarraga




Photo Sources:

Rey Bayona Photography for Hawili Hurom
Robert Dorado
Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo FB
Love Joy Biñas
Julie Roz Perez
https://neilshots.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/giant-banana-leaf-cabatuan-iloilo/
Jay-x Jay Subong for Discover PANAY ISLAND by Hawili Hurom FB Group
Carles, Iloilo, Philippines
Reynald Villanueva Navarro for Discover PANAY ISLAND by Hawili Hurom FB Group
Dingle Iloilo (Town of Dingle) Facebook Page
Noremi Julius Deatras for Dingle 1
http://www.nomadicexperiences.com/2010/05/visiting-my-mothers-birthplace-dumangas.html
http://ramzkie.com/2012/02/visiting-estancia-iloilo/
Nevoj Barranco FB Page
Alheaine Instagram
Ems025 Instagram
Hawili Hurom on Discover Panay Island Facebook Group
https://iloiloonline.blogspot.com
https://antoinegreg.blogspot.com
Iloilo Today
Hannah Bibiano de Jose
Vhebb Permosil Olivar
Mark Segador, IloiloILove.com
Yhan Yhan Ramop FB
https://lysettedavis.wordpress.com
Dona Bodz Basco Tomulto
https://ExperienceSantaBarbara.blogspot.com
Hawili Hurom Photography
Nelly Jean Sicad
Lito Yan Torrico, Panoramio
Rey Bayona, DPI Photo Theme Challenge FB Group





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