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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]