mapa.jpg (93809 bytes)


The Ilonggo Region

 

boracayresort5_lorenzo.jpg (3653 bytes)

World famous Boracay beach

The Ilonggos
are inhabitants of the provinces of
Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Antique,
Negros Occidental,
and the island of
Guimaras.

The language they speak
is alternately referred to as
Hiligaynon
or
Ilonggo.

Hiligaynon
is also spoken
in parts of Mindanao and
the southern Philippine islands
that have been settled by migrants
from the north.

On the plains of Panay,
Ilonggos
produce a variety of crops,
of which rice
and sugarcane
are the most important.

Corn and tobacco
are also grown
but mostly for
local consumption only.

Along the coast,

fishing
is the main source
of livelihood
.


mangingisda.francisco.JPG (13338 bytes)

Mangingisda
ni Carlos V. Francisco

 

atihancrop2_roces.jpg (3463 bytes)

Ati-atihan festival costume


pagkaon_lamian_apaguide.jpg (61043 bytes)



Ilonggo
cuisine can be very simple
or very elaborate
depending on the occasion.

Fish and other seafood
are a main part of most meals,
prepared using different spices,
and garnished with a variety of greens and beans.

Rice
is also a staple food in this region
like it is in most parts of the archipelago.

 

Weaving
is a major industry
in some parts of Iloilo, particularly in the city and the towns of
Oton and Miag-ao.

Jusi and pinya
(pineapple) fibers
are woven into fine
and expensive cloth
called hablon,
which is a popular
clothing material.

 

The Ilonggo Provinces

Iloilo
Capiz
Aklan
Antique
Negros Occidental
Guimaras

Other Ilongo Links

Malinao, Aklan
The Ati-Atihan & other
Ilonggo Festivals

Boracay Beach & other Travel Sites

Back to Top
Back to Regional Cultures



barongcrop1_pinas97.jpg (1494 bytes)  barongcrop2_pinas97.jpg (1638 bytes)

barongcrop3_pinas97.jpg (1607 bytes)   barongcrop4_pinas97.jpg (1650 bytes)

Barong, a
traditional Filipino costume,
made of pineapple fibers

Pictures of Philipines Boracay

Daily life in Boracay