Ilongga.net is Shirley Siaton-Parabia‘s blog on the Philippines, Filipinos and “Pinoy” popular culture. Ilongga is the female grammatical ascription of a native of Iloilo, the Philippine province where I was born and raised.

I started blogging in 2001, believe it or not, and have long since wanted to make a website on the Philippines and all its cultural nuances. What is so interesting is that there are a lot of Filipinos like myself living outside the country; most of us in this category are migrant workers (OFWs or Overseas Filipino Workers).

I wanted to capture the overall Pinoy spirit from this international, expatriate perspective. What’s more, I dearly wished to showcase my beautiful hometown, Iloilo City, in particular. Following my eventful first year of motherhood, I finally got around to launching this blog on 2nd August 2017, two months after I decided to buckle down and buy a domain for my web brainchild. As luck would have it, Ilongga.net was available at the time.

The domain was purchased at NameCheap. Web hosting services are provided by Squidix. Both services are highly recommended!

This blog is powered by WordPress. The following plugins are used: Custom Category Template, F2 Tumblr Widget, Instagram Feed, JetPack, Remove Category and Simple Social Icons.

Our initial version design is named Seaside, in honor of my home district Arevalo, which is famous for its coastal location and beautiful beach resorts. Minty-aqua colors and lace patterns, around which the theme is built, are favorites of my paternal grandmother. She still lives in Iloilo City and will be turning 90 years old in March 2018. Very special thanks go out to Love at First Site.

GirlontheWeb.com is part of The Honor and Blood Network. My personal blog is located at Shi Bytes. To follow my adventures in my second home, the Sultanate of Oman, please visit The Muscat Mommy.

Creators and source/s of articles, images and other resources are always credited and/or linked back, whenever available. Brands, products and trademarks mentioned are property of their respective owners. We are not responsible for the content of their own websites.

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