The Panay Liberation Marker in Tigbauan

Panay Liberation Marker Tigbauan Iloilo Location World War Island Battle Visayas Japanese Imperial Army Kilometer City Construction Description History Troops American Landmark Monument Visit Info The Panay Liberation Marker is located in Tigbauan in Iloilo Province. The Panay Liberation Marker commemorates the landing on Panay during the Battle of the Visayas during World War II, effectively liberating the Panay region from the Japanese Imperial Army in 1945. The Panay Liberation marker is located 23 kilometers southwest of Iloilo City. Continue reading

Pagdaug Saludan Festival in Tigbauan

Pagdaug Saludan Festival Tigbauan Iloilo Victory Meaning Cultural Historical Calendar Date Fiesta March Freedom Heroism Costume Parade Schedule Origin Celebration Holiday Panay Romblon Event Info The Pagdaug Saludan Festival in held annually in Tigbauan, Iloilo Province. Pagdaug-Saludan Festival means the victory of our people. The Pagdaug-Saludan Festival is both cultural and historical. It highlights the culture of the residents of Tigbauan and how “salud” has become part of their everyday life. It will also show the struggle that our people experienced during World War II under the Japanese occupation and more importantly, it will give due recognition to the courage, bravery and heroism of those who fought against the invaders to eventually regain peace and freedom that led to our victory day. Continue reading

Tigbauan Church in Iloilo

Tigbauan Church Iloilo Saint John Sahagun Latin American Architecture Mexican Catholic Parish History Construction Location Schedule The Tigbauan Church, formally known as the Saint John of Sahagun Church, is located in the southern coastal community of Tigbauan in Iloilo Province. The Tigbauan Church is unique in the country because of its Latin American churriquesque architecture. The church was constructed in 1575 and destroyed during an earthquake in 1948. Tigbauan’s facade is style in the Mexican plateresque. At the center is a seal of the Augustinian order surrounded by a retablo-like floral frieze, which fills the central section. Above the seal is a niche flanked by pilasters embellished with flowers and upon it is a depiction of San Juan. The Tigbauan Catholic Church is the site of first Jesuit school for boys in the Philippines established in 1592. The church interior was gutted during the Second World War. Today, it has one of Continue reading