Anhawan Beach Resort and Spa now offers sailing!

Anhawan Beach Resort and Spa 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 [...]

Bingkahan sa Mohon

Bingka 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 [...]

Lampirong

Lampirong (Placuna placenta)

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, [...]

Oton – The Origin

Kogtong

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 [...]

4th Fiber Fashion Fair feat. Oton’s Hablon

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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 [...]

OTON: A Quest for its Heritage

Oton Cementer Chapel Marker

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 [...]

Change Your Twitter Handle “The Right Way”

Twitter Handler

Switching from one Twitter ID to another is pretty easy. You open your Twitter account settings, try a username that’s not taken and if you find one, hit the Save button. What happens when you change your Twitter username? Twitter handles the “username” transition pretty smartly. It won’t affect your existing follower count, your direct [...]

Plastic Bags

Tote Bag, Basket, Bayong

A sneak peak has been posted on a social networking site with regard to pass out an order banning shop keepers from providing plastic bags to customers for carrying their purchases, with little lasting effect. Plastic bags are very popular with both retailers as well as consumers because they are cheap, strong, lightweight, functional, as [...]

Katagman Festival

Katagman Festival

Katagman Festival has an interesting cultural theme. Experience the excitement, magic and art behind the golden mask. The festival is aimed at recognizing the historical significance of this mask to the community which has been fading in the past years. In its cultural presentation, the golden mask is an important emblem. It is also important [...]

Hablon, Pride of Oton

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 Fair  at SM City and The Tumandok Fair at Robinson’s Place. In the local weaving industry, when one mentions the word ‘Hablon’, the Municipality of Oton rings a bell to the ears of those in [...]