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Anhawan Beach Resort and Spa now offers sailing!

First in Iloilo, and only in Oton! First in Iloilo, and only in Oton! Anhawan Beach Resort and Spa now offers sailing! Try cruising the shores of Iloilo, or visit the coves of Guimaras via our Getaway or Bravo Hobies! Watch out for the opening of our Sailing School very soon. No other than the famous Olympian sailor Nestor Soriano will give the best sailing experience only Anhawan can offer! Try cruising the shores of Iloilo, or visit the coves of Guimaras via our Getaway or Bravo Hobies! Watch out...
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Bingkahan sa Mohon

Bingkahan sa Mohon is a business of Felicidad C. Animas. She started to make her now famous bibingkas in the 1950s. This business of hers has been able to support her family through the years. Currently, Felicidad’s son, Noel manages the business. As his strategy for promoting their native rice cake, he occasionally sells at the plazas of Sta. Barbara and Molo. Several years ago, he rented a place in Casa Plaza, a building at Iloilo City’s business district to market his product, but due to high overhead costs, he...
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Lampirong

Lampirong (alternative spelling: Lamperong) also known as Windows Shell. One of the most distinct and beautiful architectural details of old Philippine buildings are the windows made with shell rather than glass. We’re not sure if this is because glass was not made in the Philippines or it was just too expensive, but whatever the reason, it has has given us a treasure in these beautiful windows. We had imagined that Capiz was something of the distant past until the stands selling “Lampirong” oysters (Placuna placenta) sprang up along the National...
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Oton – The Origin

Oton, the home progressive-minded and future-oriented people, derived from three popular theories. Many people believe that Oton is a hispanized version of the phrase “ogtong adlaw”, which means noontime. According to the story, the native gave this phrase when they were asked by the Spanish exporters as to the time of the day. Many people still refer to the town as Ogtong. Another theory is that the name of the town comes from the name of a fish, “kogtong”, a very abundant kind during those days. The third is that...
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4th Fiber Fashion Fair feat. Oton’s Hablon

Ogtonganons have something to be proud . The 4th Fiber Fashion Fair at SM City Event Center showcased Oton’s indigenous product – the “hablon”. Oton Councilor Migs Flores founded the Oton Models Guild (OMG!). They were the ones who showcased all the indigenous hablon clothing outside of our municipal territory. Our kasimanwas “rampa” at SM City Iloilo Activity Center and took pride of our town’s premiere product – HABLON! For more photos go here:  Hablon Fashion Show by LGU Oton at the 4th Fiber Fashion Fair...
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OTON: A Quest for its Heritage

Popular Landmarks of Municipality of Oton. I drove along the highway, past our place at Molo. I was thinking of my bed but the thought of seeing Oton and looking for its past kept me going. Then we finally arrived; I drove around the plaza and parked somewhere near the parish church. With our cameras we jumped out of the car, entered Oton’s plaza and looked for the stone mural first... continue reading from original post @ http://iloiloilove.com   Photos by Mark Segador of http://iloiloilove.com...
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Hablon, Pride of Oton

Oton’s hablon, handicrafts and delicacies were recently given promotional boost with the municipality’s recent participation in the Indigenous Fiber Fashion...
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