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.
Our initial version design is named Pastels, featuring light feminine shades that are favorites of my paternal grandmother. She still lives in Iloilo City and turned 90 years old in March 2018. Very special thanks go out to She Shoppes, Pixabay, StudioPress and Unsplash.
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